New York City-Lower East Manhattan
May 11, 2018
A panoramic view of the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building provides the big pulling point of this smart yet lively Manhattan bar. Perched on the16th-floor deck of the Shelburne Murray Hill, the bar attracts a mix of suited young professionals, along with some hotel guests, keen to kick back after work on the inviting brick patio. A stunner in summer, with its palm fronds and outdoor bar – indeed, it closes during the winter months – the place has a party vibe, with drinks served in plastic cups and lively music – a DJ plays Wednesday and Thursday nights. Cocktails are sweet and sugary rather than sophisticated, this is a place geared towards unwinding and having a good time rather than elegant sipping. The sangria is a good bet for getting your night started in style.