It’s only May, but NYC’s recent flirtation with summer weather means it’s time for rooftop bars. You’ll have to navigate your way past the bouncer and through meat-locker-styled hallways to find the elevator to the two-floor rooftop XVI Lounge, but it’s worth the trek…this midtown spot is the perfect place to enjoy the setting sun while sipping on a glass of sparkling wine which is free for ladies from 5-6:30pm. Take in views of the city until the morning hours as you bump elbows and dance with your dressed-to-impress peers. Cocktails are creative without being over the top and their wine and beer lists are also pleasing.
By Constance A. Chamberlain