Go big or go home; year after year, no one in the city does Christmas better than Rolf's. Rolf's is fully decked out in Christmas decor year-round, but it gets especially packed during holiday season.
The rooftop at Eataly in the Flatiron District, known as Serra by Birreria, gets decked out for each season. However, their Christmas decor typically takes the cake.
For a Christmas-specific pop-up bar, head to Miracle on 9th Street. This spot will transport visitors to right Tinseltown based on the plenty of Santas hanging around
and the experience will be furthered with kitschy drinks like the Christmapolitan, a festive take on the classic Cosmo
No place in the city takes decorating as seriously as Lillie's Victorian Establishment.
Opened in 1864, Pete's Tavern is one of the oldest bars in New York. History aside, Pete's is worth the visit simply for its Christmas decor.
It is home to New York's longest bar at over 118 feet and is home to some seriously expensive goods: from bronze newspaper holders from Paris to stained glass from Milan to a porcelain entrance from UK's Gosford Castle.
For a place with both British and Christmas charm, head to Churchill Tavern on 28th Street, right off Park Avenue.
Closely situated to some of New York's most iconic sites, such as Bryant Park, Radio City Music Hall, and even Central Park, is Papillon Bistro & Bar.
Magic Hour Rooftop at the Moxy Hotel in Times Square is often on many lists for most Instagrammable spots in NYC for good reason.
Last but certainly not least on the list of festive NYC spots is Loreley Beer Garden, a large outdoor heated beer garden in Manhattan's famed Lower East Side neighborhood.