“Up on the Roof” Visit NYC’s Faves for Views, Drinks, Food and Hospitality

Rooftop bars are beckoning you for the most memorable summertime soirees. There’s nothing better than looking out over the city from some of the highest points and enjoying a refreshing drink and delicious bites while experiencing soft breezes. Check out our Top 10! These venues are totally Instagrammable.

Balcón Rooftop Bar – Located at The Marmara Park Avenue on East 32nd Street, it’s the place where you can relish a delightful cocktail program along with delicious artisanal cheeses, charcuterie and small plates, and handcrafted cocktails while taking in the breathtaking views. The wrap around balcony on the 20th floor has intimate table space along with comfy couches for all size parties.

The Roof at Public Hotel – With breathtaking views of the greatest city in the world, The Roof’s decor features an industrial and chic minimalist backdrop, white plush seating, and abundant greenery. They have kicked off the Sun Club. Soak up the sun with a $25 day pass that is complimentary for hotel guests. It includes Wi-Fi and an all day menu with delicious pastries, sandwiches, and drinks. 

Starchild Rooftop – Located at The Civilian Hotel on West 48th Street just off Broadway, the elevated bar and lounge experience on the 27th floor offers spacious seating options with sweeping views of midtown and the Hudson River. Gather your group and visit before or after the show.

Monarch Rooftop – Just steps from Herald Square on West 35th Street, this rooftop boasts an indoor and outdoor bar, deep comfy couches, and a menu of small plates to enjoy with your libations. It is so close to the Empire State Building, there are photographical views of the iconic skyscraper.

Harriet’s Rooftop – Located at 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge on the 10th floor, Harriet’s is an elegant rooftop known for its panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline and the Brooklyn Bridge, The venue is perfect for a night of craft cocktails and delectable light bites with your besties or make it a date night. Check out their music schedule too.

Brooklyn Chop House Located on West 47th Street in Manhattan, Brooklyn Chop House has extensive rooftop bar, complete with elegant lighting, a retractable glass roof, and live greenery that lines the walls and ceilings for an elegant and relaxing visit before or after dinner.

Time Out New York Rooftop – In the heart of Dumbo, Brooklyn, this is the place where you can relax while indulging in food and drink from culinary experts.  Time Out New York is a favorite destination of New Yorkers and many more.  Find out what all the buzz is about.

Haven Rooftop – At the top of the Sanctuary Hotel in the heart of the Theater District, Haven Rooftop is a year-round venue that offers their guests delectable modern American cuisine and tasty handcrafted cocktails.  You’ll enjoy the stellar views of Midtown Manhattan’s skyline at their 2,500 square foot space. It’s so convenient when you are planning to see a show on the Great White Way.

Somewhere NowhereThis two-level indoor lounge and open air rooftop pool venue is at the top of the Renaissance NYC Clelsea Hotel on 25th Street.  The venue is on the 38th and 39th floors with panoramic views as far as the eye can see.  Kick back after work or on weekends to enjoy creative cocktails, tapas, and dance to the live music.  

230 FifthOpen 7 days a week on the 20th floor of 230 Fifth Avenue it is a venue that is open all year long. The penthouse bar and lounge features a rooftop garden, live music, craft drinks, globally inspired bites, and weekend brunches. 

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Marina Kennedy began her writing career when her four children were grown and she returned to college to study in the humanities. She is delighted to be a contributor for Woman Around Town. The majority of her articles focus on the culinary scene, theatre, and travel. Marina and her husband Chuck enjoy the rich cultural experiences of the New York metro area and beyond. She hopes that readers like reading her articles as much as she enjoys writing them.