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The Sunken Lounge now serves up cocktails and a view of the Connie airplane. (TWA Hotel/David Mitchell)
The Sunken Lounge at the TWA Hotel

The Sunken Lounge

Drink in the spirit of the glamorous Sixties with retro cocktails and swizzle sticks once enjoyed in-flight.

The best martinis at JFK Airport await you.

The Sunken Lounge welcomes walk-ins! Reservations are not accepted.

Takeout is also available — visit the host stand to place an order.

 

The Sunken Lounge Hours

Sunday – Thursday  5 PM to 10 PM
Friday and Saturday 3:30 PM to 10 PM

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 The Sunken Lounge circa 1962.
The Sunken Lounge circa 1962; photo by Balthazar Korab.

History has been made in the Sunken Lounge: Crowds gathered there to watch the Beatles arrive in the United States in 1965! Today, windows look out on our 1958 “Connie” plane while overhead a split flap departures board by Solari di Udine displays messages. Recline on the upholstered benches and admire the authentic white penny tile and original Chili Pepper Red carpet.

 A Royal Ambassador menu from MCR’s collection of authentic artifacts.
The hotel's collection of authentic TWA artifacts includes this Royal Ambassador menu.

The menu is stocked with 1960s cocktail favorites, including the Idlewild Old Fashioned (whiskey and bitters). Also in the mix: Original signature cocktails like the Come Fly With Me, inspired by Frank Sinatra’s 1958 album cover and served with a TWA flight wings pin. Guests can also order from an expansive collection of spirits, carefully-curated wines and regionally brewed craft beers, all complemented by elevated bar fare.

 Swizzle sticks based on retro TWA designs.
Stir it up: Swizzle sticks based on TWA designs make every cocktail a conversation piece.

In a nod to our past, The Sunken Lounge's swizzle sticks are modeled after TWA’s original sets highlighting its travel destinations (Africa, Greece, England) and its own fleet (propellers!).

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Celebrated chef Jean-Georges helms the historic restaurant.

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Fresh Coffee is Brewing

Intelligentsia is the exclusive coffee provider of the TWA Hotel.

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Book an Event or Small Meeting

TWA Hotel’s 50,000 square feet of event space holds up to 1,600 people.

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