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The newest addition to New York Cruise Lines’ waterfront entertainment offerings, Fish Bar can be found next to its sister vessel, the popular North River Lobster Co., at Pier 81 on Manhattan’s West Side. Re-designed by Andrew Franz Architect, the old Circle Line boat dating back to the 1980s now has a new lease on life as a stylish, tri-level dining and drinking destination.

“Fish Bar really is the combination of a Manhattan lounge and a Mediterranean tapas bar,” says Danny Boockvar, CEO of New York Cruise Lines of the yacht’s eclectic ambiance.

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“Our design offers a dynamic yet intimate experience of dining and drinking on a distinctive modern yacht, evocative of the lifestyle represented aboard leisure vessels found on the Côte d’Azur and throughout the Mediterranean,” explains architect Andrew Franz. “Inspired by the classic styling of vintage yachts, the designers conceived of a contemporary nautical atmosphere featuring hammered brass bars, richly upholstered banquettes, reclaimed teak floors, and semi-private outdoor cabins.”

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The vessel’s 3,000-square-foot rooftop deck offers 360-degree views of some of the West Side’s most eye-catching starchitecture, from BIG’s VIA 57WEST to One World Trade Center.

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And what’s not to love about this up-close and personal Lady Liberty photo opp?

If you’re more in the mood for a full meal, the yacht’s 6,000-square-foot interior features two additional spaces, split into a stylish mezzanine level and a lively lower bar and lounge.

Both areas feature reclaimed teak flooring, energy-efficient LED lighting, and recyclable steel and aluminum building materials.

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The menu of tapas plates and dinner dishes ranges from $16-38, and cocktails start at $12.

Fish Bar sails twice a day daily at 6:30PM and 9:15PM, except for on Mondays. Click here for Fish Bar’s full hours of operation.

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Photos: Yuka Yoneda for Inhabitat NYC