The notable allure of rooftop bars in recent times does definitely not exclude New York City. Social media does a good job of increasing the attraction of people to these unique drinking venues. Most especially to these New York rooftop bars.
This irresistible fad is because rooftop bars offer a scenic view of the city skylines and lights at night, and provide a healthy dosage of sunlight during the day. You know what they say, “Food always tastes better outdoors.” In good weather, diners can enjoy mouth-watering delicacies or refreshments while gazing over the beautiful city of New York, South of Houston Street.
It doesn't matter if you're just visiting or you have been living in Soho NYC all your life, these are some high-class rooftop bars you most definitely will love to try.
Here is our list of the best SoHo rooftop bars.
1. JIMMY Soho
JIMMY Soho - Photo: www.jimmysoho.com/
If you are looking for the perfect place for an upbeat rooftop experience, then this is the bar for you. JIMMY Soho rooftop lounge and bar is one of New York's most promising rooftop destinations, located on the 18th floor of the ModernHaus SoHo.
The aesthetics are elegantly modern with a sweeping and unobstructed view of the mid-city. The vistas are available both at the outdoor pool deck, and through the panoramic windows at the sleek interior lounge.
Cocktails, different grades of wine, champagne, spirits, snacks, and sweets are available on the menu, made and served by professionals who know their trade.
Definitely try this hip and refined roogtop bar if you're interested in a day or night out filled with vibrant energy.
15 Thompson Street, New York, NY 10013
2. El Ta'koy, Terrace on 7
El Ta'koy, Terrace on 7 - Photo: www.thedominickhotel.com/
Delve into the cultural aloha spirit on this intercontinental rooftop. Inspired by the diversity of culture found in the local mix of Hawaiian street food, Chef Luis Pous’s famous delicacies take his restaurant guests to the shores of Hawaiian islands with just one bite. His award-winning twists on recipes have made Chef Luis earn himself not just a reputation in culinary arts but with lovers of customs too.
El Takoy bar is featured by the Terrace on 7 in the Dominick Hotel at 246 Spring Street New York, NY 10013. The bar offers tikis and rum, bubbles, still wines, frozen, beers, and cocktails just how you will like it on the volcanic islands, with a twist of modern taste.
Inside, floor-to-ceiling windows flood the space with beautiful natural light. During the summer season, El Ta'koy takes its dining experience poolside, creating an indoor-outdoor bar and restaurant oasis, surrounded with breathtaking views of the Soho skyline.
EL TA´KOY, TERRACE ON 7
246 Spring St, New York, NY 10013
3. Azul Rooftop Bar
Azul Rooftop Bar - Photo: www.azulrooftop.com/
Soho's soulful Cuban cantina features a therapeutic view of the Hudson River. It is the perfect spot to watch the evening sun set behind the city's high-rise buildings while getting ready to party. Visiting New York and not trying out this rooftop bar would (almost) be like going to Paris and not taking a picture of the Eiffel Tower.
There is so much to love about this rooftop destination. One is that the atmosphere is so relaxing and serene, at the same time, full of positive vibes and lots of fun. The wind, water, and ornamental plants definitely give it that rich, outdoor feeling.
Made for summer season fun, the Azul Rooftop Bar serves a deluxe blend of culture. Eat cross-country delight here while enjoying the breeze and view. The rooftop is great for after-work grabbing a drink, a nice destination any girl will love for a date, and is also a choice amongst CEOs to host company events and meetings.
AZUL ROOFTOP BAR
525 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10013
4. ART SoHo
ART SoHo - Photo: https://arlohotels.com/
ART SoHo, located on top of the Arlo SoHo, is a sprawling cocktail lounge for all seasons. With both indoor and outdoor seating, the urban and spacious terrace comes with a paranomic view of the Hudson River, the Freedom Tower, and a bird's eye view of the bustling city below.
Up here you can enjoy a curated menu of craft beers and inventive cocktails, frozen drinks, plenyu of wines, and a tasty selection of finger food.
A great spot for date nights and casual outings, ART SoHo also invites DJs from all over the world, so it is also a place to party the night away with friends.
During weekends, we highly recommend checking out the ART rooftop brunch.
231 Hudson St 11th Floor, New York, NY 10013
5. Bar Hugo
Bar Hugo - Photo: www.barhugorooftop.com/
A sibbling to Azul Rooftop Bar mentioned above, Bar Hugo is also found at Hotel Hugo. The biggest difference: this glass-enclosed space spanning two floors is available all year round.
Featuring dramatic views of the Hudson River, Freedom Tower and Statue of Liberty, this luxurious venue is where you go when you feel like spoiling yourself or impressing a guest.
Here you can indulge in crafted cocktails and premium spirits, from the after work happy hour drinks to the stylish and elevated evenings.
6. Somewhere in NoLita
Somewhere in NoLita - Photo: www.somewhereinnolita.com/
Welcome to the best view of Nolita. On the rooftop of The Nolitan, you will find a breathtaking view of the quaint neighborhood, as well as a lot more of the NYC skyline.
This peaceful neighborhood of downtown Manhattan is popular for upscale architecture and sought-after bars, but of all of them, Somewhere in Nolita attracts noncitizens and tourists the most.
Open during the warmer season, by reservation only, the lush and beautiful rooftop offers refreshing and summery craft cocktails, as well as creative bites perfect to share.
Get comfy, and wind down to the NYC skyline.
SOMEWHERE IN NOLITA
30 Kenmare Street, New York, NY 10012
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.