There are so many rooftop bars to choose from in Manhattan that it is overwhelming to select which spot to go to. As someone who has lived in the city for ten years, I definitely know what I do not want: loud music preventing me from having a basic conversation, crowds, lines to order a cocktail, overpriced drinks, etc. Enter Monarch Lounge, the solution to all of my problems.
Perched 18 floors above Midtown Manhattan, this expansive 5,000 square foot of outdoor and indoor space with incredible views of the adjacent Empire State Building and city skyline will leave you in awe. There will be a DJ to spin tunes from 9pm – 4am, doors open at 8pm.
Let’s talk about eggnog. We love the idea of it — creamy and decadent, spiced like gingerbread. But the reality? Oof, so heavy. Well, NYC’s Monarch Rooftop and Lounge executive mixologist Genese DeBeaux shared with us her antidote for that.
Make sure to mark your calendar for December 17th because Monarch Rooftop & Indoor Lounge is having their Annual Gingerbread House and Cookie Decorating Contest from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.