Dining: Sun 5pm-11pm; closed Mon; Tues-Sat 5pm-11pm. Parties: Fri 9pm-midnight; Sat 9pm-3am
F at 21st St.-Queensbridge
Panoramic views of Manhattan (and a retractable glass shell) make this boutique hotel’s rooftop lounge, dubbed Penthouse808, worth the commute. Wraparound couches and candlelit wooden tables are complemented by a view of the Queensboro Bridge.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.