We spent a full day going from one rooftop to another and created a list of our favorite New York City rooftops. Instead of spending money on visiting the Top of Rock, One World Observatory, Edge or the Empire State Building, you can get great views from rooftop bars and lounges. I can’t think of a better place to drink a cocktail than on a rooftop overlooking the bright lights of New York City.
230 Fifth Rooftop
With great views of the city and the Empire State Building, the 230 Fifth rooftop is a must!
Mr. Purple offers amazing city views. It’s the place to be if you love a great ambiance and good music. The rooftop even has a pool you can use.
Salon de Ning at The Peninsula
On the 23rd floor at the Peninsula is the Salon de Ning; a 1930 Shanghai decor scheme lounge. It’s has amazing views of New York City.
Located on 57th Street at the Meridian hotel, The Roof is a great place to take in views of city while drinking a cocktail.
SuperNova at the Novotel Times Square
If you’re looking to see the bright lights of Times Square, there is no better place than at the SuperNova.
Spyglass Rooftop Bar at the Anchor hotel
There is no better place to see views of the Empire State Building than at the Spyglass Rooftop Bar at the Anchor hotel.
CloudM at the Browery Hotel
Rooftops in midtown are amazing since you really feel connected to the city. Having said that, you can take a few steps away from Midtown to see an amazing views of the financial district from the cloudM rooftop. You get unobstructed views of the beautiful One World Observatory and it’s surrounding skyscrapers.
St. Cloud at the Knickerbocker Hotel
If you’re looking for a great ambiance overlooking Times Square, look no further than the St. Cloud at the Knickerbocker hotel. You will have an amazing experience.
Haven Rooftop Bar at the Sanctuary hotel
If you’re looking for a rooftop bar with great music and views of Times Square, the Haven Rooftop Bar won’t disappoint. Is there a better place to be than on a rooftop bar having a drink overlooking Time Square while the DJ spins great music? I didn’t think so.
The Crown at the Browery hotel
Located in Lower East Side, The Crown offers great views of the financial district and Midtown.
PHD Rooftop Lounge
This Downtown rooftop lounge is a luxurious penthouse with that includes Italian Portoro marble, Macassar ebony, nickel finish walls and amber Venini glass chandeliers. This panoramic Manhattan skyline view includes direct lines of sight to the Hudson River and Empire State Building. Seating is at custom-built Italian leather banquettes with marble tables and cozy outdoor seating niches on our outdoor terrace. The Sunset Menu offers delectable small bites prepared by Chef Mike Armstrong that partner perfectly with bespoke cocktails, ideal for any special occasion.
Amenities include 2 full-service bars, fully-equipped DJ booth, state of the art lighting, audio, internet & multimedia capabilities, & retractable canopy for an outdoor terrace.