Empire Hotel Rooftop
|Venue name:||Empire Hotel Rooftop||Contact:|
44 W 63rd St
|Cross street:||between Broadway and Columbus Ave|
|Opening hours:||Daily 5pm–3am|
|Transport:||Subway: 1 to 66th St–Lincoln Ctr|
|Price:||Average drink: $14. AmEx, MC, V|
Average User Rating
2.8 / 5
- 5 star:1
- 4 star:1
- 3 star:0
- 2 star:0
- 1 star:2
If your looking for a good time I highly recommend going to the Empire Hotel Rooftop. Last Saturday me and a huge group of girls had the time of our lives. Free VIP treatment, absolutely zero time wasted standing in line, and most importantly no cover. We were given our own section which included bottle service all night. Seems to good to be true, I know! If it wasn't for the promoter my friend got in contact with before hand our night would have been wasted on standing in long lines and waiting hours to get a single drink. Make sure to get in contact with Indi Romero through the Joonbug website. I guarantee you'll have an awesome night!
This is a terrible rooftop bar. $20 drinks in plastic glasses. Unoriginal club music from a laptop. Do yourself a favor and go anywhere else.
Having moved from the UWS about five years ago, I ventured back to show three of my girlfriends them my old neighborhood, as well as a lovely rooftop bar that I had been to before and had a wonderful time (albeit in 2011). So, we reserved a table, four girlfriends, early 40's (who, I might add look no older than 32, serious athletes and fashion minded girls) on a Saturday night. Why we didn't just turn on our heels and head out immediately, I don't know - maybe we thought, "It could only get better". So, here it goes.... We arrived, checked in with the host downstairs (even complimented his shoes), gave him our name, he called upstairs and said, "Party of four. Lastname. They are OLDER". Excuse me? Whatever, chalked it up to him just being an idiot. When we were brought upstairs, no offers to check out coats (did I mention this was bottle service??!!), and we were escourted to a cramped corner, in the back where we were seated next to folks who were just sipping on mixed drinks, clearly no bottles, etc. We were so incredibly disgusted, our champagne arrived, silly little sparkler (I've don't bottles before in Manhattan, LA and Vegas - by far this was the most pathetic presentation), then the girl overcharged us (some additiona fee on TOP of the $200 +20%) and we just high tailed it out of there - didn't even finish the bottle, and our server never once came back to see how we were doing or if we needed anything else. I suppose that "old" people (newsflash - 40 year olds are NOT old and usually come ready to spend) don't deserve good service, only insults. The crowd? Questionable. Definitely NOT what I recall from 2011. Just stay away. Head to a more upscale rooftop where service is the highlight, not insults and bad service.
I was looking for a place to go out with some friends and was searching for a rooftop over the internet and came across this, The Empire Hotel Rooftop. I had seen Justine T's comment below about contacting a promoter, Indi Romero, I found him on facebook, private messaged him and he answered immediately! I was very skeptical at first but it actually worked, he was able to let us skip the line, no cover free, and even gave us a free bottle! We all had a blast that friday night and just wanted to say, find him on facebook, Indi Romero, or he gave us his contact info...firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-255-4223! Definitely worth a try!