The View – Cocktail lounge, New York

New York’s only revolving rooftop restaurant with – as the name implies – great views.

On a clear day you can see for miles from The View cocktail lounge on the 48th floor of the Mariott Marquis hotel, Times Square. The lounge revolves 360° every hour so the scenery is constantly – albeit slowly – changing.

You can peer down on to Times Square and Broadway below and get a fantastic bird’s eye view of the people, traffic and neon advertising boards. This is a must do experience, in New York. And, given the prime location and free views, the cocktails aren’t really overpriced. Premium ‘signature cocktails’ are $19 each, although beers from the wonderful Brooklyn Brewery are only $7.50.

While there’s a restaurant on the floor above, serving gastro food (seafood from Maine, steaks, pastas, salads, etc) it’s worth just paying a visit to the cocktail lounge to sip on a drink or two for an hour and take in the full 360° view.

The View – Lardbutty cocktail lounge of the year 2010
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The Views
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The cocktails
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Bar / restaurant info:
~ Lardbutty rating: 3.5 / 5
~ Type: Gastro (restaurant) or cocktail lounge + buffet
~ Menus:
Lounge + buffet menu (cocktails)
Dinner menu

~ Address: New York Marriott Marquis, 1535 Broadway, New York
~ Postcode: New York 10036
~ Website: The View website
~ Location: The View NYC map
~ Photos: The View photos

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