Nothing says New York City quiet like a great rooftop bar, and there is nothing more magical than the skyline Manhattan has to offer
Here’s a look at the city’s highest, swankiest, and most sought-after penthouse-level oases, all of which pair exquisite drinks with brilliant vistas for a memorable rooftop experience.
1. 230 Fifth
The largest indoor/outdoor rooftop bar in NYC, 230 Fifth consists of a fully enclosed penthouse lounge and a massive garden open to the sky. The Manhattan venue, which also functions as an event space, offers a neat selection of specialty cocktails along with a delicious brunch buffet (Sundays and Saturdays) and spectacular views of the Empire State and Chrysler Buildings.
During the winter months, the rooftop is adorned with their famous ‘Rooftop Igloos’ which has become a staple of the establishment.
2. Azul On The Rooftop
This West Village Rooftop has a tremendous view of Lower Manhattan and is situated on the roof of the Hotel Hugo. Bring your dancing shoes as this bar is famous for its Latin vibe, cocktails, and attitude.
3. Loopy Doopy Rooftop Bar
Don’t let the name fool you, this trendy NYC hot spot is located on the 16th floor of the Conrad New York and offers breathtaking views of the Statue of Liberty and the Hudson River. This bar is open seasonally but is the perfect date night out to escape the tourists as it is a hidden NYC gem.
4. Salon de Ning
From atop the vista of the Peninsula Hotel lies this trendy rooftop Salon de Ning. Bring your wallets ready, as this joint does not come cheap, but hey you only live once! Panoramic views of Fifth Avenue await, along with mouthwatering dishes and sophisticated cocktails which will make you feel like one of NYC’s truly elite.
5. Bookmarks Lounge
If you are looking for a true cultural NYC experience with your loved one, Bookmarks Lounge is the perfect spot. Nestled on the 14th floor of the Library Hotel, this intimate garden lounge sits above Midtown Manhattan overlooking many iconic fixtures of the Big Apple. The terrace wraps around the entire building allowing a 360 degree view of Manhattans finest architecture.