A review of the five best rooftop bars in Manhattan.
By Nicole Cueto
Since it is the middle of summer, why not celebrate the warm evenings perched high above the “City That Never Sleeps”? Way above the typical mayhem of the city sits the magic of Manhattan – some of NYC’s finest rooftop bars. These swanky sipping saloons are lavish and luxurious and boast some of the most picturesque panoramas you’ll ever lay your eyes. As a matter of fact, every time I stop into one of these splendid spots, I can’t help but feel like floating on a cloud (actually, I might just be physically close enough).
Now, as I’m sure you can imagine, there are plenty of places claiming redefined rooftop respite, but these New York City “top” spots make the coveted list for obvious (and some not-so-obvious reasons). Let the Summer Soirees continue, ladies and gentlemen!
Le Bain at the Standard, image via Facebook
Le Bain at the Standard – High above the Highline is the Standard’s raging rooftop. The views of the Hudson alone are worth the wait (and hassle with the doorman), but the beautiful people stepping and sipping on deck don’t hurt either. Don’t forget to bring your deep pockets and your fabulous fashion…here, the doorman means business! And if you can make your way into the Boom Boom Room (the Standard’s indoor retro-inspired VIP room) for a glass of sunset champagne, I promise you won’t be disappointed!
Jimmy at the James Hotel, image via Facebook