Living at the no-fee Manhattan apartments at ARO gives you a fresh perspective on the changing seasons from a perch in the city sky. Courtesy of its curved glass facade, you’ll be looking out at light gleaming on the building tops, the last green sigh of the trees, and the lights dotting rooftops for early-fall celebrations. Mark this transition into a season of renewal for the city and your friends with your rooftop adventure at one of these destination-worthy bars, all within a short walk of ARO.
The Press Lounge in Hell’s Kitchen combines sprawling, unobstructed views of the skyline with outdoor seating designed for ultimate sophistication and comfort. Sprawl on a leather couch in front of a low leather table laden with creative cocktails like the Emilio, made with jalapeño-infused tequila, lime, and orange, or the Classic Beauty, a refreshing combination of rum, passion fruit, lime, and citrus bitters. Pair these with the House Hummus while you watch the sunset over the Hudson River and the city lights blinking on.
At Refinery Rooftop, perched at the top of the Refinery Hotel, the city’s architectural marvels play a starring role, with the Empire State Building seen from an intimate distance. This sense that you are pleasantly adrift in the magic of the skyline is enhanced by the Rooftop’s classic New York details like its repurposed wood from the water towers that are a common sight on NYC buildings, brick archways, and a retractable glass atrium. Cocktails like the Baby Doll, which you can get in a large serving for six people, is a mix of vodka, watermelon, pineapple, and lemon. The menu here is filled with treats like lobster rolls made with Maine lobster, octopus with white beans, and a cookie made in a skillet.
With its location on the 40th and 41st floors of the Aliz Hotel, Dear Irving on Hudson is the highest outdoor bar in Manhattan, offering a true taste of the skyline in a sleek, James Bond-inspired setting. Lauded for its playful style by New York Magazine, which notes its “stiff drinks and killer views,” this is the perfect place to celebrate New York and channel that feeling that you are living in a mod-inspired dream.
After a night under the stars, you don’t have to leave them behind. Back home at the no-fee NYC rentals at ARO, you’ll have your personal perspective on the city lights as they form the backdrop of your life in every season. Please contact our team to learn more about the views, the lifestyle, and your future at ARO.