Overstory is a haven for elevated tastes – literally. Befitting the lounge’s 64th floor perch atop a Wall Street skyscraper, Deco interiors offer an ultra-luxe oasis. Outside, a wraparound deck provides one of New York City’s most striking vistas. A collaboration between leading restaurant Crown Shy’s chef-owner James Kent and Jeff Katz, the cocktails uphold the duo’s astral standards. Bar director Harrison Ginsberg’s menu is an ode to Gotham. Drinks such as In The Clouds (whiskey, Earl Grey, vanilla, champagne, clarified milk) and Golden Bird (rum, coffee, turmeric, pineapple, ginger and soda) reimagine classic formulas with meticulously selected ingredients and innovative techniques.
The list is heavy on agave distillates and whiskies, categories that also populate Overstory’s superb rare spirits selection. Guests looking for something lighter can indulge in a large No Buzz list or sip on some bubbles from the bar’s world-class cellar. Overstory offers testament that in NYC, all the stars are not on the ground.