Rooftop bars NYC

A complete guide to the 42 best rooftop bars in New York in 2018.

Here you'll find the best NYC rooftop bars with all info you need about each place. Opening hours, dress code, pictures, maps and much more. New York City is arguably one of the best cities in the world when it comes to rooftop bars and terraces. You can find luxurious, relaxed, party going, fancy and cozy rooftop bars in every part of this city. And the skyline view is one of the most iconic you can see. Just scroll down and find the NYC rooftop bar best suited for you.

Le Bain at the Standard
High Line
Rooftop in NYC Le Bain at the Standard in New York
$$$$ 848 Washington St
Le Bain is a NYC rooftop bar located at The Standard High Line in downtown New York in the Meatpacking District. The roof terrace is home for...
  • Highlights
  • 18th floor
  • Rooftop pool
  • River views
  • Nightclub
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St Cloud
lovely view
Rooftop in NYC St Cloud in New York
$$$ 6 Times Square
St. Cloud is a rooftop bar located just off Times Square in New York. From the terrace you get a lovely view of all the scyscrapers. An exclusive...
  • Highlights
  • 17th floor
  • Times Square
  • Crafted cocktails
  • Great vibes
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Press Lounge
quality
Rooftop in NYC Press Lounge in New York
$$$$ 653 11th Avenue
One of the best NYC rooftop bars. Known for their amazing service and quality regarding everything. The view is fantastic over the skyline...
  • Highlights
  • 16th floor
  • Handcrafted cocktails
  • 360-view
  • Rooftop pool
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Salon de Ning
Asian style
Rooftop in NYC Salon De Ning in New York
$$$$$ 700 5th Avenue
When you enter this terrace bar in NYC, you get the feeling of being in Shanghai in the early 1900s. The décor is classic Asian style with plenty of...
  • Highlights
  • 23rd floor
  • Two terraces
  • Signature cocktails
  • Chic & stylish
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Hudson Terrace
party
Rooftop in NYC Hudson Terrace in New York
$$$ 621 West 46th St
A perfect roof terrace in NYC for those who like nightlife and partying. This place is always crowded and the atmosphere is also mostly...
  • Highlights
  • 3rd floor
  • Nightclub
  • Hudson views
  • Great for events
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230 Fifth
rooftop brunch
Rooftop in NYC 230 Fifth in New York
$$$ 230 Fifth Ave
One of the largest NYC rooftop bars. The terrace has seatings for approximately 1 000 people at the same time. The rooftop bar delivers...
  • Highlights
  • 20th floor
  • Huge terrace
  • Magical views
  • Weekend brunch
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Bourbon Street
Queens
Rooftop in NYC Bourbon Street in New York
$$$ 40-12 Bell Blvd
The best thing about this terrace bar in New York is that the venue is the only one of its kind in this part of Queens. It offers beautiful sunset...
  • Highlights
  • 3rd floor
  • Queens
  • Sunset views
  • Weekend brunch
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Above 6 Rooftop Bar
stunning view
Rooftop in NYC Above 6 Rooftop Bar in New York
$$$$ 308 W 58th St
From this small and cozy rooftop you get an absolutely stunning view of the Manhattan skyline with Central Park as mighty...
  • Highlights
  • 10th floor
  • Sushi & Grill
  • Small & cosy
  • Central Park view
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Bar d'Eau
swimming pool
Rooftop in NYC Bar d'Eau in New York
$$$$ 246 Spring St
One of New York's latest rooftops with a swimming pool. This luxurious rooftop bar in NYC is located on the roof of Trump Tower...
  • Highlights
  • 7th floor
  • Rooftop pool
  • SoHo
  • Signature cocktails
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Loopy Doopy Rooftop Bar
Conrad Hotel
Rooftop in NYC Loopy Doopy Rooftop Bar in New York
$$$$ 102 North End Ave
The rooftop bar is located at the Conrad New York Hotel with an outstanding view of both New York and New Jersey’s skyline. The décor...
  • Highlights
  • 16th floor
  • Prosecco & Ice Pop cocktails
  • River views
  • Summer nights
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Mad46 Rooftop Bar
19th floor
Rooftop in NYC Mad46 Rooftop Bar in New York
$$$$ 45 E 45th St
This cool cocktail bar in New York is located on the 19th floor of Roosevelt Hotel with a great view among Manhattan's skyscrapers...
  • Highlights
  • 19th floor
  • Outdoor & indoor lounge
  • Manhattan views
  • Late Happy Hour
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Monarch Rooftop Bar
impressive
Rooftop in NYC Monarch Rooftop Bar in New York
$$$ 71 W 35th St
This impressive rooftop bar in NYC is located on the 18th floor and it is the building's penthouse. Besides the absolutely stunning view – wi...
  • Highlights
  • 18th floor
  • Speciality cocktails
  • Magical Manhattan views
  • Heated
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The Brass Monkey
Irish bar
Rooftop in NYC The Brass Monkey in New York
$$$ 55 Little West 12th St
A classic Irish bar with good prices and good beer. In the superb bar, you can enjoy a Guiness to the views of the Hudson River and...
  • Highlights
  • 4th floor
  • Beer garden
  • Hudson River views
  • Relaxed
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Upstairs at the Kimberly
30th floor
Rooftop in NYC Upstairs at the Kimberly in New York
$$$$ 145 East 50th St
This rooftop bar in New York is located on the 30th floor at the Kimberly Hotel. From the roof you get a great view of the Chrysler Building...
  • Highlights
  • 30th floor
  • Signature cocktails
  • Luxurious
  • Harmonious
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Haven Rooftop at Sanctuary Hotel
central
Rooftop in NYC Haven Rooftop at Sanctuary Hotel in New York
$$$$ 132 W 47th St
This is a terrace bar in NYC which is situated on the roof of the Sancturay Hotel in the city center. The location is almost...
  • Highlights
  • 9th floor
  • Handcrafted cocktails
  • Great atmosphere
  • Sunday brunch
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Sky Room
highest
Rooftop in NYC Sky Room in New York
$$$$ 330 W 40th St
New York's highest sky lounge. Sky Room is a rooftop bar in New York City, located on the 33rd and 34th floor of the Fairfield Inn...
  • Highlights
  • 33-34th floor
  • Mixologist cocktails
  • 360-view
  • Nightclub
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Social Drink & Food
largest
Rooftop in NYC Four at Yotel in New York
$$$$ 570 10th Ave
The rooftop bar in NYC is decorated in a futuristic Japanese style. This is New York's largest hotel terrace with space for about 400 guests...
  • Highlights
  • 4th floor
  • Large terrace
  • Great ambience
  • Weekend brunch
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Jimmy at The James Hotel
Soho
Rooftop in NYC Jimmy at the James in New York
$$$$ 15 Thompson St
A modern and luxurious terrace bar located in Soho. The rooftop terrace offers a breathtaking 360-degree view of New York and mainly...
  • Highlights
  • 18th floor
  • Rooftop pool
  • Manhattan views
  • Popular
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Gansevoort Park Rooftop
outdoor pool
Rooftop in NYC Gansevoort Park Rooftop in New York
$$$$ 420 Park Ave. South
Situated right in central Manhattan you'll find this perfect party friendly rooftop bar in New York. It has an outdoor pool and the view...
  • Highlights
  • 20th floor
  • Rooftop pool
  • Weekend nightlife
  • Central Manhattan
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Mr Purple
rooftop pool
Rooftop in NYC Mr Purple in New York
$$$$ 180 Orchard St
Mr. Purple is a roof terrace in New York, which is located on the luxurious Hotel Indigo. Here you can find one of the best rooftop pools in NYC...
  • Highlights
  • 15th floor
  • Rooftop pool
  • Manhattan views
  • Signature cocktails
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The Skylark
30th floor
Rooftop in NYC The Skylark in New York
$$$$ 200 W 39th St
A rooftop bar in New York located on the 30th floor near Times Square. From the roof terrace you get a great view of, among other things...
  • Highlights
  • 30th floor
  • Weekdays
  • Amazing views
  • Mixologist cocktails
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PH-D Rooftop Lounge
Meatpacking district
Rooftop in NYC PH-D Rooftop Lounge in New York
$$$$ 355 W 16th St
A terrace bar in New York located on the hip hotel The Dream Downtown in the trendy area Meatpacking. PH-D Rooftop Lounge offers an...
  • Highlights
  • 12th floor
  • Luxurious decoration
  • Panoramic skyline views
  • Weekend nightspot
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Berry Park
beers
Rooftop in NYC Berry Park in New York
$$$ 4 Berry St
This is a very large rooftop bar located in Brooklyn NYC. Here you can drink lots of German and Belgian beers to the view of the Manhattan...
  • Highlights
  • 2nd floor
  • Skyline views
  • Show sports
  • Weekend brunch
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The Heights at Arlo NoMad
superb views
Rooftop in NYC The Heights at Arlo NoMad in New York
$$$$ 11 E 31st St
A rooftop bar in NYC with superb views over both Downtown and uptown Manhattan. The rooftop bar at Heights features a great...
  • Highlights
  • 31st floor
  • Great vibe
  • Panoramic views
  • Glass floor
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Top of the Strand
21st floor
Rooftop in NYC Top of the Strand in New York
$$$$ 33 W 37th St
Top of the Strand is considered as one of the best rooftop bars in NYC according to many. The rooftop is perched on the 21st floor of The Strand...
  • Highlights
  • 21st floor
  • Relaxing
  • Empire State Building views
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Bar 54
highest
Rooftop in NYC Bar 54 in New York
$$$$ 135 W 45th St
A fantastic rooftop bar in NYC located at Times Square at the hotel, Hyatt Centric Times Square. The highest rooftop bar in New York...
  • Highlights
  • 54th floor
  • Winter igloos
  • Instagram-view
  • Luxurious
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Bookmarks Rooftop Lounge
Magical views
Rooftop in NYC Bookmarks Rooftop Lounge in New York
$$$$ 299 Madison Ave
Luxurious rooftop bar in NYC where everything exudes quality and luxury. Magical views among the skyscrapers of Manhattan and the Empire...
  • Highlights
  • 14th floor
  • Rooftop garden
  • Literary inspired cocktails
  • Elegant
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Empire Hotel Rooftop
festive
Rooftop in NYC Empire Hotel Rooftop in New York
$$$$ 44 W 63rd St
A very large and festive rooftop bar in NYC which is furnished with comfortable lounge sofas and benches. The views of Lincoln Center and Cen...
  • Highlights
  • 12th floor
  • Two bars
  • Cosy interior
  • Weekend brunch
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Gallow Green
greenery
Rooftop in NYC Gallow Green in New York
$$$ 530 W 27th St
The rooftop bar in NYC is lush and cozy decorated with greenery and wooden benches and tables. Looking for rooftop New York, this pl...
  • Highlights
  • 7th floor
  • Rooftop garden
  • 'The Lodge' in winter
  • Weekend brunch
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La Birreria
beer & beer
Rooftop in NYC La Birreria in New York
$$$$ 200 Fifth Ave
If you like beer, this is the rooftop bar in NYC to go to. A massive roof terrace where you can drink self made beer, domestic beer...
  • Highlights
  • 14-15th floor
  • Microbrewery
  • Italian restaurant
  • Great atmosphere
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Lounge at Pod 39 Hotel
stunning view
Rooftop in NYC Lounge at Pod 39 Hotel in New York
$$$ 145 E 39th St
The roof terrace provides a stunning view of New York City and all the skyscrapers. From the rooftop bar you can order a variety of different...
  • Highlights
  • 17th floor
  • Mexican food
  • Youthful
  • Great atmosphere
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The Roof
Central Park views
Rooftop in NYC The Roof in New York
$$$$ 124 W 57th St
When it comes to rooftop bars in New York, The Roof is often mentioned. From the terrace you get a magical view of Central Park amid the...
  • Highlights
  • 29th floor
  • Classic & House cocktails
  • Centra Park views
  • Great ambience
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The Attic
amazing
Rooftop in NYC The Attic in New York
$$$$ 251 W 48th St
The team behind The L and Dinner on Ludlow has opened this amazing rooftop New York in Hells Kitchen, Manhattan. Located on the top floor of...
  • Highlights
  • 16th floor
  • Weekend nightspot
  • Large terrace
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Hotel Americano
winter & summer
Rooftop in NYC Hotel Americano in New York
$$$$ 518 W 27th St
A modern rooftop bar in New York with both a terrace for the winter and one for the summer. On the terraces there are both ample dining...
  • Highlights
  • Chelsea
  • Manhattan views
  • Great for events
  • Rooftop pool
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Z Roof
great views
Rooftop in NYC Z Roof in New York
$$$ 11-01 43rd Ave
A large rooftop bar in NYC of an entire 5000 square feet. Rooftop Z has one of the best views in all of New York and the best in the distri...
  • Highlights
  • 12th floor
  • Long Island
  • Manhattan views
  • Signature cocktails
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Gansevoort Meatpacking
rooftop pool
Rooftop in NYC Gansevoort Meatpacking in New York
$$$ 18 9th Ave
A modern and luxurious rooftop bar in New York for those who like to party and for those who want to enjoy swimming in the rooftop...
  • Highlights
  • 14th floor
  • Live DJs
  • 360-view
  • Meatpacking District
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Westlight NYC
22nd floor
Rooftop in NYC Westlight NYC in New York
$$$$ 111 N 12th St
Westlight is a NYC rooftop bar, located on the 22nd floor of The William Vale in Williamsburg. The rooftop is run by the Chef and...
  • Highlights
  • 22nd floor
  • Original cocktails
  • 360-view
  • Williamsburg
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City info

Rooftop bar New York

Rooftop-grade: 10/10
Prime season: April-Oct
Residents: 20 millions
Climate: humid temperate

New York is, probably alongside Bangkok, the world's best city in terms of great rooftop bars. NYC is packed with luxurious, cozy and large roof terraces that include everything one could ask for.

The best rooftop bars in NYC are often located at the top of a hotel roof, and often with quite breathtaking views over the city's skyscrapers and skyline.

The climate here is hot with the exception of a few months in winter, resulting in the rooftop bars in New York beeing open most of the year.

When it comes to terrace bars in this lovely city, they are scattered throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and New Jersey. There are so many rooftop bars here that you would almost not have enough time to visit all of them, if you were here for a whole month.

Most are obviously located in Manhattan and many of them around Central Park or Downtown. New York is often ranked as one of - if not - the best city in the world when it comes to places to drink with a view.

We have gathered the best rooftop bars here at our website. And the page is filled with newly opened ones as well. Check out the map of the best NYC rooftops and also find the ones nearest to your location.

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City info

About New York

New York is the largest city in the US. New York counts as a metropolis that has a strong global influence in finance, media, politics, education, entertainment, sports and fashion. The city is the world's leading financial center and they also have the UN headquarters. "The city that never sleeps" and "The Big Apple" are just some of the nicknames that New York has received over the years. There are numerous attractions such as Times Square, Wall Street, the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, etc.

Food, drink and party on rooftop bars in New York

New York is a city that has everything. Even so when it comes to rooftop bars. Here you can find everything in terms of food and drinks. Modern cocktails, classic cocktails, fine wines, a variety of different beers, bubbles, etc. The same goes for food. Some roof terraces offer fine al a carte dinners, while others only have a bar snack menu. If there is one thing you can do in NYC, it's partying. In most of the rooftop bars in New York it’s a lovely festive atmosphere. The roof terraces here are perfect places to meet up for party and drinks, before venturing on to any nightclub or similar. Some rooftop bars in New York are open all night where you can party until the wee hours.

Alltitude and views from the rooftop bars in NYC

The rooftop bars really stand out in New York when compared to many other cities. Rooftop bars located on the roof of skyscrapers always gives absolutely stunning views, creating a magical view of the whole city and its surroundings. From the rooftop bars in NYC, you can see the most famous spots and buildings here. Or how about Central Park, Times Square, the Hudson River, One World Trade Center, New Jersey, Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, etc. The list is endless. By far the best way to get a good overview of New York and Manhattan is to get up to one of the city's high altitude rooftops and just enjoy the views they have to offer.

Other attractions in New York

Yes, where do we start. As with everything else regarding this city, almost all you could want to do is available here. If you like sports, you can watch basketball, hockey, football, baseball, soccer, etc. If you like to party and eat delicious food you have some of the world's hippest and best nightclubs and restaurants here. For those who like to stroll around and shop then there is probably no better city in the world than New York. Otherwise you can always go around and look at known sites and buildings. Or what about the Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, Broadway, Times Square, Wall Street, Yankee Stadium, etc. And when you want to take it easy, just stroll to Central Park to settle down in the grass or walk around and look at the city's impressive skyline and cozy parks.

Rooftop pools in New York

In New York, there is an OK amount of great rooftop swimming pools, or so-called rooftop pools. But looking at the amount of rooftop bar available in NYC, it's not really common with swimming pool right on the roof terraces. Some of New York's Hotel can take pride in having rooftop pools. Unfortunately, there is no infinity pools here, which is quite common in Asia and some parts of Europe. The season for rooftop bars in New York lasts for about 6 months and the same applies to the city's rooftop swimming pools. The rooftop pools found in NYC is only available for hotel guests. So go on and book a room at a hotel with rooftop pool right here, and get the best prices on the market.

Flights and hotels in New York

Here you find some of the world's busiest airports. Total 3 very large airports, where planes from all countries and cities in the world arrive. The airports are located at some distance from Manhattan, but by taxi you are inside the city in about 30-40 minutes. New York and Manhattan in particular is probably the center of the whole world that has the most hotels. In many of these hotels you can find the best rooftop bars throughout New York. Both super luxury and a little more relaxed and affordable is available. Hotel prices are quite expensive, but considering what you get to experience it is well worth every penny you spend. Book your hotel through us and take advantage of the best rates and deals you can get on the market.