Bemelmans Bar

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Named in honor of Ludwig Bemelmans, the creator of the classic Madeline children’s books, Bemelmans Bar is a timeless location that continues to attract socialites, politicians, movie stars and moguls with its extensive drink menu and nightly live entertainment.

The Upper East Side bar maintains its Art Deco legacy with chocolate-brown leather banquettes, nickel-trimmed black glass tabletops, a dramatic black granite bar and a 24-karat gold leaf-covered ceiling. Guests are charmed by its distinct New York style and the large-scale murals in the hotel bar, the only surviving Bemelmans' commission open to the public.

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  • Sunday and Monday, 12 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.  
  • Tuesday to Thursday, 12 p.m. to 1 a.m.
  • Friday and Saturday, 12 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.
  • Bar Snacks & Light Meals available from: 5 to 11:30 p.m.
  • Sunday and Monday, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. & 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. 
  • Tuesday to Thursday, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
  • Friday and Saturday, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.

*On Wednesday, October 2nd, Bemelmans Bar will be closed until 4:00 p.m. for a private event. 

Bar snacks and light meals
Ground Floor, The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel