Bemelman's Bar at The Carlyle, New York City

4.2
The Carlyle is an integral part of New York history. As the city’s premier luxury residential hotel, it was a famous gathering place for socialites, world leaders and celebrities when Ludwig Bemelmans began to create his masterpiece murals at the hotel bar. Bemelmans was a successful artist for The New Yorker, Vogue and Town and Country and had achieved enormous success with the Madeline children’s books series. Using his distinct style of art, he transformed the bar with whimsical scenes of Central Park that included picnicking rabbits and ice skating elephants. Rather than be paid for his art, Bemelmans exchanged his work for a year and a half of accommodations at The Carlyle for himself and his family.
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  • Went to the Bar after a Concert. I had looked up the menu on their web site before going. Arrived there at 11:00, to be told that they don't serve food anymore. The room has not changed in years. The....  more »
  • Stayed at the hotel for some days and "tried" going to the bar. It is extremly busy and seems like there was alot of non-hotel guests there. Which is fine, but disapointing since the paying hotel...  more »
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  • Beautiful, classic New York hotel bar. Gorgeously painted by the artist who it was named for. Friendly bartender. But be prepared to spend though. A Budweiser here is $9. My Heieken was $11. Cocktails are pretty much north of $20.
  • A truly delightful experience! Treat yourself and some friends to an evening listening to excellent music in an elegant and beautiful setting. The service is exemplary and the signature cocktails are delicious.

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