During summer in New York, humidity levels soar and concrete feels like it is emanating heat waves. However, if you are on a New York rooftop bar, you enjoy the pleasure of being in the city but at a distance.
According to Ray Chung, director of design at The Johnson Studio that is behind the design of the rooftop lounge of The Wit Hotel in Chicago, walking down the streets of New York is one thing but the feeling is different if you can let your guard down and see the city in a reduced size while breathing the same air. The experience can be very intoxicating because you feel and hear the buzz of the city from 10 stories up.
Drinks seem to taste better in a rooftop bar where you can feel the cool night breeze. According to Chung, there are some important elements thatare critical to the success of a rooftop bar like space planning, comfortable seating, magnificent views and a creative and varied menu. Unique food and drinks are a given as well as a top-notch bartender so that people will continue to come. However, for the majority, as long as there is a good view and plenty of fresh air, they are happy.
One of the best rooftop bars that you can visit during summer is PHD Terrace at Dream Midtown that has a spectacular view of Times Squared and midtown Manhattan. Bottle service is always available for the high rollers otherwise, you can taste their specialty cocktails and menu of small bites.
The Empire Rooftop at the 12 floor of the Empire Hotel in Lincoln Center area is a new property that spans 8,000 square feet. There are two bars and a fireplace with a wide range of choices in their menu. Cocktails include the old-fashioned barrels and carafe cocktails.
In Thailand, you can enjoy the phenomenal view of the city from the rooftop bar in Sukhimvit. At the unique rooftop bar, you can enjoy a variety of drinks along with signature and classics for everyone. Snack menu is created by an executive chef that has 20 years of experience in prestigious hotels.