New York City’s best bartenders don’t have a lot of time off. But when they do get a chance to go out, they know the best bars, the best places to eat, and all the late-night spots. In VinePair’s new Night Out series, we’ll be speaking with some of the top bartenders in the city to learn what they do when they aren’t hard at work. Consider this your guide to the perfect night out.
I don’t know about you, but I can’t help but imagine myself in a movie when I’m at a rooftop bar. You know what I’m talking about – there’s always that scene in your favorite rom-com where the group of friends meet after work to catch up and blow off some steam. Well, at the risk of sounding completely corny, I definitely felt rom-com worthy when visiting Monarch Rooftop Bar.
As a native New Yorker, you know we have certain routines that we just don’t break. Routines such as the way we get to work, the way we get to a particular train station or even how we leave work. Well for the last 5 years I have been walking the same way until I decided to try a different route. When I removed the tunnel vision and looked up I notice a new rooftop… Monarch rooftop, located in the heart of the city on 35th between 5th and 6th avenue.
The new cocktail list has a global theme of every hotspot starting in Montauk, NY and stretching beyond Mexico to Australia. Pictured above you see the Montauk Metro made with Double Cross Vodka, Rose Lillet, muddled blueberries, white cranberry and lemon. Refreshing. Fabulous! Can you hear the applause?