5 of the Best Lounges in NYC for a Birthday in 2016

By Savannah Mellberg,

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New York is one of this biggest, busiest places in the world, even referred to as the city that never sleeps by Frank Sinatra himself! Because of the continuous night life this amazing city has to offer, planning an exciting birthday party can be both exhilarating and terrifying which is why we at Birthdays and Bottles want to not only help plan your event but give you some insight to five of the best lounges in nyc for birthdays. Because there are hundreds of lounges across the city that have proven to be fantastic NYC birthday venues, we’ve chosen an eclectic variety where there is something for everyone.


#5 Cellar Bar
Our first stop is at the Bryant Hotel located in Gramercy. Situated between the lobby and screening room, you’ll find the Cellar Bar, a gothic style lounge perfect for hosting a private party aka your spectacular upcoming birthday. The setting is intimate enough to have conversations with friends with the added bonus of being able to dance to music spun by the DJ of the night; a great addition to the fun night of dancing with your guests are the top notch bar services offered. Cellar Bar has an abundance of chic cocktails with stimulating flavor combinations such as rhubarb liqueur and Earl Grey tea or ancho chile and passion fruit puree and have no fear, if oddly delicious combinations aren’t quite your speed, they have a variety of classic cocktails, champagnes, wines, and beers to choose from as well.

bryant park cellar bar nyc

Cellar Bar, 40 W 40th St, New York, NY 10018


#4 Gansevoort Park Rooftop Lounge
Our second choice is one of the most unique locations to host an event. Gandevoort has six distinct venues located twenty stories high which offer a variety of settings including a rooftop pool, patio, indoor and outdoor fireplaces, and a beautiful terrace. This extremely elegant hotel- rooftop venue is sure to make you feel and important and sophisticated as your truly are. The beauty of the space will add immensely to the tasteful soirée you’re hosting as will the decadent flavors the chef has to offer. Start the meal with a delicious Charcuterie Board followed by Lamb Lollipops, Tuna Tacos, or Kobe Sliders and finish with a decadent Chocolate Crunch dessert with almonds and caramel, yum!

Pool Bar Terrace at the Gansevoort Park NYC

Gansevoort Park Rooftop420 Park Ave S, New York, NY 10016


#3 Maple
Described as an “artisanal hidden gem” Maple truly offers a rustic, homey, and comfortable space to host a birthday party for the ages. Here you have the ability to have an open bar for your guests as well as food service in a space large enough to accommodate three hundred of your closest friends. Maple serves a take on Asian fusion cuisine with a menu that not only has delicious chicken wings and french fries, but decadent sushi, what more could a party goer ask for? They have a multitude of wines as well as sake and seasonal cocktails., but the best part about this venue is its versatility. Maple hosts private functions for brunch AND dinner so if you feel like having a breakfast birthday bash, enjoy mimosas and pancakes or huevos rancheros and a Bloody Mary!

Maple NYC

Maple, 157 W 47th St, New York, NY 10036


#2 Suite 36
A sublime combination of an upscale yet relaxed atmosphere, Suite 36 offers a sophisticated space for guests to enjoy their favorite sporting events in conjunction with Manhattan night life. Suite 36 is a high class lounge located in Midtown East. Its multileveled floor plan is conducive to a large, diverse crowd so despite this venue’s dedication to sports, you don’t have to love the game to love the venue. Their assorted menu has an option for everyone! Take the classic sports bar approach and order the Suite 36 Sports Share which has buffalo wings, chicken tenders, and nachos or enjoy a tasty Margherita flatbread with mozzarella, tomato, and basil — the choices are endless! They also have a large selection of beer, wine, and tasty cocktails including a Cherry Popped Mule— Suite 36’s take on a Moscow Mule— or Suite and Spicy, jalapeño infused tequila served with muddled strawberries, simple syrup, fresh lime juice and soda. If you’re looking for a great birthday party in a space favorable for everyone, Suite 36 is definitely for your event!

Suite 36 NYC

Suite 36, 16 W 36th St, New York, NY 10018



#1 Visana Lounge
Our final lounge is Visana Lounge in Gramercy. This classic speakeasy-style lounge who’s name was derived from the Italian “healthy life”, offers an abundance of organic liquor, purified water, filtered air, non-toxic building material, and essential oil fragrances culminating in a exclusively sophisticated lounge setting the trend in popular party planning. The lounge is situated behind a nondescript pizza store front so guests get the full speakeasy experience which is made even more pleasant by the outstanding staff. If you’re in for a little mystery and a memorable experience, check out Visana for your birthday party this year!

Visana main

Visana Lounge321 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10003

Visit our website at www.birthdaysandbottles.com where you can check out our services! We can plan your social event at any of the NYC birthday lounges listed, or any venue of your choice and work with our caterers and decorators to give you memories that will last a lifetime!

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