5 Great Open Bar Spots in NYC

By Savannah Mellberg,

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5 Great Open Bar Spots in NYC

Among the hundreds of bars in New York City, there are tons of venues that offer open bar packages. If you’re celebrating a birthday, corporate event, bachelorette party, or anything else, you’ll be sure to find a bar that can accommodate with an open bar. We’ve put together a list of of five fantastic New York City bars perfect for any occasion to enjoy all your favorite eats and drinks in an open bar setting.


cellar bar bryant park1. Cellar Bar at the Bryant Park Hotel

Located in Gramercy, this upscale venue offers customers the flexibility to design their own food and beverage package from the extensive house list. Cellar Bar continuously updates their menu and are happy to do specialized packages which means you can have an awesome open bar party here! Not only that, but the Cellar Bar has the sexy, dark, nightlife feel and upon entering you’ll be whisked away to a gothic, underground cavern. They have plenty of delicious, edgy cocktails to choose from so you and your guests will be able to take full advantage of the open bar.



2. Slate Lounge

This awesome venue is located in the Flatiron district, a truly great place to host an open bar event. What makes Slate Lounge so unique are the several different entertaining spaces available to choose from. It’s trendy and hip and can accommodate any event to the specifications of the hostess/host. The staircase and bar are lit from within to give the lounge a modern, upscale feel. In addition to open bar packages available for private events, Slate offers an excellent menu with American cuisine and plenty of fun group activities like pool. ping-pong, foosball, and a spacious dance floor!


Additional pictures of The Ainsworth in Chelsea

3. The Ainsworth

This upscale bar, restaurant, and event space in Chelsea culminates in the fun that Manhattan events are known for. Throughout the week guests can enjoy many specials put on by the venue with cocktail deals, on pitchers ($45 dollars on speciality cocktail pitchers everyday!) and open bar deals. This time of year they offer more special offers for patrons so now is a great time to book an event there. The bar area is spacious and the space can accommodate up to 125 guests. The Ainsworth also has a to die for menu with ribeye, oysters, and delicious chicken sandwiches to name a few tasty items. It’s a venue you and your guests are sure to love.

hip hop night at m1-5

4. M1-5 Lounge

Located in TriBeCa, M1-5 clearly depicts the cultural influences of the industrial area in which it was built. The lounge can be home to a plethora of events from birthday parties to corporate events. They have plenty of great open bar and other drink packages available to ensure a perfect night! Additionally, M1-5 Lounge has an exquisite bar menu to compliment the drinks they have. From buffalo wings, to shrimp nachos, to pan seared breaded eggplant— M1-5 has something for everyone to eat. The entertainment is always fabulous because of the state of the art mixer turn tables and stage. Best of all, the island bar is accessible from both sides which eliminates the overcrowded feel of some bar venues.


hip hop at the attic rooftop

5. The Attic

Enjoy your open bar event at this rooftop bar and lounge located in Midtown West. The Attic is a hot  venue that’s perfect for birthday parties, corporate events, and more! They have a great selection of specialty cocktails that are sure to quench any palate. Try their Tomato Basil Martini for something more savory or the Strawberry Fields cocktail for anyone with a sweet tooth. The Attic has a delicious, elegant menu to compliment the drinks from Shaved Prosciutto Flatbread to Wild Mushroom Sliders. The night culminates in beautiful rooftop views of the city to give you the New York experience of a lifetime. For rooftop open bar packages NYC, The Attic is a must!


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