Jade Hotel keeps with the retro vibes at in-house tavern. Speakeasy trend won’t die here: antiques and fireplace recall old-school venues like ur-Village hang the Grapevine Tavern. Beatnik pi... read more
La Piscine’s winter hibernation. Hôtel Americano rooftop bar turns up the cozy at Patagonia-inspired aerie. The piscine is now a hot tub, and the solarium is looking Viking-friendly wit... read more
Hotel rooftop for the few. Outdoor patio’s cushioned wicker chairs are vibrant enough, view from atop West Street goes unobstructed. Inside, shabby chic digs befitting SRO/boutique below. Lik... read more
McKittrick Hotel rooftop bar linked with insomniac experiential play Sleep No More. Dank elevator ride up opens to a seriously lovely roof garden. Wooden tables set about railroad-track trellis o... read more
Sol LeWitt’s “Loopy Doopy” lends both aesthetic and name to the Conrad’s bar. Sixteenth-floor aerie atop Battery Park’s Restaurant Alley offers views of Lady Liberty a... read more
CLOSED FOR WINTER. Bar and grill atop Chelsea’s Hôtel Americano, street entrance via elevator. Sleek metal bar, minimalist patio dressings, views to the east, north, and west. La piscin... read more
EMP crew doubles down with fine dining at The NoMad Hotel. More rooms than a game of Clue, from skylit Atrium to Library café to château-rigged Fireplace room. Approach is more casual ... read more
Mondrian SoHo's trendy lounge named after the fictitious "Mister Hung." Separate entrance on Lafayette Street gives space its own identity, grants celeb set respite from overzea... read more
Eighteenth-floor aerie highlights the many draws of The James New York. Enclosed lounge means you can enjoy 360˚ views 365 days a year. Nice sights at poolside, too, although the water’s set ... read more
Summer backyard scene for poshies somehow not in the Hamptons. Seventh floor pool deck complete with cabanas for canoodling. Koi peeps downstairs on the food and drink. Avocado toasts with ichimi f... read more
Double André attack! Standard Hotel maestro Balazs hooks up with Paris's André Saraiva to deliver second rooftop masterpiece. Boom Boom Room kissing cousin has separate entrance, two ... read more
Named for its Wall Street address, not some arcane stock picking methodology. Prime wind-down spot for FiDi professionals. Dual entrances lead to modern space, with sleek clusters of exposed bulbs,... read more
Brit boutique import. English style (no, not a contradiction in terms) kits out each of the 86 rooms and suites individually. Smart mix of contemporary and classic. Building boasts some sweet ameni... read more
Eighteen floors above the Thigh Line, Eyeful Tower's Boom Boom Room (er, Top of The Standard) layers on even more sexual innuendo. Sex, too: nothing like floor to ceiling windows revealing the glit... read more
No plain Jane here. Cross between Spy Bar and Rose Bar makes for the grandest hotel lobby in town. Dual bar space decked out with Edwardian charm, as befits hotel's 1908 origins. Posh couches, leaf... read more
Lush Life, indeed. Stephen Sprouse prints harken to downtown ghosts, while shmancy $15 cocktails shout out to hood's posher present. Lofty rooftop opened in the dead of winter, but heated up fast. ... read more
Wood paneling, stuffed animal trophies, twin oils of hunting hounds give off English manor library vibe. Half expect Kat Von D to come strolling in with breeches and a riding crop and order a Pimm'... read more
Broad, blue-striped benches and floral wallpaper to remind you you're on a festive island. Big space can really absorb the bodies, making for one of the looser doors in the Meatpacking. There's a n... read more
FYI, club key or $500/night hotel room required. Extreme rooftop cocktailing from May to Labor Day with superb view of downtown skyline. Stay back from the edge after a couple muddled fruit concoct... read more
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Appointment-only, hour-long guided shopping experience. Second show...