New York City rediscovered its verticality in recent years. A slew of new bars and restaurants opened on the top floors of some of the city’s most venerable skyscrapers, like this neo-Gothic gem, built in 1928, dramatically rising like a set piece in a Noah Baumbach comedy. Ophelia Lounge is a high ceilinged beaut, with ravishing cityscape views and, for decor, framed souvenirs from the time the building was a hotel for young women. The bartenders are jovial and very talented (try the Ophelia Ascending, a libation made with Jamaican pepper–rinsed mescal that comes out steaming, thanks to a dose of cedar smoke). A small warning: A DJ on-duty Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays keeps the place pretty loud, especially in the main bar room. To escape the sternum-shaking bass lines, reserve a table in one of the side rooms (they have the best views, too).