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Vu Rooftop Bar (formerly Mé Bar), 14th floor, La Quinta Inn Manhattan, 17 West 32nd St, between Broadway and Fifth Avenue, New York 10001. +1 212 991 8842 Steps away from and with a great view of the Empire State Building. Also Macy's, the Fashion District, Penn Station, and Madison Square Garden. Open year-round. Mon to Thurs 5pm–1am. Fri & Sat 5pm–2am. Sun 5pm-12 midnight. facebook . email . MAP
Gaonnuri Korean Rooftop Restaurant, 39th floor, 1250 Broadway, New York, NY 10001. +1 212 971 9045 Penthouse.
Monarch Rooftop Lounge, 18th floor, 71 West 35th St, New York, NY 10018. +1 212 630 9993 Private elevator to the 18th floor.
Refinery Rooftop, Refinery Hotel, 63 West 38th St, New York 10018. +1 646 664 0310
Local Cafe and Cocktails Rooftop, 1 Penn Plaza (at Eighth Avenue and West 33rd Street), New York, NY 10119. +1 212 629 7070 Across the street from Madison Square Garden. This brightly colored roof deck offers a distinctly unpretentious atmosphere with respectable pub food and $6 beers. The heated rooftop is open on temperate evenings throughout the year and all-day during the summer months. Heaters. Kitchen daily from 11.30am-12 midnight. Bar until 4am. email . MAP 40.75179 -73.992619.
The Sky Lounge, 39th floor, New Yorker Hotel, 481 8th Avenue (at 34th Street), New York, NY 10001. +1 212 971 0101
The Skylark Lounge, 200 West 39th Street (between 7th and 8th Aves), New York 10018. + 1 212 257 4577. Stellar views of Manhattan, the Hudson River and the Empire State Building. Email
Stella 34 Trattoria, 6th floor, Macy's, 151 West 34th Street, New York City, NY 10001. (Chelsea)
Beer Authority, 300 West 40th St, New York, NY 10018. +1 212 510 8415.
Hells Kitchen Lounge, 405 West 39th St (between 9th Ave & Dyer Ave), New York 10018. +1 800 781 0466. Indoor and outdoor dining as well as a full rooftop bar with specialty drinks. MAP
Metro Rooftop Bar, 14th floor, Hotel Metro, 45 West 35th Street near 6th Avenue, New York 10001. +1 212 279 3535. Roof deck and garden terrace. While the Rooftop Bar doesn't exactly draw the same crew that hangs at the Ritz's Batter Park Rise, you can't beat the stellar Empire State Building view. Mon to Fri 5.30pm-10pm weather permitting. Closed Weekends. Subway: 34 St - Herald Sq (B,D,F,M). email . MAP
Top of The Strand Bar, The Strand Hotel, 33 West 37th Street, near 6th Avenue, New York 10118. +1 212 448 1024. Clever use of retractable glass roof panels keeps guests toasty or they slide open to let the breeze in without marring the views of the Empire State Building four blocks away. No food is currently available. Upmarket. Open year-round. Mon to Thurs 5pm–12 midnight. Fri to Sun 5pm–2am. email . facebook . MAP
Sky Room, 33rd and 34th floor decks, 330 West 40th Street (between 8th Ave & 9th Ave), Manhattan, New York 10018. +1 212 380 1195. Behind NY Public Library. Boasts 360 degree views of Manhattan and the Hudson River from the city's highest rooftop lounge. The new bi-level ultra lounge offers five distinct spaces: the Times Square Lounge, the Cube Balcony, the Private Salon, the North Terrace with its retractable roof and the South Terrace with its private cabanas. View is of Midtown Manhattan and the Hudson River. Open year-round. Heated. Mon to Wed 4pm–2am. Thurs to Sun 4pm–4am. Happy Hour Tues to Frid 6pm-8pm. facebook . MAP
Restaurant Above, 25th floor, Hilton Hotel, 234 West 42nd Street (7th & 8th Aves), Manhattan, New York 10036. +1 212 642 2626. Offers bird's-eye views of the city. Pinnacle Bar at 21st floor lobby. Mon to Fri 6.30am-10pm. Sat & Sun 7am-10pm. MAP
Yotel Terrace, Yotel Hotel, 570 Tenth Avenue (West 42nd St), New York, NY 10036. +1 646 449 7700 Times Square. Garment District. One of the biggest outdoor terraces in NYC. The 42nd Street-Port Authority subway station is just 2 blocks away. Sun to Wed open until 12.30am and Thurs to Sat till 1.30am. Brunch is served Sat & Sun 11am-3pm. email . MAP
The Perfect Pint, 123 West 45th Street (Between 6th & Broadway) New York 10017. +1 212 354 1099. In the heart of Times Square NYC. Outdoor smoking lounge. email . MAP
Bar 54, Hyatt Times Square, 135 West 45th St, New York 10036. +1 646 364 1234
The View Revolving Restaurant, 47th floor, New York Marriott Marquis, 1535 Broadway (bet. West 45th & 46th Sts.), Manhattan, NY 10036. +1 212 704 8900. Perched atop the hotel so enjoy the breathtaking 360 view from the heart of the Times Square area or overlooking the lights of Broadway in the Broadway Lounge. Glass-elevator ride up is impressive.
The View Revolving Restaurant, 47th floor, New York Marriott Marquis, 1535 Broadway (bet. West 45th & West 46th Sts), Manhattan, NYC 10036. +1 212 704 8900. Perched atop the hotel so you can enjoy the breathtaking 360 view from the heart of the Times Square area or else overlooking the lights of Broadway in their Broadway Lounge. Glass elevator ride-up is impressive. MAP
Rooftop Garden Bar and Lounge, 3rd floor, 621 West 46th Street, New York, NY 10036. +1 212 315 9400. Tues to Fri 5pm-4am. Sat 10pm-4am. Sun 6pm-2am. May to September weather permitting. MAP
Eden Rooftop, Crest Events, 760 8th Ave (between West 46th and 47th Sts), New York 10036. +1 646 210 3163. Outdoor area is tented and heated during winter months. Event only venue. MAP
China Club, 268 West 47th Street, New York. +1 212 398 3800.
Times Square Terrace, 4th floor, 760 8th Avenue, (between West 46th and 47th Sts), New York 10036. The fourth floor boosts a glass-enclosed rooftop serving after work cocktails and weekend brunch plus an ultra exclusive skylight VIP room at the top of the club. Dress code enforced. MAP
Haven Rooftop, Santuary Hotel New York, 132 West 47th St, New York 10036. +1 212 466 9000 Mon to Wed & Sun 4pm-12 midnight. Thurs to Sat 4pm-1am. Entering via a private elevator, guests are greeted by great city views. Near Times Square. Transit 47-50 Sts - Rockefeller Ctr (B, D, F, M) 49 St (N, Q, R) 50 St (1, 2).
Eden (after work club), 268 West 47th St (corner 8th Ave), New York, NY 10036. +1 212 398 3800. 3 floors above Opera. Open air terrace. 5pm-10pm. MAP
Opera, 268 West 47th Street, (Cross Street Between Broadway and Eighth Ave), New York, NY 10036. +1 212 398 3800. Fri & Sat 10pm-4am. MAP
Henry's Rooftop Bar, Roger Smith Hotel, 501 Lexington Ave (West 47th Street), New York 10017. +1 212 755 1400. A cozy (tiny) rooftop bar located in the heart of Midtown East. Features craft beer, sustainable/organic wine, and fantastic food at Lily's. Mon to Fri 5pm-10pm. email . twitter . MAP
R Lounge at Two Times Square, 2 Times Square, 714 Seventh Avenue at West 48th Street, New York, NY 10036. Great Times Square View. MAP
XV1, 16th floor, Hilton Garden Inn Times Square, 251 West 48th Street (between 8th Avenue & Broadway), New York 10036. +1 212 229 0010. +1 212 956 1300. If the rooftop designed by iCrave and complete with daybeds is overrun you can take a break in the downstairs lounge with its floor-to-ceiling windows and full bar. Sweeping views of the Hudson River. Very strict door policy. Use side entrance. Great views. Formerly HighBar. Mon to Fri 5pm-2am. Sat & Sun 12 noon-2am. MAP
Z Bar, 605 West 48th St, New York, NY 10036. +1 212 957 1800
The Press Lounge, 16th floor, adjacent Ink 48 Hotel, 653 Eleventh Ave (West 48th Street), Hell's Kitchen, New York 10036. +1 212 757 2224. +1 212 757 0088. Toll Free: 877 843 8869. 360-degree views of downtown Manhattan and Jersey City. Open year-round. Sun to Tues 5.30pm–1am. Wed to Sat 5.30pm–2am. Closed to the public during private parties and events. Featuring unobstructed views of the Manhattan skyline. 360-degree views. Midtown West. All year. Subway: 50 St (A,C,E) . facebook . MAP
Social Bar, 795 8th Avenue (b/West 48th & 49th St), New York, NY 10019. +1 212 459 0643 Roof deck bar area. MAP
The Weather Room, 67th floor, Rockerfeller Center, West 50th Street, between 5th and 6th Aves, NY. The space is available for private events from January through mid-November, Monday through Thursday evenings, beginning at 6.30pm or later. In addition to the spectacular interior, the special event space also includes two magnificent open-air terraces for an even more thrilling panorama of New York City. MAP
Larry Flynt's roof deck and Cigar Lounge, 641 West 51st Street, at Twelfth Ave, New York 10019. +1 212 247 2460 Transparent walls surround the new fully enclosed area deck, allowing full view of the Hudson River. MAP
Supernova Bar, Novatel, 226 West 52nd St, New York 10019. +1 212 315 0100
Terrace, 7th floor, Novotel, 226 West 52nd Street, New York 10019. +1 646 459 5820. On the corner of 52nd St and Broadway. Step outside to the Sky Deck to enjoy panoramic views of Times Square. Fantastic city views, dining, bar, etc.. MAP
Ava Lounge, 14th floor, Dream Hotel, 210 West 55th Street, New York 10019. +1 212 956 7020. Penthouse and upmarket rooftop panoramic views of Times Square, Columbus Circle and sunsets over the Hudson River. Sun to Wed 4pm–2am. Thurs to Sat 4pm–4am. Open weather permitting. MAP
Salon de Ning, 23rd floor, Peninsula Hotel, 700 Fifth Avenue (West 55th Street), New York 10019. +1 212 903 3097. The former Pen-Top Bar and Terrace is now Salon de Ning, the upmarket terrace rooftop bar and lounge atop the hotel. The view is what makes it as you have a drink, cosmopolitan or beer, at the rooftop bar. Open year-round, weather permitting. 4pm–1am. email . MAP
Terminal 5, 610 West 56th St, New York, NY 10019. +1 212 665 3832
Le Parker Meridien, 119 West 56th St, New York 10019. +1 212 245 5000
BG Restaurant, 7th floor, Bergdorf Goodmann, 754 5th Ave (bet. 57th & 58th Sts.), New York 10019. +1 212 872 8977. One of New York's most exclusive department stores, Bergdorf's signature restaurant is BG. Central Park views. MAP
Roof at Viceroy, Viceroy Hotel, 124 West 57th St, New York 10019. +1 212 707 8008
Sky Terrace, 15th floor, Hudson Hotel, 356 West 58th Street, New York 10019. +1 212 554 6000. +1 212 554 6317. Check out the views of the 59th Street between Eighth and Ninth Aves. This super chill rooftop bar has great service, amazing sangria and everything else you could want on a hot New York afternoon. From an air conditioned game room to a hammock with a view of the river the Hudson has you covered, but like many of NY rooftop hot spots you must be a guest in the hotel to enjoy it. Mini urban oasis atop the Hudson Hotel.
Robert, Floor 9, Museum of Arts and Design, 2 Columbus Circle (West 59th Street), Midtown, NY 10019. +1 212 299 7730. Great views.
Above 6, 6 Columbus Hotel, 6 Columbus Cir, (between Broadway & 8th Ave), Manhattan, New York 10019. +1 212 397 0404. Featuring a retractable roof, which allows patrons to imbibe in any weather. Mon To Sat 5pm-12 Midnight. Sunday closed. Nearest Transit Station: 59 St. - Columbus Circle (1, 2, A, B, C, D). 57 St. - 7 Ave (N, Q, R). 7 Ave. (B, D, E). email
Asiate, Mandarin Oriental, 35th floor, 80 Columbus Circle (West 60th St. at B'way), Midtown , New York 10023. +1 212 805 8881. Not the top floor but pretty high! Wonderful Central Park views.
Rooftop Terrace Lounge, Marriott Renaissance New York Hotel 57, 130 East 57th Street, New York 10022. +1 212 753 8841.
Upstairs, 30th floor, Kimberly Hotel, 145 East 50th Street, between 3rd Ave and Lexington Ave, New York 10022. +1 212 888 1220 Retractable glass ceilings and walls and heated floors keep the bar open year round. 360-degree view of midtown Manhattan. Open year-round. Mon to Wed 5pm–1am. Thurs & Fri 5pm–2am. Sat Brunch 11.30am–3.30pm. 6pm–2am. Sun 11.30am–11pm (Proper Attire Required). email . MAP
Cafe S.F.A., 8th floor, Saks Fifth Ave, 611 Fifth Ave (bet. 49th & 50th Streets), Manhattan, New York 10022. +1 212 940 4080 Great view so grab a table that overlooks St Pat's and the Rock Center. Daily 10am-4.30pm. MAP
Top of the Tower, 26th floor, Beekman Tower Hotel, 3 Mitchell Place (East 49th Street and First Avenue), Manhattan, NY 10017. +1 212 980 4796. +1 212 355 7300. Rooftop bar in east Midtown at the top of this art deco hotel. Top floor is a bar area with windows on one side looking onto Midtown and on the other side overlooking the East River, making for some of the best views all round. Old-school top-floor bar has two small outdoor areas.. MAP
Ali Baba, 862 Second Ave (East 46th St), Manhattan, NY10017. +1 212 888 8622 Nice city view from the terrace.
Rooftop Terrace, Renaissance Hotel 57, 130 East 46th St, New York 10022. +1 212 753 8841
Mad 46 Rooftop Restaurant, 19th floor, The Roosevelt Hotel, 45 East 45th St, New York, NY 10017. +1 212 885 6095. +1 646 495 9511. The sparse surroundings on the roof of the Roosevelt Hotel near Bryant Park are great for weekdays happy hour. Mon to Fri 5pm–12 midnight. Sat 4pm–12 midnight. Closed Sun. Seasonal. video . MAP
Bookmarks Rooftop Garden Lounge, 14th floor, Library Hotel, 299 Madison Ave, at East 41st Street, New York 10017. +1 212 983 4500. +1 212 204 5498. In the evening features the Poetry Garden, Writer's Den, and magnificent granite bar. The upmarket lounge is open to the public 4pm-12 midnight, Monday through Saturday, but can also be booked for private evening corporate, social receptions as well as wine tastings. On a rooftp garden that accommodates smoking (and is covered come winter). Daily 4pm–12 midnight. Open year-round. facebook . MAP
Salvation Taco Rooftop Bar, Pod 39 Hotel, 145 East 39th Street, New York City, NY 10016. 800 742 5945 Rooftop Deck, Lounge & Bar: 4pm-2am. Soak up the city and a few drinks from above on the beautiful rooftop space during sunset. Spectacular views of Murray Hill. MAP
Rare View Bar and Grill, Affinia Shelburne, 303 Lexington Avenue (at East 37th Street), Murray Hill, New York 10016. +1 212 481 1999. The relaxed Rare View upmarket rooftop bar offers views of the Empire State Building and the Manhattan skyline from a rooftop garden. Mon to Fri 4.30pm-11pm. Sat 6pm-11pm. Closed on Sundays. Guests of the Affinia Shelburne Hotel are welcome to enjoy the rooftop off hours. No children under the age of 21 are allowed during hours of operation. Grand Central (4, 5, 6, 7, S) Seasonal. MAP
Bar Basque, 2nd floor, Eventi Hotel, 839 Avenue of the Americas, New York 10001. +1 646 600 7150. Dinner: Sun to Thurs 6pm-11pm. Fri & Sat 6pm-12 midnight. Bar & Lounge: Sun to Wed 4pm-12 midnight. Thurs to Sat 4pm-3am. Separate indoor and outdoor lounges. Expansive outdoor dining terrace that offers year-round al fresco dining under a retractable roof that transforms to an outdoor space in seconds. MAP
Twenty33, Gansevoort Park Hotel, 420 Park Avenue South (East 29th St), New York, NY 10016. +1 212 317 2900. Three stories of roof top bars and lounges are oriented around an indoor-outdoor pool. Sister of Gansevoort Plunge in the Meatpacking District. MAP
Glass Bar, Hotel Indigo, 127 West 28th Street (between Sixth and Seventh Aves), Chelsea, New York 10001. +1 212 973 9000. email . MAP
The Eagle Bar of New York, 554 West 28th Street, (between 10th & 11th Avenues), New York, 10001. +1 646 473 1866. Gay rooftop bar. Tues to Sat 10pm–4am. Sun 5pm–4am. Weather permitting. email . MAP
Nomad Rooftop Restaurant, 13th floor, The Nomad Hotel, 1170 Broadway (West 28th Street), New York 10001. +1 347 472 5660 Reservations for elegant dinners from 6pm to 10pm. Secured by buying a ticket online starting at 11am for that evening only. Not in bad weather. Empire State nearby. MAP
La Piscine Restaurant
La Piscine, 10th floor, Hotel Americano, 518 West 27th St, West Chelsea, NY10001. +1 212 525 0000 Rooftop restaurant and pool. Mon to Thurs 6pm–10pm. Fri to Sun 12 noon–11pm. MAP
Conosur, top level, Hotel Americano, 518 West 27th St, West Chelsea, NY10001. +1 212 525 0000 Daily Ski themed. Daily 5pm-11pm.
Sky Garden Night Club, 530 West 27th St, NY 10001. +1 212 594 4109. Great roof top with cabanas. MAP
Gallow Green, McKittricks Hotel, 542 W 27th St (between 11th Ave & 10th Ave), New York, NY 10001. +1 212 564 1662 Rooftop garden bar and restaurant. Trans 23 St (A, C, E) MAP
Hotel Giraffe Rooftop, 365 Park Avenue South (at 26th St), New York 10016. +1 212 685 7700. facebook . email . MAP. twitter
Rare Bar and Grill, 22nd floor, Hilton New York Fashion District Chelsea Hotel, 152 West 26th Street (just off 7th Avenue), NY 10001. +1 212 807 7273. Year round upmarket rooftop destination for drinks and amazing city views. Mon to Sat 5pm-1am. Sun 2pm-12 midnight. Empire State and Broadway views. email . MAP
Lightship Frying Pan, Pier 66, at West 26th St and the West Side Highway, New York, NY 10001. In the Hudson River Park, three blocks north of Chelsea Piers. Seasonal Bar and Grill, May to Oct, 12 noon-12 midnight. email . MAP
La Birreria, Eataly, 14th floor, 200 Fifth Ave, (entrance on 23rd St) New York, NY 10010. +1 212 229 2560. A massive rooftop brewery and restaurant with breathtaking views of the Empire State Building, Madison Square Park and The Flatiron. The space featuring a retractable roof and ales from three different brewmasters; two from Italy, one from America. Sun to Wed 11.30am-11pm for food. Till 12 midnight for drinks. Thurs to Sat 11.30am-12 midnight for food. Till 1am for drinks. Year round. MAP
The Penthouse at The Park, 2nd floor, 118 Tenth Avenue, between West 17th and West 18th Streets, New York 10011. +1 212 352 3313. Rooftop penthouse with hot tub. Year round (heaters provided). MAP
Cabanas Roof Bar, Maritime Hotel, 88 Ninth Avenue, between West 16th and West 17th Streets, New York 10011. +1 212 242 4300 Thurs 5pm–2am. Fri 6pm–4am. Sat 9pm–4am. MAP
Dream PH-D Rooftop
PH-D Rooftop, 12th floor, Dream Downtown Hotel, 355 West 16th St (8th and 9th Ave), New York 10011. +1 212 247 2000. Rooftop lounge open during the winter. With views of all of uptown New York, the venue plays host to “Sunset Saturday” parties. Transport 14 St (A, C, E), 8 Av (L), 18 St (1, 2). MAP
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The Private Roof Club and Garden, Gramercy Park Hotel, 2 Lexington Ave (East 21st St), NY 10010. +1 212 920 3300. Cocktails: Thurs to Sat 5pm–2am. Sun to Wed 5pm–12 midnight. MAP
230 Fifth Rooftop Garden Lounge
230 Fifth, 20th floor, 230 Fifth Avenue (between 26th St & 27th St), Flatiron District, New York 10001. +1 212 725 4300.This rooftop lounge is known for two things: its very strict door policy and the fact that it is the largest rooftop bar in New York City. Massive array of outdoor heaters. Spectacular city views and palm trees. Head-on look at the Empire State and Chrysler buildings, as well as the golden domed New York Life Building and purple crowned Met Life Building. Off a little into the distance, as you look up the Hudson River, you'll see the Statue of Liberty. Open year-round. Open from 4pm until 4am Sundays from 11am. MAP
230 Penthouse Bar North View
Penthouse "Hard" Bar (230), 20th floor, 230 Fifth Avenue (between 26th St & 27th St), Flatiron District, New York 10001. +1 212 725 4300. This rooftop lounge is known for two things: its very strict door policy and the fact that it is the largest rooftop bar in New York City. The owner has installed a massive array of outdoor heaters. Spectacular city views and palm trees wait for you. Head-on look at the Empire State and Chrysler buildings, as well as the golden domed New York Life Building and purple crowned Met Life Building. Off a little into the distance, as you look up the Hudson River, you'll see the Statue of Liberty. Open to the public 365 days a year from 4pm until 4am. MAP
The Crow's Nest, 500 East 30th Street (between 29th & 32nd Streets), New York, NY 10016. +1 212 683 3333. Perched atop the crusty Water Club restaurant, the Crow's Nest has an absolute front-row view of the East River. Thurs 4pm-11pm. Fri 4pm-12 midnight. Sat 2pm-12 midnight. Sun 2pm-10pm. Seasonal outdoor dining. MAP
TAVERN 29, 47 East 29th Street (between Park & Madison Sts), New York 10016. +1 212 6854422 This new gastro-pub in a brownstone has umbrellas and bare communal tables on its third-floor roof. Cozy German rooftop beer garden. A deep list of craft beers, some beer-based cocktails and light food are available. Lunch and dinner are served, too. Rooftop open daily 11am-11 pm. MAP
Red Sky, 47 East 29th Street (between Park and Madison Avenues), New York 10016. +1 212 447 1820. Third-floor roof deck.
Tonic East, 411 Third Ave, at East 29th Street, Murray Hill, New York 10016. +1 212 683 7090. Rooftop patio overlooking the Empire State Building. MAP
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