6 Best Rooftop Bars in Hudson Yards, NYC

We've created a complete guide to the best rooftop bars in Hudson Yards. This buzzing neighborhood is home to some of the trendiest and most hip rooftop bars in NYC. Scroll down and read all about them.

September 4, 2023
Best Rooftop Bars in Hudson Yards, NYC

Strolling around Hudson Yards on the West Side of Midtown Manhattan looking for a drink? Even though the neighborhood is one of the smallest and newest in New York, there are plenty of great rooftop bars waiting to be uncovered.

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Here is our list of the 6 best Hudson Yards rooftop bars.

1. Electric Lemon

Best Rooftop Bars Hudson Yards, NYC - Electric Lemon
Electric Lemon - Photo: https://electriclemonnyc.com/

Perched on the 24th floor of the Equinox Hotel, Electric Lemon offers you a 8,000 square foot terrace to escape the soundscapes from the streets of Manhattan.

This rooftop oasis lets you sip on classic cocktails while taking in the spectacular view of the Hudson River and the city that never sleeps.

Electric Lemon serves brunch on the weekend and light bites to seasonal offerings at dinner. The stylish outdoor bar is accompanied by a glass fireplace, a water basin and monumental Jaume Plensa sculpture, helping to elevate this place.

With comfy lounge furniture and tables you definitely will thrive here.

ELECTRIC LEMON

33 Hudson Yards, New York, NY 10001

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2. Dear Irving on Hudson

Best Rooftop Bars Hudson Yards, NYC - Dear Irving on Hudson
Dear Irving on Hudson - Photo: www.dearirving.com/

If you’re searching for an unbeatable panoramic view of NYC you should look no further. Located on the 40th and 41st floors of the Aliz Hotel, Dear Irving on Hudson is Manhattan’s highest open-air hotel bar and lounge.

To complement the view this retro-chick hideout offers crafted cocktails, beers and small plates. If you are more in the mood for some wine you can pick on of the sommelier-selected wines on the menu.

The bar at Dear Irving on Hudson is quite small but cozy and attracts a strong after-work crowd as well as tourist looking for a typical New York City rooftop.

Note that the 41st floor is for reservations only.

DEAR IRVING ON HUDSON

310 W 40th St, New York, NY 10018

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3. Peak NYC

Best Rooftop Bars Hudson Yards, NYC - Peak NYC
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Located on the 101st floor of 30 Hudson Yards, Peak is a stunning restaurant, bar and event space, bringing NYC dining and drinks to new heights.

Covering 10,000 square feet, this dramatic and vibrant venue aims to offer a level of cuisine, cocktails, and service to match the unparalleled views of New York City.

Inspired by the diverse cuisines of New York City, the Peak's modern American menu is divided into three categories: Land, Sea and Garden. The food is complemented with some of the worlds greatest wines and spirits, as well as classically inspired cocktails.

Every Friday & Saturday evening, PEAKABOO nightclub and lounge also invites to beats from New York’s best DJ’s, bottle service, excellent cocktails and spectacular views.

While Peak NYC is all indoors, it is located one level above Edge, the highest observation deck in the Western Hemisphere. So for an extraordinary alfresco experience, just take the stairs down before or after your visit at Peak.

PEAK

30 Hudson Yards 101st floor, New York, NY 10001

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4. Gallow Green

Best Rooftop Bars Hudson Yards, NYC - Gallow Green Rooftop Garden
Gallow Green - Photo: https://mckittrickhotel.com/

Just a short walk from the famous High Line Park you will find the Gallow Green Rooftop Garden, located on top of the McKittrick Hotel.

Unsurprisingly, this hidden treasure brings nature to the Big Apple with its green vegetation combined with wooden furniture, accompanied by the Manhattan skyline.

The Gallow Green menu offers sallads and pizza, and if you’re looking for something to quench your thirst with, don’t miss out on the Gallow Green Cocktail, consisting of Whiskey, apple, ginger and Blue Curacao.

Then you can just lean back and enjoy the casual and relaxing vibes.

GALLOW GREEN

530 W 27th, St New York, 10001

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5. BLU33 Rooftop

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BLU33 Rooftop - Photo: https://www.blu33.com/

Perched on top of the Fairfield by Marriott Midtown Penn Station, BLU33 Rooftop is named after its location on West 33rd Street, and the bold blue neon and cascading blue flood lighting that illuminates the space.

This modern and stylish rooftop lounge offers amazing and unobstructed views over the Hudson Yards and what feels like all of Manhattan.

The fully stocked rooftop bar comes filled with everything from a signature selection of tantalizing classic cocktails and local beers, to light fare like skewers, pizza and tenders.

While here, don't miss the illuminated sky swing, offering pretty much the perfect NYC photo-op.

BLU33 ROOFTOP

325 W 33rd St, New York, NY 10001

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6. Social Drink & Food

Best Rooftop Bars Hudson Yards, NYC - Social Drink & Food
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Looking for the nearest rooftop bar right after a day full of sightseeing in Midtown Manhattan? Just stay were you are! Located in the YOTEL Times Square, Social Drink & Food offers you the largest hotel terrace in New York with space for about 400 guests.

Broadway, Rockefeller Center and the Flatiron is just some of the attractions you can digest with your friends over a coffee during daytime, or slightly stronger drinks when the evening comes.

If you’re coming for their weekend brunch we recommend you to make a reservation as it’s very popular.

One last thing. Summer time you can stop by and enjoy a spectacular movie night under the stars as part of the terrace is transformed into a rooftop cinema.

SOCIAL DRINK & FOOD

570 10th Ave. New York, NY 10036

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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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