Above Allen at the Thompson Hotel LES

Neighborhood: Lower East Side
190 Allen St.
Website: thompsonhotels.com
Price Point: $$

What appear to be camouflage couches from far away are really graffed-out benches letting you know you’re “ABOVE ALLEN.” How LES of them. This spot is a prime location for cool kids and industry types; in other words, the venue is for hotel guests and “members only.” The 7th floor patio boasts panoramic views of the city’s skyline unique to downtown, so expect to pay for the view with your drink. Capacity maxes at 130, so if you can’t scheme your way in, we suggest you head to the roof at The Delancey, nearby. The couches aren’t as cool but you’ll definitely be able to get in.

[via thompsonhotels.com]