May-Sep: Sun-Wed, 5pm-midnight; Thu-Sat, 5pm-2am; Oct-Apr: Thu-Fri, 5pm-2am; Sat, 8pm-2am; Sun-Wed, closed
C, E at 50th St.; N, R, W at 49th St.; 1 at 50th St.
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The rooftop lounge Highbar is the latest from Greg Brier of Aspen, D’Or, and Amalia. The menu featurs backyard-grill food such as hot dogs and hamburgers, as well as crudités—and the emphasis is on drinks such as the Wicket, a concoction with gin and cucumber purée. A floor below the rooftop is a loftlike room with floor-to-ceiling windows and banquettes and another full bar. One thing: There’s no pool. But who’s to say you can’t BYO inflatable one?
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.