Calling all vampires! Tonight (Sept. 27), the moon will be at its closest in three decades, which also happens to coincide with a total lunar eclipse and a full moon. The result? A moon that will appear reddish in hue and abotut 14 to 30 percent bigger than usual. Assuming no bad weather comes our way, the sky is going to be filled with the brightest, biggest, boldest, baddest moon any of us have seen in our lifetime. The next Super Blood Moon won't happen until 2033.
So, get thee to a rooftop or pier-side bar, look up and howl! Here are a few of our favorite outdoor bars where the drinks are strong as the moon-glow, and the scene is just as intoxicating.
This urban hangout for chic Latinos and Chelsea gallerinas has a plein air bar on its tip-top level (and a pool, but you've got to be a guest of the hotel to take a dip). Order a mojito and some Mexican apps to go with the laid-back vibe courtesy of architect Enrique Norten (and hotel wunderkind Rafael Miche). Had too much to drink? Let the moon be your flashlight as you teeter downstairs and check into one of the hotel's sleek and modern guest rooms.
Consider yourself a bookworm? Then brush up on your Stephanie Meyers and hit the rooftop bar of The Library Hotel, set conveniently close to the much-loved New York Public Library (the one with the lions). The entire hotel is library-themed, but it's the wrap-around terrace near Bryant Park that brings in the literary set for publishing industry gossip.
As its name suggests, STK Rooftop is a seasonal lounge with a restaurant specializing in, well, steak. We love the from the grill dishes but the summery cocktails are not to be missed—though the views of the Hudson River and the sparkling cityscape are pretty dazzling, too. Make a ressie or walk in and grab a colorful lounger. STK rooftop
Three may be a trend but there are way more awesome outdoor bars from which to indulge your inner werewolf this Super Blood Moon night. Eataly's La Birreria is bound to draw quite the raucous crowd; the floating (and, perhaps, not so seaworthy) boat bar, The Frying Pan, jutting out into the Hudson River has spectacular views; and, in case you can't get in anywhere else, there is always room at 230 Fifth, on Fifth Avenue and 25th Street—the largest rooftop in all of Manhattan.