Best Rooftop Bars In New York

Best Rooftop Bars In New York

The best selection of fantastic rooftop bars with captivating views in the world.

If you visit NYC and do not have a cocktail at a rooftop bar, you didn’t see New York. There are so many bars you don’t want to miss, from luxurious to local watering holes.


1. Bar SixtyFive

The 65th floor of Rockefeller Center hides the Bar SixtyFive, a comfortable classy outdoor lounge with a terrace. You can sip one of the best cocktails in the whole city here while admiring Manhattan spreading in front of your eyes. Be one of the well-dressed visitors at this ‘occasion bar’ and enjoy Champagne, rare scotches, good old martinis, and selected whiskey while picking out olives, salmon, and steaks from a wide-ranging menu. Excellent!


2. Tavern29

Hidden in Midtown, bi-level Tavern29 is an ideal comfortable and classy destination with twenty-four taps and an excellent selection of craft beers. If you appreciate traditional dishes such as sticky hot wings, goat cheese, burgers, and grilled steak, come to this lovely bistro with someone who you love the most. Not to mention that they have a remarkable ‘whiskey library’ with more than sixty bottles. Plus, the bar organizes long weekend brunches, corporate events, and birthday parties as well.

Pod 39 Rooftop

3. Pod 39 Rooftop Bar

A sky-high Pod 39 Rooftop Bar is located on the 17th floor of the hotel of the same name at Murray Hill. Come here and enjoy a view of the magnificent East River and the Empire State Building while sipping your frozen Salvation Margarita cocktail or favorite imported beer. It looks like as the tiny piece of Mexico has dropped in New York with all these tile-topped tables and sparkling string lights. Come with friends and spend a nice time tasting some chips with guacamole and well-made tacos.


4. The Crown

Find The Crown, an intimate lounge at the 21st floor of Hotel 50 Bowery south to Chinatown, and drink your beverage on one of their two rooftop patios. Along the breathtaking views of the Big Apple, enjoy their Asia-inspired crafted tipples while tasting delicious dishes from downstairs. The friendly and attentive staff of this comfortable, not-pretentious place is happy to efficiently makes and serves any drinks you desire. Just take a seat and listen to their DJ spinning hip-hop.

Mr. Purple

5. Mr. Purple

Mr. Purple on the 15th-floor of Hotel Indigo is the city’s top-notch hangouts. Pick out one of the corner couches or any table you like and grab the best dirty martini you have ever held in your hand. Once you get in, don’t miss the Mr. Purple made of cranberry liqueur, Casamigos tequila, lemon, apple, and allspice dram served along with fish tacos and hot chicken sandwiches. The young and hot crowd here enjoys 360-degree views of Manhattan and gives the followers FOMO.

Roof at Park South

6. Roof at Park South

The Roof at Park South is a top-notch cocktail spot which will allow you to have a direct view of the Empire State buildings. Have a little talk with a friend under the sunset-orange canopy during the day and pick out the seat in the center while the breezy summer night paints the city in all shades of gray. What to drink? Grab fantastic Negroni, a glass of selected wine, or a beer (imported or local). It is all up to you.

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7. Harriet's Rooftop & Lounge

Take a look to the Brooklyn Bridge from the top of 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge while holding a glass of wine or a delicious cocktail in your hand. The 10th floor can give you an entirely new perspective of New York Harbor and the Statue of Liberty. Find a seat at the luxurious wood-and-stone patio next to a shallow pool and feel happy to have an opportunity to be a guest of this elegant and eco-friendly bar made in recognizable industrial-chic style.

Gallow Green

8. Gallow Green

Named after a Scottish field for hanging accused witches, Gallow Green is really green, and fresh, and charming, and much more. This fantastic roof bar inside the McKittrick Hotel (btw, it is the place to theater performance Sleep No More, not a hotel) has a style of a broken train car surrounded by wild greenery. They serve modern, well-made drinks, including my favorite the large-format punch. Come to enjoy live music on weekends while discovering all delicacies from their unbelievably good daily dinner menu.


9. Ophelia

At the top of the Beekman Tower is situated Ophelia, roof bar that seemed to have come to NYC from the 20’s and frozen in time. Their cocktails are creative but not flashy; service is first-rate but friendly; the bar is top-notch spot but with the reasonable prices. In a word, this is a great place to go. Make an online reservation, come to the 26th floor of this quiet apartment building, and enjoy 360-degree views of Manhattan and the East River.


10. Juliette

When passing through Williamsburg, step by to Juliette, the authentic French bistro, and try one of their excellent pocket-friendly wines. Throughout the week, you can find passionate drinkers on the wooden terrace surrounded by elegant trees. Every Saturday and Sunday is reserved for brunch from the unique terrace menu including awesome traditional French steak ‘Au Poivre’. Come to evoke that unrepeatable atmosphere of a good old picturesque era in the heart of New York.

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