Located at the top of ink48, a Kimpton hotel in Hell's Kitchen, The Press Lounge offers views of New Jersey and downtown New York City. The best time to go is right as the sun is setting over the Hudson, as this is also before the bar becomes crowded and you may have to wait a while for an elevator. Thankfully, guests of the hotel have VIP access.
The lounge has seating inside and out, including plush couches and chairs. Once the sun goes down, the atmosphere is noticeably more trendy and a dress code may be enforced. Cocktails change seasonally, but La Repubblica, a grapefruit and gin-based drink, is refreshing. The Press Lounge also has selections of wine and beer, as well as small plates.