It’s summertime in New York City and it’s the season for everyone to be outside and definitely out from our tiny apartments (for the 99% of us). One of our favorite experiences is at Loopy Doopy Rooftop Bar at Conrad New York in the Financial District. The Conrad is a luxury hotel that is all two-room suites. The lobby itself is fascinating with the swirling 13-story-high blue painting by American minimalist artist Sol LeWitt. The artwork, titled Loopy Doopy, is 100ft x 80ft of swirling lines and adds a distinctly modern feel. Blue lighting and curved sofas add to the futuristic look.
This bar is perched sixteen stories high and has a spectacular view of the Hudson RIver and the edge of Jersey City. Conrad New York has enviable access to natural scenery. There’s just one road separating the hotel from a small park and the Hudson River, where ferries can take you to Ellis Island or down to the Statue of Liberty. When we arrived, we were just in time for the beautiful sunset and surrounded by beautiful people.
We had started our evening with the bar’s signature Prosecco and ice pop cocktails ($22 each). These cocktails were colorful, fun, delicious and too easy to drink. These alcoholiic popscicles are an exlusive partnership with a New York-based artisan ice pop brand People’s Pops and each cocktail has different fruit and spirit pairings. Mine was a blackberry lemonade spritzer which the pop contains a bit of French brandy.
We shared dishes of homemade pickle chips ($12), Italian charcuterie ($16), rosemary aged Manchengo with quince paste ($14). The housemade pickles were a good balance of sweet and spice from the cumin that’s part of the curing. The charcuterie was a mixture of marinated sopressata, crumbly cillingini cheese, cornichons, and sweet-spicy peppadou peppers. The Manchengo cheese were a fine bowl of cheese and the quince paste is a classic pairing.
The other cocktail shown here, Tito’s Harvest ($18) is a refreshing mixture of Tito’s vodka, apple juice, fresh mint, cucumber, and citrus. What appealed to us was the use of apple juice and it added a hint of sweetness but it’s controlled.
While the drinks were (too) quaffable, the view is arguably tops off the entire experience.
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Loopy Doopy Rooftop Bar at Conrad New York
102 North End Avenue
New York, NY 10282
Phone: (212) 945-0100