TOP OF THE Strand
The elevator releases you to the 21st floor, leaving you face-to-façade with the Top of the Strand’s most notable regular - the 102-story Empire State Building, holding court just beyond the slide-away glass ceiling. With interiors arranged by set designer Lydia Marks (Sex and the City, The Devil Wears Prada) this intimate cocktail loft belies its almost-too-perfect NYC sightlines and chic-ness with a surprisingly unpretentious vibe.
Midtown locals and hotel guests lounge on comfy patterned banquettes straddling a garden-like oasis of greenery, privately delighted to have found a rooftop oasis away from the crowds and confusion of the Times Square bar scene.
Creatively designed, expertly mixed cocktails fall under one of four columns - Classic, Modern, Vanguard and Exotic – and Thursdays through Saturdays are soundtracked by a company of accomplished guest D.J.s.
Named the city’s best Year Round Rooftop Bar by New York Magazine.
Open 7 nights a week
Sunday and Monday 5pm to midnight
Tuesday and Saturday 5pm to 1am
Direct line to bar (646) 368-6385