On a high perch of the timeless and sleek (and very "New York") Viceroy hotel sits this compact nautical rooftop bar that resembles a luxury yacht—with wood paneling, paintings of crashing surf and killer views—where guests can sip classic and novel cocktails, while surveying the well-heeled crowd or take in Central Park Views. Mon-Fri 4 p.m.-4 a.m., Sat & Sun noon-4 a.m.
Old New York opulence oozes from the iconic Plaza Hotel. The institution's The Rose Club offers a charming plot for a romantic sip, with delightfully ostentatious decor and formally mannered staff. The Plaza's lobby is big, so when searching for The Rose Club, look up and follow the pink light. Colored light fixtures, casting a dim, pink glow, drape the space in a subdued, romantic air. The décor is magenta and gold-colored glitz: mahogany wood paneling, velvety sofas and carefully placed throw pillows.
This upscale weekday cocktail bar in the heart of Times Square South is set with panoramic views from the surrouding Midtown area that extend to Hudson Yards and the Hudson River. Plush sofas offer seating on a ceilingless glass-enclosed roof deck eye level with the nearby Empire State Building, while an elegant billiards room, a main lounge, a sleek bar with suede barstool seating, and a cafe-style living room offer guests ample ambiances in which to enjoy handcrafted specialty cocktails and globally-influenced bar bites.
This Meatpacking fixture serves house-brewed German beers in tall frosty mugs that are redeemable via drink tickets available for purchase at the door. Tickets can also be used for house-baked pretzels and old-world sausages, but make sure you leave a friend behind to watch over one of the highly coveted ping-pong tables. M-W 4 pm-1 am, Th 2 pm-1 am, F 2 pm-2 am, Sa 12 pm-2 am, Su 2 pm-1 am. $$