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Rooftop Bars New Jersey

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Rooftop Bar New Jersey
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New Jersey Rooftop Guide

Updated:September 2, 2023

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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14 best rooftop bars in New Jersey

Rooftop Bar New Jersey NoHu Rooftop Bar & Restaurant in New Jersey

NoHu Rooftop Bar & Restaurant

$$$ | 6th floor | Weehawken
  • Highlights
  • Spacious
  • Manhattan views
  • Rooftop igloos

Soaring above the Hudson River, NoHu is a 15,000 square foot rooftop bar, lounge, and restaurant, mixing tasty food and drinks with amazing views. Set on the 6th floor of the EnVue Hotel, here you are face to face with complete views of the Manhattan skyline and the Hudson River. Open daily for dining, drinks and weekend brunch, the rooftop menu includes locally inspired dishes by Chef Stefan Sabo, along with with everything from crafted fresh cocktails to bottle service.

Rooftop Bar New Jersey VÜE Rooftop Bar in New Jersey

VÜE Rooftop Bar

$$$ | 23rd floor | Atlantic City
  • Highlights
  • Cosmopolitan
  • 360° views
  • Friendly

The sky-high and friendly VÜE Rooftop Bar & Lounge is found on top of The Claridge Hotel, just steps away from the beach and the Atlantic City Boardwalk. Here you are surrounded with panoramic and amazing 360° views over the AC skyline and the ocean. Some of the very best vistas in all of New Jersey. The contemporary and beautiful rooftop combines and indoor area with two large outdoor decks, and offers a menu filled with a wide range of specialty handcrafted cocktails, along with plenty of American pub fare.

Rooftop Bar New Jersey RoofTop at Exchange Place in New Jersey

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 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 New Jersey Salvation in New Jersey


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

On top of The Asbury Hotel, just a short walk from Asbury Park Boardwalk and the beach, you find a modern and stylish rooftop cocktail bar, called Salvation. Sleek 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 New Jersey The Bradford Rooftop in New Jersey

The Bradford Rooftop

$$$ | 7th floor | Bridgewater
  • Highlights
  • Spectacular views
  • Crafted cocktails & bites
  • Chic & upscale

Found on the seventh floor of the AC Hotel by Marriott Bridgewater, The Bradford Rooftop offers an upscale and sophisticated atmosphere, energized by its modern design and unmatched views. The 7 000 square foot space boasts both indoor and outdoor seating options, where you can indulge in an expansive collection of premium sprits, craft cocktails, universal wine offerings, and draft beer options, as well as tasty dishes designed for sharing.

Rooftop bar New Jersey Alto Rooftop at The MC Hotel in New Jersey

Alto Rooftop at The MC Hotel

$$$ | 9th floor | Montclair
  • Highlights
  • Sleek
  • NYC skyline views
  • All season

Montclair’s only rooftop bar is found on top of The MC Hotel, covering over 3,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space. Equipped with plenty of chic and sleek lounge furniture, here you get a lovely view over the surroundings, but even more impressive and panoramic vistas over the NYC skyline. Open most evenings of the week, this a real hot-spot to sip crafted cocktails and grab a bite with some friends, or for a date night.

Rooftop bar New Jersey Skinner's Loft in New Jersey

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.

Rooftop bar New Jersey Paulie’s Brickhouse in New Jersey

Paulie’s Brickhouse

$$$ | 3rd floor | Jersey City
  • Highlights
  • Rutsic-chic
  • NYC skyline views
  • Brick oven pizza

A multi-level venue Jersey City, mixing sports and brick oven pizza with a lovely summer rooftop. Charming, colorful and open-air, the rustic-chic Paulie’s Brickhouse terrace comes with community tables and umbrellas, as well as amazing views over the NYC skyline. A perfect spot to enjoy sunshine and something from the wide selection of beers on tap, or maybe a refreshing and frozen cocktail. Inside you can watch sports and eat popular pizza year-round.

Rooftop bar New Jersey Watermark in New Jersey


$$$ | 2ndfloor | Asbury Park
  • Highlights
  • Ocean views
  • Mixology cocktails
  • Social club

Set right by the beach in Asbury Park, Watermark is a second floor venue with a fantastic rooftop terrace, offering spectacular views over the ocean and Asbury Park landmarks. Taking a culinary approach to the art of the cocktail, here you can enjoy creations expertly crafted by talented mixologists, along with light, seasonal finger foods created in-house. Made for socialising, this is a perfect New Jersey rooftop bar after a long day on the beach.

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

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 a sprawling and 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.

New Jersey Rooftop bar Red Rock Tap + Grill in New Jersey

Red Rock Tap + Grill

$$$ | 2nd floor | Red Bank
  • Highlights
  • Navesink River views
  • Warm & lively
  • Diverse

Found in Red Bank, just steps away from the Navesink River, Red Rock Tap + Grill is a diverse venue with a warm and lively atmosphere, offering outdoor seating on several levels. The best spot to grab some views is of course the rustic, charming and spacious rooftop terrace, with community tables and bar stool along the edge, overlooking the river and the surroundings. Here you can enjoy a menu filled with elevated pub fare, a great selection of specialty drinks, along with 16 beers on tap.

Rooftop bar New Jersey Town Bar + Kitchen in New Jersey

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 New Jersey The Retreat at Hilton Short Hills in New Jersey

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 New Jersey Alice's in New Jersey


$$$ | 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.

Rikard Fredricson
Rikard Fredricson

Rikard has spent the last 10 years exploring, enjoying, researching and working with rooftop venues. During these years he has visited more than 700 rooftops across the globe. The experience he has gained is used to create helpful, in-depth and accessible content, and to share his knowledge and rooftop expertise with fellow rooftop-lovers.

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Rooftop bar New Jersey

Rooftop-grade: 7/10

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.