When the Rockaways and Hamptons aren’t an option, fear not The Beach at The Dream Downtown is here.
Catch those gleaming summer rays and level up a typical beach trip at The Beach at Dream Downtown. The elegant urban oasis located in the Meatpacking District, is now open for summer 2019.
Located on the second floor of the Meatpacking District’s Dream Hotel, the famed 4,800-square-foot beach also the largest rooftop pool in NYC boasts private cabanas, fresh sand imported from the Hamptons, flat screen TVs, lounge chairs and a glass bottom swimming pool peering into the hotel’s lobby.
The Beach Bites
Ideal for larger groups or sharing – The Beach’s food menu features comfort bites like BBQ chicken satay with papaya slaw in a chili sauce, a hearty grain bowl filled with farro, quinoa, brussels sprouts topped with homemade kale vinaigrette. For the taco lovers; basically all of New York’s population, baja fish tacos are available to order prepped with lime slaw, chipotle aoili and avocado. Surely lobster rolls are on the menu too, a must have for the summer – all courtesy of Executive Chef Brad Warner.
The Beach Libations and More.
Beverage Director Inigo Salazar and Pastry Chef Paola Marocchi joined forces to create an oversized boozy dessert titled the Coco Colada topped with frozen coconut mousse, boozy shavings of Blue Curaco and Malibu Rum inside a hand carved chocolate coconut shell to resemble a coconut husk. The flesh or the jelly is actually coconut mousse accompanied with fresh fruit and ladled with a rum slush from the Blue Curaco and Malibu Rum. Another crazy original cocktail one can get at the Beach is the Watermelon Keg. The watermelon is carved out to transform into a self pour margarita. Inside the fruit watermelon juice, tequila and habanero syrup are combined curating a beachin’ drink. The drinks menu also has single serving cocktails which includes a Smoked Moscow Mule and a Strawberry Negroni. Other fun items The Beach has are Buzz Pop Cocktails®, the indulgent adult push-pop with a healthy twist. Flavors include Moscow Mule, Blueberry and Mango Passion Fruit.
Alyssa Holder is a writer specializing in food and travel topics since 2015.