If you're like us, and think there are fewer things more beautiful then New York at night in the Summer then we've found your new favorite hang out. Upstairs, the highly anticipated roof top lounge at the Kimberly Hotel is the latest to jump on the rooftop bar bandwagon and we have to say they've done a pretty damn good job.
The 4,000 square foot bar with 360 degree views (including the Chrysler building), fireplace and living walls is easily accessed from the express elevator that you can catch at street level. Exit the elevator and you'll be surprised not to see your run of the mill outside patio furniture, but instead dark antique smoking chairs and stainless-steel lamps that will remind you of old Hollywood. Stroll up to the bar and order yourself a Sidecar riff w/ Hennessy or the Knob Creek/dry vermouth/Maraschino Midtown Manhattan. If you need a snack try out the Truffled Mac & Cheese, the Spiced Duck Cigars with Pomegranate Dipping Sauce or the Baby Lamb Lollipops with Ratatouille. And these are just a few of the amazing offerings at Upstairs.
GetWize: Upstairs is located at the top of the Kimberly Hotel at 145 East 50th Street in NYC. For more information call (212) 702-1600.