Lower New York
Bar 13, 35 East 13th Street at University Place, New York 10003. +1 212 979 6677. Downtown Manhattan rooftop with palms near Union Square. Though a high fence blocks off city views this rooftop is open year round, weather permitting. Mon to Sat 5pm–4am. Sun 10pm–4am. MAP
Dream 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
The Cabanas Rooftop Bar, Maritime Hotel, 363 West 16th St, nr. Ninth Ave, New York 10011. +1 212 242 4300. MAP
Soho House New York, 29-35 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10014. +1 212 627 9800 Private Club. Roof open Mon & Tues 9am-1am. Wed to Frid 9am-2am. Sat 8am-2am. Sun 8am-12 midnight. (between 13th and 14th Sts). MAP
Plunge Rooftop Bar, 15th floor, Gansevoort Hotel, 18 Ninth Avenue (West 13th Street), New York 10014. +1 877 426 7386. +1 212 206 6700. The Gansevoort, in the Meat Packing District is a celebrated upmarket rooftop bar. There is a 45-foot long outdoor heated pool with underwater light and music show, and the Bar gives 360-degree views over lower Manhattan and west across the Hudson River to New Jersey. The expansive events Loft boasts soaring 20-foot ceilings, richly landscaped roof garden and lounge area again with breathtaking city views. Open year-round daily 12 noon–4am. MAP
Catch Rooftop, 21 Ninth Ave, New York 10014. +1 212 392 5978 The Catch Rooftop is a new jewel along Manhattan's downtown skyline. Resting atop the two story Catch restaurant, the rooftop lounge is enclosed by glass and surrounded on three sides by a wrapping outdoor terrace. Both inside and out, guests are treated to panoramic views of the historic Meatpacking District, while looking down on its trademark cobblestone streets. MAP
Standard Le Bain
Le Bain, 18th floor and roof, Standard Hotel, 848 Washington St (West 12th and West 13th Streets) New York 10014. +1 212 645 4646. A/C/E to 14th St; L to Eighth Ave. Combines one of NYC's most pleasurable wading pools with a 2,200-square-foot terrace. Upmarket rooftop open year round Mon to Wed 12 noon-12 midnight. Thurs to Sat 12 noon-10pm. Sun 12 noon-5pm. Lower level: Mon & Tues 4pm-12 midnight. Wed to Sun 10pm-4am. 40.740667 - 74.007828. MAP
Boom Boom Room, Standard Hotel, 848 Washington St, NY 10014. +1 212 645 4646 Thurs to Sat 10pm-3am. VIP crowd. MAP
Ritz Carlton Battery Park, 2 West Street, New York, New York 10004. City rooftop bar. Great views of the harbor. MAP
The Brass Monkey Rooftop Bar, 5 Little West 12th Street, New York 10014. +1 212 675 6686. email . MAP
STK Rooftop Cafe, 4th floor, 26 Little West 12th St., nr. Ninth Ave. NY 10014. +1 646 624 2444. Serving an abridged version of the regular menu with lighter grill and seafood additions. facebook . MAP
Shushi Samba 7, 87 7th Ave South (Barrow Street), New York 10014. +1 212 691 7885. Don't get confused with the other Sushi Samba's in New York City (and around the world), Sushi Samba 7 is the one with the rooftop.Rio de Janeiro-meets-Tokyo on the menu which features a raw bar as well as churrasco. Year round. MAP
A60, Thompson Hotel, 60 Thompson Street, between Spring and Broome Streets in the heart of Soho, New York 10012. +1 212 219 2000. All muted colours, deep-buttoned banquettes and a view to kill for from the rooftop bar. Opened in 2001 with a restaurant, a second-floor bar, rooftop lounge. Hotel guests and members only. MAP
Kittichai, 60 Thompson St
Jimmy Rooftop Bar, 18th floor, The James New York, 15 Thompson Street (Corner 27 Grand Street), New York 10013. +1 212 201 9118. It boasts a sexy social atmosphere, with an enclosed bar and lounge set against a skyline with one of the most spectacular 360-degree views in New York City: a river-to-river vista looking over Midtown Manhattan, Wall Street, the Brooklyn Bridge and beyond. Year round. Sun to Wed 5pm-1am. Thurs to Sat 5pm-2am. MAP
The Treehouse Bar, 23 Grand St, Soho, NY 10013. +1 212 201 9119. Features banquettes and counter seating in a perch over Sixth Avenue. MAP
Bar d'Eau, 7th floor deck, Trump SoHo, 246 Spring Street, nr. Varick St, New York 10013. +1 212 842 5500. Located on the seventh floor deck, Bar d'Eau's views aren't as spectacular as some of its midtown competition, but the bar itself keeps the atmosphere just as swank. Private cabanas provide for a tête-à-tête. Basic bar snacks. Daily 4pm until 12 midnight. MAP
Tribeca Rooftop, 2 Desbrosses Street (between Hudson & Greenwich Streets), New York, NY 10013. +1 212 625 2600. A new and spectacular 15,000 square foot Penthouse which features panoramic views of the Hudson River, The Empire State Building, fashionable Soho and downtown Tribeca. MAP
Treehouse Bar, David Burke Kitchen, James Hotel, 23 Grand St New York, NY 10013. +1 212 201 9119.
Above Allen, Thompson LES, 190 Allen Street, New York 10002. +1 212 460 5300. Seven stories above New York's pulsing Lower East Side. nr. Houston St. 40.721729 -73.988932. An exclusive urban rooftop for hotel guests and members only. Wed to Sat 9pm-2.30am. Sun to Tues closed. MAP
Harbour Lights, 3rd floor, Pier 17, 89 South Street (Fulton St.), New York, NY 10038. +1 212 227 2800. +1 212 972 1001. Tall ships and seafood, while admiring the Brooklyn Bridge and the East River. Dine indoors or outside on the deck. MAP
The DL Rooftop, 3rd floor, 95 Delancy St, New York, NY 10002. +1 212 228 0909 View of Lower East Side. Dinner at Ludlow.
The Delancey, 168 Delancey Street, between Attorney and Clinton Streets, New York 10002. +1 212 254 9920. All you really see is the foot of the Delancey Bridge and LES's meager skyline, but it's nice to feel the East River breeze. Rooftop has a palm-fronded, South Beach atmosphere, with benches, fountains and even a BBQ. Open all year round. Daily 5pm-4am. MAP
Hotel Chantelle Rooftop, 92 Ludlow St., nr. Delancey St, New York 10002. +1 212 254 9100. A black-and-white-tiled Francophile park in the sky, Hotel Chantelle's rooftop restaurant furthers the theme of the bar below. The rooftop offers a unique dining experience as an oasis from the crowded streets of New York. MAP
The Rooftop, The Nolitan Hotel, 30 Kenmare Street, New York, NY 10012. +1 212 925 2555 Sweeping views of New York City. MAP
Rooftop at Hotel on Rivington, 107 Rivington Street, between Essex St and Ludlow St, NYC 10002. +1 212 475 2600. View Brooklyn and the East River. MAP
Living Room Bar and Terrace, 5th floor, W New York Hotel, 123 Washington Street, (Entrance on Albany Street) nr. Carlisle St, New York 10006. +1 646 826 8600. +1 646 826 8646. The lounge overlooks Ground Zero, the Hudson and Jersey City, with a retro feel. Light meals from BLT Bar & Grill. Mon to Wed 4pm–12 midnight. Thurs to Sat 4pm– 2am. Sun 6pm–12 midnight. Starwood. MAP
The Loopy Doopy Rooftop Terrace Bar, 16th floor, Conrad New York, 102 North End Avenue, Battery Park, New York, New York 10282. +1 212 945 0100 Stunning views of the Statue of Liberty and New York Harbor. MAP
The Rooftop Restaurant & Lounge, 8th floor, Hotel Le Bleu, 370 Fourth Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11215. Take in a sweeping vista of New York from the rooftop lounge or restaurant that includes the marvellous Manhattan skyline, Brooklyn and the Statue of Liberty. A full menu from the 8th floor restaurant. Mon to Thurs 5pm–2am. Fri & Sat 4pm–3am. Sun 11am–2am. GPS 40.673277, -73.986952 MAP
Alma, 2nd floor, 187 Columbia St, (Degraw Street), Brookyln, New York 11231. +1 718 643 5400. Rooftop terrace restaurant and bar has some of the best views of the harbor and Manhattan skyline from this Brooklyn Mexican spot; makes a seat here on the roof deck a hot commodity. MAP
Rooftop Terrace at the Juliette, 135 N. 5th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211. +1 718 388 9222. Juliette is a cute French place in Williamsburg with a nice rooftop bar open in the summer. Daily 10.30am-4pm (lunch/brunch on weekends). Mon to Thurs 5pm-11pm. Fri & Sat 5pm-12 midnight. Sun 5pm-11pm. French Bistro. twitter
McCarron Hotel Rooftop, 160 N 12th St, King and Grove Sts, Williamsburg, New York, NY 11249. +1 718 218 7500. Roof hours Sun 5pm-12 midnight. Wed to Sat 6pm -2am. Take in the stunning panoramic views of McCarren Park, the East River, and the midtown Manhattan skyline. Open till 4am.
L'Isola, 128 Metro Ave, New York 11211. L'isola's spacious rooftop has long communal tables that can accommodate large groups.
Bia67, 67 South 6th Street, New York 11211. +1 718 388 0908. Has a roof deck, beneath the Williamsburg Bridge.
Zona Rosa, 571 Lorimer Street, New York 11211. +1 917 324 7423. The rooftop bar is packed with diners every night, downing margaritas and sampling all kinds of tacos. Email
Berry Park Rooftop Beer Garden, 4 Berry Street (between Nassau Ave & 14th St), Brooklyn, NY 11211. +1 718 782 2829. Williamsburg. A retractable glass cover now keeps the bar open in volatile weather and even year-round. Sun to Thurs 12 noon–2am. Fri & Sat 12 noon–4am. Weather permitting. MAP Email
Night of Joy Bar, 667 Lorimer St, (Meeker Ave), Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11211. +1 718 388 8693 Daily 5pm–4am. Sat & Sun 2pm–4am. Rooftop patio has had a facelift with lanterns, a canopy and abundant greenery.
The Ides at the Wythe Hotel, 6th floor, 80 Wythe Ave, at N. 11th Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York 11249. +1 718 460 8000. Check out the East River and sunsets over the Manhattan skyline.
King & Grove Williamsburg, 160 North 12th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11249. +1 718 218 7500 MAP
Rocky Sullivan's, 34 Van Dyke St, at Dwight St, Red Hook, South Brooklyn, NY 11231. +1 718 246 8050. Irish culture pub's roof deck. Open year-round, weather permitting. Mon to Sat open 11am-4am. Sunday opens 12 noon-4am. MAP
Aloft New York Brooklyn, Aloft Hotel, 216 Duffield Street, Brooklyn, New York 11201. +1 718 256 3833 email . MAP
Rooftop Restaurant, (was Hotel Le Bleu), 370 Fourth Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11215. +1 718 858 1100. Take in a sweeping vista of New York from the rooftop restaurant that includes the marvellous Manhattan skyline, Brooklyn and the Statue of Liberty. +1 718 625 2177.
OPM (Opium), 3202 Emmons Avenue (between Bragg St & Brigham St), Brooklyn, New York 11235. +1 718 743 8100. Small rooptop with tent cabanas and sea breezes. email
Tosca Cafe Rooftop Bar, 4038 East Tremont Avenue, Corner of Miles Avenue, Bronx, NY 10465. +1 718 863 6363 MAP
Pine Bar and Grill, 1634 Eastchester Road, Bronx, New York 10461. +1 718 319 0900
Vetro Rooftop, 164-49 Cross Bay Blvd, Howard Beach, Queens, New York 11414. +1 718 843 8387 Also an outdoor waterfront dining area and Vetro's marina is available to you as well. MAP
Penthouse 808, 16th floor, Ravel Hotel Rooftop, 8-08 Queens Plaza South, Long Island City, Queens, NY 11101. +1 718 289 6101. This LIC Rooftop is now enclosed and heated. Subway: 21 St Queensbridge (F). email . facebook . MAP
Z Roof Rooftop Lounge
Z Roof Rooftop Lounge, Hotel Z, 11-01 43rd Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101. Long Island. +1 877 256 5556 Massive rooftop bar with sweeping views of the city. Sip signature cocktails as the grandeur that is New York City unfolds before you in an awe-inspiring 360-degree panorama. Enjoy uninterrupted views of the most famous skyline in the world. As the sun sets between Manhattan's towers, the city lights up before you, the Empire State Building, the United Nations, the Chrysler Building, the Citicorp Building. Z Roof Rooftop Bar is the perfect spot from which to watch the myriad fireworks displays that take place along the East River year-round. Plus, each fall, cheer the runners from the New York City Marathon as they cross the Queensboro Bridge into Manhattan. facebook . MAP . email.
Kasey's Rooftop Bar, 23 N Park Ave, Rockville Centre, Long Island, NY 11570.
View de Point, 4th floor, Hotel de Point, 20-07 127th Street, Flushing, NY 11356. +1 718 358 8700 Rooftop Garden featuring tapas style appetizers and famed barbeque, at one of the area's only rooftop greenhouse terrace, with sweeping views of the the bridges, city skyline and river. email . MAP
42, 42nd floor, Ritz Carlton Westchester, 3 Renaissance Square, White Plains, New York 10601. +1 914 467 5500. The restaurant 42 sits two floors below the summit. It offers panoramic views of Manhattan to the South from high atop the tallest building between NY and Boston. MAP
Elements, 161 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains, NY 10601. +1 914 358 4930. Rooftop Restaurant and Bar. Year round heated. Mon to Sat 11am-11pm. Sun 12 noon-11pm. MAP
ABOVE Rooftop, Hilton Garden Inn, 1100 South Avenue, Staten Island, New York, 10314. +1 718 477 2400 Staten Island's first true Rooftop Restaurant/Lounge. Above's Rooftop brings the best of Vegas, Miami and NYC to Staten Island. Bottle Service, Cabanas, Small Plate Menu's & International DJ's spinning every Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights combine to make
The Dubliner Roofdeck, 96 River St, Hoboken, New Jersey 07030. +1 201 656 7731. A true Irish bar in Hoboken, New Jersey. Three floors of fun, but The Dubliner may just have the only rooftop bar in all of Hoboken. It's a Tiki style bar and deck with palm trees. p. MAP
City Bistro, 56-58 14th St, Hoboken, New Jersey 07030. +1 201 963 8200 Rooftop has a view of midtown New York. Perfect for the spring / summer nights when looking to grab some drinks and be outside.
The Rainbow Room (GE building) announced in 2009 that it would no longer operate as a restaurant. Closed.
Gerrino Restaurant and Rooftop, 3rd floor, 96 River St, Hoboken, New Jersey. +1 201 656 7731. Closed.
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Terrace in the Sky
Terrace in the Sky, 16th floor, Butler Hall, Columbia University, 400 West 119th Street, Morningside Heights, NY 10027. +1 212 666 9490. Lunch Fri 12 noon-2.30pm. Dinner Tues to Thurs 5.30pm-10pm. Fri & Sat 5.30pm-10.30pm. Brunch Sun 11am-3pm. Restructuring financially. email . MAP
Heights Bar and Grill, 2867 Broadway (between West 111th and West 112th Streets), Morningside Heights, New York 10028. +1 212 866 7035. Near Columbia University. Rooftop. Bar open till 3am plus. Lunch Mon to Fri 11.30am-4pm (Except Holidays). Dinner Sun to Tues 4pm-11pm. Wed to Sat 4pm-11.30pm. email . MAP