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.
The Monarch Rooftop Lounge is conveniently located in midtown near Macy’s Department Store — a spacious indoor/outdoor venue that shows off some of the best views of the city with a vibe that draws an attractive, hungry and thirsty after-work crowd who mingle with international visitors at the Courtyard Hotel near Herald Square.