Castell Rooftop Lounge

Hours of Operation

04:00 PM–11:00 PM
04:00 PM–11:00 PM
04:00 PM–11:00 PM
04:00 PM–11:00 PM
04:00 PM–11:00 PM
04:00 PM–11:00 PM
04:00 PM–11:00 PM



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Drink up … on our roof! Come to the 21st floor of the AC Hotel in Times Square to indulge in dazzling city views, handcrafted cocktails and the camaraderie of visitors and locals alike.  

Castell recaptures the spirit of classic cocktail bars, with extra emphasis on martinis. Whether shaken, stirred, dirty, dry, twisted or simply straight, this New York City rooftop lounge makes your drink – and makes the moment. Elevated service heightens the experience amidst contemporary décor enhanced by the city’s iconic skyline.  

Castell features multiple martini incarnations, with gin and/or vodka options complemented by profiles and garnishes specifically tailored to the drink at hand.  Other libations are arranged on the menu via style – stirred, shaken, hi-balls, large format – with classics including a Smoked Manhattan, a Cadillac Margarita, the signature AC GinTonic and an on-tap Salted Grapefruit Paloma, a nod to the hotel’s Spanish heritage.  

Complementing the robust beverage is a Mediterranean-influenced menu of shareable plates, sorted by:

  • Tastes: crispy sea salt potatoes with smoked paprika and aioli; a classic shrimp cocktail; and a selection of artisanal cheese and charcuterie
  • Toasts: country bread toast with fire roasted eggplant, tomato confit, and fresh herbs
  • Salads: from endive to heirloom tomatoes and antipasto
  • Larger & Shared Plates: ahi tuna tartar with avocado, mango, soy-sesame dressing and olive oil crackers; a flatiron steak with crispy potatoes, dressed arugula and romesco

Designed with strong geometric influences – inspired by shapes of Spanish architecture – Castell comprises spaces both cozy and communal. Enjoy the intimacy of a fireplace lounge showcasing abstract art, or opt for plush banquette seating, leather benches and bar stools, inside as well as out on the verdant open-air terrace. Contemporary and bespoke furniture adds hospitable vibe, with fixtures adding to the clean, modern and residential ambiance. Combinations of marble, leather and rustic wood elevate the atmosphere.

Castell is available for private parties – book the entire space for groups up to 100 or reserve your favorite space for smaller gatherings, whether that's one of the intimate fireplace lounges or a nook on the outdoor terrace.