Spring to the Rooftops for Drinks and Eats in NYC

Spring is the season to discover rooftop bars across Manhattan. Sip a beer, glass of wine or a refreshing cocktail as you enjoy breathtaking, sweeping views of the city. Rooftop Bars with both outdoor and enclosed spaces are also a great place wind down after a busy day and a top destination for weekend revelers. The places we have selected for our readers also offer food options, so you can grab a bite. Note that reservations are suggested at some of these venues. Click on a name to go to the website.

Catch Roof (Meatpacking District) Nestled atop the CATCH NYC restaurant, the indoor/outdoor penthouse is known for its panoramic views of the city skyline, stylish atmosphere and thriving nightlife. Guests can enjoy dishes from the full a la carte menu or simply sip cocktails in the rooftop’s sophisticated setting. 

Haven Rooftop (Times Square) Located atop Sanctuary Hotel on 47th Street just steps from Broadway, Haven Rooftop offers multi-level dining and a spacious bar and lounge. This is a spot where you can stop by before or after the theatre.    

Social Food and Drink at YOTEL (Theatre District) Located on the fourth floor of YOTEL on 10th Avenue, this is one of the largest rooftop terraces in the city. They offer a resort inspired atmosphere, craft cocktails and Mediterranean style cuisine.  

Dear Irving on Hudson (Theatre District) New and noteworthy, Dear Irving on Hudson at the Aliz Hotel is located on the 40th and 41st floors of the hotel.  Enjoy sky-high views, a fabulous beverage program and a well-curated food menu to pair with drinks.  

Monarch Rooftop (Herald Square) Monarch features a captivating full view of the Empire State building that shouldn’t be missed. This casually elegant spot offers a delightful beverage program and light bites to enjoy.   

Refinery Rooftop (Midtown) The industrial chic bar and lounge is a favorite in the neighborhood.  Boasting stunning views, they are located at the Refinery Hotel on West 38th Street and are open for lunch, dinner, and anytime drinks.  

Upstairs at The Kimberly (Midtown East) This all-season rooftop bar and restaurant features a welcoming outdoor area where you can wind down and enjoy the ambiance of the venue along with top-notch food and drink. The rooftop sits 30 stories above Midtown for wonderful views.  

Gallow Green (Chelsea) Atop the McKittrick Hotel, the home of Sleep No More, is a lush garden and rooftop setting that is one of a kind in Manhattan. Enjoy the vibe while sipping craft cocktails or sharing a punch.  

Cantina Rooftop (West Side) Mexican specialties, great views and lots of seating options define this vibrant rooftop venue.  Indulge is fruity or classic Margaritas, Tacos and chef’s specialties you won’t find anywhere else.   

230 Fifth (NoMad) The venue boasts the largest rooftop garden open to the sky and has a fully enclosed penthouse lounge.  This NYC hotspot serves a wide variety of food and drink to please all tastes and styles.  

Loopy Doopy (Financial District) This seasonal venue is an ideal spot for a great view of the Hudson River, the Statue of Liberty, and New York Harbor.  The modern terrace bar is located on the 16th story of the Conrad New York.  Enjoy refreshing cocktails and contemporary cuisine.  

Roof at Park South (NoMad) Located above the Park South Hotel, the seasonal rooftop bar and restaurant will return in May.  It offers impeccable cocktails and delicious dinner options from James Beard Award-Winning Chef, Tim Cushman. The roof offers views of the Empire State Building and Chrysler Building making it the perfect backdrop an outdoor evening under the stars. 

We are delighted to be able to bring Woman Around Town readers information about the food and dining scene in New York City and beyond.  Stay tuned for more spring eating adventures.

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Marina Kennedy currently writes for Broadwayworld.com, JerseyBites.com and the Hemlock News in Pennsylvania. She likes to do articles and blog about the culinary scene, theatre, and travel. Marina and her husband Chuck enjoy the rich cultural experiences of the metropolitan area. She is absolutely delighted to contribute to Woman About Town.