Great NYC Hotel Bars to Check Out This Summer

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.

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FOOD FUN: Alcohol & Gummy Candy

Search for “adult gummies” and you’ll turn up bottles and bottles of nutritional supplements. They’re not just multivitamins but biotin, fiber, fish oil, melatonin, vitamin C and more. (Caveat: Before you get too excited, check the grams of sugar on the bottle.) Let us introduce you instead to our kind of adult gummies: soaked in wine or spirits.

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8 Rooftop Brunches You Need to Experience Before Summer is Over

Get up-close and personal with the iconic Empire State Building at Monarch Rooftop Lounge. Sink into funky, plush couches and chairs or banquettes that just beg for lounging as you tuck into brunch dishes like a bacon-wrapped egg and cheddar muffin, a chef’s quiche du jour, and berry-stuffed French toast.

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Four Seasons Auction Fetches $4 Million, City Vineyard Grows in Tribeca, and More Intel

Ric Addison, whose Addison Hospitality operates the Monarch Rooftop, is planning a new 250 seat all-day restaurant in Midtown. This will be Addison’s first proper restaurant, and a rep sends word that he’s also planning another rooftop bar. Addison has not yet revealed the exact locations of these venues, but both projects are slated to open this fall.

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