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Rare View

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Shelburne Murray Hill
303 Lexington Ave., 16th fl., New York, NY 10016 40.748572 -73.978076
at 37th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-481-1999 Send to Phone

  • Reader Rating:

    6 out of 10


    4 Reviews | Write a Review

  • Scene: After Work, DJ, Hotel Bar, Lounge, Outdoor Area, Private Party Space, Smoking Area, Swank
Photo by Shanna Ravindra

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Mon-Fri, 4:30-midnight; Sat, 5pm-midnight; Sun, closed; Oct-April, closed

Nearby Subway Stops

6 at 33rd St.; 4, 5, 6, 7, S at Grand Central-42nd St.

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa


To get there, you'll travel in a packed elevator up to the 16th floor of the Shelburne Murray Hill Hotel—and it's definitely worth the ride. Filled with local Murray Hillers (early 20-somethings in Diesel) and hotel clientele, the roomy rooftop bar has rope lights draped over mini-trees, plenty of tables and chairs for seating, and beds scattered throughout on which the tired—or not—can lounge. The midtown views are outstanding, and the sight of the Empire State and Chrysler buildings in all their glowing glory is overwhelmingly beautiful—especially if you’re tipsy on such fruity cocktail creations as a mango margarita or the fig and cider-based What the Fig. Indeed, the only drawback is the early closing time of midnight.


Rare View may be closed during inclement weather.