Can’t afford a summer home in Scandinavia? A new 5,000-square-foot rooftop bar in Midtown Manhattan has you covered — and with the bonus of stellar New York City views from its 18th floor perch. The Monarch Rooftop Lounge, opened yesterday, is the dream child of nightlife gurus Ric Addison and Stephen Daly, responsible for such swanky nightlife spots as Ava Rooftop Lounge at the Dream Hotel, Tonic Times Square and Inc Lounge at the Time Hotel.
If you’ve seen Ava Lounge at the Dream, then you know what the two guys behind this place can do with a rooftop. So say you’re at work right now. Now say you’d rather be elsewhere. This is that elsewhere. A down-the-rabbit-hole-type spot where you can take a load off on an undulating floral-velvet sofa with some tequila-lime-pineapple-peppercorn medicine in one hand and a panini in the other.
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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.