La Piscine at Hôtel Americano
, 518 West 27th Street
New York, NY

c (212) 525-0000

Do Mon–Thu 6–10pm, Fri–Sun noon–11pm. Opens May 1.

518 W 27th St between Tenth and Eleventh Aves (212-525-0000,

"Sufferers of vertigo beware: Access to Hôtel Americano’s rooftop pool bar on the 10th floor is by an external glass elevator. Those who brave that ride, however, get to appreciate a view of Chelsea—including the High Line—with a cocktail such as the Mezcalito (Los Nahuales Joven mezcal, cilantro and watermelon; $14). For an afternoon of drinking, spring for a pitcher of one of the seasonal cocktails ($48), and keep cool by dipping your toes in the four-feet-deep pool. Keep an eye on the website for announcements about live music and deejayed parties in the summer."