A Classic NYC Bar, 18 Stories Up
Set 18 stories high in Soho, the newly reimagined JIMMY is one of NYC's first and most beloved rooftops, and features one of the few outdoor pool decks in town. With decor inspired by Picasso's Blue period, JIMMY was created and is curated by David Rabin and Johnny Swet. The atmosphere is intimate and refined, with vintage and contemporary furniture and a working fireplace – all surrounded by 14’ windows with panoramic views of Midtown, Wall Street, the Hudson River, and the bridges spanning the East River. The music is cool and conversational-level, but heats up as the hour gets later on weekends.
Unlike typical rooftop bars, JIMMY is a year-round destination. In colder months, guests gravitate towards the inside conversation pit – featuring blue and leather velvet modular furniture, sculptural stools, and an eclectic mix of tone-on-tone furniture. In warmer weather, the experience spills onto the roof deck, seamlessly going from daytime chaises to evening cocktail seating with unparalleled city views.
David Rabin is currently a partner at Veranda, American Bar, The Lambs Club, Sona and The Skylark, all in New York City. He was a founding partner in numerous other acclaimed hospitality projects, including Lotus, Cafe Clover, The Double Seven, Union Bar, and Rex. Rabin is also a consultant for The Venetian in Las Vegas, where he co-created The Dorsey cocktail lounge as well as Rosina and Electra.
Johnny Swet moved to New York City in 1992 to focus on his art career but quickly found himself working in and managing some of the city’s iconic establishments, such as The Bowery Bar, Balthazar, Pastis, The Park, and Freemans. A partner in past venues such as Jimmy (Chicago), Hotel Griffou, and Rogue & Canon, Swet also has served as a mixologist and bar designer for venues such as The Roger, King & Grove, The Skylark, Cafe Clover, Shorty, The Dream Hotel, The Rickey, and The Electric Room.