Once the warm weather hits, everyone wants to be outside to enjoy it. It’s the perfect time to start exploring rooftop bars, and New York has plenty to explore. A little tip: almost all will cut people off once it gets busy at night, so make sure to get their early if you want to enjoy some outdoor drinking.
200 W 39th St, 30th Floor
This Midtown rooftop has fabulous views. The light circle is very Instagram-able.
152 W 26th St, 23rd Floor
With a retractable roof, this spot can be enjoyed any time of year. It’s decently sized, but can fill up on a good night.
385 W 58th St, 15th Floor
While the view isn’t that high up, the ambiance makes this spot worth it. They have hammocks and lots of greenery, making it feel as if you are in a garden.
80 Wythe Ave, 6th Floor
Another one that isn’t that high up, but this Williamsburg bar still has amazing views of Manhattan. It is also gratuity free, so the prices are a little more reasonable.
63 W 38th St, 12th Floor
Located on the top of the Refinery Hotel in the Garment District, you’re gonna get great views of the Empire State on this rooftop.
667 Lorimer St
The views aren’t why people check out this roof, but rather the fun crowd and quality craft cocktails.
49 E 29th St
During the day, you can get a meal on the rooftop. But once it gets later, less and less people will be ordering food and the vibe will become much more like a bar.
102 N End Ave, 16th Floor
Summer isn’t complete without popsicles. Make sure to grab these clever cocktails on a warm day. Plus, the views are bomb.
653 11th Ave, 16th Floor
If you’re looking for panoramic views, then look no further.
133-42 39th Ave, 10th Floor
This rooftop in Flushing has amazing craft cocktails and a small bites menu of Asian fusion food.
542 W 27th St
They do really fun events on this rooftop, like a garden brunch with live music and an open buffet. You’ll definitely feel like you’ve escaped to a hidden forest with all of the greenery. Don’t forget to check out the old train car, too.