Field Trip: Bemelmans Bar

Sophisticated and Timeless Piano Bar

Name: Bemelmans Bar at The Carlyle Hotel

Vibe: Stuffy, but worth it

Address: 35 East 76th Street (4.1 miles from Ollie at Carmel Place, and 3.0 miles from ALTA+ by Ollie) 


Bemelmans Bar is an Upper East Side institution that’s been catering delicious cocktails, bar snacks, and live music to NYC’s rich and famous for ages. The ambiance is perfect for a date night, as long as your date can afford the $41 cocktails. Show up after 5:30pm for the live jazz, park yourself in one of the cozy club chairs, and waiters dressed in white tuxedos will bring you an assortment of bar snacks including kettle chips, cheese crackers, and mixed nuts while you peruse the cocktail menu. Our favorite drink at this spot is a classic vodka martini.