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 best rooftop bars & restaurants in New York City.
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MurphGuide Directory of the Best Rooftop Bars in NYC

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Rooftop Bars in Manhattan:

Lower Manhattan:

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.
linkThe Greens: 89 South St. (Pier 17) (646) 822-6990
Restaurant and bar featuring city skyline views atop Pier 17

Lower East Side:

link The Delancey: 168 Delancey St. (Clinton St.) (212) 254-9920
Live music venue with rooftop lounge
link The DL: 95 Delancey St. (Ludlow St.) (212) 228-0909
Retractable, glass covered, climate controlled rooftop. Open year round.
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
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


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.

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.
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.
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
linkGansevoort Rooftop: 18 Ninth Ave. (between Little W. 12th & 13th St.) (212) 660-6736

Year-round rooftop on the 14th-floor penthouse rooftop of Gansevoort Meatpacking with 360-degree views of the Manhattan skyline and Hudson River.


linkThe Jane Hotel Roof Bar: 113 Jane St. (West St.) (212) 924-6700
closed for renovations


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.
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.
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.
link Jimmy: 15 Thompson St. (Grand St.) (212) 201-9118
a contemporary interpretation of the classic pub 18 stories atop ModernHaus SoHo

Gramercy & E. 20s:

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
linkRoof at Park South: 125 E. 27th St. (between Park & Lexington Ave.) (212) 204-5222
Rooftop bar above The Park South Hotel
link Rooftop at Royalton Park Avenue: 420 Park Ave. S. (E. 29th St.) (212) 602-3202
tri-level rooftop twenty stories atop Royalton Park Ave. Hotel, with unhindered views of the Empire State Building.
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.

East 30s:

linkA.R.T. NoMad (Arlo Roof Top): 11 E. 31 St. (between Madison & Fifth Ave.) (212) 806-7000
rooftop bar on the 31st floor at the Arlo NoMad Hotel with views of the Empire State Building & a glass-floored overhang
link Freehold Rooftop: 145 E. 39th St. (between Lexington & Third Ave.)
Restaurant and seasonal rooftop bar located on the roof at POD 39 Hotel.


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
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).
link Gallow Green: 542 W. 27th St. (between 10th & 11th Ave.)
seasonal rooftop garden atop The McKittrick Hotel
link Mykonos Blue: 127 W. 28th St. (between 6th & 7th Ave.) (646) 484-4339
rooftop cocktail lounge and Greek restaurant atop the Hotel Hayden
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
link Sand Bar: 152 W. 26th St. (between 6th & 7th Ave.) (212) 807-7273
year-round rooftop bar on the 23rd floor at the Hilton NY Fashion District Hotel


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 Serra
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
linkElsie Rooftop: 1412 Broadway, 25th floor (39th St.) (212) 764-1090
upscale rooftop lounge with indoor and outdoor seating options.
K 32 Rooftop: 17 W. 32nd St. (between 5th Ave. & Broadway) (212) 991-8842
Intimate rooftop bar on the 14th floor with views of Empire State Building
link Local: 1 Penn Plaza (33rd St. between 7th & 8th Ave.) (212) 760-2700
bar & grill near Madison Square Garden
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
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.
link The Skylark: 200 W. 39th St. (Seventh Ave.) (212) 257-4577
Year-round 30th floor cocktail lounge with panoramic views.
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 of the Empire State Building and midtown.
linkTop 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.
link Versa: 218 W. 35th St. (between 7th & 8th Ave.) 5th floor (646) 850-2850
Bar & restaurant at the Renaissance NY Midtown Hotel featuring an 8,000 square-foot terrace with a retractable roof

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.
225 E. 44th St.
(between Second & Third Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 682-7266
classic American bar in Midtown with an open-air roof deck in back.
link Upstairs at the Kimberly: 145 E. 50th St. (between Lexington & Third Ave.) (212) 702-1600
3,000 sq. ft. venue on the 30th floor Penthouse level at the Kimberly Hotel with 360 degree views and a retractable roof.

West 40s:

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.
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.  Reservations strongly recommended.  Per person minimum to sit outside.
link Haven Rooftop: 132 W. 47th St. (between Sixth & Seventh Ave.) (212) 466-9000
rooftop cocktail lounge & restaurant at the Sanctuary Hotel
Hurley’s Saloon
232 W. 48th St. (between Broadway & Eighth Ave.)
(212) 765-8981

Multi-level bar & restaurant with a rooftop beer garden
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

Playwright Celtic Pub
732 Eighth Ave. (between 45th & 46th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 354-8404

Multi-level Irish pub with roof top beer garden

Hell’s Kitchen:

linkBeer Authority: 300 W. 40th St. (Eighth Ave.) (212) 510-8415
Craft beer bar featuring 90 beers on tap, 100 beers by the bottle on 3 floors, including a rooftop bar
link Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill: 308 W. 58th St. (between Eighth & Ninth Ave.) (212) 397-0404
rooftop bar with a retractable roof at the 6 Columbus Hotel with views of Central Park
link Boxers HK: 742 Ninth Ave. (50th St.) (212) 951-1518
NYC’s premiere gay sports bar has a rooftop.
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.
link Harbor: 621 W. 46th St. (near West Side Highway) (212) 944-0458
Bi-level nightclub & event space overlooking The Hudson River with views of The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
link High Bar: 346 W. 40th St. (between Eighth & Ninth Ave.) (212) 956-7020
4,000 square foot rooftop lounge with 17-foot floor-to-ceiling windows and a glass roof
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.
link The Press Lounge: 653 Eleventh Ave. (48th St.) (212) 757-2224
Rooftop lounge 16 stories above its sister venue, PRINT. Restaurant.

West 50s:

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
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
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 all-season rooftop seating

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Rooftop Bars in Brooklyn:

Brooklyn Heights

link The 1 Rooftop Bar: 60 Furman St. (Doughty St.) (347) 696-2500
Rooftop bar at the 1 Hotel with unprecedented views of the Brooklyn Bridge and lower Manhattan


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


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


link Top of the Box: 77 Box St. (between Manhattan Ave. & McGuinness Blvd.) (718) 383-3800
Fully retractable rooftop 10,000 sq. ft.event space featuring unobstructed panoramic views of Manhattan, Brooklyn and Long Island City. Limited public access.

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.


link Bar Blondeau: 80 Wythe Ave. (N. 11th St.) (718) 460-8006
French-style bar with unobstructed views of the Manhattan skyline on the 6th floor rooftop of The Wythe Hotel.
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.
linkJuliette: 135 N. 5th St. (Bedford Ave.) (718) 388-9222
French bistro with open-air rooftop terrace
link Night of Joy : 667 Lorimer St. (Meeker Ave.) (718) 388-8693
Roof patio open seasonally
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
link Zona Rosa: 571 Lorimer St. (Metropolitan Ave.) (917) 324-7423
Authentic Mexican taqueria with a roof top bar
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:


linkBourbon Street: 40-12 Bell Blvd. (between 40th & 41st Ave.) (718) 224-2200
rooftop bar & lounge above Bourbon St. restaurant

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


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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