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A midtown penthouse bar that pairs stiff drinks with killer views.

310 W. 40th St., New York, NY, 10018


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The lowdown

With this two-floor penthouse drinkery, Meaghan Dorman (the Raines Law Room, Dear Irving) has expanded her empire uptown. Spread out over the 40th and 41st floors of the Aliz Hotel, the sleek location offers four balconies and expansive midtown views. The lower level pays homage to James Bond with low-slung, mod-style hexagonal leather stools, a fun Eero Aarnio–inspired ball chair, and a sexy black bar to rest those martinis on (those should really be stirred, not shaken). The 41st floor, meanwhile, with art deco styling and fixed seating for reservations, will open February 1. Drinks like Dorman’s perfect Gibson — which has gained a cult following downtown with its botanical Carpano Bianco vermouth and garnish of red onion, pickled in-house — make the trek over, but you’ll also find a new section on the menu called Ode to the Empire State, with a focus on New York–made spirits.

Vanita Salisbury

What you need to know

Recommended DishesThe Wildest Redhead

DrinksFull Bar

Noise LevelCivilized