Best Of 2013

Best bar above the fray: The Canopy at The Birchwood

Best bar above the fray

When the elevator doors open, your gaze is drawn toward the thrilling rooftop space. There’s the sky bar, private cabanas, fire pits, indoor/outdoor grass, living room seating, high-top tables and a surprising glass railing with unobstructed, breathtaking views across the treetops of Straub Park out to the glistening Bay. Add a delightful mix of Todd McNulty’s creative cocktails and, for the Champagne aficionado, Veuve Cliquot by the amply poured glass. It’s only five stories up, but it sure seems close to heaven.