How to Enjoy Exclusive Perks in NYC This Summer with Your Sapphire Card

Jun 7, 2019

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If you have a Chase Sapphire Preferred, Chase Sapphire Reserve or are a Sapphire Banking customer and will be in New York City this summer, listen up. For the third year in a row, Chase is offering Sapphire-branded card holders access to a pop-up Sapphire Lounge, as well as special discounts at certain merchants in Lower Manhattan’s Seaport District.

The lounge is located at the Seaport’s temporary Garden Bar on Fulton Street (19 Fulton St New York, NY 10038). It’s open daily from 12pm to 8pm and accessible to Chase Sapphire Preferred Card and Chase Sapphire Reserve cardholders, or Sapphire Banking customers (who can show their debit card to gain admittance), plus one guest.

Chase Sapphire Lounge Popup NYC

There you’ll find a private “lawn” with various seating options and games like cornhole.

Chase Sapphire Lounge Popup NYC

Card holders have access to an exclusive menu with for-purchase food and drink options, including a $14 custom cocktail called “The Sapphire” consisting of Bacardi, Blue Curacao, honey, lemon and grapefruit bitters. Food items range from $8 to $16, with options like Palate Fritte (aka french fries), Sfincione (Sicilian pizza) and paninis.

Chase Sapphire Lounge Popup NYC

There’s a phone charging station, which can be especially useful for card holders just passing by.

Chase Sapphire Lounge Popup NYC

In addition to the lounge, every Sunday, beginning July 8, you’ll get the following discounts and offers at merchants in the area just by using your card:

  • Superdry: 15% off your purchase, excluding sale and clearance items
  • Lobster GoGo: $5 off any lobster roll or seafood salad
  • by CHLOE.:  20% off your purchase
  • Big Gay Ice Cream: Buy one ice cream cone or sundae and get the second one free
  • 10 Corso Como Cafe: 10% off your food and beverage purchase
  • Scotch & Soda: 10% off your purchase
  • Cobble & Co.: 10% off your purchase
  • Garden Bar: 10% off your purchase
  • Chase Sapphire Lounge: 10% off your food and beverage purchase
  • R17: 10% off of your purchase
  • Summer Concert Series: Expedited entry and 10% off your food and beverage purchase at The Rooftop at Pier 17 concessions during Sunday concerts
  • Heineken Riverdeck (Coming in July): TBA

Bottom Line

Although the lounge is modest, it’s nice to see that Chase is continuing to invest in more lifestyle events and making the Sapphire brand more than just a financial tool. In addition to pop-up lounges, Chase has set up permanent Sapphire Lounges at venues like The Forum in Los Angeles (Inglewood), Madison Square Garden in New York and The Chicago Theatre. It’s also been bringing the lounges to Chase-sponsored events like the Sundance Film Festival, the Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival and the PGA Championship.

All photos by the author.

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