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3 Cozy Spots to Warm Up in NYC Winters...plus a bonus

Post holiday blues hitting you? Or maybe it’s the 8 degree weather keeping you inside? Hotels near Central Park, Park Central has just the list to get you through your funk.

Definitely a winter attraction in Manhattan, 230 Fifth Rooftop keeps you out of the chilly night air at their Igloo Bar. 17 heated transparent Igloos adorn the rooftop with the best views of the Empire State Building. Hot drinks are served to warm you from the inside like Godiva Peppermint Hot Chocolate, Morgan's Hot Cider (Captain Morgan, Cinnamon and cider), or Bailey's Boozy Hot Chocolate. Reservations are definitely recommended and come with bottle service, s’more station, and warm red coats while you wait for an Igloo.

Looking for something romantic? Flute Champagne Bar offers up cozy with a velvety finish. Remnants of prohibition era (formally a notorious Speakeasy), Flute offers 100+ champagnes a night with small plates and nightly events. Want to learn more about Champagne? Sign-up for one of their monthly Champagne Schools and learn how to make the best Champagne cocktails in town. Not to worry about your non-bubbly drinking friends, they also have a full bar.

When we think of staying warm in winter, hot toddies are top of mind. It's like a remedy from the cold as it warms us from the inside out. A true Speakeasy experience (no outdoor signage, website to be seen) Little Branch offers a good crowd, a decent Hot Toddy and other craft cocktails to choose from. Go on an off night if you want more cozy than crowd. And check out their events calendar for nightly live music.

Sometimes you just don't want to leave the hotel whether it’s the weather or plain effort to move (we feel you). Pop down to Park Central’s Park Lounge and be in your living room away from home. Order a cocktail while you people watch, relax and enjoy live music on Thursday nights. Every Thursday featured local artists share their talents with our guests. Who says you have to travel far to have a night out?