Sometimes it’s too cold to hang out at a rooftop bar. This enclosed 10th-floor space in 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge overlooks the East River and Downtown Manhattan, evoking the “gilded age” of hotel bars with sleek sofas and stylized club-chair seating, a copper-fronted bar and inventive, delicious cocktails by veteran barman Albert Trummer (Apotheke). A compact DJ booth in one corner drops beats on weekend nights. Downstairs, you’ll find casual fine dining at The Osprey, and come the warmer months, yes, there’s a rooftop bar.
THE DRINK TO DRINK: Not your typical rooftop bar menu, the well-crafted drinks here include creative Champagne cocktails and the Yellow Cab (pineapple-infused rum and Madagascar vanilla essence).
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: Beyoncé hosted Jay Z’s birthday party here, which should tell you something about the lines on weekend nights.