Probably the greatest rooftop bars in Manhattan is again with a very new menu of vibrant cocktails and bites.
Jimmy, which sits on the 18th ground of the model new Modernhaus SoHo lodge on Thompson Road, has completely unobstructed views of town skyline, and as soon as its pool opens this summer season, it’s going to be the right hangout spot.
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To rejoice reopening and its tenth anniversary, Johnny Swet, Jimmy’s grasp mixologist and accomplice has concocted thrilling new cocktails like The Mexican Honey Bee, Sazerac Tonic, Marmaduke, Lavender Lemonade and Strawberry Moscow Mule, and frozen choices, just like the Boozy Watermelon Frosé. Sure, please!
“I prefer to name Jimmy a New York Metropolis bar on a rooftop, quite than a rooftop bar,” Swet says. “By that I imply we’re about welcoming hospitality and inclusivity. Our cocktails are scrumptious and balanced. They’re grounded in my greater than 20 years of mixological expertise, with seasonally-driven elements, world-class spirits, top-quality artisanal, clear ice and bespoke bitters. Our cocktails are accessible and relatable to our friends, who typically initially come for the views, however then return repeatedly for the drinks. I’m additionally delighted to work with Chef George and showcase his incomparable expertise.”
George Mendes, who’s a Michelin-starred chef who helms Veranda, the lodge’s new signature restaurant, has additionally provide you with a menu of tasty bites good for munching on poolside, together with Salt Cod Croquettes, Tomato Basil Flatbread, Piri-Piri Hen Brochette and Grass-Fed Dry-Aged Cheeseburger Sliders.
All of that is nice, however with out the precise soundtrack, a rooftop bar is simply that. That is the place Jimmy goals to please. Jimmy’s vibe is Soul/Neo Soul and performs tracks from D’Angelo to Erykah Badu to Tom Misch, with funk, reggae, old style home, in addition to present hip hop and vocal home, from A Tribe Known as Quest to Anderson .Paak. It is all overseen by Jared Deitch, who DJed at Lotus for seven years and coordinates the music at The Skylark, The Lambs Membership and extra.
Jimmy has been redesigned, too. Stylist and designer Melissa Bowers took inspiration from Picasso’s “Blue Interval” to replace the indoor lounge’s furnishings in a palette of midnight blue and sapphire and rust tile partitions in addition to a brand new Rojo marble bar high with espresso leather-based trim illuminated by pendant lighting and surrounded by blue leather-based velvet modular furnishings. The unbelievable view of town continues to be clear from indoors with 14-foot home windows.
“All of us agreed now was the time for a refresh,” curator David Rabin says. “With Johnny’s artistic cocktails and a brand new degree of meals from Chef George, we won’t wait to welcome folks again as much as JIMMY. It is well timed that it is almost pool season, however we even have discovered that our core viewers understands that JIMMY is a superb spot in colder months too.”
However for now, its rooftop pool deck affords a tremendous spot to take a seat out in the course of the heat climate months.
“We have all the time hoped that JIMMY would turn into a part of the material of downtown Manhattan and after 10 years, we hope that we’re coming near that purpose,” says Rabin. “What’s been so nice about JIMMY is that every yr, new folks uncover us. We’re not the obvious spot as there actually is not lots of foot site visitors on our block or in our space, however we’re very proud that phrase appears to unfold annually to new people, whereas we work onerous to retain our loyal regulars.”
Jimmy sits atop Modernhaus SoHo, a brand new lodge that has 114 guestrooms and suites designed as trendy tributes to Bauhaus design, the Jumpin Jacks breakfast and cocktail bar and Veranda, its restaurant. Charges start at $450 per evening.
Jimmy at 15 Thompson Road is now open day by day, Sunday to Wednesday, 5pm to 1am, and Thursday to Saturday, 5pm (3pm in spring by fall) to 2am.
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