Friday Finds: Celebrating Spring with Cocktails on the Rooftop

March 23, 2012

Spring has officially arrived! With flowers blooming and temperatures warming up, everyone is starting to break out of winter hibernation mode. This extends to nightlife spots- with a bunch of great rooftop bars and lounges welcoming more patrons to enjoy cocktails with skyline views.

New York City

Celebrate New York’s Martini “Week” – March 15-30 at Rare Bar & Grill Lexington’s rooftop lounge. [Grand Central Partnership]

Mix rooftop bar with film? “New Yorkers love their rooftops and the Rooftop Films organization debuts avant-garde cinema on rooftops across the boroughs..screenings are usually followed by open-bar, open-air after parties”. The Standard, New York is featured by Fodor’s Travel Intelligence as a good place to stay (with a rooftop bar equipped with an indoor pool) while you’re in town for one of the dates set through this summer. [Fodor's Travel Intelligence]

Boomer Leisure Guide features one of The Purple Passport’s favorite New York rooftop bars, Plunge Bar & Lounge (located at Ganseevort Hotel), as “the famous most stylish and chic roof bar in NYC”. [Boomer Leisure Guide]

Los Angeles

vtravelled Blog features more picks from The Purple Passport, like Skybar for having “one of the best views of downtown LA while hanging out with all the scenesters and celebs” and ABH’s rooftop for the pool scene. [vtravelled Blog]

Washington, DC

In the capital, cherry blossoms are blooming and rooftop bar crowds are starting to line up. Tabaq Bistro on U Street has a great rooftop space with breathtaking views. Capital Cooking with Lauren DeSantis includes Tabaq Bistro on a list of spots to grab a drink outside. It also features ADC at Donovan House for “amazing views and specialty cocktails” with “a selection of the Zentan menu”. [Capital Cooking with Lauren DeSantis]

Spring is here; beautiful things are in the air. Why not enjoy the rooftop air and stellar views with your cocktails this weekend?
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