The Roof Deck at Bell Works: Open to the Public

The naysayers may already be complaining that summer is practically over, but at Bell Works, the season of sun is just getting started. The recent Red, White & BOOM – the third annual metroburb fireworks display — was just the beginning of the fun ways to take advantage of the hot summer weather at the metroburb.

And while we all know that the views inside Bell Works are inspiring, and with that soaring glass ceiling it can sometimes feel like you’re outdoors, the roof deck offers a true al fresco experience. The roof deck brings the iconic space to a new level (literally) and adds a sleek signature element to the building design. Overlooking Zen Lake and with a birds eye view of the surrounding campus, the roof deck is another unique amenity available exclusively at Bell Works—and it’s not just a place to grab a moment to sit quietly (although we totally recommend doing that, too).

The roof deck at Bell Works – leveling up an already iconic space – is open daily for lunching, meeting and just relaxing. Designed and styled by our Creative Team at NPZ Style + Dècor.

Since it’s open to the public, the deck is a true community space, providing unique gathering areas for anyone visiting the Works— think book clubs, Mommy ‘n’ Me playdates, anyone looking for a one-of-a-kind place to meet, mingle or make some small talk. Pack a picnic and grab a table for lunch with friends (even better, don’t pack anything and pick up lunch at Bell MarketThe Hummus & Pita Co. or Estrella Azul, just a couple of the grab-n-go restaurants here).

On summer days, sitting at a desk inside can seem stifling, and even grossly unfair. Studies have shown (Seriously. Here’s the link if your boss doesn’t believe you) that to be satisfied and productive at work, you need changes in air, temperature, and scenery. Luckily for you, that kind of meaningful stimulation is easily accessible at the roof deck. So, office workers — onsite, offsite, work from home — bring your laptop to the deck, stay connected via WiFi, and take important calls while you also take in the view.

Whether you’re seeking privacy, a place for an al-fresco meeting, or just need to soak up the sun for a couple of minutes, the roof deck offers plenty of options.

Whether you’re seeking privacy, a place for an al-fresco meeting, or just need to soak up the sun for a couple of minutes, the roof deck offers plenty of options. Catch up on the morning’s email at an umbrella-covered table, relax with a coffee taking in the view, or play a quick game of cornhole — whatever kind of escape you are looking for, the Bell Works roof deck provides it.

And if you’re wanting to add some “workout” to your work, join our monthly “Fitness with the Works.” Usually held indoors, this fitness event headed outside to the deck first at our Summer Solstice summer kickoff party on Thurs., June 20 with NYC dance choreographer Tootsie Olan and then again on Wed., July 24 for a complimentary class with The Bar Method, located here in the metroburb.

Or if relaxing is more your scene, come for lunch and stay for happy hour at Sol Bar, a new pop-up bar serving alcohol, soft drinks, and food. Sol Bar is open on the roof deck from 4:30 – 8:30 p.m. on Thursdays through Aug. 15. Owned by Anthony and Melissa Imperiale, who also run Bell Works’ restaurants, Estrella Azul and Mezza Luna, the bar is part of the Bell Works’ “Summer with the Works” happy hour series. Sol Bar is offering seasonal fare —think burgers, hot dogs, pasta salad and watermelon salad — and drinks like beer, hard seltzer, wine, sangria and margaritas.

The nice weather is finally here! Take advantage of it as long — and as often — as you can. From fitness and fireworks to happy hours and live music, the roof deck at Bell Works is where to celebrate summer.

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