Veg Night Out! - Drinks at the Dream Hotel's Ava Lounge and Rooftop Garden

Let's continue our rooftop bar series at the Ava Lounge's beautiful rooftop garden that overlooks Times Square.

We recommend that you take Time Out New York's advice and plant yourself on a mod white banquette in the Dream Hotel's bi-level penthouse - Ava Lounge, "accented with wood paneling and erotic art, and take in the dizzying views of Times Square"; where "if the vista from the heated rooftop garden doesn’t weaken your knees, cocktails like the Gin & Sin—a potent mix of gin, Chambord, and fresh lemon and lime juices—might."

Zagat adds, "Resembling the penthouse apartment you always wished you had, this sexy lounge atop the Dream Hotel is a swank number crowned by a petite roof deck offering beautiful views of Broadway and the giant billboards in Times Square."

According to Rooftop Drinker, "Unlike other Times Square area rooftop bars, which are usually overrun with tourists, the Ava Lounge manages to attract a diverse crowd of New Yorkers." We will have our own space reserved in the indoor section and on the rooftop. Mention that you're with the veggie group at the door.

This meetup event runs from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. We encourage you to arrive right at 7pm, but you can show up later if you need to. And many of us will stay past 9pm. 

For those who do not drink alcohol: there will be an ample selection of non-alcoholic drinks available. So if you don't drink alcohol, you can still join in on all the fun!

With all the wonderful vegetarians and vegans who attend each of our events, every event we do is liked by our members, but our "Veg Night Out!" events are the most popular of all. People enjoy the fact they can mingle (speak with lots of different people), and they love the beautiful venues that we go to. Join us for a stellar evening of lively conversation and lovely surroundings with fellow vegetarians and vegans. 

For our new members: this is an incredibly friendly and welcoming group. We'll have our own section in the club, and you can get to know all our wonderful members.

People sometimes ask, so I'll mention: this event is free. (We would tell you if there was a cover charge.) There is no cover, no minimum. But please do buy a drink or two, or as many as you like. :) This is a drinking event after all. 

Where to meet: The entrance to Ava Lounge is 210 West 55th Street, between 7th Avenue and Broadway. Mention that you're with the vegetarian group at the door. The group will be in the indoor area close to the bar and upstairs in the rooftop garden area.

Train Directions: Take the A, C, or 1 trains to Columbus Circle; the N or R trains to 57th Street and 7th Avenue; or the B, D or E trains to 53rd Street and 7th Avenue.

Join us at the Ava Lounge's rooftop garden for cool breezes, cool drinks, and stunning views, all while making great new veg*n friends!

- Martin

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  • David G.

    Fantastic meetup! I had a wonderful time talking with friends old and new. A big welcome to the many new members who attended! Thank you very much, Martin, for your expert organizing. The venue was beautiful, and you are the perfect host.

    1 · September 24, 2013

    • Martin

      Thanks David. It was lovely evening - lots of old and NEW friends. Thanks to all!

      1 · September 25, 2013

  • Sharon

    Just arrived in NYC 2 weeks ago & was just reccommended this site what a great idea! Looking forward to meeting new fellow veggies & making new friends in NYC :-)

    2 · September 22, 2013

    • lauren f.

      Hi Sharon, oh dear doesnt sound good? hope you are ok?

      September 24, 2013

    • Sharon

      No all is grand, I had a lucky escape I think, how was the night? Did I miss anything? Are you going to the next ones?

      September 24, 2013

  • lauren f.

    I hope to be there! looking forward to making new friends!

    2 · September 22, 2013

    • lauren f.

      i was there!!!

      September 24, 2013

    • NARAYAN

      Glad you came and enjoyed. Hope to chat with you the next time.

      September 24, 2013

  • Chandra

    Good conversations, too cold outdoors

    September 24, 2013

  • Vegan Y.

    thanks david and martin for yet another wonderful event.

    September 24, 2013

  • lauren f.

    A great night thank u!!

    2 · September 24, 2013

  • Michaela B.

    Unfortunately didn't make it... :(

    September 23, 2013

  • Rachael

    Unfortunately, I'm unable to join the party.

    September 23, 2013

    • Da'Ves M.

      I didn't either, next time :)

      September 23, 2013

  • Wendy

    I'm sorry I couldn't make it! Not feeling well.

    September 23, 2013

  • Ravi

    Unfortunately won't make this one.

    September 23, 2013

  • Betsy

    I can't come tonight not feeling good

    September 23, 2013

  • Daniel F.

    Unfortunately We'll be quite late. Will some of you still be there for some time after 8.30 pm?

    September 23, 2013

  • Neeraj

    Another day at work that precludes my participation in a great social gathering

    September 23, 2013

  • NARAYAN

    I may be arriving earlier to 7 pm. Anyone else there. Please wave a bunch of parsley or grab some thing green like mint leaves from the bar.

    September 23, 2013

  • Alex C.

    Damn I might not be able to make this event & I was looking forward to meeting other NYC vegheads! Ohhh Nooooo

    September 22, 2013

  • Rachael

    I'm mostly vegetarian. It would be awesome to meet new veg. friends to explore the city. NYC is the best city to be veg.!

    September 15, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm also "mostly" vegetarian and would love to try The Vegan Life--I'll miss Dairy Products & Eggs! : ( Especially Gelato!!! I hope some at the meetup can motivate me & convince me! : )

      September 20, 2013

    • Michaela B.

      Sandra, gelato is the easier part :) so many wonderful option like coconut milk based ice cream make it for many people a non-issue. But than again everyone is different.... Will be nice to meet you, this is a great group.

      2 · September 20, 2013

  • Daniel F.

    Hi, my sister and i just arrived in nyc and we'll be staying until the 28. Sept when we have to fly back to Germany. Hope to meet some people and also m8b experience the city from a vegan & sustainable perspective :)

    2 · September 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is there a smoking /non-smoking area on this roof?

    1 · September 17, 2013

  • Alex

    I will be there!

    September 14, 2013

  • racquel

    Looking forward to it!

    September 11, 2013

  • Wendy

    Second meet up. Looking forward to it!

    1 · September 4, 2013

  • NARAYAN

    Never been to this rooftop.

    September 4, 2013

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