NYC Bars With the Best Air Conditioning

“It’s getting hot in here, so take off all your clothes…” – Nelly
Summer time in New York means outdoor drinking. But on days like today, with temperatures threatening to reach triple digits, you may be better off staying indoors. And if you are inside in this heat, you had better have air conditioning.

Yesterday, we asked the MurphGuide readers on Twitter to nominate some NYC bars with the best air conditioning. Here are some responses:

The Music Hall of Williamsburg reports “The air conditioning in @musichallofwb is CRANKING”, quoting patron Amanda.
Music Hall of Williamsburg
66 North 6th St.
Brooklyn, NY
The east village tapas lounge Poco has AC in their lounge, where you can cool off with pitchers of sangria.

33 Avenue B (3rd St.)
New York, NY
(212) 228-4461

Hotel bars in NYC have become very popular nightlife destinations. You know a hotel will maintain a comfortable environment for its guests, so expect their AC to be in top shape. A perfect example of this is The Roosevelt Hotel, with Vander Bar on street level and Mad 46 up on the 19th floor rooftop.

Vander Bar
At the Roosevelt Hotel
45th St. (Vanderbilt Ave.)
New York, NY

Mad 46
At the Roosevelt Hotel
19th floor rooftop
Madison Ave. (at 46th St.)
New york, NY
(212) 885-6095
Since they have a cigar bar, Bar & Books must maintain an air conditioned environment. Two of the three Bar & Books locations in NYC have ventilated cigar areas:

Hudson Bar & Books
636 Hudson St. (Horatio St.)
New York, NY
(212) 229-2642

Lexington Bar & Books
1020 Lexington Ave. (73rd St.)
New York, NY
(212) 717-3902

The Beekman location does not allow smoking, but still maintains a well air conditioned environment:
Beekman Bar & Books
899 First Ave.
New York, NY
(212) 758-6600

On the upper west side, Bourbon Street claims to be the coolest bar on the block, having doubled their air conditioning.
Bourbon Street
407 Amsterdam Ave.
(between 79th St & 80th St)
New York, NY
(212) 721-1332
Bronx Ale House says via twitter: “The heat will not let up, nor will our ACs.”

Bronx Ale House
216 W. 238th St. (Review Pl.)
Bronx, NY
(718) 601-0204
Do you have any favorite “chill” spots? Let us know in the comments below what are the best air conditioned bars in NYC?


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