If you're looking for a gritty dive bar, bro-filled spot to watch the game, or a date night hole-in-the-wall, the East Village has definitely got you covered. But unless you're crashing some NYU kid's unauthorized rager, there aren't many options when it comes to drinking on a roof.
Well, until now!
Get ready for The Ready, a stylish new rooftop bar atop the Moxy East Village. With colorful decor, a hand painted mural, string lights, and mix-and-match tableside coolers filled with cans of local brews, the watering hole boasts laid-back vibes reminiscent of a backyard bash. Oh, and did we mention there's beer pong?
The year-round spot (which also has a retractable roof) is the first new venue from Tao Group this year, joining the ranks of the Moxy East Village's lineup of in-house haunts including Cathédrale restaurant and the subterranean Little Sister lounge.
"It's nice to see New Yorkers returning to our venues and we're so excited to be able to open a brand-new rooftop, and our first new venue in NYC since 2019," Noah Tepperberg, co-Founder of Tao Group, says in a statement. "With the warm-weather approaching, it is perfect timing to debut The Ready."
In addition to beer and booze offerings including frozen cocktails, The Ready will serve up a selection of gourmet bar snacks (truffle chips, anyone?) and freshly made-to-order tacos, ranging from chicken tinga to crispy pork carnitas.
The Ready is set to debut on April 29th, so snag your res ASAP (but first make sure you've brushed up on your beer pong skills).
[Photos courtesy The Ready]