Amazing views, incredible art and some of the best cocktails in Manhattan...
There's no denying that there are hundreds of amazing places to eat, drink and be merry in New York. It is one of the entertainment capitals of the world and boasts internationally renowned cafes, restaurants and bars, but, we think that one of its best kept secrets is the MET Rooftop Bar, and we'd strongly recommend you get yourself over there immediately!
Sitting smugly on the top of the Metropolitan Museum of Arts is an incredible and exclusive rooftop garden and martini bar that offers outstanding cocktails and unparalleled views of the Manhattan skyline and Central Park. Most people come up to the rooftop for the views and its extensive drinks menu of cocktails, wines, beers and spirits, but what also draws many is the chance to view some fine art that the museum houses on the rooftop for a limited time. For the past 15 summers the roof garden has showcased outstanding installations from the likes of Ellsworth Kelly, Jeff Koons and Anthony Caro, and this summer it is Tomás Saraceno who has the honor of taking over this prime space.
Saraceno's, an Argentinian artist, has just opened his exhibition 'Cloud City' which comprises a constellation of 16 joined modules which were created to represent the artists vision of floating or flying cities. The installation is extremely unique and is made of a dizzying combination reflective stainless steel and acrylic that really come to life when set against the city skyline - the heart and soul of New York. 'Cloud City' opened in June and it is expected to attract more than half a million visitors before it will be dismantled on shipped elsewhere on November 4th.
As you can imagine, demand for accessing the rooftop is high and as it is only open in the warmer, hundreds of New Yorkers flock to the garden in an attempt to catch some of the action. If you're lucky enough to get up there you'll be able to get some unreal shots of the city and side from the amazing shots will also be able enjoy deliciously fresh sandwiches and baguettes which change daily. If you have time, and we'd suggest you make some, prior to your visit to the rooftop you can check out the museum itself which is home to more than two million works permanently across ancient art from around the globe.