Friday, May 1, 2009

On Our Radar: New Rooftop Bars

Last week, we told you how much we enjoy al fresco dining, especially in the springtime. Not surprisingly, we're just as likely to seek out rooftop bars. Here are two hot spots that recently opened: the EPIC Hotel in Miami and Above Allen in NYC.

The EPIC Hotel, part of the Kimpton family, opened last year in downtown Miami. We're most impressed with the looks of its rooftop bar and its sweeping views of Miami. We'll be there for a cocktail on our next trip.

Above Allen, which opened this winter, is perched on top of the swank Thompson LES (at 190 Allen St.). With to-die-for views of Midtown, groups of models and other pretty people, and a retractable roof, Above Allen is sure to be hot this summer. Don't let the members only tag intimidate you, use our rules of engagement: look your best, wear sexy shoes and flatter the doorman. Chances are good he'll let you in.

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