Castell, the chic new martini rooftop bar and lounge perched above the bustling streets of the Garment District, just opened June 20th. Located on the 21st floor at 260 West 40th Street atop the newly opened AC Hotel, Castell celebrates the classic cocktail bars of the 1960s. Named after the Catalan word for “castle” the hotel reflects its Spanish roots. Designed by Dan Mazzarini of BHDM Design (Great Northern Food Hall, Indian Accent), Castell was inspired by the vaults and shapes of Spanish architecture, with strong geometric influences.
The beverage program offers multiple martini incarnations ranging from dry to dirty, 50/50 and Spanish. Additional cocktail offerings are arranged on the menu via style – stirred, shaken, hi-balls and large format, with classics including a Smoked Manhattan, a Cadillac Margarita, the house AC Gin & Tonic and an on-tap Salted Grapefruit Paloma, the latter two are nod to the Spanish heritage of the AC Hotel.
Refined bar plates with a Mediterranean slant are organized by Tastes (including the crispy sea salt potatoes with smoked paprika and aioli), Toasts (including a country bread toast with fire roasted eggplant, tomato confit, and fresh herbs), Salads (from endive to heirloom tomatoes and antipasto), and Larger & Shared Plates (such as the flatiron steak with crispy potatoes, dressed arugula and romesco) to balance the robust beverage offering.
Escape from the hustle below and enjoy the loofy atmosphere with an iconic Manhattan skyline view!
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By Alissa Zarrabi