Sun-Wed, 5pm-1am; Thu-Sat, 5pm-2am; Sat-Sun, 3pm-4am during summer
A, C at Chambers St.; 1, 2, 3 at Chambers St.; R at City Hall
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Soho’s James Hotel has unveiled its rooftop cocktail lounge, though the outdoor area is only open when the weather's nice. Run by David Rabin, Larry Poston, and Johnny Swet of Hotel Griffou, the space holds 80 people, and will no doubt be filled once folks get wind of the amazing view. Drink prices average out at $17, with standouts like the Blair Witch Cocktail, a moonshine concoction complete with birch beer and fresh bay leaf.
After 9 p.m., customers should use the entrance at 15 Thompson St.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.