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Magic Hour Rooftop

Magic Hour (New York City) Rooftop | 2020 All You Need To Know

Venue Description

Magic Hour Rooftop Bar & Lounge. Located at 485 7th Ave 18th floor. Rooftop cocktail bar at the Moxy NYC Times Square with an amusement park theme, including mini-golf.

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The 270-seat Magic Hour Rooftop Bar and Lounge is a sprawling collection of lounges with three full service bars inspired by classic amusement parks with a modern twist.

Guests enter through over-scaled wrought iron entry gate with neon signage and then continue through a tent-like fabric tunnel lit by animated marquee light bulbs. From there, they enter a small “stage door.” Behind is the ticketing area with mirror screens and vanity lights; evoking a backstage dressing room. A dedicated elevator then whisks patrons to the 10,000 sq foot rooftop space.

Highlights of the sprawling 10,000-square-foot rooftop bar and lounge include an “urban amusement park” concept with an adult sensibility and epic Empire State Building skyline views, a DJ, carousel seating, oversized topiary garden, and Foreplay, a miniature putt-putt, featuring lively looking animals engaging in naughty poses. There are multiple bar and seating areas, each with distinct vibe and design.

A unique and cheeky addition to the menu is the option to book one of the hotel’s nineteen Crashpads ($99.00) – meant for those who may have had a few too many rounds on the carousel or simply don’t want the night to end.

With years of event experience, our VIP Nightlife team will take your ideas from an inspiration to a fully executed, once-in-a-lifetime occasion. Let us plan a great night out in New York City. Call us today: 212 947 9662.

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Venue Vitals

What To Know

Music: Open format
Best for: Rooftop views, Fun nightspot, groups
Capacity: 1,200
Age: 21+

Average Line: 20 -45min
Price: $$$ (Pricey)
Attire: Casual, Stylish
Crowd: Young Pro’s, hotel guests

When To Visit

Hours of Operation
Tue 4p–12a, Wed 4p–1a, Thu 4p–2a, Fri 4p–4a, Sat 11a–4a, Sun 11:30a–12a


Where To Go

NBHD: Times Square
485 7th Ave 18th floor
New York, NY 10018

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Expert Tips

» Where is Magic Hour Rooftop Bar & Lounge located in New York?

The Magic Hour Rooftop Bar & Lounge is located atop the Moxy Hotel, at 485 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10018.

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» How much do drinks cost at Magic Hour NYC?

Drink Prices at Magic Hour

• Expect to pay $17 for Cocktails, $10 for Beers.
• Bottles start at $475 +up.
• Wines (by the glass) at $15-$30.
• Spirits for Sharing ranging from $21 (18oz Party Punch) to $250 for ‘Disco Ball for All’ w/ Red Sangria Tiki Punch (serves 10-12) and more.

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» Which is the best table at Magic Hour Rooftop?

Tables closest to the DJ are the best tables. But the rotating carousel booths are always fun to experience.

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» How old do you have to be to get into Magic Hour NYC?

Magic Hour is a 21+ venue.

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» Does Magic Hour Rooftop charge a cover fee?

Hotel guests plus 1 are allowed entry to Magic Hour based on doorman discretion. If you would like to reserve a table, after 9 p.m. (Wed-Sat), there are minimum spend requirements for table service.

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» What is the crowd like at Magic Hour NYC?

The Magic Hour Lounge crowd varies, often depending on the night. While you will definitely encounter hotel guests; you will also find a lively mix of young professionals, visiting internationals & NY locals.

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» What are the best Magic Hour NYC club nights?

Fridays and Saturdays are most popular, but the crowd is good every night of the week.

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» Does Magic Hour Rooftop offer any Happy Hour specials?

Yes. Happy Hour at Magic Hour Rooftop runs every Tuesday through Friday from 4PM to 7PM. Enjoy discounted drink and food specials starting at $8!

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» What genre of music does Magic Hour Rooftop play?

The Magic Hour Lounge is a more relaxed lounge atmosphere, and the music tends to reflect that. The music can range from EDM, to Hip-Hop and Top 40 depending on the night and talent booked.

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» Where can you find parking at Magic Hour NYC?

• They do not offer parking; no parking lot attached.
• But the hotel has valet parking.
• Plus there’s also nearby self-park paid parking lot options available.

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» Click to view more Insider Tips

• Magic Hour is open year-round.
• This place is a playground for adults.
• At Magic Hour, we encourage you to make reservations up to one month in advance.
• Coat check is available.
• Drinks are pricey but make for a good picture.
• Tucked into a corner is what’s bound to be the hotel’s most Instagrammed feature: Foreplay, a miniature putt-putt course designed by TAO Group, that, instead of windmills, has follies of colossal-size animals in flirty poses.
• There are rotating carousel booths.
• Guests can rent a small 10×10 room to sleep off their drunkenness.

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Disclaimer: This content was accurate at time Magic Hour NYC was reviewed. Please check with venue to verify that details are still correct. Still have questions? Head to our Contact Info to connect.

Pink Playground

Pink Playground at Magic Hour Rooftop

Magic Hour Rooftop Bar & Lounge at Moxy Times Square in New York presents a remarkable winter installment paying homage to the bright lights of Times Square and the city during the holiday season.

This winter, the all-season rooftop will be transformed into a magical pink playground with the rotating carousel and retractable rooftop covered in 12,000 twinkling and hanging lights to create a one-of-a-kind experience where guests can sip their cocktails while taking in the festive atmosphere.

Indulge in a seasonally crafted, specialty cocktail including the classic Magic Hour Disco Ball, or the new Magic Hour Snow Globe Punch Bowl. This magical pink holiday playground was designed to lift the spirits and transport guests to a heated, luxurious setting in the heart of Times Square.

Open to the public Tuesday-Friday at 4PM and Saturday & Sunday at 11:30AM.*

Dress Code

Magic Hour Rooftop Dress Code

Dress code is casual, but stylish is a plus; especially since entry is at the discretion of the door staff. After all, the Magic Hour Lounge is a glamorous, classy venue; so dress to impress!

No shorts or sandals after 9pm. Avoid anything considered athletic attire (jerseys, track suits). Stick to collared shirts, fitted dark denim or pants paired with fashionable shoes. Ladies can’t go wrong with a little black dress and heels.

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