It’s been three and a half years since we first brought news that the Williamsburg Hotel would feature a rooftop bar inside of a faux water tower, and now we hear from the hotel that its crowning gem will begin welcoming customers in the “coming weeks.” (Have a look at its current state, below.) In the meantime, the hotel has opened a rooftop pool with Insta-worthy views of Manhattan.
Why splurge on this when the good ol’ McCarren Park Pool is nearby? Well, for one thing there’s cocktail service featuring drinks like the Coco Rose, a blend of coconut rum and rosé, and the Positive Vibration, a mix of gin, cucumber juice, and rose water. And you can order up dishes like a farro salad and a shrimp ceviche. Chef Nicolas Caicedo knows all about tropical vibes; his ceviche got some attention during a stint in Miami.
The pool is open to day-pass holders from 11am to 5pm, with the bar staying open till midnight from Sunday to Wednesday and till 2am Thursday through Saturday. Needless to say, those day passes will cost ya: they’re $65 most days and $100 from Friday through Sunday. Daybeds are $100 and up, and cabanas and couches, which seat eight to ten people, will be $750 and up. Compare those prices to day rates at the McCarren Hotel’s pool ($55 during weekdays, $85 on the weekends) and the William Vale’s ($150 from Monday through Thursday, guests-only on the weekends).
As for the water tower bar, we’re told its official opening date is still contingent on the construction timeline, but you can read more about it here.
The Rooftop + Pool at The Williamsburg Hotel is located at 96 Wythe Ave., Williamsburg.