Rooftop bars New Jersey

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7 best rooftop bars in New Jersey [2021 update]

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Last updated: March 25th, 2020

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Here you'll find the best rooftop bars NJ, packed with all info you need about each venue: opening hours, dress code, pictures, maps and much more.

New Jersey is small state in size, located between New York and Philadelphia, but with a diversity in enviroment. Called the Garden state, here you find both miles of beaches and larger cities. So the best NJ rooftop bars offers a diversity in views and setting. Just scroll down and find the New Jersey rooftop bar best suited for you.

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RoofTop at Exchange Place in New Jersey
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RoofTop at Exchange Place

$$$ | 13th floor | Jersey City
  • Highlights
  • Rooftop + Terrace
  • Amazing Manhattan-views
  • Trendy

Perched on the 13th floor of the Hyatt House Jersey City you find this swanky rooftop destination made up of multi-level indoor and outdoor spaces – The RoofTop and The Terrace. With a retractable glass roof and walls, this is a year round destination for comfy vibes and a lunch, happy hour, dinner, relaxing sunset cocktail or weekend night out with live DJs. And also, amazing and unobstructed views over the Manhattan skyline, Hudson River, Staten Island and beyond.

Rooftop bar Salvation in New Jersey
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Salvation

$$$ | 8th floor | Asbury Park
  • Highlights
  • Cocktail bar
  • Ocean views
  • Rooftop cinema

On top of The Asbury Hotel, just a short walk from the from the beach, you find a modern and stylish rooftop cocktail bar, called Salvation. Stylish and trendy in decoration and ambience, this is a hot-spot summer destination for signature cocktails, beer, wines and bubbles. Relaxed on weekdays and more vibrant on weekend nights. On the 5th floor of the hotel you also find The Baronet, a rooftop garden showing movies all summer long.

Rooftop bar Skinner's Loft in New Jersey
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Skinner's Loft

$$$ | 3rd floor | Jersey City
  • Highlights
  • Gastropub
  • Weekend brunch
  • Cute & cosy

A cosy and charming gastropub in Jersey City, located in the heart of Downtown Pedestrian Mall. Set over three floors in a classic building, there is a ground floor bar, second floor dining room and up top, a cute and lovely seasonal rooftop terrace. Enjoy fresh, contemporary gastropub dishes, unique cocktails and a large selection of beers. Or even better, a sunny rooftop brunch.

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Rooftop bar Alice's in New Jersey
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Alice's

$$$ | 2nd floor | Lake Hopatcong
  • Highlights
  • Lake-views
  • Rustic & charming
  • "Food-Drink-Views"

Alice's Restaurant comes with the byline "Food-Drink-Views". And this is what you can expect from this charming and rustic lakeside restaurant, especially if you grab a spot on the second floor rooftop deck, where the views over the lake are amazing. The restaurant offers a seasonal menu of made-to-order New American fare, and there is also a full-service bar with signature cocktails, wine and draft & bottled beers.

Rooftop bar Town Bar + Kitchen in New Jersey
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Town Bar + Kitchen

$$$ | 2nd floor | Morristown
  • Highlights
  • Cosy
  • Fine restaurant
  • Weekend brunch

An urban and modern restaurant in an old building, offering the only rooftop dining experience in Morristown. A very cosy and charming terrace, where stylish dining tables are complemented with a brick fire place and hanging string lights. Open daily from lunch through late dinner (and weekend brunch), the restaurant and bar offers seasonal, fresh and modern new American cuisine, well-made signature cocktails, a varied beer list and a wide selection of tastes from the wine bar.

Rooftop bar The Retreat at Hilton Short Hills in New Jersey
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The Retreat at Hilton Short Hills

$$$ | 3rd floor | Short Hills
  • Highlights
  • Live music
  • Calm & cosy

The Retreat Bar & Rooftop is a relaxing rooftop terrace, really living up to its name. With views over the surrounding trees, you can unwind by the fire-pit and enjoy hand-crafted cocktails and light fare. Open during the warmer season, the spacious open air terrace is equipped with comfy lounge sofas and strings of garden lights, making it extra cosy at nigth. Enjoy a charming and tranquil backyard-vibe, along with happenings like live music events and 'Trivia Nights'.

Rooftop bar Harry’s Ocean Bar & Grille in New Jersey
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Harry’s Ocean Bar & Grille

$$$ | 2nd floor | Cape May
  • Highlights
  • Live music
  • Ocean views

Located at the Montreal Beach Resort in Cape May, Harry’s Ocean Bar & Grille comes with newly renovated panoramic rooftop deck. This spacious second floor terrace is truly a perfect place to relax with lovely views over the ocean and beach. Here you can enjoy classic American dishes and seafood and cooling drinks from the full-service rooftop bar. Visit for a sunny lunch, 4-6pm happy hour drinks and live music every night.

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Rooftop bar New Jersey

Rooftop-grade: 5/10
Prime season: May-Sept
Residents: 9 millions
Climate: Humid subtropical

Which are the best rooftops in New Jersey? The state is not big in size, but offers both coastal setting and larger cities, meaning that the rooftop bars here range from beachside terraces to more urban rooftop bars in city centers. The climate is not perfect for rooftops, meaning that it is during the summer months (May - September) that the rooftop bars and terraces are in full swing.

About New Jersey

New Jersey is the fourth smallest state in the US in size, the 11th-most populous, with 9 million residents. Situated between the major cities of New York and Philadelphia, it is a popular tourist destination. Here you find Jersey City, just opposite and looking over Manhattan, 45 different beaches, the famous gambling mecca Atlantic City and several national parks.