5 Best Rooftop Bars in Brooklyn

Published: March 2, 2020

The place to go for amazing Manhattan views

Brooklyn has become one of the hippest and popular neighborhoods in New York during the last couple of years. And along with this newfound popularity comes a lot of great Brooklyn rooftop bars.

Fact is, the best Brooklyn rooftop bars offer views that any of the more central NYC terraces have a hard time beating. Moving outside Manhattan, across the East River, means complete and amazing skyline views.

You can check out our complete listing of all the best rooftop bars NYC here. But to find your Brooklyn rooftop oasis for summer 2020, just keep scrooling.

The Rooftop Guide's list of the 5 best Brooklyn rooftop bars

1. Westlight

Best Rooftop Bars Brooklyn - Westlight
Westlight - Photo: www.westlightnyc.com/

Located on the 22nd floor of the trendy William Vale, this chic and modern rooftop bar offers unparalleled views of Williamsburg and the Manhattan skyline, and a drink and food menu to die for.

The creation of Chef Andrew Carmellini, every drink and bar bite offered in this place, comes not only with a story but also with the quality the NoHo hospitality group is known for.

All this comes at a price, of course, but rest assured that every penny spent at the Westlight is a penny well spent.

Considered not only one of the best bars in Brooklyn but also in New York, having a reservation is a must, at least if you want to sit at some point through the night.

Even while standing, though, the atmosphere is relaxed and enjoyable, with views that pair wonderfully with the bar's signature drinks.

WESTLIGHT

111 N 12th St, Brooklyn

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2. Harriet's Rooftop

Best Rooftop Bars Brooklyn - Harriet's Rooftop
Harriet's Rooftop - Photo: www.therooftopguide.com

If you're looking for something a little bit more classic, try Harriet's Rooftop and its old-fashioned, yet contemporary, cocktail lounge atmosphere.

Located at 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge and blessed with beautiful views of the famous bridge and the Manhattan skyline, this relaxed bar offers a wide arrange of liquors, beers, and a whole lot of cocktails, all made with fresh ingredients.

Live DJs and the occasional live band enrich the ambiance and fill this place with life, so it's highly recommended to make a reservation before arriving.

Reservations can also earn you a spot in the pool area, where you can enjoy beautiful views of the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Manhattan.

While this Brooklyn rooftop tends to get jam-packed during the nice summer days and nights, it's still one of Dumbo's best, so make sure to attend when you have the chance!

HARRIET'S ROOFTOP

60 Furman St, Brooklyn

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3. Berry Park

Best Rooftop Bars Brooklyn - Berry Park
Berry Park - Photo: www.berryparkbk.com/

Located at a spacious rooftop terrace and overlooking the McCarren Park and the Manhattan skyline, this rooftop bar is the place to go if you're looking for casual sporty fun.

Equipped with a foosball table, large projector screens that show soccer matches all day long, and occasional live music, the Berry Park knows what it is: A lot of fun.

Though the food offerings are signature American bar bites, the beers available are anything, but; Belgian, German, and other European beers dominate the menu, though you can still find the occasional signature cocktail.

Open year-round, this is the perfect place to visit with friends for a fun and casual night out, particularly if those friends are soccer fans.

BERRY PARK

4 Berry St, Brooklyn

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4. The Rooftop at The Williamsburg Hotel

Best Rooftop Bars Brooklyn - The Rooftop at The Williamsburg Hotel
The Rooftop at The Williamsburg Hotel - Photo: www.thewilliamsburghotel.com/

Located in one of Brooklyn's newest hotels, this incredible rooftop bar is an oasis in the middle of one of the world's trendiest neighborhoods.

Equipped with a spacious lounge, rooftop pool, comfortable daybeds, and small private cabanas overlooking the Manhattan skyline, The Rooftop is an obligated stop for those looking for some summer fun.

Designed by Michaelis Boyd Studio, the bar reflects the unique Williamsburg Hotel style with a mix of neutral colors and bright accents that are both eclectic and stylish.

The rooftop bar enjoys a hearty selection of drinks and a creative array of cocktails, but what catches people's attention is the bar's delectable food offerings.

Crafted specially for The Rooftop, the menu includes fresh shrimp, salads, lobster rolls, and more; all made with fresh ideas and commitment Chef Nic Caicedo is known for.

As you can imagine, prices can be on the high side, but they change from day to day and depending on occupancy, so you may score a nice discount if you visit during workdays and hours.

If you're looking for a vibrant oasis in the middle of Brooklyn, this is where you want to go. Just remember to make reservations if want to snatch one of the poolside cabanas.

THE ROOFTOP AT THE WILLIAMSBURG HOTEL

96 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn

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5. Lemon's Rooftop at Wythe Hotel

Best Rooftop Bars Brooklyn - Lemon's at Wythe Hotel
Lemon's Rooftop at Wythe Hotel - Photo: www.lemonsbk.com/

Another Brooklyn rooftop hotel bar, Lemon's Rooftop stands out with its Italy in the 1960’s inspiration, floor to ceiling windows, comfortable indoor lounge, and to die for views of the Manhattan skyline.

This rooftop bar is particularly popular with the younger crowd, and with good reason!

The ambiance is relaxed and casual enough to invite comfortable conversation, while also allowing people to let loose and have fun.

Lemon's is well known for its signature cocktails and small, but delicious, natural wine and beer menu. It also has a few food offerings, including oysters, pork, and even grilled cheese.

Visit the Wythe Hotel rooftop bar very early for rooftop breakfast, medium early for relaxing and sunny cocktails, and later for high vibes and live DJs playing old school sounds of funk, soul, and disco.

LEMON'S ROOFTOP

80 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn

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The Rooftop Guide

- the world's leading experts on rooftop venues

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