Rooftop bars are a dime a dozen in New York and many of them offer great views of the city's skyscrapers. But none is taller than Bar 54, which sits atop the Hyatt Times Square on the 54th floor. There are aspects of the decor that scream "chain hotel bar" but who's paying attention? The view is what it's all about here, especially at sunset. And the drinks, developed by Julie Reiner, owner of the popular Brooklyn cocktail lounge, Clover Club, are pretty great, too. Try the Cucumber Jewel, with gin, Lillet Blanc, Cappeletti, pampelmousse, lemon, and cucumber.
By Julie Schwietert Collazo, AFAR Local Expert
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135 W 45th St, New York, NY 10036, USA
Sun - Wed 4pm - 1am
Thur - Sat 4pm - 2am