Westlight is a 22nd-floor rooftop bar from Chef Andrew Carmellini’s NoHo Hospitality Group featuring sweeping views of New York City from atop The William Vale in fashionable Williamsburg. The soulful bar program, led by Anne Robinson, presents a dynamic menu of original and classic cocktails alongside rare spirits, craft beer and wine, while Carmellini’s menu of small plates reflects inspiration from global street food. Catering to international travelers and local urbanites alike, the glowing interiors celebrate the spectacular open vistas over Manhattan while inviting the guest to relax and enjoy each other’s company in a modernized industrial décor.
Catering to international travelers and local urbanites alike, the glowing interiors celebrate the spectacular open vistas over Manhattan while inviting guests to relax and enjoy each other’s company in the modernized industrial décor.
Supported by an extensive custom FF&E program crafted by local artisans and through challenging the preconceived notions of what a Brooklyn restaurant should look like, inclusive Westlight allows for all personalities to shine through and express themselves. Making guests feel instantly at ease, black iron, natural stones, warm leathers and sensual velvets cohabitate here in a perfect harmony as a reflection of Brooklyn’s diversity.
Welcoming the guests, the corridor into Westlight was designed as a funnel and a mysterious portal to build anticipation with hints of the discovery to come. In line with The William Vale’s brave architecture, a very graphic linear pattern livens the wood cladded walls and enhances the dynamic sense of arrival. To boost impact and give a trompe-l’oeil volume to this long corridor, two contrasting shades were selected of warm wood cladded alternately.
The cement floor pattern originates from Mexico, “Original Mission Tile”. It is vibrant, energetic and infuses the space with a touch of cultural ethnicity very representative of Brooklyn’s diversity and perfectly complementing the other architectural and FF&E finishes. The grayscale tone of the tile becomes a youthful contrasting backdrop for the colorful furniture on top.
Conducive to both candlelit dates and group celebrations, the venue is thoughtfully laid out and layered as the most intimate and comfortable of bar lounges with a remarkably well-integrated connection to the outdoors. Featured in The New York Times, Vogue magazine and more iconic publications as the hottest rooftop in Brooklyn, this award-winning lounge is quickly becoming home to a vibrant community and an uncontrived mix of free-thinkers.
Respectful of the past through materiality and craftsmanship yet proactive in shaping the future of Brooklyn through thought-provoking form and function, this rooftop bar is a bold yet graceful design statement. It challenges stereotypes and successfully represents a new generation of