5 Best Rooftop Bars in Downtown NYC close to Wallstreet

Published: March 24, 2020

Business afterworks with a view among the Wallstreet skyscrapers

Downtown New York is full of businesspeople every day of the week. So, rooftop bars around here are a popular place to escape after working hours.

In Downtown NYC and close to Wallstreet you can find some great rooftop bars. Most of them located at the luxurious hotels close by. But also, some more relaxed terraces with not only suits and stilettos.

Here’s our listing of the 5 best rooftop bars in Downtown New York and close to Wallstreet. If you want to broaden your horizon, check out our complete guide to all the best rooftop bars NYC.

1. View of the World

Best Rooftop Bars Downtown NYC Wallstreet - View of the World
View of the World - Photo: www.viewoftheworld.com

What can you expect from a place with such a name?

Located on the 20th floor of the Club Quarters Hotel, View of the World provides some of the best views in New York, not by showing you the entire city but by surrounding you by it.

View of the World operates both as a bar and as a restaurant, making it one of the few family-friendly options in this list, and an ideal choice for those traveling with minors.

Small plates, large family dishes, and delicious desserts grace this restaurant's menu. For those looking only to drink, you can also find a fantastic collection of wines and specialty cocktails.

View of the World offers both indoor and outdoor seating, but since it's located in one of New York's busiest streets, it's usually crowded, so be prepared to wait.

THE VIEW OF THE WORLD

140 Washington St, New York, NY 10006

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2. The Crown

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The Crown - Photo: www.thecrownnyc.com

Located in Chinatown, just a few minutes away from the Lower East Side, The Crown offers delicious drinks, a great atmosphere, and jaw-dropping views.

Modern, bright, minimalistic, and chic, this indoor bar is known for its well-crafted drinks –including creative signature cocktails like the refreshing 'Mint to be Majestic'–, draft beers and comprehensive selection of wines.

While this rooftop bar doesn't have an open terrace, its floor to ceiling windows gives guests unobstructed views of the Brooklyn Bridge, the Empire Estate, and other landmarks.

In fact, if you sit in the right spot, you can see both Brooklyn and Manhattan, and if that wasn't enough, The Crown's closed location means it's always open, even when the weather is less than ideal.

With comfortable lounge sofas, a stylish bar, and convenient opening hours, The Crown is the perfect place to relax with early afternoon drinks, or to party once the evening arrives.

The Crown also features a small menu of bar bites and delicious desserts, all perfect for sharing.

THE CROWN

50 Bowery, New York, NY 10013

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3. W New York - Downtown

Best Rooftop Bars Downtown Wallstreet - W New York - Downtown
W New York - Downtown - Photo: www.marriott.com

This famous hotel has 5 locations spread throughout the city, so the one we'll be focusing on is the one near the One World Trade Center.

Open only to guests of the hotel, the W Downtown is one of the most exclusive bars in this list, and its business casual dress code makes it also one of the most fashionable.

This isn't the highest bar in New York, but its location surrounds you with some of the city's most famous landmarks, such s the Statue of Liberty, the One World Trade Center, and the Brooklyn Bridge.

The drink menu includes wines, spirits, champagne, and cocktails, both signature and classics; all served and prepared with the attention to detail the W is known for.

If you're looking to relax at a bar that all but screams "New York, New York," this is the place to do it.

W NEW YORK DOWNTOWN

8 Albany St, New York, NY 10006

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4. Loopy Doopy Rooftop Bar

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Loopy Doopy Rooftop Bar - Photo: www.conradnewyork.com

With a name as unique as "Loopy Doopy," you know you're in for a treat.

Located on a 16th floor, and giving guests jaw-dropping views of New York and New Jersey, as well as famous landmarks like the Statue of Liberty, the Loopy Doopy is an excellent place for eating and an even better place for drinking.

The terrace isn't particularly large, but it is cozy, with comfortable lounge sofas, stylish décor, and casual atmosphere.

So what makes the Loopy Doopy special? It's cocktails! Each adorned with a delicious, specially crafted ice pop.

It might sound weird, but it works, mixing Prosecco with strawberry lemongrass, Rosé with blueberry peach, and so on.

The Loopy Doopy is a seasonal bar, so it's open only during the summers, but it's a place you can't miss if you like innovative drinks, so if you're visiting New York during the summer, make sure to drop by.

LOOPY DOOPY ROOFTOP

02 North End Ave, New York, NY 10282

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5. Ketch Brewhouse & Restaurant

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Ketch Brewhouse & Restaurant - Photo: www.ketchrestaurant.com

Aiming to provide a unique culinary experience, Ketch Brewhouse is a must-visit for those looking to eat and drink.

Featuring New American cuisine and a fantastic collection of artisanal beers, Ketch Brewhouse offers both indoor and outdoor seating, a convenient location, and a casual atmosphere that's perfect for large groups.

Crab cakes, salmon, prawns, french toasts, martinis, wine, Mimosas, and even coffee. Here, you'll be able to drink and eat to your heart's content, all while enjoying beautiful views of the city, and watching the big game on the large TV screens.

Ketch Brewhouse looks to stand out without being pretentious, and so far, it has succeeded.

KETCH BREWHOUSE & RESTAURANT

6 Platt St, New York, NY 10038

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