Gallow Green is NYC’s Hidden Gem

Gallow Green is NYC’s Hidden Gem

New York City teems with hidden gems. Although you can enjoy the great outdoors in the city’s sprawling parks, there are also smaller open-air spaces such as Paley Park and Sutton Place Park—two pocket parks in Midtown East, the former of which has a waterfall—where you can enjoy a more intimate respite while surrounded by beautiful trees and flowers.

If you want to add booze and bites to your garden experience, I suggest a trip to Gallow Green in Chelsea. Housed in the fictional McKittrick Hotel (it takes its name from the hotel in the Hitchcock classic Vertigo, FYI), Gallow Green is a rooftop bar that boasts far-reaching views of the Hudson River and Manhattan’s west side, rustic wooden tables and chairs, soft lighting and lush greenery that will make you feel as if you’ve been transported to the secret garden that Frances Eliza Hodgson Burnett wrote about in her famous children’s book.

This unique setting serves as the perfect place to sit back, relax and sip a creative concoction like the Sleep No More Punch, a nod to the interactive theater production also housed in McKittrick Hotel; or Forgotten Summer, an interesting mix of vodka, Hiro sake, basil, Shiso and ginger beer. In addition to cocktails, the venue also has a pretty impressive wine and beer selection.

If your stomach starts to growl, Gallow Green has mouthwatering morsels to please any palate—from crispy squid and mini lobster rolls to lamb meatballs and roasted porchetta.

There are plenty of places to eat, drink and socialize in Manhattan but few offer a charming garden setting and Instagram-worthy views of the city. If you want to escape the concrete jungle for a few hours, check out Gallow Green—a hidden gem in the middle of Manhattan.


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