Mr. Purple is the restaurant/bar on top of Hotel Indigo on the Lower East Side. They do lunch, brunch, and dinner, and there are two terraces where you can sit outside. There’s also a little pool. You probably aren’t going to swim in it, but it’s nice to know that you could. This place isn’t as cheesy as a lot of the rooftop bars you see out there, but it does get crowded. So, unless you come early, you might have some trouble at the door.
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Sammy’s Roumanian Steakhouse
Sammy’s Roumanian is a Jewish/Eastern European spot on the Lower East Side that’s a fun place to celebrate a birthday.
Mission Chinese Food
The Lower East Side location of Mission Chinese used to be a party. Now it feels like one that ended a while ago.
Una Pizza Napoletana
Una Pizza Napoletana is a pizza place on the LES that came back to New York after a stint in San Francisco.
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James is a great Prospect Heights restaurant with a somewhat predictable New American menu, but it’s Perfect For a date or a meal before a Nets game.
Edward’s is a steakhouse in Jersey City that’s best for martinis and oysters at the bar.
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Westlight is the cocktail bar and restaurant on top of the William Vale hotel in Williamsburg.
Rooftop Reds is a reservation-only rooftop wine bar in the Brooklyn Navy Yard with hammocks and cornhole.
A.R.T. is the rooftop bar at the Arlo Nomad, and it’s pretty low-key for how nice the views are. Stop by for a drink before a show at MSG.
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