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The Sky Walk at the Top of the Hub: Dinner with the best sunset view

The Sky Walk at the Top of the Hub: Dinner with the best sunset view

Dinner with the best sunset view

Wow. I didn’t realize had such a beautiful skyline! We sat right by the window ($24 minimum for a seat with a view).

We did the three-course prix-fix meal for dinner and everything was outstanding. The beet salad with Burrata cheese and aged balsamic- so goof!

For entrees, I got the pan-seared scallops that came with a big serving of braised cannellini beans and an arugula pesto which was different than any pesto I’ve had. My friend got the braised short ribs with whipped potatoes and grilled asparagus, which was the perfect summer dish.

Of course, dessert was amazing too. We got blueberry upside down cake and caramel crème brulee. All of these dishes were paired with the perfect wines and drinks. It was $78 per person with drinks, which was completely worth it, especially considering our view. Go at sunset!


Ultimate Guide to the Best Dubai Rooftop Bars Winter 2020-21

In a city full of skyscrapers, it’s no surprise that there is a happening rooftop bar scene in Dubai. And the good news is, they are spread all over the city for plenty of different views from the stunning Downtown fountains and Burj Khalifa, through to the chic Dubai Marina, and fabulous ocean sunset views over the Arabian Gulf.

Whether you simply want to sip your cocktail or mocktail at sunset, romance your loved one with an unforgettable view, or you’re looking for a taste of Dubai’s nightlife and party scene, there’s a Dubai rooftop perfect for you!

Note, although most of Dubai’s rooftop bars and terraces are attached to hotels due to licensing laws, you do not need to be a paying guest to enjoy drinks or dining (there will be cover charges though to use any pools and other facilities). We have included links to the attached hotel as well in case you wanted to base yourself close by (and enjoy these fabulous views from your room too!)


Public Beaches in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach

From fall through spring, the sun sets over the Gulf of Mexico. During that time there really are no bad places for a romantic sunset stroll along our beaches. In Gulf Shores, the Gulf State Park beach offers expansive sunset views and a long fishing pier where you can walk over the Gulf as the sun slips beneath the sky.

If you’re in Orange Beach, Orange Beach Waterfront Park is the place to go for a long stroll with panoramic views. You’ll find parking and a 400-foot pier jutting into Wolf Bay. The park also has a small stretch of beach that makes it easy to find a spot to get away where you can enjoy a private view (and maybe a sunset smooch).


Trader Vic's

While Trader Vic's at the Anantara Bangkok Riverside is a bit far down the river on the Thonburi side of the city, it certainly has a great waterfront setting and is one of the better riverside dining options in town. There's an indoor seating area, but the best spot is on the waterfront terrace or garden where there are romantic tables and comfy chairs set up to enjoy the passing barge traffic and river breezes. Menu standouts include the Ahi Poke sashimi tuna with avocado and chill-soy dressing, and the Jamaican Jerk spring chicken with sweet potato mash, chili asparagus, sherry ginger jus. There are plenty of other Pacific Rim specialties available, and like other worldwide Trader Vic's, there are signature Mai Tai cocktails at the bar.

Recommended for Waterfront Dining because: For Pacific Rim fare with superb river views, Trader Vic's is a great choice.

Dave's expert tip: The best way to get here is via the Anantara's free river boat shuttle which leaves from the Saphan Taksin Pier every 20-30 minutes or so.


Skyviews

Reservations are encouraged but walk-ins are welcome. Click the Book a Table box to book a table in three easy steps.

New at Skyviews

Dinner Series will resume starting March 31st! See the dinner menus and make your reservation today or plan to pick up your dinner. Stop by to see the state-of-the-art remodel funded by a generous gift from the Moody Foundation.

Lunch

Enjoy your lunch to-go with Skyviews Pizza Kitchen. Order your lunch Monday-Friday and check out our new pizzas, subs, salads, and desserts.

Hours

Monday - Friday
11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Located at 1901 University Ave.
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Dinner

Our dinners are presented as a prix fixe chef's menu. Please visit our dinner page for menu and price information. We are back open for the Spring Dinner Series in our newly renovated location.

Dinner Series

Skyviews' Spring Dinner Series will feature unique Pop-Up Restaurants at Skyviews Restaurant each week beginning March 31st, 2021.
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Contact

Jason Lindley, Executive Chef & GM
(806) 742-4762
Email: [email protected]

Location

Skyviews Restaurant is located on the top floor of the Texas Tech Plaza Building, on the Southeast corner of University Avenue and 19th Street (SE corner adjacent to Texas Tech campus).


15 Best Stargazing Apps for iPhones and Androids to Try Now

These night sky apps are like a planetarium in your pocket (sometimes for free).

Whether the Super Pink Moon in April kickstarted your love of astronomy, or you want to be prepared by the time the Perseids meteor shower rolls around in during warmer weather, you should start with checking these best stargazing apps. Most of the time, all you have to do is point them at the night sky, and they'll demystify what's in front of you, be it stars, planets, constellations, or man-made objects like satellites or the International Space Station. Many of them can even alert you to the upcoming celestial events, so you'll never miss another Super Moon again. How does it work? Most of them have some kind of augmented-reality feature, where they can locate where you are automatically and pull up what the star map should look like above you. That means you don't need a planetarium docent's knowledge of hundreds and thousands of stars to find the one you're looking for. Heck, you don't even need a telescope. You just have to fire up the app and then look like some kind of astronomical genius. Next time you find yourself on a nighttime walk, or looking for a way to entertain the kids in the backyard after the sunset, pull out one of these apps and prepare to be amazed. Best of all: Many are free! The apps below are free to install unless otherwise note (though in-app purchases may be available).


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KIDS EAT FREE*

Kids eat free Monday to Thursday for lunch and dinner, and also on their birthday! Valid for kids 3-12 years old. One child eats free with one paying adult.

SENIOR’S DISCOUNT*

Enjoy $5 off the adult price Monday to Thursday.

*A valid NSW senior citizens card is required.


It&rsquos perfect for couples

Yep that&rsquos a photo of me flying solo under the header about couples #loner. But seriously, I visited the Sky Garden with my boyfriend and there were lots of other couples around enjoying the view.

It&rsquos such a lovely slice of London high in the sky that feels both classy and special. There are plenty of places to sit and look out over London or enjoy a cocktail in amongst the trees so it makes for one of the best date locations in London.


Best Rooftop Bars in Asheville, NC

Take your Asheville experience to the next level! Discover incredible views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the city skyline from Asheville’s growing selection of unique rooftop bars.

With 10 rooftop bars (nine in the਍owntown alone), Asheville makes it easy for you to feel on top of the world in the "Land of Sky."

The Best Rooftop Bars in Asheville

𠂺ntidote is a relatively new bar that has opened next door to The Chemist in a three-story building in the South Slope District. The turn-of-the-century decor provide great ambiance to enjoy the robust variety of cocktails. The intimate rooftop patio has its own bar and accommodates about 20-30 people.

One of Asheville’s newest rooftop bars has already earned one of the biggest accolades. U.S. News and World Report has named Capella on 9 one of the � Best Rooftop Bars in the World.” From this swanky bar on the ninth floor terrace of the AC Hotel, enjoy handcrafted cocktails and a tapas-style menu showcasing locally-sourced ingredients.

Havana native Tony Fraga has brought the Cuban nightlife experience to Asheville. The full-service restaurant and bar at Hemingway&aposs Cuba serves authentic Cuban cuisine. The bar is known for its delicious signature Cuban-inspired cocktail, the Cuban Daiquiri. With indoor and outdoor seating, you have plenty of choices for spots to enjoy watching the sun set over the Blue Ridge Mountains. You’ll find Hemingway&aposs on the fourth-floor terrace of the new Cambria Hotel, which is just across the street from the historic Grove Arcade.

The Highland Brewing rooftop bar is the only bar on this list not located in downtown Asheville. Just minutes from downtown, surround yourself with sweeping mountain views from this rooftop perch. Highland Brewing’s rooftop is open seasonally from April through October.    

Experience the panoramic views from this elegant and cozy indoor/outdoor spot atop the 8-story Hyatt Place Hotel. The Montford is a contemporary, rustic speakeasy serving up artistically presented small bites and seasonal craft cocktails made with local ingredients from Asheville farmer’s markets. 

Pillar Bar prides itself on “garden to glass” craft cocktails and southern fusion small plates. This bar sits atop the Hilton Garden Inn on the eastern edge of downtown. Cozy up to the outdoor fire pit and enjoy the sounds of local musicians. Pillar Bar offers a relaxed and casual vibe as you watch the sunset.

Chef Anthony Cerrato leads this rooftop bar that sits adjacent to his Italian restaurant, Strada. The Social Lounge is known as Asheville’s “original craft cocktail lounge.” String lights and beautiful views add to the ambiance.

Enter through the elevator door on Patton Avenue and make your way up the stairs to this mid-century style bar. Sip on handcrafted cocktails while sitting on the roof-deck patio with a view of the mountains. The bar offers a unique experience as each cocktail comes with a small, old-fashioned key that you can use to unlock an antique post office box. Inside the box are sweet and savory snacks!

This salon and gift shop has a "hidden" rooftop bar where you can enjoy wine or beer while enjoying views of downtown Asheville. Shop for unique giftsਊnd purchase your drinks from the shop before heading upstairs to the roof to sit back and relax.

At the super pet-friendly Aloft Hotel, the WXYZ Lounge is a great spot for drinks and live music. During warmer weather months,਌heck out the Sunday night Live at Aloft Concert Series. Listen to live performances as you enjoy the views of Biltmore Avenue in the heart of downtown Asheville. Enjoy craft cocktails, craft beers and small plates.

Take a Tour

Visit three or four rooftop bars in one afternoon with the help of Asheville Rooftop Bar Tours. The tour provides you a driver, giving you the chance to enjoy these rooftop spots to the fullest. 

This one-of-a-kind city tour gives you a blend of history, sightseeing, and of course, a chance to enjoy adult beverages at Asheville&aposs best rooftop bars. 

Photo credits: Top photo and WXYZ Lounge photo਋y Jared Kay. Capella on 9 photo by Erin Adams. Hemingway&aposs, Highland Brewing, The Montford, Pillar Bar, Social Lounge photos by Emily Chaplin. Top of the Monk photo by Mike Belleme. SkyBar photo by Art Meripol.


What a View: Best Spots for Outdoor Dining

Chicago's "Roof on the Wit" boasts several outdoor spots, including "The Patio" and "The Hangover." The Patio's lounge seating, corner booths, and built-in fire pits create an intimate setting. The Hangover, a private dining area located 27 stories above the city, is a modern space fully enclosed by glass. Diners get a stunning view of Chicago's downtown architecture and the Chicago River. During the spring and summer months, "Summer Fridays" and "Roof Sundays" take off. Brunch starts at 11 am on Sundays, but don't expect to bring the morning paper: dancers, performers, DJs, and other musicians are all on hand to entertain you while you dine on Chorizo Goat Cheese Quiche or East Coast Oysters and a Bloody Mary.

Interested in a side of breathtaking, panoramic views with your breakfast? Of course you are. Let Gordon Ramsay and crew create a magnificent meal you can enjoy while overlooking the Hollywood Hills and the Los Angeles and Beverly Hills skylines at The Rooftop at the London Hotel. Along with in-suite dining and catered affairs, Chef Ramsay offers breakfast and all-day dining for hotel guests and outside visitors alike. On the 10th floor &mdash amid a lush garden landscape, private cabanas, teak decking, and lounge chairs &mdash take in a West coast sunset while enjoying a signature cocktail, like the "Farmer's Market Citrus Sangria," or enjoy an early morning sunrise with a Bellini and some steel-cut oatmeal. Anything goes in California.

Georges Ocean Terrace might easily be called Gorgeous Ocean Terrace thanks to its splendid location on the Pacific Coast. The restaurant offers a full bar that serves freshly squeezed lemonade and strawberry-infused vodka and Bloody Marys made with house-infused pepper vodka, jalapeño, tomato, bell pepper, basil, and garlic. For lunch, Georges offers a mix of seafood fare, salads, burgers, pasta, and sandwiches you'll never want to leave. Luckily, they also offer dinner, desserts, and cocktails. You could potentially stare out at the Pacific from sunrise to sunset!

Think Atlanta doesn't have a skyline worth writing home about? Guess again. The French American Brasserie, otherwise known as "F.A.B.," puts the city's skyline on display. F.A.B., in the heart of Downtown Atlanta, offers, yes, fabulous panoramic views of the city while maintaining the warm, charming feel of a traditional French brasserie. Enjoy traditional French fare along with American steaks and chops. If you're there during the day, venture a short distance to the Centennial Olympic Park, the Georgia Aquarium, and the Georgia World Congress Center to get a better sense of the surroundings (and to walk off that rich meal).

Whether or not you're around for events like "Fridays on the Deck" or "Empire Saturdays," there are still plenty of reasons to check out the 12th floor of The Empire Hotel in Manhattan any night of the week. Spots in Brooklyn and New Jersey may offer some of best views of the Manhattan skyline, but sometimes it's nice to be in the middle of all the hustle and bustle. Throw in some signature cocktails, wine, and champagne, plus small plates like Margherita Pizza and Crispy Calamari, and even some live entertainment and you've got yourself a stellar night out. The 8,000-square-foot bar and lounge offers ample space in which to mingle and dance, or you can just relax and unwind right next to the floor-to-ceiling glass windows, which afford a glimpse at the bright lights of the big city. The Deck, another outdoor space, boasts private cabanas you can enjoy with your sweetie while taking in the sounds of Manhattan's notorious traffic symphony.

When summer rolls around, Alma's rooftop is open seven nights a week. Offering superb Mexican fare and a breathtaking view of lower Manhattan and the East River, Alma is the place to be during sunset. Take in the scenery with one of their many tequila drinks in hand. Don't forget to order a helping of their renowned guacamole. Alma's relaxed vibe may just make you feel like you're on a calm vacation in one of the country's busiest cities.

Although there are plenty of places to take in stunning views in San Francisco, Mark Hopkins boasts one of the best. At Top of the Mark, you can enjoy breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner while perched 19 floors above San Francisco's Nob Hill district. Gaze at the phenomenal Pacific coastline, including the Golden Gate Bridge, the Marin Headlands, and a pristine skyline of flickering city lights. If you're there for Sunday brunch, be prepared to indulge in oysters and crab claws on-the-rocks, caviar and blinis, dim sum bites, prime rib carvings, and an assortment of delectable sweets. If you're up for a day trip, head to the Marina district and catch a boat to Alcatraz island. When you make return, head back to the hotel's Top of the Mark for cocktails in the sky lounge.

Located in the heart of an ever-growing arts district, The Joules Hotel is the gem of downtown Dallas, Texas. Head up to the hotel's The Poule, which overlooks the heart of the city. Swimmers and diners alike can relax on the sprawling pool decks and sip on fun cocktails like the Cucumber Sage Margarita or the Watermelon Sangria. If it's warm all night, stay for a full range of bar services if you're lucky, one of the attendants will spritz you with a cooling lavender mist. This is the life!

Miami has no shortage of beautiful sights, from the wonderful beaches to the aqua marine water and lush flora. Dolores, But You Can Call Me Lolita, located in the heart of Brickell's Financial District, contributes to the beauty with its rooftop dining terrace, which serves a variety of cuisines &mdash from Peruvian to Japanese and everything in between. The roof offers plush couches and an unparalleled panoramic view of the Miami skyline. When it's time for a nightcap, feel free to head to the downstairs area, referred to as "Lolita," where the rest of the VIPs are lounging.


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