The opening of trendy hotels like The Ace – and their restaurants and boutiques – has brought new cachet to NoMad. Come summer, the action occurs on high: NoMad Hotel's rooftop restaurant; Eataly's rooftop birreria; and Gansevoort Park Hotel's rooftop pool, offering the most romantic Empire State Building views.
The Hurricane Club
Swanky – think: chandeliers and white jacket-waiters – meets Tiki-tacky Polynesian kitsch.
— 360 Park Ave. South,. New York, NY 10016, 212 951-7111 – thehurricaneclub.com
A gem of a wine bar – intimate, candle-lit, and fairly priced – with an extensive, expertly chosen wine selection, served with small plates of cheese and charcuterie.
— 41 E. 30th St., New York, NY 10016, 212 481-0197 – wine30nyc.com
The Rooftop at NoMad
Both a restaurant and private event space, this rooftop has stunning views of the city. In summer, the five-course prix-fixe seasonal tasting menu is a must.
— 1170 Broadway, New York, NY 10001, 212 796-1500 – thenomadhotel.com
The Gansevoort Park Hotel
In steamy weather, beautiful people flock to this rooftop to sip a drink by the pool and enjoy its breathtaking view. After dark, it converts into a three-level lounge with multiple bars and outdoor terraces.
— 420 Park Ave. South, New York, NY 10016, 646 380-5391 – gansevoortpark.com
This dimly-lit basement venue offers a modern dinner-and-a-show listening room, featuring acclaimed musicians performing avant-garde to classical jazz.
— 116 E. 27th St., New York, NY 10016, 212 576-2232 – jazzstandard.net
An intimate, 115-seat cabaret that delivers classic New York entertainment nightly: from comedy and burlesque to performances by Broadway stars. Served up with drinks, appetizers and desserts.
— 34 W. 22nd St., New York, NY 10010, 212 206-0440 – metropolitanroom.com
A lesser-known but no less worthy boutique hotel with a luxurious rooftop patio and Italian restaurant, Bread & Tulips, which serves seasonal and local ingredients.
— 365 Park Ave. South, New York, NY 10016, 212 685-7700 – hotelgiraffe.com