Memorial day weekend is the perfect excuse to dust off that sexy outfit and head out for a night on the town. The weather is just right for a moonlit rendezvous at one of New York City’s trendiest night spots. Though there are many to choose from we recommend Monarch. This rooftop and indoor lounge are located on the 18th floor of the Marriot Courtyard, Herald Square.
“I usually don’t gravitate toward wings when eating out (it’s messy, I’m clumsy), but these looked too enticing to pass up. The tender, boneless bites layer a mouthwatering chili limi glaze atop breaded, all-white chicken meat and come served with a side of chipotle aioli for dipping.” –Rakhee Bhatt, Assistant Online Editor
Raise a glass to NYC’s 13 top hotel rooftop bars
Vibe? Scandinavian goes eclectic
How high? 18th floor
Views? Front row to the ESB, plus Radio City and Central Park to the north
Pool? Nah — point us to the closest sauna?
Sip? Kool as a Cucumber ($16), with kale, cucumber and gin
News? This sprawling, 5,000-square-foot oasis is the perfect midday escape (or pre-Penn Station stop) — it’s kicking off lunch service next week with fresh fare like a Polynesian pineapple summer salad.
Come summertime, the city’s possibilities for outdoor drinking and dining multiply rapidly, as long-shuttered patios, terraces and gardens open up to accommodate al fresco sipping and noshing.
In a city as vertical as New York, perhaps the best way to enjoy open-air fun times is to lounge on one of NYC’s myriad rooftop bars, enjoying the views and the warm sunshine. And if you just can’t decide on which rooftop to visit, Rooftop Crawl is back for its third season shepherding eager drinkers between three rooftop bars—all in one night.