Rub shoulders with Manhattan’s style set at these eminently Instagrammable bars and restaurants
What A sky-high lounge atop the historic Beekman Tower. For a panorama of New York’s iconic skyline, this is your less-touristy-insider-alternative to the Top of the Rock.
The vibe 26 stories above 49th Street, an elegant crowd nibbles on classic bar snacks from charcuterie and devilled eggs to spinach and artichoke dip. There’s plenty to admire inside, too: the black and white checkerboard floor tiles and claret-coloured velvet couches make for a jewel box of a bar. While there’s no shortage of rooftop bars and restaurants in NYC, many of them are made for summertime – Ophelia, on the other hand, let’s you stay cozy while you sip The Flapper (vodka, raspberries, pineapple, Champagne) or Far East Side (Mizu shochu, gin, yuzu, yellow chartreuse).
Make sure you Brush up on your history: this storied Art Deco monument served as a women’s only club and hotel space for college sororities in the 1920s.