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AROUND THE MURRAY HILL ‘HOOD: 6 BEST ROOFTOP BARS WITH A BUZZ

From the waterside Crow’s Nest to Salvation Taco to the Gansevoort Park Avenue … a roundup of the best outdoor drinking spots for a sexy summer evening

By COURTNEY MIFSUD

THE CROW’S NEST

The place  The rooftop bar of The Water Club, the seafood restaurant-on-a-barge
The vibe  Marine casual
The drink to order  Sangria
Open til  Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday – 11 P.M., Friday and Saturday – 12 A.M., Sunday  – 10 P.M.
Walking time from East River Ferry/34th Street 6 minutes

thewaterclub.com
500 E. 30th Street

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Crow's Nest

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POD 39 ROOFTOP
The place  Cantina-themed bar atop the Pod 39 Hotel
The vibe  Mexico by way of Manhattan
The drink to order  Margarita
Open til  12 A.M.
Walking time from East River Ferry/34th Street  13 minutes

thepodhotel.com
145 East 39th Street

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Pod 39

murray hill best rooftop bars pod39 hotel

THE DRIFT
The place  The rooftop lounge of the Gansevoort Park Avenue hotel
The vibe  Beachy cabanas and summery lights
The drink to order  Frosé
Open til  12 A.M.
Walking time from East River Ferry/34th Street 19 minutes

gansevoorthotelgroup.com
420 Park Avenue South

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Gansevoort Park Avenue

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BOOKMARKS
The place  Greenhouse-style bar on the 14th floor of the Library Hotel
The vibe  Algonquin Round Table in the sky
The drink to order  Tequila Mockingbird
Open til  Sunday – Thursday: 12 A.M.,  Friday and Saturday: 1 A.M.
Walking time from East River Ferry/34th Street 20 minutes

hospitalityholdings.com
Library Hotel
299 Madison Avenue

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Bookmarks

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TAVERN 29
The place  Rooftop biergarten with a massive draft list
The vibe  Oktoberfest every day
The brew to order  Firestone Walker Parabola
Open til  Sunday – Tuesday: 2 A.M.,  Wednesday – Saturday: 4 A.M.
Walking time from East River Ferry/34th Street 20 minutes

tavern29.com
47 E. 29th Street

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Tavern 29

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230 FIFTH ROOFTOP LOUNGE
The place  New York’s largest rooftop garden
The vibe  White canopies, palm trees and old fashioned cocktails
The drink to order  Gin-cucumber mojito
Open til  4 A.M. (doors close at 2 A.M.)
Walking time from East River Ferry/34th Street 26 minutes

230-fifth.com
230 Fifth Avenue

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230 Fifth Avenue

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