created by | Sam
transit | walkable
distance | 0.7 miles
est. transit time | 16 minute walk end to end

I often entertain out of town friends and clients and most of them want to see the best views of the New York City skyline. With a city the size of New York, you have a couple of options, 1) travel to the outer boroughs or New Jersey or 2) get a ticket to visit a viewing deck at the Top of the Rock at Rockefeller Center or the Empire State Building. Being a local New Yorker, neither are a good option for me every time I have someone visiting.

Instead, one of my favorite local outings is to head to the west side of Manhattan. Start off with drinks and dinner in Hell's Kitchen before enjoying the views at the Press Lounge atop the Ink 48 Hotel. Hope you enjoy this night out as much as I have!


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El Colmado

$$ Spanish Tapas Bar | Casual counter / food-hall
600 11th Ave, New York, NY 10036 (near 45th)
(212) 582-7948


Start with a visit to El Colmado, a small tapas bar located inside the Gotham West Market. It's a perfect place to grab a drink when you're on the west side of midtown Manhattan. Their happy hour is also a great way to enjoy an afternoon or get your evening started, enjoy $1 oysters and reasonably priced wines.

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Pio Pio 8

$$ Peruvian | Casual trendy vibe
604 10th Ave, New York, NY 10036 (near 44th)
(212) 459-2929


Just one block east of the Gotham Market you'll find Pio Pio's Hell's Kitchen location and some seriously delicious Peruvian cuisine. Be sure to get the chicken and all of the sauces you can get your hands on. The restaurant is also usually very loud as it's a favorite for groups, so be sure you're sitting close if you're looking at having a serious conversation.

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The Press Lounge

$$$ | Bar & Lounge
653 11th Ave, New York, NY 10036 (near 48th)
@Kimpton Ink48 Hotel


From dinner, you're a short walk one avenue west and a few blocks north to The Press Lounge. The bar sits atop the Kimpton Ink48 Hotel. Make sure you arrive on a night when the weather is nice enough to be outside as you'll want to take advantage of the massive rooftop with sweeping views of midtown and the Hudson River. Grab a cocktail and be glad you've arrived! 

Book a stay at Kimpton Ink48 Hotel

Kimpton Ink48 Hotel

4 star hotel | rooms $150 - $250/night
653 11th Ave, New York, NY 10036
(212) 757-0088

In addition to having an amazing rooftop, the Kimpton Ink48 Hotel is also a beautiful hotel. It’s a perfect spot if you’re looking to explore Midtown and equally accommodating whether you’re in the city to party or traveling as a family with children. Book your room now and save a slice of this Manhattan view for yourself!

“Location was brilliant. cleanliness was superb.. asked for a free upgrade , got it no problem..."

- Alison, U.K.

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