In fairness, some places need no words, no PR-bumph, in fact; the bar menu at 6 Columbus' new rooftop terrace could consist of Skol, Hoffmeister, Lambrini and 2-litre bottles of Lightening White and we'd still be chomping at the bit to get there.

As it happens there's all manner of bespoke warm weather elixirs and select wines, sakes and spirits on the menu - all courtesy of the acclaimed Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill - at this slick Thompson Hotels' terrace lounge.

And, of course, there's those views, those breathtaking views. Open from 5pm - 2am, Tuesday to Saturday, Above 6 - with all its homely elegance, Central Park views and refined über-cool - may just well be our new favourite Manhattan bolthole.