You may have already visited the Edge observation deck for its spectacular views — now, the new late-night cocktail joint Peakaboo, opening February 5, offers another reason to check out the glitzy, sky-high bar scene at 30 Hudson Yards.
On the 101st floor of the building just above the Edge itself and 1,149 feet above ground, Peakaboo is an extension of the Peak Restaurant & Bar. Originally opened in March 2020, Peak was quickly forced to close, its staff spending part of lockdown feeding frontline workers before it reopened in October of that year. Specializing in modern American cuisine, the team at Peak focuses on rotating seasonal menus with fresh produce, meat, and seafood sourced from local suppliers — all served in a sleek, windowed dining room designed by David Rockwell with near-panoramic views of the skyline.
Its new outpost Peakaboo bar will appear from Thursdays to Sundays 11pm to 2am, serving light bites and cocktails accompanied by exclusive DJ sets from the city’s most sought-after spinners. Peakaboo sits within Peak Restaurant’s own lounge area — also designed by the Rockwell Group, it features a 60-seat lounge and an elegant grey marble 12-seat bar overlooking Lower Manhattan.
Peakaboo’s drink menu offers over 1,400 wine selections, with everything from $12 glasses to bottles of Dom Pérignon available for purchase. Zack Kameron — the beverage director for Peakaboo and Peak, also highlights the lounge’s 300 high-end spirits available, noting that Peakaboo’s selection includes a swanky, limited-edition bottle of Clase Azul Tequila Dia de Muertos listed at $3,000. As Kameron told the Post, “It comes in a beautiful black hand-painted carafe with 24 karat gold skulls. It’s very hard to get. I want our guests to know they are in a luxurious setting with exclusive opportunities.”
On the light bites front, Peakaboo will offer equally elevated cocktail snacks for pairing — including caviar, chilled shrimp with saffron, oysters, beef tartare, and black truffle tarts with shitake mushrooms and cheddar.
Peakaboo joins a gaggle of other new-ish Hudson Yards bars to crop up since its opening in 2019. There’s Cedric’s at The Shed — featured in our Dry January guide for their mocktails but also known for spirit-full, curated cocktails, The Tavern — an upscale bistro and bar with an extensive wine selection and a two-star review from the New York Times, Milos Wine Bar — a charming and intimate bar space within Greek restaurant Milos, Wild Ink — a chic Asian-American fusion restaurant and cocktail bar, queensyard — a British restaurant and bar modeled after an English country home, and Electric Lemon — the newly minted Equinox Hotel’s veggie-forward bar and restaurant.
Thus far Peakaboo appears to have cornered the market on the late crowd, with operating hours until 2am that may extend even later depending on demand, according to David Edwards, director of operations for Rhubarb Hospitality Collection, the hospitality company behind Peak restaurant and Peakaboo.
“We wanted to create a late-night extension of the Peak dining experience and felt that it was the right time to develop an upscale, stylish nightspot for the area. Peakaboo will allow us to welcome more guests to the 101st floor of 30 Hudson Yards, sharing the incredible space and stunning views with New York City locals and visitors alike,” said Edwards.
The recent boom in openings is indicative of the resilience of the city’s bar and restaurant scene. Still battered from an Omicron-laden holiday season, hospitality businesses are cautiously yet optimistically opening back up in hopes of a spring revival.
As Edwards told the Post, “As we come out of the pandemic, New Yorkers can’t wait to stay out late after dinner or to start their nights late. Everybody wants to go out and have a good time — responsibly.”