No dating apps necessary: At this grand, industrial chic fusion of indoor-outdoor space, the exposed brick, braided lights, retractable glass roof, and glow of nearby Empire State Building join forces to play matchmaker. The strong cocktails—several of which come in "caddies" with multiple servings—also help.
Toast to the past on the 17th floor of this c. 1916 building, now housing the "young-minded" Pod 39 Hotel. Original brick arches and terra cotta columns frame the roof, punctuated by crawling ivy, potted plants, and Mexican-tiled tables. You’ll catch a glimpse of 1 World Trade Center and the Empire State Building from this 39th Street and Lexington location, but it's more likely that your eyes will be on the crowd.