It’s been a hot and humid summer, and New Yorkers deserve someplace to cool off after a long day at work.
And the city’s newest rooftop pool is not just “someplace.” Since opening earlier this spring, 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge on the Brooklyn Heights waterfront has been drawing capacity crowds to its rooftop bar, and it’s now opening its formerly guests-only pool to the public with a weekend of parties.
Take in the panoramic views of downtown Manhattan all the way to the Statue of Liberty with a drink in your hand in 1 Rooftop Pool, which at 3 feet deep is perfect for lounging.
Bringing the refreshment is 1 Rooftop Bar with a full menu of cocktails, local beer, wine and seasonal summer bites from chef Michael Oliver. There’s also a lounge area and fire pits to get social after taking a dip.
The pool’s opening weekend from July 29-30 will be one long party, kicking off with Saturday’s Santorini beach-themed bash with French vibes and music by British import Chloe Caillet and hometown DJ E.B. Sollis. Sunday brings the latest edition of the hotel’s party series Lime and Kotch, with reggae and funk beats. Reservations are available for tables.
The catch? Lounging at 1 Rooftop doesn’t come cheap.
The pool is only open between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., and we don’t recommend just walking up. Hotel guests get priority entry, and chaises are reserved for their use only all day Monday to Friday and until 1 p.m. on weekends. Although there is no cover charge, a minimum tab of $75 applies to all tables.
Saturdays and Sundays feature themed pool parties open to the public starting at 1 p.m., when anyone can reserve the lounge chairs, though the table minimum also rises to $200. Though with $16 cocktails and $13 for guacamole and spiced chips, it won’t take you long to rack up that tab.
If you’ve got the green and need some chill pool time, 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge is located at 60 Furman St. in Brooklyn Bridge Park.