Drinking High in New York City

       No, it’s not about drinking until you’re high; it’s about drinking in high places.  Specifically, rooftop bars in New York City.  New York magazine recently featured a list of elevated bars with booze and views, ranging from 15 feet to 400 feet above sea level (or the madness on the streets below):

     – Berry Park in Williamsburg, only 15 feet high and offering a second-story beer garden

     – The Rock Shop in Park Slope, with $3 drink specials

     – Brass Monkey on 12th Street, featuring New York’s most difficult door

     – Iron Monkey on Greene Street (okay, it’s actually in Jersey City, but I’ll include it here anyway), with 33 beers on tap

     – Penthouse 808 at the Ravel Hotel in Long Island City, huge with 7,000 square feet

     – Hudson Terrace on 46th Street, offering great views of the Fourth of July fireworks

     – The Roof Garden Café and Martini Bar at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Fifth Avenue, with a different look each year

     – Plunge at Hotel Gansevoort on Ninth Avenue, with expensive cocktails and lots of fashion photography

     – Glass Bar at Hotel Indigo on 28th Street, in the tiny Flower District

     – Press Lounge at Ink 48 on Eleventh Avenue, with great views of midtown and the Hudson River

     – Mad 46 at the Roosevelt Hotel on 45th Street, with a long elevator ride to its 19th floor

     – Top of the Strand at the Strand Hotel on 37th Street, with a great view of the Empire State Building

     – Salon de Ning at the Peninsula Hotel on Fifth Avenue, looking like something out of Shanghai

     – Upstairs at the Kimberly on 50th Street, with a great view of the Chrysler Building

     – The Sky Room at the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Times Square on 40th Street, the highest of all at 400 feet!  You wouldn’t expect a Fairfield Inn to have a bar, but this one does, with five separate areas including an all-weather veranda.

       Take the time to enjoy some of these bars and views in the City…

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Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer



My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death in The Cloisters (under construction)

Nathan Hale


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