On the rooftop of the M Social Hotel located at Times Square you can find the Beast and Butterflies bar. Overlooking New York City’s skyscrapers the rooftop oasis exudes an undeniable aura of vibrant positivity, relaxation, and community. Whether you head over with friends or family, you have a good time awaiting you!
Recently, the rooftop bar has welcomed a newest addition to their space, a pickleball court in partnership with Grey Goose Vodka. Even if you aren’t a guest at the hotel and are just looking for a fun afternoon in New York City, this is the perfect spot for you. Their menu offers a variety of American Cuisine, the Grey Goose signature cocktail is a guest favorite, and you can challenge yourself and your peers to a friendly game of pickleball on their newly designed court! For only $40 per person, you can get treated to the Grey Goose Honey Deuce cocktail and a 45-minute slot to showcase your skills on the court.
After my own visit to the bar, I found myself leaving the premises feeling overjoyed by my experience. Not being quite sure what to expect upon arrival, I walked away with my expectations being exceeded. I showed up on a solo date and found comfort in the energy of the staff and the other customers on the rooftop. In the midst of taking in the breathtaking views of New York City, I was approached by a kind woman who offered to participate in a game of pickleball, considering I didn’t have a partner to play with. After 2 long hours of a friendly game of pickleball I instantly reflected on the sense of community that I was able to find over at Beast and Butterflies rooftop bar. I had the opportunity to speak with the manager, Devon Tikku, and he mentioned something that has yet to leave my mind. When asked what value adding the pickleball court to their mini rooftop adds to the M Social Hotel, he stated “it represents being of one community of New York City while emphasizing the rise of pickleball as a sport”. It’s safe to say, adding the court to their rooftop did just that for attendees like myself. For someone who had never played a game of pickleball prior to this, I walked away with a sense of belonging and I know the environment and the people in the environment played a huge role in that.
If you’re looking to sip on a thoughtfully crafted drink, find a space to share stories with friends or family, gaze out at the New York City views, or practice your pickleball skills, this rooftop is a sanctuary of good vibes.
Make your way over to 226 W 52nd St, New York, NY! To reserve a table please call (646) 459-5820 or go online to opentable.com.