New York City's hotel bar scene has come a long way. Instead of the generic, upscale tourist bar offering over-priced mediocre versions of standard cocktails to International visitors (who may not know to expect better), luxury establishments all around the city are churning out some destination-worthy drinking spots. From a rustic bar with innovative drinks at the Bowery Hotel to Hotel Gansevoort's pool-side drinking spot, here are the hotel bars every New Yorker must visit.

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