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Former Rooftop Dive Reopens With All the Fixin’s

A couple of our favorite outdoor drinking destinations have been out of commission so far this summer — there's still no word on when the Frying Pan will finalize a lease at its problematic new location — but we can at least bring the good news that tonight at 5 p.m. the formerly dingy Hotel Metro Rooftop Bar will reopen with some added amenities: Waitresses will now be serving specialty (including frozen!) cocktails from a centrally located granite-topped bar, and unsightly exhaust pipes no longer protrude from the floor, which has been redone in stone. The hotel hopes an upgraded neighbor-friendly sound system will mean longer operating hours — currently you can enjoy bar items like nachos and calamari from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., but lunch and new entrées like lamb chops and macaroni-and-cheese balls will be implemented in the coming weeks. Finally, the “Rooftop Bar-Cash Only” sign is no longer— they’re now accepting credit cards. Hotel Metro Rooftop menu Related: It's More Fun on a Roof

Our Guide to Rooftop Bars, High and Low

It’s Memorial Day weekend, folks, which means that until Tuesday, we’re peace outtie in our leased Audi. If you’re not going to the Hamptons for the opening of Stereo by the Seashore this weekend, and you don’t feel like being cooped up at one of PDT’s pre-opening parties, allow us to suggest a rooftop bar — twenty of them, in fact, from the don’t-even-think-about-it Private Roof Club and Garden at the Gramercy Park Hotel to Mé Bar, where you can simply order pizza and crack a cheap beer in the glow of the Empire State Building. Heck, maybe we’ll stay in town after all … Bar Buzz: Rooftops Revisited