The Top of the Standard in New York

We discovered this remarkable cocktail bar thanks to a High Line ranger’s local tip. He said he associates The Standard with the Meatpacking District. Enticed by the idea, we made our way there, all the way up to the 18th floor of The Standard. The lift was an experience in itself.

We were greeted by beautifully dressed hostesses. Their golden colored cocktail dresses, reflected the color scheme of the bar’s interior. We were wowed by the opulent looking lotus shaped art deco design centre piece, lit warmly in golden hues and decorated with bottles.

With stunning panoramic views over the rooftops of New York, it was an amazing tip! A jazz band played live as we sipped our delicious cocktail. On one side of the bar we could see spectacular views of One World Trade Center and all the way across to New Jersey’s skyline. On the other side we could see the Empire State Building. It was a classic one of a kind New York experience.

Getting in was no problem, but it’s good to know that the dress code is smart causal. Anything less would not be appropriate for a bar this elegant. Reservations are strongly recommended, but we got a standing spot at the bar.