Neighborhood: Midtown West
Address: 251 W 48 St., 16th floor
Price Point: $$
What was once High Bar is now an opulently decorated rooftop lounge, inspired by Louis the XVI’s over-the-top taste. That said, expect to drop some dough at this still-under-the-radar 16th floor spot at the top of the Hilton Garden Inn. The views of Midtown and the Hudson River are just as alluring as High Bar’s, but the movie projector mounted on the wall, silver seating arrangements, fireplace, and gold-accented rugs are all new additions for those who like a little extra accoutrement with their sipping. Speaking of sipping, the bar tender recommends the Knickerbocker Special, a summertime cocktail complete with fresh berries. Just don’t spend like Louis did and you’ll be fine.