Why Mad46 is the Best Place to Spend a Summer Night

Summer is now in full swing in the concrete jungle and, as the pavement heats up, so does life on top. Whether you’re just getting off work or looking for a weekend night you’ll never forget, mad46 offers the perfect location to spend every evening. Cast out the views from street level and see the city’s true form from the rooftop of The Roosevelt Hotel. With both an indoor and outdoor bar, plenty of seating, and an unmatched view, New York’s premiere rooftop bar creates an experience you’ll want to return to again and again.

Every Monday night shake off the start of the work week with a live band from 5:30 – 8:30pm and Happy Hour from 5:00 – 7:00 pm. The Good Vibes transform the stress of the work week into a night of relaxation and cutting loose and provide just the boost you need to make it back to the weekend.

Check in every other Tuesday for Movie Night, featuring hit films from across the years like National Lampoons Vacation, Annie Hall, and Footloose. High above the hustle and bustle of the sidewalk and with a backdrop of the city skyline, Movie Night presents films how you’ve never seen them before, in a theater among the stars. Seating is open from 8:00 – 9:00 pm with movies starting between 9:00 – 9:30 pm. Come before the movie to enjoy Tuesday Happy Hour from 5:00 – 6:00 pm and get in the mood for the best of the cinema atop New York’s finest.

Mad46 is sure to keep you happy with dual Happy Hours every day of the week, easing the stress of the workday Monday from 5:00 – 7:00 pm, and Tuesday – Friday from 5:00 – 6:00 pm. Then enjoy a late night treat with Reverse Happy Hour, Monday – Friday from 10:00 pm – close.

Your weekend is also taken care of with live DJs every Friday from 5:00 – 9:00 pm and Saturday from 6:00 – 9:00 pm, and mad46 regularly hosts rooftop events to mix up the perfect summer escape. Just check the events page to stay on top of everything we have up our sleeves.

No matter what kind of night you’re looking for, there’s no better place than mad46 to let loose and elevate your evening. With unparalleled views of the skyline under the stars, you’re sure to have a night you’ll never forget when you party at the pinnacle of New York’s nightlife scene at mad46.

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Treat Dad in the City

Every year, millions of Americans celebrate forgetting Father’s Day by presenting their father with a brand new screwdriver or taking him out to the local Outback Steakhouse. This year, don’t forget your dad, celebrate him the right way with a day out in New York City filled with the best excursions, beers and restaurants the man, who made you into the amazing son/daughter you are, deserves.


Beer-Brunch Cruise

Start Father’s Day the right way with a combination of some of every dad’s favorite things: beer, brunch, and boats. Wake up to live jazz music with a bountiful brunch buffet as you cruise around Manhattan past landmarks like the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and the Brooklyn Bridge. As the day gets going, fill up your supplied Hornblower Beer mug with beer and mimosas to keep dad happy and prepare him for the rest of the day!

Brooklyn Maker’s Market

Appreciate the bygone era of handmade goods at this bazaar showcasing American-made crafts, furniture, clothing, and more. Featuring the handiwork of some of Brooklyn’s foremost crafters, this show is the perfect way to spend some time with your dad and perhaps pick out a gift that he’ll actually be able to use.

Glass Workshop

Does your Dad like Beer? Does he like making things with his own hands? If the answer to either of those questions was yes then a glassblowing workshop may be right up his alley. Even though this event takes place the week after Father’s Day, it’s still the perfect way to spend some time with your dad and leave him with a gift that he’ll not only remember, but be able to use as well.


Peter Luger

There is no other name for steak in New York City than Peter Luger. While copycats have emerged in recent years, the quality and pride of this iconic steakhouse is impossible to match. If your Dad is a fan of perfectly cooked cuts of the finest quality, there’s no better meal to celebrate his special day.

St. Anselm

If you’re looking for steak without the price tag, try out St. Anselm instead. The well rounded menu manages to combine and perfect Mediterranean, Asian, and American flavors while still delivering some of the best cuts of meat available in New York city, and for a slightly more affordable run than your other steakhouses may offer.


If steak isn’t cooked to your dad’s liking, try a unique alternative for dinner at Bobby Flay’s canteen Gato. Featuring a more eclectic menu with items like lamb tenderloin with salsa verde and a mushroom-kale-and-egg paella, this delicious option will give your dad a taste of some of the hidden gyms of the New York dining experience.


Introduce your dad to true New York fusion at Chris Jaeckle’s All’onda. Inventive modern Venetian dishes like roasted strip loin with mostarda and Parmesan potatoes are paired with an all-Italian wine program to add a splash of class to your father’s special day.


Twist & Smash’d

After a successful Father’s Day out in the city, there’s no better way to wind down the evening than kicking back for some sports and beer. With over 55 TV’s and nearly as many beers on draught, Twist and Smash’d provides you and your dad some much needed libations while you cheer your team on to victory. An ample bar menu also provides some delicious options to fill any room left after dinner.


This three-level bar lives up to its name with over 32 stouts on draught, and more sports than you know what to do with. Try the pub grub like oysters and fish-and-chips and let your Irish side show a little bit.

The Black Horse Pub

Take your Dad to a taste of Britain with this soccer focused pub. Featuring plenty of beer and a menu that will make you think you’ve just hopped the pond, The Black Horse Pub offers a taste of England right in the middle of Brooklyn and creates a jovial atmosphere perfect for ending your Father’s Day with your pops.

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Free Summer in the City

It’s easy to spend in New York City, but we thought you should know that a trip to the Big Apple doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Here some great activities that are offered FREE (yes, free!) during the summer months.

Grand Central Terminal (42nd Street)
Right across the street from the Roosevelt, is this wonderful piece of history. Wander around the terminal at your own pace, or take one of the many guided tours available.

Metropolitan Museum of Art (MoMA) (Fifth Avenue)
Although there is a “suggested” admission, you can pay what you can afford to see one of the greatest art museums in New York City. If you’re in NYC for the second Tuesday of June, definitely check out the Museum Mile Festival. From 82nd Street to 104th Street, traffic is closed and the streets are filled with music, art and laughter. Free of charge.

Monday Night Movies at Bryant Park
Bring a snack and a blanket and catch a movie on the lawn at Bryant Park. Typically movies begin at 8:00pm, but it gets crowded so get there early.

River To River Festival
The 2008 River to River Festival is a summer celebration featuring hundreds of free music, dance and cultural programs in a variety of venues throughout New York. It is the largest summer long, free arts festival in the nation and takes place from June through September.

Central Park (Central Park, NY)
Central Park is a great place to escape from the chaos of New York City streets. The Central Park Conservancy’s free walking tours are a great way to get acquainted with the park. In summer months, performances of opera, dance, comedy and music are all showcased at the Summerstage in Central Park. Some concerts are benefits, but many are free!

Walk the Brooklyn Bridge (Brooklyn, NY)
The amazing 1.13-mile-span of the Brooklyn Bridge is often called an outdoor cathedral. Take an early morning walk across the bridge and see New York City waking up.

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Shakespeare in the Park

Amid the 21st century progressivism of New York City lies a standing tradition that brings together both theater and community. Shakespeare in the Park is an annual event that takes place at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, NYC. The event extends through the summer months, showing two productions, which honor the legacy of William Shakespeare. The tradition holds that admission is entirely free, should you rise early enough to wait in line for tickets on the morning of the given show. This honorary theater affair is one of New York City’s most beloved traditions, and a must-do for anyone who loves the theater, the beautiful atmosphere of central park, or simply the appreciation for long-standing traditions.


This summer celebrates the 54th anniversary of this event, which was created by Joseph Papp in the mid-1900s. Papp originally founded the New York Shakespeare Festival in 1954, which drew fame from being the first company in the United States to offer free Shakespearian productions. The Festival performed in various New York City parks, but found its permanent home at the Delacorte Theater of Central Park in 1962. Joseph Papp is known to be a pioneer of nonprofit theater, and went on to continue his work through transferring plays to nonprofit theaters across the U.S., as well as fostering the talent of many American actors, playwrights, and directors. This fifty-four-year-old tradition celebrates the classic works of William Shakespeare alongside the progressive movement of Joseph Papp to bring the elegance of theater to all ends of society.

Summer Schedule

The two shows featured this summer are The Taming of the Shrew, running from May 24th-June 26th, and Troilus and Cressida, running from July 19th-August 14th. The lighter of heart may prefer to catch a showing of The Taming of the Shrew, a romantic comedy telling the tale of three different couples, and both the elation and strife they feel whilst navigating the unpredictable paths of love. For those who enjoy a deeper, more complex plot, Troilus and Cressida tells a tale with a theme that dives into the relationship of, and conflict between, personal life and the interests of the state.

Shakespeare in the Park upholds a classic tradition, which, simultaneously, honors the great works of William Shakespeare and rejuvenates the life of nonprofit theater. Both residents and visitors of New York City can enjoy the beauty of this event in the peaceful center of a city that never sleeps. Don’t miss the opportunity to take part in this cherished tradition.

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