There’s nothing like hitting a rooftop bar on a warm summer evening for post-work cocktails. We’ve rounded up 8 of the new and newly revamped rooftops to take in the view this season.
The Monarch Rooftop Lounge is conveniently located in midtown near Macy’s Department Store — a spacious indoor/outdoor venue that shows off some of the best views of the city with a vibe that draws an attractive, hungry and thirsty after-work crowd who mingle with international visitors at the Courtyard Hotel near Herald Square.
If there’s one thing that makes us giddy about summertime in New York City, it’s drinking and dining al fresco…with a view. We feel like every spring and summer weekend is preempted by the group text question, “Where is there a roof we can hang out on?” That’s right, we prefer our martinis with a side of the Chrysler building, or a panorama of the sunset skyline over the Hudson.
Monarch Rooftop Lounge has debuted a new, refreshing summer cocktail menu, along with an accompanying selection of bar bites. In addition, it will begin a Saturday brunch service which will be featuring executive chef Daniel Billheimer’s classic egg dishes like a seasonally changing chef’s quiche; bacon-wrapped egg and Cheddar muffin; and huevos rancheros with queso fresco and smoky tomatoes.