Best Rooftop Bars in NYC

Best Rooftop Bars in NYC

There is nothing like summertime in NYC! Sure it can get super hot and the subways can be unbearable, but that all fades away with a nice cool cocktail. The only thing that can make it better, is sipping on booze while watching the sun go down and the skyline light up! The only problem is that there are too many choices out there with several different views. So let us help you by taking a look at some of the best rooftop bars in NYC!

Press Lounge @ Ink48 Hotel
Best Rooftop Bars in NYC

653 11th Avenue at West 48th Street
New York, NY 10036
(212) 757-2224

Cocktail Average:  $17
Hours: Sun 4pm – 12am; Mon & Tues 4pm – 1am; Wed – Thurs 4pm – 2am;
Fri & Sat 4pm – 3am
Subway: C, E to 50th

The view from Press Lounge is unlike any other. The rooftop is at eye level with the city skyline, so instead of a birdseye view you’re looking straight into the heart of NYC. Drinks are seasonal and a little pricey but good.

Jimmy @ The James Hotel

Best Rooftop Bars in NYC

15 Thompson Street
New York, NY 10013
(212) 201-9118

Cocktail Average:  $17
Hours: Sun 3 pm – 1 am; Mon-Wed 5 pm – 1 am; Thurs – Fri  3pm – 2 am; Sat 3pm – 2am
Subway: 1, A,C,E to Canal Street

The Jimmy has a 360-degree view of Soho that stretches all the way to the Brooklyn Bridge. Have a seat on a cotton chaise lounge or dip your feet into the wading pool while you sip on a Mexican Honey Bee (reposado tequila, orange flower, honey, mezcal, lemon and lavender bitters).

Azul @ Hotel Hugo

Best Rooftop Bars in NYC

525 Greenwich Street
New York, NY 10013
(212) 608-4848

Cocktail Average: $16        
Hours: Mon – Weds 5pm – 11pm; Thu – Sat 5pm – 2am
Subway: C,E to Spring Street

 Sitting on top of Hotel Hugo you’ll find the Cuban Canteen, Azul. It’s a no fuss rooftop bar with sweet and refreshing drinks and great views of downtown Manhattan. This is the perfect place for a staycation!

Berry Park

Best Rooftop Bars in NYC

Berry Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 782-2829

Cocktail Average: $12    Beer Average: 8
Hours: M – Thur 2 pm – 2 am; Fri  2 pm – 4 am; Sat  11am – 4 am
Sun 11am – 2 am

Subway: L to Bedford Ave, walk North towards N 14th street and Berry St

 A German-accented barroom with a sick rooftop. Huge selection of German & Belgian beer, a delicious Huckleberry Lemonade, a great meat-and-cheese board, and views of Manhattan.

Z Rooftop Bar @ Z Hotel

Best Rooftop Bars in NYC

11-01 43rd Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101
(212) 319-7000

Cocktail Average: $ 14
Hours: M – Thur   6 pm – 2 am;  Fri & Sat  9 pm – 4 am; Sun 6 pm – 2 am
Subway: N,Q,7 to Queensboro Plaza

This Andres Escobar-designed hotel in LIC promises to deliver a “Gansevoort Hotel-like vibe” from its razor-like tower. The Z Rooftop Bar, boasts a 360-degree panoramic view of the city. Expect the Queensboro Bridge, up close and personal.

Gallow Green @ The McKittrick Hotel

Best Rooftop Bars in NYC

542 West 27th Street
New York, NY 10001
(212) 564-1662

Cocktail Average:  $17
Hours: Mon – Thur  6pm – 11pm; Fri 5pm – 1am; Sat & Sun 11am – 1am
Subway: C,E to 23rd Street

Gallow Green is a lush rooftop paradise that is hard to beat. Not only do you have a great view of the city, you’re sitting in a garden while doing so. It’s the perfect place for a date or a girls night out.

230 Fifth

Best Rooftop Bars in NYC

230 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10001
(212) 725-4300

Cocktail Average: $14      
Hours: M – Fri 4pm – 4am  Sat – Sun – 10 am – 4 am
Subway: N, R to 28th

Lined with greenery, this bar is usually packed with young corporate types and tourists, given the fact that it has become perhaps the most popular rooftop bar in all of Manhattan. We’ve heard NY-ers compare the scene to a college fraternity-hosted semi-formal party.