A Manhattan View at R17 Rooftop Bar in NYC

In recent years, the South Street Seaport neighborhood has gone through some major changes, transforming from a rundown fish market and tourist attraction to a bona fide hospitality hangout. Case in point: R17, the “hidden” rooftop bar at Pier 17 at South Street Seaport.

At this lower Manhattan spot – the only rooftop cocktail bar in the area – the drinks are just as impressive as the East River views – and the nightly happy hour deals are not to be missed. From 5 – 7 p.m., specialty cocktails like the A Manhattan View are buy-one-get-one, which is pretty impressive. Made with bourbon, Cocchi Barolo Chinato and Angostura bitters, A Manhattan View is R17’s twist on the classic.

“A Manhattan Cocktail is the most classic Pre-Prohibition drink created in New York City,” explains Beverage Director David Orellana. “At R17 we wanted to stay as close as possible to the original recipe and thus A Manhattan View is an homage to a timeless classic made with outstanding ingredients. The playful name is a reference to the incredible views of the city that R17 provides.”


A Manhattan View recipe and preparation

  • 2 oz. Baker’s 7-year-old bourbon
  • 1 oz. Cocchi Barolo Chinato
  • 3 dashes Angostura Bitters

Build in mix glass, add ice, and stir to proper dilution and strain into coupe glass. Garnish with one Amarena cherry, using a metal skewer and place it at the bottom of the glass.

R17 details

The Rooftop at Pier 17, 89 South St, New York, NY 10038; 917-512-7540; www.r17nyc.com; @r17nyc

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