Unless it’s a dome or a pyramid, every building has a rooftop. And that includes The Met. There’s a very large roof at this museum, and it has both an excellent view of Central Park and a bar where you can get some beer, wine, or a cocktail. There’s also always some sort of priceless art up there, which makes drinking on this spacious rooftop a highly cultural experience. On weekdays, it closes at 4:30pm - but if you come on a Friday or Saturday, you can stay up here until 8:30pm.
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Anassa Taverna is a big Greek restaurant that’s useful for a last-minute dinner in the East 60s.
Sasabune Express is a casual sushi spot on the UES that serves great handrolls and sushi platters.
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Rooftop Reds is a reservation-only rooftop wine bar in the Brooklyn Navy Yard with hammocks and cornhole.
Mr. Purple is the restaurant/bar on top of Hotel Indigo on the Lower East Side. It’s a good place to grab a drink with a group, but it does get busy.
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