Through October, Daisy’s Cocktail Garden Offers a Lush and Boozy Escape

Photo courtesy of Elton Wells

Summer may be officially over, but all is not lost. Daisy’s Cocktail Garden, the seasonal destination within The High Line Hotel’s back courtyard, will remain open through the end of October. Locals and visitors alike enter the park, a lush garden that recalls a visit to England (and yet, we’re all still here).

The concept is named on behalf of Daisy, a 1959 London double-decker bus that belongs to the hotel, and that lives outside. Guests of the hotel cannot use the bus, but they can use complimentary Shinola bicycles to cruise up and down the west side. But if biking isn’t your speed, tuck into the garden itself, a miracle of design and relaxation, where you can find everything you’re looking for on a fall afternoon.

Happy Hour is 3 to 5 on Monday through Thursday and from 8:30 to close on Sunday through Thursday (20 percent off all food and bottles of wine). Imbibers will find a slim but delicious selection of sparkling, whites, rosés, and reds. For cocktails, the Watermelon Moscow Mule is a refreshing take on a classic, while the Make It a Double (Decker) is a cheeky reference to the bar’s signature bus. Tinted pink, just like its namesake, it comes with vodka, lemonade, and strawberry, and, for $52, is available in an entire pitcher. Sangria is available by the pitcher, too. And, while the weather is still warm enough to enjoy them, Daisy’s offers two frozen cocktails: Negronis and Dark & Stormys.

While you’re there, snack on a classic tuna salad, served with lettuce and tomato on brioche; an old fashioned roast beef sandwich, served with onions, Swiss cheese, and greens, with balsamic vinegar, on a baguette; a veggie delight sandwich, made with mushrooms, peppers, and goat cheese, served on focaccia; a mozzarella and tomato salad with basil and extra virgin olive oil; a pasta salad with tomatoes, peppers, artichokes, pecorino, and pine nuts; a selection of cheeses from Murray’s Cheese, served with charcuterie; hummus and pita chips for two; truffle popcorn; or chips with garlic and herb dip.

Learn more about Daisy’s Cocktail Garden online, through their web portal. Face masks must be worn at all times, except for when eating and drinking, and six feet of space must be maintained between tables. Cash is not accepted.