It seems like every bar or club that's not on the first floor boasts about having the best views of New York City. The argument may be put to rest with Sky Room, which holds true to its name. Sky Rooms is primed to set your birthday party right in the New York skyline itself.
Sky Room occupies the 33rd and 34th floors of the Fairfield Inn by Marriott Times Square, though there‰Ûªs a bit of deception in naming it as just one room: There are actually five different spaces to choose from. The Times Square Lounge, the Cube Balcony, the Private Salon, the South Terrace, and the North Terrace are all at your disposal, with unique aspects of each one, from the retractable glass roof and 360 degree views on the North Terrace to the illuminated furniture and floor tiles on the South Terrace, if your birthday party could use a little ‰ÛÏBilly Jean‰Û throwback style (leave that single silver glove at home, please). No matter what you choose, you‰Ûªll get views from the heart of Manhattan, from the Empire State Building to the Hudson River.
The menu, as one might expect from a place set in the sky, is heavenly. Tuna tartare and crab cakes mingle with high-minded sliders and truffle fries, with a dessert menu fashioned by prominent New York designers for example, the Kiwi Pavlova by New Zealand-born Rebecca Taylor (mini meringues, fresh strawberries and kiwi, honey vanilla creme anglaise, raspberry sauce) or the Candy Shop by Katie Gallagher (pink cotton candy, candy corn cupcake, crunchy candy apple). Don't worry, we didn't forget why you really came: The cocktail menu is inspired by award-winning mixologists, with choices that include both mixed and frozen adult beverages sure to make you forget any lingering fear of heights.
Anyone can say they've got the best view of New York City; it's a different thing entirely to deliver it. With a space high above the heart of Manhattan designed by the minds behind The Gansevoort and Giraffe hotels, a birthday party at Sky Room is far from the ordinary balcony view. Throw in an inspired menu and cocktail list, and you've got yourself a boozey night that'll be a challenge to forget.