last night i had drinks at upstairs at the kimberly, the new rooftop bar at the kimberly hotel on 50th and lex. upon entering the hotel, i felt like i was walking into a tim burton set. a small hallway led back to the elevator, which was fashioned with black and white walls and took us 30 stories up to the rooftop bar. although it was a tuesday night, the bar was hopping. i ordered a glass of gewürztraminer and enjoyed the views of midtown manhattan from a small corner table. besides wine, they also serve a selection of signature cocktails in addition to a full bar. i thought the food menu was interesting – and although my lobster sliders were a bit too peppery – they were still quite good by bar food standards. the crowd was the typical new york happy hour goers, and the music was a little too loud and not consistently good (they played a lot of MGMT followed by dance music), but i would still recommend this place for after-work drinks. overall, the atmosphere was nice, and let’s face it, there’s nothing better than sipping cocktails at a new york rooftop bar.