This retro rooftop resto is the ultimate spot to take in sky-high views of its Midtown surrounds all 365 days a year. Indulge in a few post-work cocktails on the swanky terrace, which becomes heated and enclosed come fall.
Monarch Rooftop Lounge is arguably the rooftop with the up-close-and-personal feel to the Empire State Building. When we arrived there by sunset and see the light transitions from golden hour to the silver-white moonlight, we see the lovely details that makes the Empire State Building one of the most beloved landmarks in New York City.
Embrace your inner child with liquor-infused candies at Monarch in Midtown. Choose from Tipsy Teddy Bears, gummy bears steeped in champagne or rosé; Rummy Worms, gummy worms soaked in rum; and Fish Out of Water, Swedish Fish bathed in vodka in blue jello shots.
The Monarch Hotel’s Rooftop Lounge is well-positioned for commuters coming in and out of Penn Station. This is evident during the work week, as the after-work crowd makes its way over from midtown-area offices in a sea of blazers, blue and white collared button-down shirts, and A-line sheath dresses.