This upscale but not overly fancy hotel bar, under the auspices of Leo Robitschek, anchors the burgeoning Nomad hood. The Elephant Bar is the ideal perch, where you can chat with the polished and intensely knowledgeable bartenders. Next door, NoMad opened a second, two-story bar to catch the overflow. Among the menu offerings: pours of rare and antique spirits and splashy large-format drinks served in huge crystal decanters.
THE DRINK TO DRINK: Satan’s Circus (rye, Thai-bird-chile-infused Aperol, Cherry Heering, lemon)
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: Though the sedate Library Bar is primarily for hotel guests, ask at the dedicated hostess station if there’s any room on the comfy sofas.