At the Roger Smith Hotel, both travelers as well as locals will find two of the best hotel bars in New York City’s Midtown East neighborhood. Our family-owned Midtown property isn’t just about cozy places to bed down—we also offer spaces for dining, drinking, and enjoying the remarkable city skyline. Roger Smith Hotel guests have direct access to the warm, red-walled Lily’s bar, behind the lobby, and Henry’s rooftop bar, perched on the TBD floor. Whether you fancy fresh air and a creative cocktail, or a glass of wine and the chance to admire the work of New York City’s hottest emerging artists, Roger Smith Hotel’s bars give you ample opportunities to connect with New Yorkers and travelers from across the globe.
Lily’s Bar and Lounge
Part first-floor bar, part art gallery, Lily’s at the Roger Smith Hotel offers guests the opportunity to sip hand-crafted cocktails while perusing art by local New York City artists. Floor-to-ceiling windows overlook bustling Lexington Avenue, and our exhibitions rotate constantly—at Lily’s there’s no shortage of conversation starters.
Even during the daytime, Lily’s is a popular spot for hotel guests and locals, who use the inviting space to host meetings and to work. Come nightfall, Lily’s is transformed into a buzzy hotel bar and lounge bar. In addition to a playful menu of martinis and other mixed drinks, Lily’s serves a full dinner menu and a selection of Asian-influenced light bites. The private back room makes this hotel bar in New York City particularly versatile.
Lily’s is open from 5:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, and is open from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Sundays. Reservations are not required.
Henry’s Rooftop Bar
There are few better ways to pass a balmy evening in Manhattan than at a rooftop bar. And one of the most popular rooftop bars in New York City is Henry’s, at the Roger Smith Hotel in Midtown East. Guests and locals can mingle together beneath the twinkling string lights and admire the uninterrupted city views, enjoying signature cocktails, a full beer and wine menu, as well as snacks. Henry’s is a seasonal space, open from May until October, and is also available for private events.