10 of the Best NYC Rooftop Bars

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Best NYC Rooftop Bars

There’s no better way to spend the breezy days of summer than by enjoying a cocktail with a rooftop view. Head to New York City to take in the sights and sounds atop one of the city’s many sky-high buildings. Toast to the sunny days of summer as you grab a drink at some of the best NYC rooftop bars in the city.

Gallow Green at The McKittrick Hotel

This stylish garden escape lets you get lost in the lush greenery as you sip your drink in the midst of an abandoned train car. The surrealism of the space lends a magical element that will have you cozying up to enjoy the whimsical rooftop garden party.

Mr. Purple at The Hotel Indigo

Head to the 15th floor to take in the scene at this Lower East Side spot with a 360-degree view. You’ll come for the drinks but stay for the fish tacos at this eclectic hangout spot perfect for watching the sunset.

Fleur Room at Moxy Chelsea

Take the elevator up to the 35th floor to experience Fleur Room in the Moxy Chelsea, a garden escape modeled after the nearby Flower District. You’ll get panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline in this space filled with lush glamour, breathtaking sunsets and guests dancing the night away.

Magic Hour at Moxy Times Square

The Moxy Times Square is home to Magic Hour, New York City’s largest indoor-outdoor year round rooftop bar that’s filled with whimsical decor and even a putt-putt golf course. The amusement park-inspired hotspot brings in DJs for dancing and serves up flavorful drinks all year long.

Le Bain at The Standard High Line

This playful rooftop spot is a prime destination for taking in an unparalleled view of the skyline along with lounging on their playful astroturf terrace. The interior is the perfect place for a dance party with DJs spinning on busy nights and an indoor jacuzzi adding to the fun. Cocktails can be ordered by the pitcher to share with friends in one of the Meatpacking District’s best bars.

Westlight at The William Vale Hotel

With an atrium-style glass enclosure on the panoramic rooftop, Westlight is a quality destination perched at the top of the 22-story, tallest building in Greenpoint. Unobstructed views of Manhattan’s skyline make the elegant, industrial space worth a visit.

Harriets Rooftop & Lounge at 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge

In the heart of DUMBO you’ll find Harriet’s, an exclusive venue with an up-close-and-personal view of the Brooklyn Bridge. Lounge amongst the greenery of the industrial chic rooftop while admiring the Manhattan skyline with refined, craft cocktails and appetizing bites.

Lemons at Wythe Hotel

Sunny day crowds love this bright and airy hotspot that boasts one-of-a-kind rooftop views of the East River and Manhattan. Their fruity, signature cocktails will complement the sunset as you mix and mingle with the stylish crowd in a colorful, Mediterranean-inspired habitat.


The Roaring Twenties are back in action with Ophelia’s speakeasy atmosphere transporting you to a modern version of a vintage feel. Atop the 26th floor, the decadent space puts you inside a jewelry box capping the Midtown East’s historical Beekman Tower.

The Crown at Hotel 50 Bowery

Head to Chinatown to enjoy this modern rooftop bar that offers up unrivaled views of Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn. With a cocktail menu inspired by Asian influences, this intimate hot spot gives you a sip of something tasty at either of their two 21st floor patios.

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