Raise a glass to NYC’s 13 top hotel rooftop bars
Vibe? Scandinavian goes eclectic
How high? 18th floor
Views? Front row to the ESB, plus Radio City and Central Park to the north
Pool? Nah — point us to the closest sauna?
Sip? Kool as a Cucumber ($16), with kale, cucumber and gin
News? This sprawling, 5,000-square-foot oasis is the perfect midday escape (or pre-Penn Station stop) — it’s kicking off lunch service next week with fresh fare like a Polynesian pineapple summer salad.
Come summertime, the city’s possibilities for outdoor drinking and dining multiply rapidly, as long-shuttered patios, terraces and gardens open up to accommodate al fresco sipping and noshing.
In a city as vertical as New York, perhaps the best way to enjoy open-air fun times is to lounge on one of NYC’s myriad rooftop bars, enjoying the views and the warm sunshine. And if you just can’t decide on which rooftop to visit, Rooftop Crawl is back for its third season shepherding eager drinkers between three rooftop bars—all in one night.
Warm weather practically demands outdoor drinking, which is why we’re bringing you another edition of our Ultimate NYC Rooftop Bar Guide. Get out there, get drinking, and don’t forget your sunglasses.
There’s nothing like hitting a rooftop bar on a warm summer evening for post-work cocktails. We’ve rounded up 8 of the new and newly revamped rooftops to take in the view this season.