Along with The Crown, The Heights is another 2017 rooftop opening from Chef Dale Talde and his Three Kings Restaurant Group. The Heights is a rooftop bar located on the 31st floor of the Arlo Nomad Hotel.
The rooftop opened late spring 2017 and quickly became the new summer hotspot for Midtown after-work Happy Hour. The crowd is mostly made of people in suits and tourists that come for the frozen drinks with expansive Midtown views (and an exclusive close-up on the Empire State Building). Unless you’re afraid of – heights! – no stop at The Heights is complete without Instagramming their glass floor overlooking the busy Nomad streets (hashtag #allthewayup).
Vertigo aside, The Heights has an affordable menu of refreshing drinks and tasty bar bites, which can’t be said of many (any?) New York City rooftops . Chef Talde didn’t go the signature Asian-fusion route, but put together a menu focusing on Detroit-style pizza, as well as many other snacks under $20 (their chips & guac are addictive!).
I wouldn’t go out of my way to trek here on a weekend (head to their sister rooftop The Crown instead!), but The Heights is a good weekday spot if you’re looking for an after-work drink in Nomad or Midtown.
Thursday-Friday: 5pm to 2am