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Let The Rooftopping Begin: The Roof Opens at The Viceroy New York

Where: 120 West 57th Street [map], New York, NY, United States, 10019
March 12, 2014 at 8:47 AM | by | ()

We sprung forward over the weekend, so you know what that means: rooftop season is here!

Granted the weather is not exactly rooftop bar ready yet, but the Viceroy New York is doing their bit to will it so by opening up the final, and possibly most anticipated, part of the hotel: The Roof.

The 29th-floor bar will supplement Kingside, the Viceroy's street-level bar and restaurant, which opened late last year, and is, like the rest of the hotel, designed by the inimitable Roman and Williams. Here's how the design firm described the new al fresco spot:

“With walnut ceilings, custom leather sofas accented with caramel-colored woods, and brass details, The Roof is the clubhouse of the spaces, all clad in iroko. Top it off with the most inspiring, not to mention romantic, view of the city you can imagine! This is the perfect spot to take in New York’s energy from a luxurious perch.”

Despite the luxury yacht vibe and the fact that rooftop bars in this part of town are pretty rare, prices are not totally outrageous -- at least not compared to this rooftop hotel bar cocktail menu. The Roof offers small-batch spirits, regionally brewed craft beers ($8-9), global wine offerings ($12-15 a glass) and a selection of classic and modern cocktails ($16) including the Spicy Paloma, made with Casamigos Blanco tequila, Thai chili, aperol and grapefruit soda, and the Without Fear (pictured) with Jameson Black Barrel whiskey, apricot liqueur, fresh lemon and angostura bitters. Small plates from Kingside include The Burger with housemade American cheese ($20), a Charcuterie Board ($19) and Grilled 3-Cheese ($14).

The Roof at Viceroy New York is open daily, and year-round (with heat lamps on standby), from 3 p.m. – 4 a.m. For table reservations or to book a private event, call 212-707-8008.

[Photos: Viceroy New York.]

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