Spring always symbolizes new beginnings, and in New York hospitality that means a bevy of new watering holes where people can toast the season. If it feels like it’s the best time to go out in the city, it’s because it is, thanks in part to the great new options that are worth exploring. From breezy hotel rooftop bars to the alluring subterranean lounges, these are the places you’ll be drinking all season long.
Midtown east may not be where you expect to find a cool new bar, but even members of the General Assembly need to lounge in style. Located on the roof of The Beekman Tower, a historic Art Deco building blocks away from the UN, Ophelia captures the glamour of the 1920’s and repurposes it for a modern crowd. If the chic look and the panoramic city views aren’t enough of a draw, the menu delicately brings together elements from ingredients like Mizo shochu, smoked Jamaican pepper mezcal, or plum bitters to create exquisitely crafted cocktails.
3 Mitchell Place