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Take Shots From a Ski at Wintry Rooftop Bar in Midtown

By Mathew Katz | December 11, 2013 7:05am
  The Haven Rooftop at the Sanctuary Hotel aims to simulate a full-fledged ski chalet. 
Haven Rooftop Ski Chalet
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MIDTOWN — It has everything but the slopes.

The Sanctuary Hotel on West 47th Street is transforming its Haven Rooftop into a ski chalet, providing everything you need for a cozy winter experience — including shot glasses attached to a ski.

The Shot-Ski, a ski with four shot glasses affixed to it, allows groups of bar-goers to knock back their liquor simultaneously.

"It's great for friends — it lets them do shots at the same time," hotel owner Brandon Freid said.

In addition to reviving the Shot-Ski, which was available when the Haven Rooftop was set up for the first time last year, the hotel renovated the venue to be even more chalet-like, adding natural elements like cedar tables and bars. Visitors can cozy up to the bar's electric fireplace and watch the snow fall through a transparent ceiling.

"We've completely redesigned the roof this year to be a winter wonderland," Freid said. "It's a beautiful thing to witness."

The bar will serve winter favorites, like chocolate fondue for $25, for two people. The tables are each outfitted with a small heating element, so customers can roast their own marshmallows to make s'mores, which cost also cost $25 for two people.

The bar is offering two hot cocktails for $14 apiece: hot spiked cider and a boozy hot chocolate topped with whipped cream and garnished with candy canes.

To complete the festive feeling, the bar's staff will wear snow gear, including goggles and jumpsuits.

The ski chalet at the Haven Rooftop opens Thursday and runs through the winter.