upstairs at the kimberly

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.