Apr: Wed-Fri, 5pm-10pm; Sat-Thu, closed; May-Sep: Mon-Sat, 5pm-midnight; Sun, closed; Oct: Mon-Fri, 5pm-10pm; Sat-Sun, closed; Nov-Mar: closed
4, 5, 6, 7, S at Grand Central-42nd St.; 7 at Fifth Ave.
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
This casually upscale drinking patio takes up roughly a third of the Roosevelt Hotel’s nineteenth-floor rooftop. The large space is strewn with lacy cabanas, high café tables, and slatted wooden benches. The bar peeks out of one corner, concession-stand style. Rows of well-manicured arborvitaes line the walls. After work, an older, finance set dominates and, while the drink prices reflect flush wallets, the cocktails work hard to earn
their price tags: Try a madMojito (Barcadi Coco with fresh mint, lime juice, chocolate stick and coconut shavings) or a Root Beer Float (Three Olives root beer and vanilla-flavored vodkas).
Enter on 46th St between Madison Ave. and Vanderbilt Ave.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.