Situated up a stone stairway on 5th Avenue that is almost hidden from view, Deseo is a nicely lit, open air bar and lounge area on the second floor, flanking the main drag of the pedestrian area. The bar backs up to a small pool, and there is a huge wall to the side where they play old silent black and white movies. There are also ultra-lounge-y seating areas with big seats that resemble beds, complete with curtains that you can let down if you prefer some privacy. There is also low seating on one side where you can watch through the glass as people parade by down on 5th Avenue below. The music tends toward a lounge vibe and is always fabulous, with the talented DJ’s who are also fun to chat with. Drinks are also good (we are big fans of their mojitos), and the service is always cool and friendly at this small but very hip bar.