As you probably assumed, by my Eat Up New York name, I am engaged and planning what is soon be the most important day of my life (and my fiancé too!). We are getting married at the TriBeCa Rooftop later this year. Part of our wedding planning also comes with the hotel accommodations for our guests to stay at. After checking out the scene at every hotel below Canal Street, we decided the Smyth Hotel was absolute perfection.

Step Inside the Evening Bar

As you may know, the Smyth Hotel was recently renovated to include a new Evening Bar and restaurant, Little Park, that is attached to it. While I can’t yet attest to Andrew Carmellini’s Little Park (on my ever growing restaurant list), we did recently visit his new Evening Bar at the Smyth Hotel. After walking into the hotel you naturally head to the right as the lobby area is quite small. Once you pass through what looks like a day lounge, you will see a “speak easy” take on the entrance to the modern hotel’s, Evening Bar. The entryway is through two wooden slide doors on each side of the lounge. Once you step into the Evening Bar it is much smaller than expected, but in the most comforting way.
Evening Bar
The Evening Bar can most likely seat about 25-30 guests at a time. For seating you have the option to sit at the back-lit mahogany wood bar or on one of their luxurious couches and chairs found in the space. The fireplace in the bar offers a feature that most New Yorkers wish they had in their apartments.

On a chilly night in February, we couldn’t have asked for a better lounge to indulge in one of their sparkling, shaken, stirred or classic cocktails. In addition to their innovative cocktail list the Evening Bar offers a variety of wines served in their respective glasses (one of my biggest pet peeves are wines served incorrectly) and complimentary bar snacks that are served during your visit. Might I add that they make homemade barbecue chips that we may or may not have asked for a few refills of.

Even though our wedding is later this year, I am already counting down until our guests can experience what the Evening Bar offers.


Evening Bar Inside the Smyth
85 West Broadway, NY, NY
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