Savanna Rooftop

Savanna Rooftop

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Rooftop Bars in Manhattan are all the rage, but there is one noticeable drawback: when you’re in the city, you can’t see the city. There’s nothing like being at the top of a skyscraper in the middle of midtown and not being able to see the actual NYC skyline. However, there’s a simple solution to this perennial problem: Savanna Rooftop in Long Island City.

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Just a few stops from midtown on the M train, Savanna Rooftop is a contemporary cocktail bar drawing inspiration from the savannas of Africa, with eucalyptus wood, grassy ground, and colorful murals from Brooklyn artist N. Carlos J. It’s truly a step into paradise -- and that’s even before you get to the view. Completely open-air, Savanna Rooftop boasts 180 degree skyline views of Manhattan from it’s 12th floor perch, as well as stunning views across Long Island.

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And while Savanna’s most stand out feature is absolutely it’s view, there’s a lot to be said for both it’s cocktail and small bites menu. The drinks, crafted by mixologist Chad Dutkowski, includes a mezcal based Coco Camino, a frozen Hula Daiquiri and a frozen Gin & Tonic. And as for the menu -- well, you can’t go wrong with bites. There’s carne asada tacos, chicken satay, and my personal favorite: the savanna beef sliders, featuring red onion, gruyere cheese, and sriracha mayo.

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So if you’re in Long Island City and looking for a relaxed party vibe, check out Savanna Rooftop. But even if you’re not in LIC, I suggest making the trip out there anyways: the view alone is worth it. 

For more pictures and information about Savanna Rooftop, check out: https://savannarooftop.com/, or their instagram, @savannarooftop



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