Unless it’s a dome or a pyramid, every building has a rooftop. And that includes The Met. There’s a very large roof at this museum, and it has both an excellent view of Central Park and a bar where you can get some beer, wine, or a cocktail. There’s also always some sort of priceless art up there, which makes drinking on this spacious rooftop a highly cultural experience. On weekdays, it closes at 4:30pm - but if you come on a Friday or Saturday, you can stay up here until 8:30pm.
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