May-Sept: Mon-Thu, 10am-11pm; Fri-Sat, 10am-midnight; Sun, 10am-11pm; Oct-Apr: closed
B, D, F, M at 47th-50th Sts.-Rockefeller Center
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Once the ice officially melts, the skating rink at Rockefeller Center turns into an attraction that's nearly as alluring: an outdoor cocktail bar that whips up frozen, fresh strawberry daiquiris. The submerged, cabana-like setting—a canopy-covered, four-sided bar surrounded by umbrella-topped tables and topped off by the Prometheus Fountain—proves just as magnetic for upbeat, business-casual midtowners as for European tourists. Along with the aforementioned daiquiris, the bar serves margaritas, mojitos, and spiked frozen lemonadte. The menu of burgers, guacamole, calamari, steaks, and salads is geared more toward sight-seers.Extra
Rink Bar shares the menu of the Rock Center Café, and also adjoins The Sea Grill.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.