When you live in the middle of Manhattan, the nightlife comes to you. ARO residents live within easy walking distance of some of the best watering holes in the world, with exciting new bars and clubs opening all the time. As the weather warms up and Manhattanites shed their winter wool, we’ve chosen three bars that you must check out this season.
The first bar on our list is also the newest, having just opened its doors a couple of months ago. Dubbed Pebble Bar, this new three-story concept revives a classic Midtown bar that was once the favored haunt of such luminaries as Johnny Carson and Jack Kerouac before closing in 2000. The refreshed space splits its offerings along three floors, with one dedicated entirely to cocktails and another for food; the top floor, dubbed Johnny’s, is a private event space decked out in art-deco style and is accessible only via elevator.
Valerie has garnered a reputation for excellence that precedes it. This stylish barroom combines high-octane cocktails and seasonal food offerings with sumptuous interior decor to create unforgettable drinking experiences. The high ceilings and tiled floors create the perfect backdrop for traditional cocktails as well as specialty drinks concocted by beverage director Marshall Minaya. Meanwhile, executive chef Darren Pettigrew and team locally source each season’s menu to ensure that guests eat dishes made with only the freshest ingredients. If you’re looking for a quintessential Manhattan cocktail, Valerie should be your first stop.
ARO residents who prefer an open-air drinking experience should check out Castell, the premier rooftop lounge in Midtown Manhattan. Castell’s cozy indoor lounge and picturesque rooftop terrace create the perfect backdrop for enjoying a classic martini, the Castell signature cocktail and a favorite of Manhattanites from time immemorial, although, of course, the bartender will be happy to whip up your favorite drink or pour a glass of wine to pair with the chef’s shareable plates.
When the night is over, and the tab is closed, lucky ARO residents can walk the few short blocks from these bars to the comfort of their own homes. With spacious layouts, a suite of luxury amenities, and an unbeatable location, ARO is making a play for the best Midtown West rentals on the NYC market. Head over to the contact page to schedule a tour and see what places ARO a cut above.