CitizenM is a large hotel on the Lower East Side that kind of looks like a bank or a supervillain’s lair. At the top of this large, corporate-looking building you’ll find a rooftop called CloudM. This rooftop has a bar, a coffee shop, a bunch of couches, floor-to-ceiling windows, and a big patio with a view of downtown. It isn’t the absolute coolest rooftop in the city, and it isn’t where you go to drink tequila in excess, but it’s a great spot to grab some relatively quiet drinks and enjoy a very nice view. It also works for an early-evening meeting or some drinks with a couple of clients.
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Jajaja is a vegan Mexican restaurant on the LES. Is it the best Mexican in the city? No. But if you’re a vegan, you’ll probably be into it.
Minnie’s is a casual little spot on the LES where you can stop by for a burger or a farro salad without a reservation on a Friday night.
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Bar Hugo - Rooftop
Bar Hugo is the good-looking rooftop bar/lounge at Hotel Hugo in Hudson Square, and it has a decent happy hour.
Mr. Purple is the restaurant/bar on top of Hotel Indigo on the Lower East Side. It’s a good place to grab a drink with a group, but it does get busy.
Azul at Hotel Hugo
Azul is the Cuban-themed rooftop bar at Hotel Hugo. Think of it as a slightly less sceney alternative to Le Bain.
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