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Rooftop Bars in NYC


When the weather is nice, New York drinkers go outside, and increasingly, up on the roof. In our continuous efforts to “connect the fun to the fun people”, we present our MurphGuide list of the top rooftop bars & restaurants in New York City.

Directory of the Best Rooftop Bars in NYC

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Rooftop Bars in Manhattan:

Lower Manhattan:

link Downtown Living Room Bar and Terrace: 8 Albany St. (between Greenwich St. & Washington St.) (646) 826-8600
Outdoor terrace bar at the W New York Downtown Hotel with views of the World Trade Center
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link Loopy Doopy Rooftop: 102 North End Ave. (Vesey St.) (646) 769-4250
Upscale seasonal rooftop atop the 16 story Conrad Hotel in Battery Park City.

Lower East Side:

link The Delancey: 168 Delancey St. (Clinton St.) (212) 254-9920
Live music venue with rooftop lounge
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link The DL: 95 Delancey St. (Ludlow St.) (212) 228-0909
Retractable, glass covered, climate controlled rooftop. Open year round.
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linkHotel Chantelle: 92 Ludlow St. (between Delancey & Broome St.) New York, NY. (212) 254-9100
2,000 square foot Parisian rooftop garden with retractable covering
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link Mr. Purple: 180 Orchard St. (Stanton St.) (212) 237-1790
rooftop bar and restaurant on the 15th floor of Hotel Indigo with pool on a terrace

Chinatown:

link Rooftop 93: 93 Bowery (Hester St.) (212) 966-9033
Lounge at the top two floors of the Wyndham Garden Hotel

Greenwich Village:

link Bar 13: 35 E.13th St. (bet. Broadway & University Pl.) (212) 979-6677
Lounge & nightclub with a rooftop bar & lounge.
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link Sushi Samba 7: 87 Seventh Ave. (Christopher St.) (212) 691-7885
two-level restaurant serving a blend of Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian cuisine, with a rooftop

Meat Packing District:

link Brass Monkey: 55 Little W. 12th St. (between Washington St. & Tenth Ave.) (212) 675-6686
rooftop beer garden with a view of the Hudson River.
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link Catch Rooftop: 21 Ninth Ave. (between Little W. 12th St. & 13th St.) (212) 392-5978
3,000 square foot upscale indoor/outdoor rooftop lounge.
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link Le Bain: 444 W. 13th St. (between Washington St. & Tenth Ave.) (212) 645-7600
penthouse discothèque and rooftop bar on the top floor of The Standard, High Line Hotel
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linkThe Jane Hotel Roof Bar:: 113 Jane St. (West St.) (212) 924-6700
a.k.a. Sunsets. Hudson River views and an indoor & outdoor area
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linkZerzura: 18 Ninth Ave. (between Little W. 12th & 13th St.) (212) 660-6736
Saharan themed rooftop of the Gansevoort Meatpacking Hotel with 360 degree views.

SoHo:

link A 60: 60 Thompson St. (roof of Thompson Hotel) (between Broom & Spring St.)
exclusive rooftop terrace atop the Sixty Hotel, open only to hotel guests, members, and private parties.
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link Azul on the Rooftop: 525 Greenwich St. (between Spring & Vandam St.) (212) 608-4848
Cuban cantina vibe with 360-degree views of Lower Manhattan at the Hugo Hotel.
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link Bar Hugo: 525 Greenwich St. (between Spring & Vandam St.) (212) 608-4848
rooftop duplex bar and lounge at the Hugo Hotel with 20th story views of the Hudson River, Freedom Tower and Statue of Liberty.
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link Jimmy at the James: 15 Thompson St. (Grand St.) (212) 201-9118
a contemporary interpretation of the classic pub 18 stories atop The James Hotel

Gramercy & E. 20s:

link Gansevoort Park Rooftop: 420 Park Ave. S. (E. 29th St.) (212) 206-6700
tri-level rooftop twenty stories atop Gansevoort Park Hotel, with distinct venues including The Main Bar, The Drift and The Ivy Lounge. Unhindered views of the Empire State Building.
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link Hotel Giraffe Rooftop Garden: 365 Park Ave. S. (26th St.) (212) 532-9100
available for hotel guests only during the daytime, and opens to the public as a rooftop bar Monday-Saturday evenings during the warmer months
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linkRoof at Park South: 125 E. 27th St. (between Park & Lexington Ave.) (212) 204-5222
Rooftop bar above The Park South Hotel
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link Tavern 29: 47 E. 29th St. (Park Ave.) (212) 685-4422
Townhouse converted to a multi-level gastropub with a German biergarten on top.
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link Tonic East: 411 Third Ave. (29th St.) (212) 683-7090
multilevel sports bar includes a rooftop bar

30s East

link The Heights: 11 E. 31 St. (between Madison & Fifth Ave.) (212) 806-7000
rooftop bar at the Arlo NoMad Hotel with views of the Empire State Building & a glass-floored overhang
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link Rare View: 303 Lexington Ave. (37th St.) (212) 481-1999
rooftop bar on the 16th floor atop the Shelburne Hotel
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link Salvation Taco & web-chain-link-icon Pod 39: 145 E. 39th St. (between Lexington & Third Ave.) (212) 865-5800
Restaurant & bar atop the Pod 39 Hotel.

Chelsea:

link The Beach at Dream Downtown: 355 W. 16th St. (between 8th & 9th Ave.) (212) 229-2336
pool bar & grill in a 4,800 square ft. space at The Dream Hotel
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link Gallow Green: 542 W. 27th St. (between 10th & 11th Ave.)
seasonal rooftop garden atop The McKittrick Hotel
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link Eagle NYC: 554 W. 28th St. (between 10th & 11th Ave.) (646) 473-1866
Gay leather bar on the west side with a roofdeck bar (when weather permits).

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link La Piscine: 518 W. 27th St. (between 10th & 11th Ave.) (212) 525-0000
A Mediterranean grill with a pool on the 10th floor of the Hotel Americano
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link PH-D-terrace1PHD Rooftop Lounge at Dream Downtown:
355 W. 16th St. (between 8th & 9th Ave.) (212) 229-2336
Penthouse lounge on the 12th floor at Dream Downtown
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link Rare Bar & Grill: 152 W. 26th St. (between 6th & 7th Ave.) (212) 807-7273
rooftop bar at the Hilton NY Fashion District Hotel

Flatiron

link La Birreria: 200 Fifth Ave. (23rd St.) (212) 937-8910
Rooftop rooftop restaurant and microbrewery 14 stories above Eataly. This summer, it is a pop-up “seaside” Italian restaurant called Sabbia
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link 230 Fifth: 230 Fifth Ave. (between 26th & 27th St.) (212) 725-4300
NY’s largest outdoor rooftop garden and fully enclosed penthouse lounge

West 30s:

link Cloud Social Rooftop Bar:: 6 W. 32nd St. (between Fifth Ave. & Broadway) (212) 904-1092
rooftop bar on 17th floor at NYMA Hotel
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link Local West: 1 Penn Plaza (33rd St. between 7th & 8th Ave.) (212) 760-2700
bar & grill near Madison Square Garden
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link Monarch: 71 W. 35th St. (between 5th & 6th Ave.) 18th Floor (212) 630-9957
5,000 square foot rooftop bar & indoor lounge on the 18th floor penthouse of the Marriott Courtyard Herald Square
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link Refinery Rooftop: 63 W. 38th St. (between 5th & 6th Ave.) (212) 729-0277
A year-round rooftop lounge atop the Refinery Hotel with view of the Empire State Building.
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link Rock & Reilly’s: 218 W. 35th St. (between 7th & 8th Ave.) 5th floor (212) 239-0014
Irish pub & sports bar includes an 8,000 square-foot terrace with a retractable roof
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link The Skylark: 200 W. 39th St. (Seventh Ave.) (212) 257-4577
Year-round 30th floor cocktail lounge with panoramic views.
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link Spyglass Rooftop Bar: 45 W. 38th St. (between Fifth & Sixth Ave.) (212) 730-0538
Upscale bar & lounge 22 stories atop Archer Hotel with panoramic views.
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link Top of the Strand: 33 W. 37th St. (between 5th & 6th Ave.) (646) 368-6385
year-round rooftop bar/lounge on the 21st floor of The Strand Hotel with views of the Empire State Building.
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link Vu Rooftop: 17 W. 32nd St. (between 5th Ave. & Broadway) (212) 991-8842
Unpretentious rooftop bar on the 14th floor of LaQuinta Manhattan Hotel with views of Empire State Building

East side 40s & 50s:

link Bookmarks:
299 Madison Ave. (41st St.) (212) 204-5498
Rooftop garden lounge and terrace on the 14th floor at The Library Hotel.
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Overlook
225 E. 44th St.
(between Second & Third Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 682-7266
OverlookNYC.com
classic American bar in Midtown with an open-air roof deck in back.
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link Mad 46: 45 E. 45th St. (between Madison & Park Ave.) (212) 661-9600
the Roosevelt Hotel’s rooftop lounge, located atop the 19th floor of the hotel, with a separate entrance and private elevator.
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link Upstairs at the Kimberly: 145 E. 50th St. (between Lexington & Third Ave.) (212) 702-1600
3,000 square foot on the 30th floor Penthouse level at the Kimberly Hotel with 360 degree views and a retractable roof.

West 40s

link The Attic: 251 W. 48th St. (between Broadway & Eighth Ave.) (212) 956-1300
5,000 square foot bi-level lounge with indoor and outdoor space located in the penthouse of the Hilton Garden Hotel
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link Bar 54: 135 W. 45th St. (between Sixth & Seventh Ave.) (646) 364-1234
rooftop lounge atop the 54-story Hyatt Times Square Hotel with views from the Hudson River to the East River.
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link Bar 65 at The Rainbow Room: 30 Rockefeller Plaza (between 49th & 50th St.) (212) 632-5000
highest outdoor terrace bar in New York City, 65 stories above the landmark Rockefeller Center.
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link Haven Rooftop: 132 W. 47th St. (between Sixth & Seventh Ave.) (212) 466-9000
rooftop cocktail lounge & restaurant at the Sanctuary Hotel
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Hurley’s Saloon
232 W. 48th St. (between Broadway & Eighth Ave.)
(212) 765-8981
HurleysNYC.com

Multi-level bar & restaurant with a rooftop beer garden
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link St. Cloud at The Knickerbocker: 6 Times Square (42nd St.) (212) 204-4980
7,800 square rooftop bar and terrace with both indoor and outdoor space and views of Times Square
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link Latitude: 783 Eighth Ave. (between 47th & 48th St.) (212) 245-3034
Roof deck serving frozen cocktails, overlooking Eighth Ave.
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Playwright Celtic Pub
732 Eighth Ave. (between 45th & 46th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 354-8404
PlaywrightCelticPubNYC.com

Multi-level Irish pub with roof top beer garden
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link Vu 46 Rooftop: 59 W. 46th St. (between 5th & 6th Ave.) (212) 382-3045
14th floor at The Hotel at Times Square

Hell’s Kitchen

link Boxers HK: 742 Ninth Ave. (50th St.) (212) 951-1518
NYC’s premiere gay sports bar has a rooftop.
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link Cantina Rooftop: 605 W. 48th St. (between 11th & 12th Ave.) (212) 957-1700
Year-round rooftop Mexican restaurant atop Stage 48, featuring crafted cocktails, with a focus on Margaritas.
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link Social Food & Drink: 570 Tenth Ave. (between 41st & 42nd St.) (646)-449-7790
Cocktail lounge on the large 4th floor terrace at Yotel New York.
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link The Press Lounge: 653 Eleventh Ave. (48th St.) (212) 757-2224
Rooftop lounge 16 stories above its sister venue, PRINT. Restaurant.

50s West

link PHD Rooftop Terrace: 210 W. 55th St. (between Broadway & 7th Ave.)
indoor floor and an outdoor rooftop space with views of Midtown Manhattan and Times Square atop the Dream Midtown Hotel
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link The Three Monkeys: 236 W. 54th St. (between Broadway & Eighth Ave.) (212) 586-2080
Craft beer bar with a heated rooftop patio

Lincoln Center

link Empire Hotel Rooftop: 44 W. 63rd St. (between Columbus Ave. & Broadway) (212) 265-7400
Rooftop bar & lounge located on the 12th floor of The Empire Hotel with views of Lincoln Center

Upper East Side

link Rooftop Lounge: 500 E. 62nd St. (York Ave.) (212) 644-6000
21st floor of the Bently Hotel with views of the East River
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link Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden: 1000 Fifth Ave.(82nd) (212) 535-7710
Rooftop at the Metropolitan Museum of Art overlooking Central Park

Upper Manhattan

link The Heights: 2867 Broadway (between 110th & 111th St.) (212) 866-7035
Upper west side bar & restaurant with a bar on the roof

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Rooftop Bars in Brooklyn:

Bushwick

link Our Wicked Lady: 153 Morgan Ave. (Meserole St.)
former warehouse converted into a bar, with rehearsal spaces and artist studios attached, and a 1,300 sq. foot rooftop bar

Cobble Hill

link Alma: 187 Columbia St. (Degraw St.) (718) 643-5400
Roof deck is heated in the winter and open air in the summer with panoramic views of Manhattan

Downtown

link Kimoto: 216 Duffield St. (between Fulton St. & Willoughby St.) (718) 858-8940
Asian beer garden above the Aloft and Sheraton Hotels

Greenpoint

link Northern Territory: 12 Franklin St. (between N. 15th St. & Meserole Ave.) (347) 689-4065
Australian restaurant, bar & rooftop

Park Slope/Gowanus

link The Rock Shop: 249 4th Ave. (between Carroll & President St.) (718) 230-5740
Live music venue & sports bar with a roof deck.

Red Hook

link Brooklyn Crab: 24 Reed St. (between Van Brunt & Conover St.) (718) 643-2722
an homage to Maryland style crab shacks, and East Coast regional seafood specialties, with incredible views of the New York harbor.

Williamsburg

link Berry Park: 4 Berry St. (between N. 13th & N. 14th St.) (718) 782-2829
100-seat rooftop beer garden with views of the city.
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link Falcon Laundry: 65 N. 7th St. (between Wythe & Kent) (646) 680-0012
neighborhood craft beer bar with a roof deck
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link The Ides: 80 Wythe Ave. (N. 11th St.) (718) 460-8006
Art Deco-inspired rooftop bar with unobstructed views of the Manhattan skyline on the 6th floor of The Wythe Hotel.
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linkJuliette: 135 N. 5th St. (Bedford Ave.) (718) 388-9222
French bistro with open-air rooftop terrace
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link Night of Joy : 667 Lorimer St. (Meeker Ave.) (718) 388-8693
Roof patio open seasonally
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link The Roof at McCarren: 160 N. 12th St. (between Berry St & Bedford Ave.) (718) 218-7500
Rooftop of McCarren Hotel with panoramic views of McCarren Park and the Manhattan skyline
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link Output: 74 Whythe Ave. (between N. 11th & N. 12th St.) (718) 302-5815
Nightclub with a 3,000 square foot rooftop. Output is open to anyone, but is not for everyone.
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link El Techo at Llama Inn: 50 Withers St. (between Lorimer St. & Union Ave.) (718) 387-3434
Rooftop bar atop the Peruvian restaurant Llama Inn
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link Zona Rosa: 571 Lorimer St. (Metropolitan Ave.) (917) 324-7423
Authentic Mexican taqueria with a roof top bar
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link Westlight: 111 N. 12th St. (Berry St.) (718) 307-7100
rooftop bar with views of New York City on the 22nd floor atop The William Vale hotel

Vinegar Hill

link The Gatehouses:  299 Sands St. (Navy St.)  347-689-4211
Tasting room at Kings County Distillery in the historic Brooklyn Navy Yard.

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Rooftop Bars in Queens:

Howard Beach

link Vetro: 164-49 Crossbay Blvd. (165th Ave.) (718) 843-8387
Rooftop lounge at Vetro restaurant & wine bar, open Thursdays only from May 25 through Labor Day Weekend

Long Island City

link Penthouse 808: 8-08 Queens Plaza S. (Vernon Blvd.) (718) 289-6118
rooftop restaurant & lounge atop the Ravel Hotel with views of Manhattan
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link Z Roof: 11-01 43rd Ave. (11th St.) (212) 319-7000
5,000 square foot lounge with 360 degree views atop the Z Hotel

Flushing

linkLeaf Bar & Lounge: 33-42 39th Ave. (Prince St.) (718) 865-8158
Rooftop bar & lounge on the 10th floor of Hyatt Hotel at One Fulton Plaza

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Rooftop Bars in The Bronx:

East Bronx

link Pine Bar & Grill: 1634 Eastchester Rd. (Blondell Ave.) (718) 319-0900
Rooftop bar and lounge designed to evoke South Beach, Miami.

Yankee Stadium

link Billy’s Sports Bar: 856 River Ave. (161st St.) (718) 585-1567
Sports bar near Yankee Stadium with rooftop seating

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Rooftop Bars on Staten Island:

New Brighton

link Ruddy & Dean: 44 Richmond Terrace (between Wall St. & Schuyler St.) (718) 816-4400
Steakhouse with terrace dining and a view of Manhattan

 

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