Zagat Crowns 230 Fifth the Most Popular Bar in New York

Photo: Mark Peterson

The results of Zagat’s “2010/11 Nightlife Survey” are in, and they’re all over the map. Two of the top newcomers are in Queens (Sweet Afton, Studio Square); Dizzy’s Coca-Cola is apparently a top five hot spot, as are Bemelmans Bar and King Cole Bar; and 230 Fifth, the Campbell Apartment, and The Four Seasons Hotel Bar are among the most popular spots in town. Seems the tourists got into the ballot box? The rest of the results are below.

Below are this year’s Top Newcomers, Appeal Winners and Most Popular. It’s noteworthy that six of the top fifteen spots are in hotels (see asterisks) and that this includes three of the five top newcomers.

Top Newcomers:
1. Jane Hotel Lobby*
2. Bar Pleiades*
3. Sweet Afton
4. Studio Square
5. Ace Hotel Lobby*
+Indicates a tie with the place above

Top Appeal:
1. Madame Geneva
2. Dizzy’s Coca Cola
3. Raines Law Room
4. Bemelmans Bar*
5. King Cole Bar*

Most Popular
1. 230 Fifth
2. Campbell Apartment
3. 1 Oak
4. Brother Jimmy’s
5. Four Seasons Hotel Bar+*

Tops By Category:
After Work/Uptown - Bemelmans Bar
Jazz Clubs - Dizzy’s Club
After Work/Midtown - King Cole Bar
Latin - Nuyorican Poets
After Work/Downtown - Brandy Library
Lesbian - Henrietta Hudson
Art Bars - Box
Mature Crowds - Dizzy’s Club
Beer Specialists - Radegast Hall
Meat Market - Plunge
Bowling Alleys- Brooklyn Bowl
Music Clubs - Brooklyn Bowl
Cabarets - Cafe Carlyle
Nightclubs - 1 Oak
Cocktail Experts - Madam Geneva
Piano Bars - Brandy’s
Comedy Clubs - Comedy Cellar
Pool Halls - Fat Cat
Dance Clubs - Santos Party House
Punk Bars - Manitoba’s
Dives - 55 Bar
Quiet Conversation - Raines Law Room
Frat House - Tortilla Flats
Rooftops - Top of the Tower
Gay - Ritz
Speakeasy-Style - Raines Law Room
Hookahs - Karma
Sports Bar - Ainsworth
Hotel Bars - Bemelmans Bar
Strip Clubs - Rick’s Cabaret
Irish - Wilfie & Nell
Wine Bars - Terroir

For a host of statistics (including the fact that the average drink cost has jumped from $7.20 to $10.78 since 2000), see the press release below.

Zagat Surveys New York Nightlife for 10th Year [PR Newswire]

Zagat Crowns 230 Fifth the Most Popular Bar in New York