Broken Shaker is a rooftop bar, but it isn’t a place where you’ll have to shout over loud music while someone spills a vodka Red Bull on your new shoes. It gets packed, sure - but it feels less like a typical rooftop bar and more like a house party in a nice, beach-themed apartment that you somehow got invited to. It’s on top of the Freehand Hotel on Lexington Ave, and there’s a big indoor space with plenty of tables and bars on either side, as well as a large wraparound terrace with even more tables. You can either sit and order food (like a burger with yucca fries and a tray of uni), or you can just grab a drink at one of the bars and enjoy the views. That said, you should get here early, or mentally prepare for a long wait. The good news is, it’s worth it.
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Bar Jamón is basically Casa Mono's waiting room. However, for that First/Early in the Game Date, where dinner feels too formal but you are also starving, Bar Jamón was designed for you.
A conveniently located restaurant in Midtown that’s more than just convenient. The food and service at Covina are great.
A 24 hour French cafe that is good for everything from casual dinner with friends, to business lunch, to going face down in a burger at 3am.
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The Spaniard is a big West Village gastropub that’s a fun place to get drinks with a group, and a less enjoyable spot to eat elevated bar food.
The Polynesian is a tiki-themed rooftop cocktail bar in Midtown from the people behind Carbone and The Grill.
We all get cravings for wings, cheesesteaks and waffle fries sometimes, and when we need to take care of that situation, Wogies is there for us.
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Simon & The Whale
Simon and The Whale is the main restaurant at the Freehand Hotel, and it’s the sort of place where you can eat great food and run into an ex.
Rooftop Reds is a reservation-only rooftop wine bar in the Brooklyn Navy Yard with hammocks and cornhole.
The Rooftop At The Jane
The Rooftop at The Jane closes early for a bar (10 p.m., usually), but it’s a great low-key spot for outdoor drinks near the Meatpacking District.
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