Food & Drink

Rooftop mac & cheese cupcakes at the sexiest after-work spot in Midtown

Perched way, way, way above 39th and 7th, The Skylark's a multi-level lounge (from a team of nightlife, catering, and real estate players, including club vet David Rabin) on the 30th floor that's going to seriously step up your after-work drinking-game. There's a truly spectacular roof deck, cocktails by Jonny Swet of Rogue & Canon and Jimmy at the James, and mac & cheese cupcakes... all at a place you'd actually go to even if you didn't work nearby. Take a look around

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Rooftop Bar NYC - Skylark - Happy Hour

Although they're well-stocked with heating lamps, you might want to head inside and take in the view (and drinks) from their gorgeous, classic bar.

Rooftop Bar NYC - Skylark - Happy Hour

Keep it super classy with this Black Walnut Manhattan, fitting into the cocktail menu's updated classic vibe with a mix of rye, Carpano Antica, Nocello liqueur, orange & Angostura bitters, and a brandied cherry.

Rooftop Bar NYC - Skylark - Happy Hour

The room has a long wraparound layout with windows that actually open up to the outside, plus plenty of plush leather furniture that gives off a kind of art-deco-meets-'70s-living-room-key-party vibe... in the best possible way.

Rooftop Bar NYC - Skylark - Happy Hour

Once you've claimed a seat, it's likely you won't get up for a while, so now's the time to tuck into those mac & cheese cupcakes with tomato confit, "frosting", and kale "sprinkles"... which still haven't caught on at Pinkberry.

Rooftop Bar NYC - Skylark - Happy Hour

Get the beef sliders (three to an order) "Skylark-style", and you're getting them topped with onion jam, Gorgonzola, and arugula. That's all you need to know.

Rooftop Bar NYC - Skylark - Happy Hour

You can even manage to keep things semi-healthy (minus the drinking) if you step up to some jicama wraps stuffed with wasabi, wild salmon, and veggies.

Rooftop Bar NYC - Skylark - Happy Hour

It's not always open, but if at all possible, you're going to want to spend sundown in the pool room, with a cocktail, overlooking the Hudson. It's the happiest of happy hours.

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