Most likely and quite simply possibly the the best views of Manhattan you will find are from the William Vales new 22nd floor Rooftop Bar the WestLight.
The crowd here isn’t so much Billyburg hipster as more dressed to thrill in black NYC…and tourists. The interior is a great space but the wrap around deck and it’s views are amazing.
Westlights drinks are well crafted though vere towards the complex. I enjoyed the Viking Shandy that has Gin, Aquavit and Beer, and their twist on a Margarita is pretty good too. While the Beer selection is short, it’s a nice selection, especially the Ayinger a German Wheat beer I love.
Of note, they recommend calling and making reservations to get up on the roof. If you’re bringing somebody special or from out of town I would do so if I were you. This spot will be hot long past the Summer.
WestLight is located at 111 North 12th Street