10. Hudson Common
When you want a big, lavish hotel bar sans the bored pianist and live crooner combo, this is the place to go. It's a beer-hall-meets-burger-joint with 16 beer taps, foosball tables, and nightly DJs, with music spilling out onto the sprawling patio.
Hudson Hotel, 356 W. 58th St. (9th Ave.), Midtown (212-554-6217)