Vladimir Restoin-Roitfeld loves to unwind and relax with friends at the Rose Bar in New York City. This original and eclectic public space features furniture specially designed by Julian Schnabel; paintings by Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, Richard Prince, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Damien Hirst, and Schnabel; and fanciful cocktails such as the Rose & Lychee Martini (gin, rose syrup, and lychee juice with fresh lemon sour and a dash of angostura bitters), the Bohemian Side Car (cognac and triple sec with fresh lime juice and a wisp of absinthe), and the Ginger Fig (vodka with muddled ginger root, fig jam, and fresh orange juice). Probably the biggest draw is the music: constantly evolving and ever sophisticated, the playlist includes the best of internationally known DJs from Paris, Rome, London, New York, Los Angeles, and Montreal. Located in the Gramercy Park Hotel, 2 Lexington Avenue at 21st Street; reservations are required after 9 p.m.
Photographs of Rose Bar at Gramercy Park Hotel courtesy of gramercyparkhotel.com