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If you're visiting New York soon you can drink inside a bubble in the sky

Rebecca Fontana

We've been back at work for at least a week now, which means we're already in the process of planning our next big holiday. If you've been thinking New York is a bit cold for a winter visit, think again. Our friends over at Time Out New York have found a mid-winter rooftop bar as cozy as it is vaguely terrifying.

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Santa knows the deal—up on a rooftop is the place to be this winter. At New York’s highest rooftop bar, Bar 54 at the Hyatt Centric Times Square, you can once again hang out in igloo-like bubbles on the roof. They’re now open for the season, so if you’re determined to partake in outdoor drinking even in below-freezing temps, just head on over.

The two bubbles are open now through March 31. A reservation isn’t required to visit, though you can reserve a private table inside one if you’d like. You’ll have access to the bar’s full menu of food and house-made cocktails, and you get stunning views of the Chrysler Building and Manhattan. 

Oh, and these should not be confused with the rooftop igloos at 230 Fifth, which have also been filling up our Instagram feeds. 

Photograph: Courtesy Bar 54

Fancy some rooftop cocktails a little closer to home, and a little warmer? Check out Sydney's best rooftop drinking spots.

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