On a sultry evening, nothing beats a cool cocktail — unless, of course, that cocktail is accompanied by a knockout rooftop view. San Francisco has scores of fun al fresco places to imbibe, but these not-to-miss local spots will (literally) elevate your usual night on the town.
Rooftop At VIA (138 King St.)
Toast to summertime atop the Hotel VIA in South Beach. The hotel’s Rooftop at VIA is a chic indoor/outdoor space complete with captivating views of the downtown skyline, Bay Bridge, East Bay/Oakland Hills and AT&T Park. Open-air fire pits and comfy seating create a relaxed vibe, and you’ll slip right into a celebratory mood thanks to VIA’s warm service, sophisticated drink menu and tasty tapas and sweets. Rooftop at VIA is truly exclusive; it’s available only to hotel guests or by renting one of the swanky six-person cabanas.
Charmaine’s (1100 Market St.)
Step off the San Francisco Proper Hotel elevator and straight into the playfully opulent atmosphere of Charmaine’s. Perched 120 feet above the hustle and bustle of Market Street, this indoor/outdoor escape boasts a glittering backdrop of city lights and a dazzling array of cocktails to match it. The creative bartenders can mix something up to please any palate, whether you’re in the mood for a quirky concoction or a classic Old Fashioned. The snack selection fits right in with Charmaine’s luxe-yet-cheeky theme. Don’t miss the hot dog dressed up with Bavarian mustard and fermented lettuce.
The Starlight Room (450 Powell St.)
Want a reason to break out your party clothes? Look no further than the iconic Starlight Room, located on the 21st floor of the Sir Francis Drake Hotel. Take in the bird’s-eye view of Union Square directly from the dance floor, or settle into the plush high-backed booth for some good old-fashioned people-watching. If you’re running with a crowd, the extensive drink list includes tasty spiked punch bowls for sharing. On Sunday, come back to the Starlight Room for the Sunday’s a Drag brunch, featuring raucous routines by fabulously-attired drag queens and transgender performers.
A few new rooftop locales are scheduled to open this summer, so you’ll have even more options for lofty libations. Stay tuned for upcoming details about the much-anticipated rooftop terraces at the Virgin Hotel in SoMa and YOTEL in Central Market’s historic Grant Building.
Veranda Offers Brunch, Beer and Bespoke this Father’s Day at Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas
Celebrate Dad with a Father’s Day to remember in Veranda at Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas, featuring a celebratory brunch on Sunday, June 17, 2018, complemented by custom beer chalice engraving and a pop-up luxury clothing shop.
Brunch will feature market stations including the Avocado Bar, Asian Station, Dad’s Taco Truck and Pop’s Grill. A seafood station offers chilled tiger prawns, Alaskan crab legs and west coast oysters on the half shell. Traditional breakfast favourites complement the stations, featuring omelets, breakfast meats, cereals and granola, and a selection of fresh pastries. Desserts made to order – fresh from the Man Cave – round out the menu and include freshly made donuts, shakes and floats, sea salt caramel ice cream bars and miniature versions of classic treats such as red velvet and carrot cake. Stella Artois will be on site engraving custom chalices. All dads will receive a complimentary glass of Stella with their brunch.
STITCHED Men’s Clothing will open a pop-up shop and shoe shine on property that day from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Browse racks of clothing featuring Eton dress shirts, XXXX suit and sports coats, seven-fold ties, pocket squares, and accessories such as Bailey hats, vintage Louis Vuitton bags, and Tom Ford and Gucci sunglasses. Guests also can view custom look books, receive complimentary shoe shines and enjoy an onsite embroidery station.
Embrace Blissful Seafront Evenings at Arabesque
As summer makes its grand debut in Beirut and lazy nights lay ahead, balmy breezes, beautiful sunsets and alfresco dining are always a welcome pleasure.
Offering a casual and comfortable outdoor atmosphere, with the finest Four Seasons food and drinks, Arabesque is perfectly in tune with its Beirut Downtown surroundings, and an ideal place to wind down and catch up with friends over sunset drinks or dinner.
Housed on the 3rd floor terrace of Four Seasons Hotel Beirut, this vivacious lounge has been recently refurbished and features new exquisite sofas, embroidered cushions and decorative statement pieces complemented by oriental chill out lounge music in the background, offering guests the ultimate laid-back atmosphere.
When it comes to food, the menu at Arabesque is adventurous, offering Mediterranean twists on Lebanese classics. Choose from tasty mezzah, succulent shish taouk skewers, marinated sardines and tasty indulgences like baklava and saffron mouhalabiyeh.
If you think the food menu is innovative, have a look at our shisha offerings, which include traditional flavours, classic blends such as grapes with mint, and a special “mix your own blend” with your choice of three different blends to capture your current mood.
As for the flavoursome cocktails and mocktails, inspired by the colours and aromas of Beirut, they are the summer’s essential pleasures that complete the dining experience at Arabesque.
Bourbon Steak at Four Seasons Hotel Washington Named Best Steakhouse
Raising the “steaks” once again, BOURBON STEAK at Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC has been voted Best Steakhouse by Washingtonian readers in the magazine’s annual Best of Washington survey. Hot off the press, the two time consecutive winner of this fan-favorite poll can be found in the publication’s must-read June 2018 issue.
“We are so appreciative to have received this outstanding honour, especially as it recognises our dedicated efforts to curate the city’s most comprehensive, unique steak program,” says John Gilbert, General Manager of BOURBON STEAK.
Early each year, Washingtonian invites its trusted readers to name their favuorite spots in the District, from Best Happy Hour to Best Bakery. When the results came in, it was a wonderful surprise that valued patrons chose BOURBON STEAK as their #1 destination for superior quality cuts of everything from rib-eye to New York strip. With a wider, more varied selection than any other restaurant in the metro area along with its near dozen accompanying sauces, the voter results validate the team’s unwavering commitment to sourcing the very best for guests, whether from Virginia’s Shenandoah or the pristine wilds of Tasmania.
In addition to restaurant-goers being impressed, the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington has honoured BOURBON STEAK as a nominee for Service Program of the Year and Wine Program of the Year.
One thing is for sure: BOURBON STEAK knows the meaning of a “Best of” kind of beef.
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