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Now Open: Bar 54 at the Hyatt Times Square

This February, New York’s highest rooftop bar opens at its biggest new hotel. Now there’s a combination anybody who loves a view (and a drink) can get excited about.

 

Bar 54

The view from Bar 54′s terrace (Photo: Courtesy of Bar 54)

The Story: Hyatt Times Square on West 45th Street just opened its doors in December. Today it launches Bar 54, an incredible 54 stories up in the air.

The Look: The central feature of the 122-seat space, of course, is the unbeatable views across Manhattan and beyond, from river to river. But the lounge itself is just as good-looking, with a style that’s part urban, part nature-inspired, with a variegated wooden “trunk” in the center of the room with laser-cut mirrored ceiling panels suggesting a leaf canopy. And once winter thaws out, you’ll want to take advantage of the 1,400-square-foot outdoor terrace and its outdoor fireplaces.

The Drinks: While plenty of rooftop bars don’t have a particularly modern beverage program, Bar 54 has an impressive cocktail team behind it — the menu is designed by acclaimed mixologist Julie Reiner (Pegu Club, Clover Club, et al.) and Tom Macy, the head bartender at Clover Club. The cocktails feature fresh ingredients and housemade syrups — from lavender to ginger and housemade grenadine.

The Scene: Expect after-work crowds from neighboring Midtown offices, hotel visitors riding the elevator to the top, and, thanks to Reiner, a legion of local cocktail fans, too.

Bar 54
135 W. 45th St., 54th Fl
646-364-1234
timessquare.hyatt.com

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