Good Story is the rooftop bar at the Arlo Soho, although you might know it as “Harold’s Surf Shack.” That’s what it’s called in the summertime when they bring in some beach decorations and serve slushy drinks. The rest of the time, however, it’s just a nice, plain rooftop bar that isn’t especially tacky or impossible to get into. We like it for an afterwork drink or a weekend hang when the weather isn’t the worst and you want to be somewhere above ground level. There’s a big outdoor patio with a bunch of tables, and there’s a decent-sized inside area as well.
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