Lucy’s Cantina Royale, A rooftop Bar in New York


This bar looks like it would be located on a beach, but no, it’s located near Madison Square Garden.

How is Lucy’s Cantina Royale?

This bar has 2 floors, downstairs is where the TVs are, and they mostly play sports games especially since it’s next to Madison Square Garden.


The rooftop has a more exotic vibe and it’s open when the weather allows it.


What are the decorations like?

The bar has wooden floors with rattan furniture like at the bars at the beach. There are a lot of plants, mainly on the rooftop. Even the waiters are dressed as surfers.

What are their specialties?

They prepare all kinds of drinks there but they specialize in tequila. They have up to 100 different brands. They serve a lot of popular cocktails; one of them is the “beergarita”. A margarita with a bottle of Corona tilted inside the cup. They serve some of the cocktails in jars, which is great to share with friends.


What kind of food can you eat there?

They serve Mexican food and snacks such as tacos burritos and quesadillas. They have salads as well. At the tables, they always place different kinds of salsas like red or green and Tabasco sauce, and Cholula.

What do I recommend?

I ordered a mojito that day and it was really good.


What is the atmosphere like?

It’s like any other bar you can think of on a Caribbean beach. It is very calm and most people come to enjoy a relaxing moment.


Who goes to Lucy’s Cantina Royale?

I saw mostly New Yorkers and that’s what I particularly liked.


What is a good tip for this bar?

It is located next to Madison Square Garden. It’s a great place to go to before or after an event. Their happy hour is every day from 4 pm to 7 pm.


How much does it cost?

The rates are normal like any other bar in New York. The mojito I ordered was $8 during the happy hour. Here are all of their prices.


Where is it located?

It is located in Chelsea next to Penn Station and Madison Square Garden.


Spending some time at Lucy’s Cantina Royale is perfect to recover after a long day of visits in New York City. The atmosphere is very calm and relaxing. The best time to go is before or after an event at Madison Square Garden, or during the summer so you can enjoy the warm weather in the heart of New York. During winter, it’s perfect to feel like you are at the beach!



My fist trip to New York was in 2007 when I was working for an airline company. I was born in the US, I lived in Mexico, in Europe in between Belgium, Spain and France… Well, let’s say I know about travelling! I bring my experience of NYC to the blog, to provide the best travel tips you could imagine!

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