The Knickerbocker has been credited as the birthplace of the martini and, although the attribution is hotly debated, it’s the perfect excuse to place an order. If you need an excuse, that is. St Cloud is The Knick’s rooftop bar and even in a city jam-packed with bars on high, this is a standout. Ivy-covered walls and strings of sparkling fairy lights create a romantic oasis amid the surrounding concrete. Just add Champagne. Or gin, as it were.
The Knickerbocker, New York City / LUXURY TRAVEL MAG / By Kate Symons / New York