Sixty Five at the Rainbow Room
New York City-Midtown Manhattan
May 11, 2018
You can expect to find business people mixing with A list actors at this highly respectable bar, though it’s also often frequented by those celebrating a special occasion and while it is classy, it remains a relaxed and enjoyable place to kick back with a cocktail. The crowds not only flock here for the drinks, but also for the panoramic vistas over Manhattan. Take in Central Park, The Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building in this Art Deco-inspired space, well established as one of New York’s best bars.
Just like the Rainbow Room itself, the bar takes its inspiration from classic American culture. Gin and Tonic, Cartinis and Silver Slippers are some of the more affordable choices but if you’ve got cash to splash then the $375 Above the Law cocktail is the bar’s most decedent and expensive offering. They also serve 5 cocktails inspired and named after the 5 New York boroughs: Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island and the Bronx.
The bar offers both indoor and outdoor seating options, although there is a minimum spend for those customers who request one of the balcony spots as these are limited and, as you might expect, in great demand. The bar is closed on a Saturday for private functions but open to the public every other evening from late afternoon. The stated dress code is cocktail chic and you can check the Rainbow Rooms website for a detailed list of items which are permitted and prohibited.