Hotel Bars in Midtown East, NYC

At 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, Lily’s bar, off the lobby, and Henry’s rooftop bar, perched on the 16 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 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 exhibition space, Lily’s at 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 with a playful menu of martinis and other mixed drinks. The private back room makes this hotel bar in New York City particularly versatile for event hire too.

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 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.


Our rooftop hotel bar is an intimate setting with brilliant Midtown skyline views. It’s a special place to indulge in progressive cocktails while meeting fellow travelers and local artists.

Henry’s is open to the public seasonally from May to October. Available for Private Events.

To book your next event, please contact Martha Rodriguez at +1 212-583-3195 or

Private Dining Space in NYC

Lily’s is a vibrant gathering spot for conversation and perfectly-made cocktails. One wall acts as a gallery, exhibiting pieces from important local artists; A floor-to-ceiling window overlooks the always-bustling Lexington Avenue. This warm and inviting space serves as a public work and meeting area by day and a lounge by evening. The private back room turns this hotel bar in NYC into a perfect spot for readings, meetings, and other special events. Lily’s is a hub for emerging and established artists as well as guests.

Regular Business Hours:
Monday—Saturday 5-10pm
Sunday 3-8pm
*Reservations Not Required

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