Drink Like a New Yorker: Glam It Up at The Campbell Bar in Grand Central Terminal October 20 2017
Just reopened last spring after extensive, yet authentic renovations, The Campbell is a part of New York history that is worth a visit. The place feels expensive and when you are in it, you feel like a million dollars. Heck, maybe a billion…
This iconic Art Deco New York bar, known as the Campbell Apartment is almost a secret. People have enjoyed it for about a hundred years, and while it was originally for a select few, the word quickly spread and for a long time it was a quiet place to go and see and be seen. Then it was still a cool place to go and hide out with a martini for a while, but it fell into disrepair and some of the luster had worn off.
It wasn’t long ago that the Gerber Group restored it to its original opulence that includes 25-foot high hand painting ceilings.
While the dress code isn’t as strict as it would have been in days gone by, especially not at nighttime, however, there is something magical about showing up to this secret gem in party clothes, and sipping on a classic cocktail or a new concoction from one of their mixologists in front of the huge, stone fire place as either a great beginning or end to a fabulous evening on the town.
The team at New York NightLife has many tours and parties available for every interest, but having a Manhattan or classic martini in this place situated within Grand Central Terminal is a cool way to begin or end a night exploring some of the best nightlife New York City has to offer.
This club, er, bar was named after John W. Campbell, a financier who turned this space into a private work and party space in 1923. Plenty of history abounds, but the young, yet professional staff and modern accouterments make it a worthwhile place for anyone who likes blending the old and the new.
While this space is technically available from noon til 2AM, and lunchtime is popular, the after work and after midnight scene is what we are celebrating for now. In addition to plenty of drink options, they do have a modern kitchen full of interesting snacks and small bites.
The Campbell is located at Grand Central Terminal at 15 Vanderbilt Avenue (off 43rd Street), New York, NY 10017. You can find more information here.
Check it out.