You haven’t fully seen NYC until you’ve seen it from above! Complete your Big Apple experience by exploring the NYC rooftop bars. Grab delicious drinks and dinner at these 6 incredible locations, and behold views like none other.
On your visit to Rockefeller Center, stop by Bar SixtyFive. Named for it’s 65th floor location (next door to the famous Rainbow Room), it offers the best of NYC views. Their extensive cocktail list features timeless classics as well as modern concoctions. From light small plates to satisfying large plates, bring any appetite. Keeping with the theme of the name, there is a $65 per person minimum.
On your visit to the Empire State, check out the Empire Rooftop. On the 12th floor of the Empire Hotel near Lincoln center, this lounge offers two bars and a fireplace. Experience both East- and West-Side views from the two terraces. Indulge in ethnic small plates and elegant cocktails (make one of them the signature Empire sunset!)
St. Cloud Social
To observe the hustle and bustle of Times Square without being stuck in it, head to the 17th floor of the Knickerbocker hotel and enjoy St. Cloud Social. Sit back and sip their signature seasonal cocktails.
On the 17th floor of the Pod 39 Hotel lies this quaint rooftop gem nestled between classic brick arches and crawling ivy. When you’re done gazing at iconic sights such as 1 World Trade Center and the Empire State building, enjoy small plates and cocktails at the Mexican tiled tables.
Roof Garden Bar at the Met
While soaking up some culture at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, pop up to the 5th floor Roof Garden Bar. It features an annual interactive art installation, stunning Central Park views, and delicious cocktails.
For glittering water views, head to 1 Rooftop at 1 Hotel Brooklyn. Nibble on a small plate and sip a cocktail while gazing at NYC’s three famous bridges (Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Williamsburg), as well as Anish Kapoor’s whirlpool art installation.
Amid your thrilling journey though the Concrete Jungle, head to higher ground and rest your weary soles! Take time to eat, drink, and merrily behold the NYC views. These rooftop bars are guaranteed to put the cherry on top of your urban getaway.