The Monarch Rooftop Offers a Delicious Escape from New York City’s Herald Square

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.

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‘Monarch’ Cocktail Lounge Establishes Realm Atop Midtown Hotel Rooftop

MIDTOWN — A king-size cocktail lounge began its reign atop a Midtown hotel Wednesday.

Monarch, located on the 18th floor of the Courtyard by Marriott at 960 Sixth Ave., is a 5,000-square-foot, 300-person bar sporting an expansive drinks list, light food and desserts, and a “Scandinavion-chic” decor.

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Monarch Rooftop Lounge Is this the cheapest happy hour in New York City? It’s not. But, sometimes, you’re looking to splurge a bit. That’s where the Monarch Rooftop Lounge comes in. Obviously, the views are amazing, but the venue also strikes $3 off its $16 signature cocktails during the 4 to 7 p.m. happy hour and offers Buzz Bars, $8 alcohol-infused ice cream for adults.

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