Today, the Rangers start the final pursuit of Lord Stanley’s most precious cup for the first time since
the days of Messier and Richter. So let’s find you a rooftop or somewhere outdoors to watch this happen,
You require: Somewhere to really feel the Rangers-fan brotherhood... in a park. You’ll receive: The game broadcast on what is essentially a jumbotron, with thousands of
other people covering the entirety of Bryant Park. Of course, no alcohol is allowed. No matter how expertly
hidden or refreshing...
FOR GOING UP
Jimmy at The James
You require: The un-sports-bar, 18 floors up. You’ll receive: Reposado cocktails and a large flat-screen imported just for the game on
a SoHo rooftop. Also: a pool to host your postgame analysis. Which is sure to be astute.
FOR THE EURO CROWD
The Standard Biergarten
You require: Fresh air and beer fraus. You’ll receive: The expansive outdoor greatness of the Standard Biergarten, with all its
sausagery, large mugs of frosty refreshment and two 90-inch screens for noting every detail of how King
Henrik shuts down Gáborik. Positive thoughts.
FOR REALLY GOOD BEER
Ambrose Hall and Surf Club
You require: Tons of fans, plus encouragement to drink beer. You’ll receive: The brand-newly-opened Ambrose Beer Garden and Ambrose Surf Club, a
couple Seaport spots with beer programs from the Clinton Hall guys and an army of flat-screens showing the
games. You’re a noise complaint waiting to happen.
You require: A cocktail created purely for this occasion. You’ll receive:The Stanley Cup, made with applejack, pomegranate liquor, lime
and ginger beer. And their regular cocktails will be available in pitchers, which is trouble. Oh, and it
just happens to be one of the city’s greatest indoor/outdoor rooftops.