New York, New York. It’s known as the city that never sleeps and thus holds status as the ideal place to party until the sun comes up. From buzzy spaces in five-star hotels to secret date night hideaways, NYC is home to some seriously snazzy rooftop bars. With a variety of cocktails and quick bites to go around the table, you’ll be nattering away for long enough to catch the sun bearing its equally as hungover face come morning.
So, if you’re thirsty for the best rooftop bars in town then check out these eight hot spots that, we believe, will have you booking a trip to the Big Apple in no time…
Rooftop Ophelia develops nostalgia with its velvet furnishings, record players and vintage silverware. With cosy seating, small bites ideal for sharing and sweeping views, Ophelia is a dream date night destination where daydreamers can sit back and lazily take in the city skyline.
Where: 3 Mitchell Place, 26th floor, New York, NY 10017
Perch atop this purple posh spot and enjoy a range of cocktails that are made with trendy brands including George Clooney’s (swoon) tequila, Casamigos. The spot is located in the Lower East Side, a place known for its vibrant and young energy and an area that fully immerses you in the everyday goings on of New York City.
Where: 180 Orchard St 15th floor, New York, NY 10002
Rooftop meets secret garden att Gallow Green; the perfect hippy-chic hideaway that serves creative cocktails and satisfies health fanatics with a clean eating menu. Visitors are also able to enjoy live music performances and interactive theatre, ideal for both a light-spirited night with friends or a romantic evening. We’re free next week, if you’re asking…
Where: 542 W 27th St, New York, NY 10001
It’s first come first serve at this rooftop oasis, and trust us, you’ll want to come first. With an assorted menu of handcrafted cocktails and delicious appetizers, Broken Shaker is the buzzy bohemian bar that offers you the opportunity to take in the city’s energy with a drink in hand and, as a result, a cheesy grin plastered across your face.
Where: 23 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10010
If this picture doesn’t paint a thousand words then let us do it for you. 230 Fifth: Flat Iron is a real hotspot for palm trees and glamour offering up wow-worthy views of the Empire State Building. The setting is open all year round and hosts these terrific snow globe-esque pods for warming up hands and grabbing a drink in the winter months. There’s brunch, cocktails and theatrical fare on offer and we think you’ll love it…
Where: 230 Fifth Ave (Corner 27th) Manhattan, NY 10001
Looking to find one of the best views of the Empire State Building? If so, The Heights is the rooftop bar that will, quite literally, take you to new heights. The spot is superb for brunching and you are highly encouraged to sip on a mimosa and munch on their Challah French Toast whilst surveying the views of the city.
Where: 2867 Broadway, New York, NY 10025
Website: www.theheightsnyc.comLooking to find one of the best views of the Empire State Building? If so, The Heights is the perfect rooftop bar for you- great for brunchin’, you are highly encouraged to sip on a mimosa and munch on their Challah French Toast whilst surveying the views of the city.
Inspired by Elsie de Wolfe, the world’s most famous interior designer and socialite, it can only be implied that this bar knows how to throw a party. With high ceilings, antique mirrors, and a blue marble bar top, this space screams style and class. The menu not only features Elsie’s signature cocktails but American classic light bites with luxurious twists, such as a grilled cheese topped with caviar.
Where: 1412 Broadway, New York, NY 10018
Calling all of our fellow bookworms to this literary themed rooftop bar! The outside terrace houses cozy sofas and a fireplace both ideal for curling up with your favorite book whilst sipping on a luxurious cocktail. One of the bar’s favourite high-class cocktails is the Hemingway, made with rum, mint, and champagne and a truly decadent drink to enjoy in the warmer weather to come.
Where: 299 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10017
This glamorous little lounge overlooks Midtown Manhattan and Fifth Avenue making it quite the hot spot for rooftop drinks. Salon de Ning boasts 1930s Shanghai and the décor includes Chinese screens, paintings, and photographs.
Where: 700 Fifth Avenue at 55th Street
Famous for their Ice-Pop cocktails, Loopy Doopy currently offers blueberry, strawberry, and apple flavored ice-pops in a glass of chilled rosé or prosecco. The bar is located in the five star Conrad New York Hotel and visitors can enjoy an extraordinary view of both New York and New Jersey’s skyline whilst sipping on the fruity delights. Just try not to get too loopy…
Where: 102 North End Ave, New York, NY 10282
This 16th-floor Hell’s Kitchen location has a swimming pool so, um, we’re ready to take a dip ASAP! It’s a swanky rooftop bar with all the view goals you need and comes equipped with cocktails to enjoy poolside or positioned on many a cushioned rattan sofa. Afterwards, why not wander into Print restaurant and top the evening off with some delightful small plates including mustard or pimento cheese spread and s’mores trifle.
Where: 653 11TH AVE. NEW YORK, NY 10036
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