photo credit: Public Hotel

Rooftop bar at the Public Hotel with dim blue lighting, large windows with views of the new york city skyline, lounge seating on the right, and bar stools lining the long bar on the left

Public Hotel

Lower East Side

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The Public is a hotel on the Lower East Side, and it feels like it should be in the Meatpacking Spot. It’s big and sleek, and the lobby bar looks like a fancy, modern living room where you aren’t supposed to touch anything. The rooftop is more casual and lively, but you also have to get past a doorman in order to get there. And, on weekends, this probably won’t be easy - but if you manage to do so, you can enjoy the views. They’re excellent.

Lobby bar at the Public Hotel with dim lighting, candles lining the bar, and a large cream colored couch filled with pillows

photo credit: Public Hotel

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