Want Manhattan's outdoor bar experience without risking frostbite? One New York City rooftop bar is fighting the big freeze with four transparent "bubble tents" where visitors can thrill to city views without the biting cold. The cost to party in one: $500.
230 Fifth Rooftop Garden & Penthouse Lounge at 230 Fifth Ave. has outfitted tents with comfy sofas, TVs and rugs. And they're toasty warm, so you can wear that strapless little black number.
About the price: The $500 is a minimum food and drink order that allows you to stay for five hours. Bring 11 friends (each tent accommodates up to a dozen people) and it's less than $50 each to revel in the indoors-outdoors high.
"The tents — or FIFTHgloos as we're calling them — give a new, whimsical all-weather winter dimension to the roof deck," Sal Rozenberg, director of 230 Fifth, said in a statement.
Tents are booked for the next two weeks, but one of them might be the perfect place for a romantic Valentine's Day meet-up. They will be available until March 31 and can be reserved 4 p.m. to 4 a.m. Mondays through Fridays, and 11 a.m. to 4 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.
Info: 230 Fifth Rooftop Garden & Penthouse Lounge, (212) 725-4300.