Unparalleled views of the Chrysler and Empire State buildings make the bar on the rooftop of the Shelbourne Hotel a revelation to boarders and visitors alike. Lounge beds and ample seating guarantee comfortable sightseeing; strings of lights decorate the foliage. Drinks, however, come at a cost ($9 for beer, $10 for standard mixed drinks) and are served in plastic cups—half price every day from 3:30 to 5:30pm. Wednesday and Thursday evenings bring DJs and dancing.
|Venue name:||Rare View||Contact:|
303 Lexington Ave
|Cross street:||at 37th St|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Sat 3:30–11pm|
|Transport:||Subway: 42nd St S, 4, 5, 6, 7 to 42nd St–Grand Central|
|Price:||Average drink: $12. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V|
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This is how rooftops should be. Friendly bouncers greeting you when you first arrive. Taking the elevator up 16 floors you are in a nice spot to enjoy some drinks. You are not in the highest spot in Manhattan but you have a nice view of Empire state building and the Chrysler building. My wife and I were able to grab a small table with comfy seats to enjoy our drinks. No drama, no fuss, great way to take in the city night.