Situated in basically the perfect summer happy hour-ing spot on the 18th floor atop the Midtown Marriott, The Monarch is a sprawling, open-air cocktail-slinger with a Scandinavian-design-meets-lush-royal-living-room-vibe and some of the best views of the Empire State Building you are ever going to get while eating a footlong kobe dog.
Rooftop bars aren’t just for the summer.
Covered, heated and ready for beautiful views of the snow-coated city, these rooftop bars are happy to host you in the sky no matter what the weather is.
Cheers to rooftop drinking all year long!
Rooftop bar alert! Ric Addison and Stephen Daly, nightlife impresarios behind Ava Rooftop at Midtown’s Dream Hotel, are opening their latest penthouse haunt next week (we hear Tuesday or Wednesday). Dubbed Monarch, the 5,000-square foot venue can fit 300 revelers, a welcome feat in a neighborhood that’s full of less-than-stellar imbibing options. Cocktails are by Liquid Lab NYC and you’ll be able to scope out stellar views of the Empire State Building from the cushioned patio seating outside. The venue is located at 71 West 35th Street.
We were seated at a corner table with a view of both inside and outside.
There are several places that real New Yorkers — the people who were born here and stayed here — will avoid at all costs, and they usually end in the word “square.”
Herald Square is a great example.