Hotel maven André Balazs has opened a series of upper-level venues in his trendy Meatpacking hotel, the Standard. This one, on the 18th floor, offers 360-degree views (a sunken bar and banquette seating allow for nearly unobstructed sight lines), along with two outdoor terraces, one of which has a glass floor that looks down to the street below. A full bar serves mixed drinks, beers and wines, but you’ll have to plan your visit accordingly: After 10pm, entrance is granted only to those on the guest list; your best bet for getting up there is to arrive before 9pm, Tuesdays through Saturdays, when the door policy is less strict.
The 18th Floor at the Standard, New York
|Venue name:||The 18th Floor at the Standard, New York||Contact:|
The Standard Hotel, 442 W 13th St
|Cross street:||between Washington and West Sts|
|Opening hours:||Tue–Sun 4pm–4am|
|Transport:||Subway: A, C, E to 14th St; L to Eighth Ave|
|Price:||Average drink: $9. AmEx, MC, V|