Described as “a year-round rooftop experience that embraces all seasons”, this venue “shuns the penchant that rooftop bars are only summertime destinations”. JIMMY is acclaimed for seasonal cocktails based on classic inspirations and was conceived by hospitality veterans Johnny Swet, Larry Poston and David Rabin.
The Regency Bar & Grill at the new Loews Regency Hotel was the birthplace of the “Power Breakfast” in 1975. The venue is now managed by famed New York restaurateurs Gherardo Guarducci and Dimitri Pauli of the Sant Ambroeus Hospitality Group and regulars include Larry King and the Reverend Al Sharpton.
With a design inspired by Jean Cocteau’s 1946 film La Belle et la Bête, this indoor-outdoor bar “captures the spirit of the Italian provinces”. Italian classics like the Negroni and Aperol spritz prove popular here and there are over 100 wines by the bottle.
Owned by the London boutique hotel group Firmdale Hotels, the Crosby Street Hotel has been designed by Kit Kemp. A vast space dominated by an oversized Dodo bird, the bar features African ASAFO flags and a Peter Clarke collage. Cocktails are priced between $16.50 and $25.
Chic and lively and designed by Jacques Grange, this is “the chicest meeting spot on Madison Avenue”. Cocktails include a cucumber martini and a lychee raspberry bellini. One of the hotel’s claims to fame is that Johnny Depp and Kate Moss got a little carried away here in 1994. They trashed their room and were promptly arrested.
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