Perched atop Beekman Tower (originally a women’s social club until the 1930s) is this year-round rooftop space. In keeping with the building’s Art Deco architecture, the interior lines of the bar are simultaneously ornate and sleek, with a sensuous underlit bar, velvet chairs and black-and-white tile floor along the outer terrace. Back in the day, luminaries such as Miles Davis and Frank Sinatra drank at the rooftop. But they never had the option to have these elegantly crafted and presented cocktails from beverage manager Amir Babayoff (formerly of Barley & Grain).
THE DRINK TO DRINK: Ophelia’s Ascension is a visual stunner, a combination of bourbon, smoked-Jamaican-pepper-infused mezcal, bitters and activated charcoal, with a bit of burnt, smoking cedar on top, all presented on a silver serving tray.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: The walls, the shelves and even the bar top are scattered with curiosities from the early 20th century: tarot cards, antique flatware, ladies’ accessories and more. It’s worth exploring.