Spyglass is only a few doors down from the Refinery Rooftop, and it’s a perfectly good outdoor-drinking alternative. It’s a little bit smaller, but it still has some great views of the Empire State Building. This is the rooftop lounge at the Archer Hotel, and it feels like a nice little cocktail bar that also just happens to on top of a building. Bring a date if you’re in Midtown and you’re looking for something classier than an Irish pub.
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