New York City's Largest Rooftop Bar Is About to Open
When the Moxy Times Square opens in September 2017, it will boast the largest all-season rooftop bar in New York City, becoming the crown jewel in a city known for its sky-high watering holes with stunning views.
The as-yet-unnamed 10,000-square-foot rooftop bar and lounge will be open every night and will start taking reservations later this summer. Guests of the hotel will get priority access.
A spokesperson for the Moxy said that the bar and lounge will have an “urban amusement park” concept, a DJ, and epic views of the Empire State Building.
The rooftop will have carousel seating, an oversized topiary garden, and a miniature putt-putt golf course. The lounge will have multiple bar and seating areas and a light food menu that will include sausage and peppers, Maine lobster roll, duck carnitas tacos, and hamburgers.
Special events and activities the hotel has in the works include weekly DJ appearances, pop-up trunk shows, drag bingo, collaborations with local artists, astrology readings, and rooftop yoga pop-ups by ModelFit.
Located just south of Times Square at 485 7th Ave and 36th Street, the new Moxy Times Square will have 612 guests rooms (called “bedrooms”) designed by Yabu Pushelberg for a variety of room types, including suites, doubles, twin quad bunks and “crash pads.” Rates start $139 per night.
The entire hotel will be equipped with complimentary Wi-Fi and plenty of charging stations in public places, but don’t expect in-room television. According to a release, “Since next-generation travelers are moving away from traditional cable/satellite TV and choosing to stream media from the Internet, Moxy offers Internet TV with partners like Netflix, YouTube, Hulu and Pandora.” Guests will also be able to stream content directly from their mobile phone or tablets to watch content on the big screen TV in their rooms.
Since launching in September 2014, the Moxy-branded hotels from Marriott International are design-focused and aim to serve “the young and the young at heart.” Its 10 properties (in London, Aberdeen, New Orleans, Tempe, Berlin, Milan, Munich, Frankfurt, and Vienna) have become known for serving both tourists and locals alike with raucous social scenes and immersive events.
This will be the first Moxy in New York City, with more scheduled to open in Japan, Seattle, Denver, and London later this year.