18 stories high atop The James Hotel in Soho, Jimmy is a contemporary interpretation of the classic pub, with a 1970’s New York twist. The atmosphere is intimate and refined, with lingham wood floors, swank modular furniture, dark cinnamon glazed tile walls, 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.
Unlike typical rooftop bars, Jimmy is a year-round destination. In colder months, guests gravitate towards the inside conversation pit – a freeform lounge area with plush upholstered seating, midcentury era Arco lamps, and exotic wood side tables. In warmer weather, the experience spills onto the roof deck, where guests can enjoy chaise lounges, and unparalleled city views.
Cocktails, served from a freestanding central bar, are based on classic American inspirations, each expertly prepared using syrups and bitters made in-house, fresh-squeezed juices, and garnishes and herbs picked fresh from the hotel’s own organic garden. The Mexican Honey-Bee (Milagro Reposado Tequila, organic orange flower honey, Mezcal, lavender bitters and lemon) comes garnished with a decadent piece of honeycomb, while wintry cocktails like the bourbon-based Legal in Vermont are ideal accompaniments to a chat by the fire. Just don’t expect drinks to arrive quickly…it takes time to pluck rose petal garnishes, people! An eclectic mix of tunes plays at just the right volume to allow for simultaneous toe-tapping and conversation, while floor-to-ceiling windows provide all the décor you need.
Jimmy was conceived and developed by hospitality veterans Larry Poston, Johnny Swet, and David Rabin, with a design by three-time James Beard Award winner Thomas Schlesser.
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15 Thompson Street (at The James)
New York, NY 10013
Sunday–Wednesday5PM – 1AM
Thursday–Saturday5PM – 2AM