Rooftop bars NYC

A complete guide to the 40 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.

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High Line
Rooftop in NYC Le Bain at the Standard in New York
Le Bain at the Standard
$$$$ 848 Washington St
  • Highlights
  • 18th floor
  • Rooftop pool
  • River views
  • Nightclub
Le Bain is a NYC rooftop bar is located at The Standard High Line in downtown New York in the Meatpacking District. The roof terrace is home for both parties and relaxation, but whatever you come for the views you get from the rooftop are always breathtaking. Visit during the afternoon for more relaxing drinks in the sun, and later at night for a more vibrant feel with live DJs and mingle with a younger and festive crowd. Very popular rooftop, so try to be in good time, and even so, be prepared for a little bit of queing.
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Times Square
Rooftop in NYC St Cloud in New York
St. Cloud Rooftop
$$$$ 6 Times Square
  • Highlights
  • 17th floor
  • Lovely views
  • Crafted cocktails
  • Great vibes
St. Cloud Rooftop is located at the Knickerbocker Hotel, just off Times Square in New York. From the terrace you get a lovely view of all the scyscrapers. In fact, you are right among them. An exclusive rooftop bar that is luxurious and modernly furnished. In the bar you can order from a wide selection of well made cocktails, craft beer and champagne on bottle. There is also a menu of tasty bar bites that changes over the season, along with an exclusive rooftop cigar lounge. Open and airy feel on the terrace, and even though it is popular, it usually does not feel over crowded.
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Hell's kitchen
Rooftop in NYC The Press Lounge in New York
The Press Lounge
$$$$ 653 11th Avenue
  • Highlights
  • 16th floor
  • Handcrafted cocktails
  • 360-view
  • Rooftop pool
One of the best NYC rooftop bars. Known for their amazing service and quality regarding everything, along with spectacular views over both Hudson River and the mighty Manhattan skyline. A menu with quality over quantity, including a set of well crafted cocktails, beer on both bottle and draught, wine and bubbles by the glass and a few bar bites and snacks. Perfect place for both after work and post dinner cocktails, soaking in views of the Big Apple, enjoying the sophisticated but vibrant atmosphere.
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Midtown
Rooftop in NYC Salon De Ning in New York
Salon de Ning
$$$$$ 700 5th Avenue
  • Highlights
  • 23rd floor
  • Two terraces
  • Signature cocktails
  • Chic & stylish
When you enter this chic terrace bar in NYC, you get the feeling of being in Shanghai in the early 1900s, with a décor in classic Asian style. Located at the famous and luxurious Peninsula Hotel, and from the two terraces you get a magical view of 5th Avenue and the surrounding sky scrapers. The rooftop bar offers an extensive cocktail list, with well made signature cocktails, and even their own classics, along with wine and bubbles by the glass and some small plates for the hungry ones. High in quality, and also quite high in price.
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NoMad
Rooftop in NYC 230 Fifth in New York
230 Fifth
$$$ 230 Fifth Ave
  • Highlights
  • 20th floor
  • Huge terrace
  • Magical views
  • Weekend brunch
One of the largest and most famous rooftop bars in NYC, named after its location at 230 5th Ave. The terrace has seatings for approximately 1 000 people at the same time and offers some really magical views of the Manhattan skyline, with the Empire State Building as a mighty focal point. Open year round, with heaters for colder nights and awesome rooftop igloos in winter, offering a wide selection of both food and drinks. With the highlight beeing the rooftop brunch buffet served every weekend.
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Queens
Rooftop in NYC Bourbon Street in New York
Bourbon Street
$$$ 40-12 Bell Blvd
  • Highlights
  • 3rd floor
  • Queens
  • Sunset views
  • Weekend brunch
One of the best thing about this terrace bar in New York is that the venue is the only one of its kind in this part of Queens. It offers beautiful sunset over the rooftops, along with a friendly, lively and warm atmosphere. From the rooftop bar you can order a wide selection of seasonal food and drinks, and during weekends this is the spot for a great and very affordable brunch. The terrace also has large HDTV's for viewing sports. A perfect rooftop to visit to get that neighborhood feel, with a view!
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Central Park
Rooftop in NYC Above 6 Rooftop Bar in New York
Above 6 Rooftop Bar
$$$ 308 W 58th St
  • Highlights
  • 14th floor
  • Sushi & Grill
  • Small & cosy
  • Central Park view
From this small and cozy rooftop you get an absolutely stunning view of the Manhattan skyline with Central Park as mighty background. The menu is inspired by the Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill on the ground floor, so there is both sake, sushi platters and fried chicken wings available, along with signature and classic cocktails, hand-picked wines and a set of different bar bites. Perfect setting for a more private after work or before heading to a show or some other event in the city.
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SoHo
Rooftop in NYC Bar d'Eau in New York
Bar d'Eau
$$$$$ 246 Spring St
  • Highlights
  • 7th floor
  • Rooftop pool
  • SoHo
  • Signature cocktails
One of New York's latest rooftops with a swimming pool. This luxurious rooftop bar is located at the Dominick Hotel (used to be Trump SoHo), offering a bit of Miami-vibes in central NYC and features sushi, light bites and a full bar including signature cocktails. Non-hotel guest you can reserve exclusive cabanas for the day to gain access to the pool. Or you just visit for a lunch in the sun or some early night cocktails, taking in the chic and trendy atmosphere and enjoy the view.
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Rockefeller Park
Rooftop in NYC Loopy Doopy Rooftop Bar in New York
Loopy Doopy Rooftop Bar
$$$$$ 102 North End Ave
  • Highlights
  • 16th floor
  • Prosecco & Ice Pop cocktails
  • River views
  • Summer nights
The Loopy Doopy rooftop bar is located at the Conrad New York Hotel with an outstanding view of both New York and New Jersey’s skyline, as well as the Hudson River, the Statue of Liberty and New York Harbor. The bar offers some small plates for eating, but is mostly famous for a very good and creative cocktail list, especially the Prosecco & Ice Pop cocktail. One of the best rooftop bars in New York to hang out with your friends, enjoying refreshing cocktails and watch an amazing sunset.
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Grand Central Station
Rooftop in NYC Mad46 Rooftop Bar in New York
Mad46 Rooftop Bar
$$$$ 45 E 45th St
  • Highlights
  • 19th floor
  • Outdoor & indoor lounge
  • Manhattan views
  • Late Happy Hour
This cool cocktail bar in New York is located on the 19th floor of Roosevelt Hotel with a great view among Manhattan's skyscrapers. You really feel that you are in the city when you are here, and the terrace has a great 'old school' New York vibe to it. Only open during weekdays and a very popular after work spot, creating a festive and yet chilled atmosphere. The bar offers an impressive drink list, with specialty cocktails, draft beers and wines / sparkling in both glass and by the bottle, along with a tasty set of bar bites.
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Empire State Building
Rooftop in NYC Monarch Rooftop Bar in New York
Monarch Rooftop Bar
$$$$ 71 W 35th St
  • Highlights
  • 18th floor
  • Speciality cocktails
  • Magical Manhattan views
  • Heated
This impressive rooftop bar in NYC is located on the 18th floor and from the terrace you get a stunning view over midtown Manhattan, and most of all, fantastic vistas of the Empire State Building. Very modern and stylish, both indoors and outdoors, with a Scandinavian-chic feel with lots of comfy lounge sofas and bar stools. The menu has smaller bar bites and offers the regular selection of beers and wines along with some very well made specialty cocktails. Popular and energetic place, reservations are highly recommended.
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High line
Rooftop in NYC The Brass Monkey in New York
The Brass Monkey
$$$ 55 Little W 12th St
  • Highlights
  • 4th floor
  • Beer garden
  • Hudson River views
  • Relaxed
A classic American bar with good prices, burgers and alot of different beers. Everything you would expect from a good ol' bar, just that this one also comes with a lovely terrace where you can catch a glimpse of the Hudson River and New Jersey. Not the highest or most fancy rooftop bar in New York, but instead 'the only neighborhood bar in the neighborhood'. Located just below the High Line, the rooftop bar serves beers, wine and signature cocktails along with all the food that a classic bar menu should have. And all this with a great and friendly service along with a vibrant and relaxed atmosphere.
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Midtown East
Rooftop in NYC Upstairs at the Kimberly in New York
Upstairs at the Kimberly
$$$$ 145 E 50th St
  • Highlights
  • 30th floor
  • Signature cocktails
  • Luxurious
  • Harmonious
This rooftop bar in New York is located on the 30th floor at the Kimberly Hotel. From the roof you get a great view of the Chrysler Building. The setting at the rooftop is 'luxurious cocktail bar', with leather chairs, a stylish design, so really a sophisticated oasis above the buzzing streets below. The rooftop bar offers a large set of signature cocktails, wines and a wide selection of tasty bar bites. Every weekend between 12-4pm you can also enjoy a fantastic rooftop brunch. Open year round thanks to a retractable glass roof and wall.
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Times Square
Rooftop in NYC Haven Rooftop at Sanctuary Hotel in New York
Haven Rooftop at Sanctuary Hotel
$$$$ 132 W 47th St
  • Highlights
  • 9th floor
  • Handcrafted cocktails
  • Great atmosphere
  • Weekend brunch
A terrace bar in NYC which is situated on the roof of the Sancturay Hotel, right in the city center. The location is almost as good as it gets, one minute away from Times Square and about the same distance to Rockefeller Center, and the terrace offers great views of Manhattan. Both rooftop bar and restaurant, offering modern American cuisine for lunch and dinner, along with hand crafted cocktails, wines and a good set of beers. And every weekend you can also enjoy a great rooftop brunch, with a large food menu and bottomless mimosas. Light and airy terrace with a great and vibrant atmosphere.
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Hell's Kitchen
Rooftop in NYC Sky Room in New York
Sky Room
$$$$ 330 W 40th St
  • Highlights
  • 33-34th floor
  • Mixologist cocktails
  • 360-view
  • Nightclub
One of New York's highest sky lounges, located on the 33rd and 34th floor of the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Times Square. Up here you get an impressive 360-degree view, including both Empire State Building and Hudson River. Here you can enjoy a more relaxing cocktail with a view earlier at night, and later on the party atmosphere usually takes over, with a festive crowd enjoying live DJs, drinks and views. The rooftop bar offers fine cocktails inspired by a whole team of mixologists, a full menu of spirits and champagne on bottle, along with a good set of bar bites.
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Kips Bay / East River
Rooftop in NYC The Crows Nest in New York
The Crow’s Nest at the Water Club
$$$$ 500 E 30th St
  • Highlights
  • 3rd floor
  • Boat rooftop
  • River views
A quite unusual rooftop bar in New York, located on the roof of a boat in the East River. Here you get a spectacular view of Brooklyn and the East River, and can enjoy all the action on the river while sipping on a cocktail. The rooftop bar offers good variety of beers, wines and cocktails and a food menu with bar classics like burger and more riverside suiting seafood. Casual, friendly and relaxed atmosphere with a mixed crowd makes The Crow's Nest a perfect rooftop for some summer weekend riverside leisure.
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Columbus Circle
Rooftop in NYC The Sky Terrace at the Hudson Hotel in New York
The Sky Terrace at the Hudson Hotel
$$$$ 356 W 58th St
  • Highlights
  • 15th floor
  • Specialty sangrias
  • 360-view
  • Rooftop garden
On the urban boutique Hudson Hotel, located right next to Colombus Circle and Central Park, you will find this hidden gem called the Sky Terrace. One of New York's more exclusive rooftop bars, with a patio winding around the whole roof, offering alot of different and secluded areas to sit. Garden slik décor with comfortable hammock chairs and lush plants, this really is a Midtown urban oasis. The views from the roof over the Hudson River and Manhattan are amazing, accompanied by a set of signature cocktails and ten different specialty sangrias.
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Chelsea
Rooftop in NYC Pool Lounge at The Dream Downtown in New York
Pool Lounge at The Dream Downtown
$$$$ 355 W 16th St
  • Highlights
  • 2nd floor
  • Poolside Party Packages
  • Swimming pool
No grand heights or views, at the Pool Lounge at The Dream Downtown you instead get a décor inspired by the south of France, real sand on the ground and a pool that has windows on the floor that you can see from the hotel lobby. Open daily for hotel guests, while non-guest can purchase pool passes between Monday-Friday. If you don't feel like swimming, there is also an indoor / outdoor pool bar & grill located right next to the pool, serving a casual all-day menu, seasonal cocktails and all other drinks usually connected with a poolside lounge.
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Hell's Kitchen
Rooftop in NYC Social Drink & Food at Yotel in New York
Social Drink & Food at Yotel
$$$ 570 10th Ave
  • Highlights
  • 4th floor
  • Large terrace
  • Great ambience
  • Rooftop cinema
This rooftop bar in NYC is decorated in a is decorated in a 1960's style, with rainbow colored circle chairs, lounge sofas and exotic dragon trees. This is New York's largest hotel terrace with space for about 400 guests. The rooftop bar offers a relaxing, fun and comfortable atmosphere along with Mediterranean influenced street food and seasonal, well crafted cocktails. And a Happy Hour every day between 3-5pm where you can get a pizza & beer for $10. On Sundays part of the terrace is transformed into a rooftop cinema, where you can enjoy dinner and a movie under the stars.
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SoHo
Rooftop in NYC Jimmy at the James in New York
The James SoHo
$$$$ 15 Thompson St
  • Highlights
  • 18th floor
  • Rooftop pool
  • Manhattan views
  • Popular
A modern, sleek and luxurious terrace bar located right in SoHo. The rooftop offers a breathtaking 360-degree view of New York and you can see the Freedom Tower, New Jersey skyline, the Empire State Building. Yeah, literally all of Manhattan is at your feet. The terrace has one of the best rooftop pools in NYC, mainly open for hotel guests during the day, but in summer weekends there are Pool Party Series for everyone from 3pm. This highly popular rooftop bar offers a good set of specialty cocktails, with an upscale and trendy crowd loving to soak in the vibrant atmosphere. Reservations are highly recommended.
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Nomad
Rooftop in NYC Rooftop at Royalton Park Avenue in New York
Rooftop at Royalton Park Avenue
$$$$ 420 Park Ave. S
  • Highlights
  • 20th floor
  • Rooftop pool
  • Weekend nightlife
  • Central Manhattan
Situated right in central Manhattan, you'll find this perfect, party friendly roof terrace with great views over the sky scrapers and Empire State Building. The rooftop has a great outdoor pool for guest at the hotel, as a non-guest you will have to settle for hanging out poolside, on the balcony like terrace or at the indoor lounge. The rooftop bar offers a large menu of specialty cocktails and bottles of champagne, along with sharable platters and small plates. Open for rooftop brunch every weekend, and during weekdays you can have relaxing drink, while towards weekend nights the party atmosphere really rises.
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Metropolitan Museum of Art
Rooftop in NYC The Cantor Roof Garden Bar in New York
The Cantor Roof Garden Bar
$$$$ 1000 5th Ave
  • Highlights
  • 5th floor
  • The MET
  • Central Park views
A roof garden in New York located on one of the world's most famous museums, the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Placed in the east side of Central Park, from the roof terrace at The Cantor Roof Garden NYC you get a completely magical view across the park and the surrounding sky scrapers. Large and lush garden, with some benches and tables to sit at, or you just place yourself at the big lawn. The rooftop bar offersspecialty cocktails, wine by the glass, housemade lemonade and some sandwiches & salads. You can also go up to the roof without buying anything and just enjoy the view.
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Lower East Side
Rooftop in NYC Mr Purple in New York
Mr Purple
$$$$ 180 Orchard St
  • Highlights
  • 15th floor
  • Rooftop pool
  • Manhattan views
  • Impressive menu
Mr. Purple is a lovely rooftop bar and restaurant in New York, located on the luxurious Hotel Indigo Lower East Side. Here you can find one of the best rooftop pools in NYC, magical views of the skyline and an impressive menu, both regarding drinks and food. Classic cocktails with a twist, specialty cocktails, craft cocktails carbonated and bottled in-house, rotating seasonal selection of beer on tap and all types of wine along with American dishes and a great brunch menu. Top of with nice music, a great ambience, vibrant but still relaxed, and you have a really good NYC rooftop bar.
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Times Square
Rooftop in NYC The Skylark in New York
The Skylark
$$$$ 200 W 39th St
  • Highlights
  • 30th floor
  • Weekdays
  • Amazing views
  • Mixologist cocktails
The Skylark NYC rooftop is a classic cocktail lounge, located on the 30th floor near Times Square. From the roof terrace you get an absolutely stunning view of, among other things, the Hudson River, the Empire State Building and Times Square. Only open to the public during weekdays, so therefore a popular place for after work. Here you can enjoy a large set of mixologist signature cocktails made with the best ingredients, along with tasty bar bites. Great rooftop bar, known for a luxorius yet cosy and warm atmosphere, great service and sunset views to die for.
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Chelsea
Rooftop in NYC PH-D Rooftop Lounge in New York
PH-D Rooftop Lounge
$$$$ 355 W 16th St
  • Highlights
  • 12th floor
  • Luxurious decoration
  • Panoramic skyline views
  • Weekend nightspot
A rooftop lounge in New York located on the hip hotel The Dream Downtown, situated in the trendy Meatpacking area. PH-D Rooftop Bar & Lounge offers an outstanding skyline view of Manhattan and the towering skyscrapers, and both the indoor lounge and the roof terrace is luxuriously furnished. The rooftop bar offers tasty cocktails, smaller bits & bites to eat and a large selection of champagne Visit earlier in the evening for a more relaxed lounge feel, and later at night it is a perfect rooftop in NYC if you are looking for a top atmosphere and party.
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Brooklyn
Rooftop in NYC Berry Park in New York
Berry Park
$$$ 4 Berry St
  • Highlights
  • 2nd floor
  • Skyline views
  • Show sports
  • Weekend brunch
This is a very large rooftop bar located in Brooklyn NYC. Simply put, it's a Beer Garden, Soccer Bar & Restaurant with great city views. Really great actually, the Manhattan skyline looks amazing from here. Here you can drink lots of German and Belgian beers or a signature cocktail and grab food that mostly consist of American pub classics. There is also a special brunch menu every weekend between 11am-3pm. Come here to enjoy the relaxed, fun and lively atmosphere and watch the skyline, or head inside and watch sports and dance to nightly weekend DJs.
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NoMad
Rooftop in NYC The Heights at Arlo NoMad in New York
The Heights at Arlo NoMad
$$$$ 11 E 31st St
  • Highlights
  • 31st floor
  • Great vibe
  • Panoramic views
  • Glass floor
All the way up at hotel Arlo NoMad you find this relaxed NYC rooftop bar, with superb views over both Downtown and uptown Manhattan. Not the biggest terrace in town, but with a very open and airy feel. The rooftop bar features a great set of signature cocktails, Froze, beer on tap and chips and guacamole to snack on. Quite a scaled down menu, and so is the decór, with some lounge sofas and some standing tables. And this is the best thing about The Heights, it is at a luxurious location but offers an unpretentious and relaxing atmosphere, where you don't have to get to fancy to sit back and enjoy a drink and the views.
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Midtown
Rooftop in NYC Top of the Strand in New York
Top of the Strand
$$$$ 33 W 37th St
  • Highlights
  • 21st floor
  • Relaxing
  • Empire State Building views
Perched on the 21st floor of the Marriott Vacation Club Pulse in Midtown Manhattan, and considered as one of the best rooftop bars in NYC open year round. A retractable glass roof makes Top of the Strand a great nightly destination both in summer and winter, and the front row views of Empire State building are always available. The rooftop patio is not very big, but offers an intimate setting, with pillow topped benches, bar stools at the edge, surrounded by palms and other greenery. Enjoy well-made signature cocktails, beers, wine and some tasty light fare in an atmosphere towards upscale but very friendly and relaxing.
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Times Square
Rooftop in NYC Bar 54 in New York
Bar 54
$$$$$ 135 W 45th St
  • Highlights
  • 54th floor
  • Winter igloos
  • Instagram-view
  • Luxurious
The tallest rooftop bar in Times Square, and also among the highest in the city. Located at the Hyatt Centric Times Square, displaying a really superb river-to-river view, including the Chrysler Building and all of lower Manhattan. The bar offers a really impressive drink menu, inclduing a large set of well crafted cocktails, beers, wines in both glass and by bottle, a wide section of whiskey and also some tasty bar bites. The prices are quite hefty, but if you look beyond that and towards the view, you will see it is worth it. Also a great rooftop for a winter time visit, when the rooftop igloos are out.
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Grand Central Station
Rooftop in NYC Bookmarks Rooftop Lounge in New York
Bookmarks Rooftop Lounge
$$$$ 299 Madison Ave
  • Highlights
  • 14th floor
  • Rooftop garden
  • Literary inspired cocktails
  • Elegant
Lovely and elegant rooftop garden, located at the 14th floor of the Library Hotel, close to Grand Central and (suitably enough) the New York Public Library. Up here you find both a cozy indoor lounge, a green and lush rooftop terrace that also holds two greenhouses where you can stay warm and still watch the stars. The rooftop menu plays with the library theme and you can choose between different specialty cocktails, like the 'Tequila Mockingbird', an exciting set of specialty sangrias, along with some small plates to nibble on. Usually a charming and calm atmosphere, with a friendly service.
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Lincoln Center
Rooftop in NYC Empire Hotel Rooftop in New York
Empire Hotel Rooftop
$$$$ 44 W 63rd St
  • Highlights
  • 12th floor
  • Two bars
  • Cosy interior
  • Weekend brunch
The Empire Hotel Rooftop bar boost with both an indoor lounge along with East and West terraces, where the West terrace also has a retractable roof, creating a year round rooftop experience. Newly redecorated, the rooftop has a light and modern decór with lots of different seating areas, and from the 12th floor location you get adorable views over Lincoln Center, Brodway and Central Park. Open for breakfast and brunch, the rooftop is otherwise a perfect place for an after work or after show drink, or a full weekend night out, enjoying the friendly and relaxed vibe with a group of friends.
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Chelsea
Rooftop in NYC Gallow Green in New York
Gallow Green
$$$$ 542 W 27th St
  • Highlights
  • 7th floor
  • Rooftop garden
  • 'The Lodge' in winter
  • Weekend brunch
The roof terrace at Gallow Green, located above the McKaittrick Hotel, is lush in an overgrown way and cozy decorated with lots of plants and wooden benches and tables. Probably as close to nature as you will get in the middle of New York. Between all the grenery there is also a beautiful view of the New York skyline. Daily the rooftop serves both dinner and cocktails in a charming, lively and vibrant atmosphere. And on weekends there is a fantastic brunch with live entertainment. A great rooftop bar to visit for a sunny brunch, a charming and romantic dinner or relaxing cocktails with friends.
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Brooklyn
Rooftop in NYC The Ides at the Wythe Hotel in New York
The Ides at the Wythe Hotel
$$$$ 80 Wythe Ave
  • Highlights
  • 6th floor
  • Good vibe
  • Sunset views
  • Brooklyn
From this rooftop bar in Brooklyn you get a magical view of Manhattan and the East River. Especially at sunset, watching a glowing New York skyline from here is absolutely fantastic. Styled in trendy art deco, the rooftop bar offers upscale signature cocktails, a few beers and wines and a menu of small plates. Popular place, both among locals and travelers. Perfect to visit during afternoon / early evening for a more chill experience, when darkness falls the atmosphere gets more buzzing, filled with people in their 20's and early 30's enjoying a night out and great vibes.
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Madison Square Park
Rooftop in NYC La Birreria in New York
La Birreria
$$$$ 200 5th Ave
  • Highlights
  • 14th floor
  • Pop-up restaurants/li>
  • Beer garden
  • Great atmosphere
Above the Italian megastore Eataly, you find this rooftop bar and restaurant with a setting like a large beer garden. A bit closed off, so while the view is nice over the close by Flatiron building and the Empire State Building, it's not the best in town. But instead there is a great atmosphere to make up for it. The rooftop has an exiting concept with new pop-up restaurants every now and then, however always with an Italian base. The 2018 season will see the roof turn into an Italian countryside restaurant where you can enjoy down to earth Italian dishes and a large set of drinks, like biodynamic wines from Italy and New York, craft beers and housemade botanic-infused cocktails.
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Murray Hill / Chrysler Building
Rooftop in NYC Lounge at Pod 39 Hotel in New York
Lounge at Pod 39 Hotel
$$$ 145 E 39th St
  • Highlights
  • 17th floor
  • Mexican food
  • Youthful
  • Great atmosphere
This rooftop provides a stunning view of New York City and all the skyscrapers. Located in the Murray Hill neighborhood of Midtown Manhattan, the terrace has a really cool 1800's setting with brick arches, ivy walls and cosy lanterns glowing in the night. The Pod 39 rooftop is run by Salvation Taco, who holds a full Mexican restaurant in the lobby at the hotel, open from early morning to midnight. The rooftop bar opens at 5pm, and up here you can enjoy fresh cocktails, canned beers, wine by the glass and a few different and tasty tacos. Perfect place for some afterwork and evening cocktails.
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Central Park
Rooftop in NYC The Roof in New York
The Roof
$$$$$ 124 W 57th St
  • Highlights
  • 29th floor
  • Classic & House cocktails
  • Centra Park views
  • Great ambience
Perched atop the Viceroy Central Park, and if you are serching for a stylish place where you can gaze out over Central Park, this is the NYC rooftop bar to visit. A swanky indoor and outdoor lounge with a very luxurious yet uncluttered décor, where you can enjoy a fine selection of both classic and house cocktails, a set of regionaly brewed beers, wines by glass or bottle and a small set of bar bites. It is pricey for sure, but with the views, quality and great ambience it is well worth it.
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Chelsea
Rooftop in NYC Hotel Americano in New York
La Piscine at Hotel Americano
$$$$ 518 W 27th St
  • Highlights
  • 9th floor
  • Manhattan views
  • Mexican flavours
  • Rooftop pool
La Piscine rooftop resaturant and cocktail lounge is located at the roof of Hotel Americano, in the Chelsea district of Midtown Manhattan. Up here you will find stellar views, both towards Manhattan and over the Hudson River, a small but cool rooftop pool, and a Mexican influenced menu with dishes like tacos and grilled meat / fish along with drinks like Margaritas, specialty cocktails, tequila, mezcal and a range of cervezas. Great ambience in a minimalistic setting, perfect rooftop for a relaxing summer night dinner with friends.
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Long Island
Rooftop in NYC Z Roof in New York
Z Roof
$$$ 11-01 43rd Ave
  • Highlights
  • 12th floor
  • Long Island
  • Manhattan views
  • Weekend nightspot
To get the best views if the city, you sometimes have to leave the city. This is really true for the Z Roof, located at the Z NYC Hotel in Long Island City, a trip out here offers a magnificent view of almost all of central Manhattan as well as the East River and Queensboro Bridge. A large roof terrace of an entire 5000 square foot, where you can exercise rooftop yoga in the mornings and enjoy tasty signature cocktails during early evenings, but mostly famous for it's weekend rooftop parties. From 10pm every Friday and Saturday, the beat is really on with celebrity DJs keeping the atmosphere on a high well into the night.
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Meatpacking District
Rooftop in NYC Gansevoort Meatpacking in New York
Plunge at Gansevoort Meatpacking
$$$ 18 9th Ave
  • Highlights
  • 14th floor
  • Live DJs
  • 360-view
  • 'Plunge Pops'
At the roof of Gansevoort Meatpacking NYC, you find this chic lounge / cocktail bar called Plunge. With a stylish setting, a flowing layout of several indoor and outdoor spaces and magnificent views over Manhattan and Hudson River, this is really one of the top NYC rooftop bars. Offering a nice menu, with a large set of well made cocktails and their own 'Plunge Pops', along with a good selection of tasty bar bites. Great destination for some relaxing cocktails in a chill ambience early evening, and later at night (especially weekends) you can expect alot more people, top DJs and a rooftop party atmosphere that is one of the best in the city.
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Brooklyn
Rooftop in NYC Westlight NYC in New York
Westlight NYC
$$$$ 111 N 12th St
  • Highlights
  • 22nd floor
  • Original cocktails
  • 360-view
  • Williamsburg
Westlight is a NYC rooftop bar, located on the 22nd floor of The William Vale in trendy Williamsburg. From here you’ll get sweeping city views over the famous Manhattan skyline and the East River. Just incredible! Run by the Chef Andrew Carmelllini’s NoHo Hospitality Group, offering a dynamic menu with both classic and original cocktails, a long list of wines, craft beer, rare sprits and some small plates with inspration of global street food. Perfect spot for both some early evening cocktails, trying to catch the amazing sunset over Manhattan, or a more festive and vibrant nightly visit, with a young and chic crowd enjoying Brooklyn under the stars.
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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. And here you can find free tours by foot in New York.

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. At this lovely website, you can find the best hotel views in NYC.