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
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
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
The Delancey: 168 Delancey St. (Clinton St.) (212) 254-9920
Live music venue with rooftop lounge
The DL: 95 Delancey St. (Ludlow St.) (212) 228-0909
Retractable, glass covered, climate controlled rooftop. Open year round.
Hotel Chantelle: 92 Ludlow St. (between Delancey & Broome St.) New York, NY. (212) 254-9100
2,000 square foot Parisian rooftop garden with retractable covering
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
Bar 13: 35 E.13th St. (bet. Broadway & University Pl.) (212) 979-6677
Lounge & nightclub with a rooftop bar & lounge.
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
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.
Catch Rooftop: 21 Ninth Ave. (between Little W. 12th St. & 13th St.) (212) 392-5978
3,000 square foot upscale indoor/outdoor rooftop lounge.
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
The Jane Hotel Roof Bar:: 113 Jane St. (West St.) (212) 924-6700
a.k.a. Sunsets. Hudson River views and an indoor & outdoor area
Zerzura: 18 Ninth Ave. (between Little W. 12th & 13th St.) (212) 660-6736
Saharan themed rooftop of the Gansevoort Meatpacking Hotel with 360 degree views.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
Roof at Park South: 125 E. 27th St. (between Park & Lexington Ave.) (212) 204-5222
Rooftop bar above The Park South Hotel
Tavern 29: 47 E. 29th St. (Park Ave.) (212) 685-4422
Townhouse converted to a multi-level gastropub with a German biergarten on top.
Tonic East: 411 Third Ave. (29th St.) (212) 683-7090
multilevel sports bar includes a rooftop bar
Rare View: 303 Lexington Ave. (37th St.) (212) 481-1999
rooftop bar on the 16th floor atop the Shelburne Hotel
Pod 39: 145 E. 39th St. (between Lexington & Third Ave.) (212) 865-5800
Restaurant & bar atop the Pod 39 Hotel.
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
Gallow Green: 542 W. 27th St. (between 10th & 11th Ave.)
seasonal rooftop garden atop The McKittrick Hotel
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).
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
PHD 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
Rare Bar & Grill: 152 W. 26th St. (between 6th & 7th Ave.) (212) 807-7273
rooftop bar at the Hilton NY Fashion District Hotel
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
230 Fifth: 230 Fifth Ave. (between 26th & 27th St.) (212) 725-4300
NY’s largest outdoor rooftop garden and fully enclosed penthouse lounge
Cloud Social Rooftop Bar:: 6 W. 32nd St. (between Fifth Ave. & Broadway) (212) 904-1092
rooftop bar on 17th floor at NYMA Hotel
Local West: 1 Penn Plaza (33rd St. between 7th & 8th Ave.) (212) 760-2700
bar & grill near Madison Square Garden
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
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.
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
The Skylark: 200 W. 39th St. (Seventh Ave.) (212) 257-4577
Year-round 30th floor cocktail lounge with panoramic views.
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.
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.
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:
299 Madison Ave. (41st St.) (212) 204-5498
Rooftop garden lounge and terrace on the 14th floor at The Library Hotel.
225 E. 44th St.
(between Second & Third Ave.)
New York, NY
classic American bar in Midtown with an open-air roof deck in back.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Haven Rooftop: 132 W. 47th St. (between Sixth & Seventh Ave.) (212) 466-9000
rooftop cocktail lounge & restaurant at the Sanctuary Hotel
232 W. 48th St. (between Broadway & Eighth Ave.)
Multi-level bar & restaurant with a rooftop beer garden
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
Latitude: 783 Eighth Ave. (between 47th & 48th St.) (212) 245-3034
Roof deck serving frozen cocktails, overlooking Eighth Ave.
Playwright Celtic Pub
732 Eighth Ave. (between 45th & 46th St.)
New York, NY
Boxers HK: 742 Ninth Ave. (50th St.) (212) 951-1518
NYC’s premiere gay sports bar has a rooftop.
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.
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.
The Press Lounge: 653 Eleventh Ave. (48th St.) (212) 757-2224
Rooftop lounge 16 stories above its sister venue, PRINT. Restaurant.
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
The Three Monkeys: 236 W. 54th St. (between Broadway & Eighth Ave.) (212) 586-2080
Craft beer bar with a heated rooftop patio
Upper East Side
Rooftop Lounge: 500 E. 62nd St. (York Ave.) (212) 644-6000
21st floor of the Bently Hotel with views of the East River
Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden: 1000 Fifth Ave.(82nd) (212) 535-7710
Rooftop at the Metropolitan Museum of Art overlooking Central Park
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.
Berry Park: 4 Berry St. (between N. 13th & N. 14th St.) (718) 782-2829
100-seat rooftop beer garden with views of the city.
Falcon Laundry: 65 N. 7th St. (between Wythe & Kent) (646) 680-0012
neighborhood craft beer bar with a roof deck
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.
Juliette: 135 N. 5th St. (Bedford Ave.) (718) 388-9222
French bistro with open-air rooftop terrace
Night of Joy : 667 Lorimer St. (Meeker Ave.) (718) 388-8693
Roof patio open seasonally
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
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.
El Techo at Llama Inn: 50 Withers St. (between Lorimer St. & Union Ave.) (718) 387-3434
Rooftop bar atop the Peruvian restaurant Llama Inn
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
Long Island City
Penthouse 808: 8-08 Queens Plaza S. (Vernon Blvd.) (718) 289-6118
rooftop restaurant & lounge atop the Ravel Hotel with views of Manhattan
Z Roof: 11-01 43rd Ave. (11th St.) (212) 319-7000
5,000 square foot lounge with 360 degree views atop the Z Hotel
please note: just like the Second Ave. subway, and many other things in New York City, this page is under perpetual construction. Please feel free to add suggestions in the comments below.
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