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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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Kentucky Derby Party at Mad46

The Roosevelt is off to the races with the annual mad46 Kentucky Derby Event sponsored by Woodford Reserve, this Saturday, May 7th. With midtown Manhattan’s very own grandstand seated atop the Grande Dame of New York, you can bask in the spirit of Louisville without ever leaving the city.

Once the doors open at 3:30 pm, all bets are off. Guests will be dressed to impress in traditional Derby attire as mad46 begets an atmosphere of southern hospitality within its rooftop walls. Every year the best dressed individuals are presented with their own awards, leading to some of the most elaborate and authentic derby attire north of the Mason Dixon. There are even awards for best the best hat!

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Sabrina, the 2015 winner for best hat at the Derby Party!

Mingle and get your picture with the derby photographer or simply relax and watch the race unfold on one of several large screens positioned all over the rooftop, all while sipping a traditional Woodford Reserve Mint Julep, the official drink of the race. And, once the race concludes, extend your celebration into the night with a live DJ from 5:00 – 9:00 pm. Specialty cocktails are available throughout the event as well as specialty wines served by the glass or bottle. Mad46’s excellent chefs will also be dressing their food to the nines with a specialty menu just for the derby featuring bourbon glazed wings, fried green tomato BLT sliders, Kentucky dusted shrimp and Kansas City braised beef brisket sliders. Whether you’re familiar with the derby or a first time attendee, there’s no better venue to watch the running of the roses than with mad46.

As the races keep running, mad46 will continue to celebrate, so keep an eye out for updates and mark your calendar accordingly. The Preakness thunders into The Roosevelt on May 21st, with a celebration riding on its heels that’s not to be missed.

This season at mad46 is just getting started, and with a full list of upcoming events and specials, there’s no better time to experience New York from above. No matter where you’re from, now is the time to discover why life in the city is better on top.

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Mad46 Opens for the Season

It’s that time of year again: birds are singing, flowers are blooming and mad46 returns to blow the roof off the city and Midtown Manhattan. Kick off your season of rooftop revelry this Wednesday, April 13th at 5:00 pm atop the Grande Dame of Madison Avenue and prepare yourself for another season of delicious food, tantalizing cocktails and, best of all, nonstop fun.

Happy Hours every weekday night from 10:00 pm until close will transform your workweek into another reason to celebrate, while Summer Soiree Saturdays highlight your weekend with a live DJ every week. Whether you want to party alongside the stars or enjoy the simpler pleasures of the indoor bar, mad46 is prepared to elevate your evening into something unforgettable.

While mad46 excels at making every night amazing, our staff goes above and beyond the call for special reservations and private engagements to create a night in the city that towers above the rest. Our chefs and bartenders cater every event individually in order to make every night a unique experienced tailored to our guests. With the range of specialty cocktails and menu options available, every time you party with mad46 will feel like a brand new, yet equally familiar experience. Reservations can be made at, while our team can address all of your inquiries and questions at

Mix it up again this season with special events and parties on the rooftop, beginning with the Kentucky Derby event on Saturday, May 7th. Sponsored by Woodford Reserve, mad46 invites all of our guests to dress up in their finest Derby attire and enjoy Mint Juleps alongside many other delicious cocktails as we celebrate the 142nd Running of the Roses. Check back frequently for insight on more exciting events or enjoy the nightly excitement only the best rooftop bar in New York City can provide.

Mad46 is excited to return to the top in 2016 and we’re looking forward to celebrating with you. Join us on opening night or any other night during the year for a New York bar experience that truly rises above the competition. And remember, life is better at the top.

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Mad Eats

A hidden oasis under the Manhattan skyline, mad46 Rooftop Lounge is open to the general public seasonally, April through October, and year round for private events and corporate outings. The sky-high terrace is accessible from the 46th Street entrance of The Roosevelt Hotel, welcoming guests and New Yorkers alike to enjoy unsurpassed Midtown views atop the 19th floor of the “city that never sleeps.”

What sets mad46 apart from other rooftop lounges is the food, their small plates menu is restaurant quality food to say the least. In accompaniment with the full renovation, in 2015 mad46 launched a new menu created by Executive Chef Robert Hohmann.

11709672_10153077547566378_5039816748853196018_oOffering a variety of culinary delights and signature cocktails, the menu features a delectable range of mouthwatering options including hand-rolled Kale and Vegetable Dumplings served with spicy kewpie sauce and their Flatbread Pizza made with San Marzano tomatoes and fresh mozzarella. 11270403_10152982902706378_5798299265279644800_o Other fan favorites include the  fresh Grilled Artichokes, handmade Potato Pierogies and Short Rib Sliders made with crispy onions, melted provolone and cucumber wasabi sauce.11951544_10153176673826378_5152951358755328126_o  The menu isn’t just about the food either, the list of signature cocktails features hand-crafted options such as the Teddy Roosevelt, Grand Dame, Mad Smash and ever-popular, Mad Mojito.

For more info and to view the full menu visit

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Take Your Event To The Next Level

CON_8395Mad46 rooftop lounge is located atop the 19th floor of the Roosevelt Hotel, is available year round for private events! mad46 is perfect for a birthday, bachelor or bachelorette party, corporate outing or special event and has everything you need for a truly memorable experience. Mad46 rooftop is located on 46th street and Madison Avenue with a separate entrance and private elevator to deliver guests to the rooftop terrace, providing stunning views of Manhattan.

The venue underwent a complete renovation in 2015 featuring CON_8404all new lighting, carpeting, decor and furnishings along with a total remodel and expansion of the bathrooms and new marble bars both inside and outside.

Mad46 rooftop lounge features two spacious indoor rooms each with their own bar along with a large wrap around outdoor terrace CON_8518that can be accessed from their of the interior spaces. Our culinary team provides new and innovative menu options and will personalize food and beverage offerings to fit any type of event.

For additional information regarding private events please contact mad46 at 212-885-6095 or


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