Sitting 16-stories above the LES, the Highlight Room’s interior design is only matched by the view. The garden rooftop draws inspiration from the German winter garden that sat along the Bowery in the mid-18th century, meaning all 2,000 square feet of the spacious bar are outfitted with gorgeous foliage spilling from the ceiling and branches reaching from a massive tree. Michaelis Boyd designed the space, achieving a transformative atmosphere that celebrates NYC while simultaneously transporting you away.
Unparalleled skyline views, including unique vantage points of the bridges and Empire State Building, ensure that the Highlight Room will find similar success to its sister property in Los Angeles. If the views aren’t enough, the elevated food and beverage program promises to draw a crowd, as Erin Davey’s cocktail program uses seasonal ingredients combined with playful twists on the classics.
Highlights include the Shiso Pretty, a delightful blush-colored concoction of rose, grapefruit, fresh shiso and a vegan foam garnish finished with berry dust and ground turmeric. Spicy marg fans, be sure to give the Dolly Lava, a variation of the classic drink with a boost of botanicals, juicy winter peach, housemade sriracha agave and a touch of gin, a try. Lastly, a full kitchen and on-site pizza oven will provide dishes such as burrata sticks, made-to-order pizzas and NY strip French dip.