One of the most beautiful experiences you can have while visiting New York are the tours of the RoofTop Bar or Panoramic Terraces. Thanks to the extraordinary unique skyline of Manhattan, the Big Apple has a vast offer of bars on the panoramic terraces present in the various skyscrapers that allow a 360 ° view of the metropolis.
Going up on a rooftop is not only for seeing New York from above, but also for enjoying delicious cocktails with a unique panorama. Many of these bars offer mini golf, large gardens and great music to make the sunset over New York or the night view over Manhattan a one-of-a-kind experience to remember.
Are you curious to know which are the best rooftops in New York? Let's see in detail which ones to choose from the rich offer presented by one of the cities that symbolize vertical development.
Best RoofTop in Manhattan
Jimmy – 15 Thompson St, New York
It represents the glitzy Manhattan of "Sex and the City". The bar offers a warm, dimly lit indoor lounge with floor to ceiling windows and spectacular views. There is also an outdoor patio with swimming pool.
A great choice if you want to enjoy Champagne with incredible views of Manhattan, even if it is quite expensive.
Gallow Green – 542 W 27th St, New York
Gallow Green is located on the McKittrick Hotel. Although the name may be deceptive, it is not a hotel at all, but rather a theater where various theatrical performances take place, such as that of Sleep No More. This rooftop has a somewhat surreal character, artistically crafted to look almost abandoned. There are some carriages of an old Scottish train, surrounded by lush and overgrown vegetation.
The drinks are modern and well made. On weekends there is a brunch buffet with live music on weekends. During the days of the week you can choose from a rich and excellent daily menu consisting of small seasonal dishes.
Ophelia Lounge NYC – 3 Mitchell Pl 26th floor, New York
This bar on top of Beekman Tower has a 20s aesthetic, with restored arched glass panels and vintage decor. Offers 360 degree views of the East River and Manhattan estuary.
The cocktails are beautiful in appearance and in good taste. The price is in line with the average, the seats are large and the service is of a good standard. Reservations can be made online.
Magic Hour Rooftop Bar & Lounge – 485 7th Ave 18th floor, New York
In addition to being a bar with a rooftop terrace, Magic Hour can be defined as an adult playground with minigolf, a garden, carousel-style rotating seating and other cute curiosities. Many drinks are offered with a modern style and new mix of ingredients.
Refinery Rooftop – 63 W 38th St, New York
Modern and romantic, the twinkling intertwined lights of the Refinery Rooftop, exposed brick and warm wood finishes make for a warm and welcoming environment. A great choice for cold and rainy days, the roof is glass and retractable.
It features drinks with unique flavors and offers great views of the Empire State Building.
Best RoofTop in Brooklyn
1 Rooftop Garden & Bar – 60 Furman St, Brooklyn
Brooklyn Bridge Park offers the most iconic and cinematic view of Manhattan, but the view is even more beautiful from here. It's ideal for a summer evening in Brooklyn Bridge Park.
The Ides at Wythe Hotel – 80 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn
As mentioned, the best views of Manhattan are those enjoyed from Brooklyn. If you are in the neighborhood, don't miss The Ides at Wythe Hotel. It offers a majestic interior room with floor to ceiling windows and a comfortable outdoor terrace.
The drink offer is the classic one
Other interesting rooftops in New York are:
The Crown – 50 Bowery Street, New York
If you can't make it to Brooklyn, you can also enjoy jaw-dropping views of all of Manhattan from here. Located in Chinatown, precisely on the 21st floor of the Hotel 50 Bowery, this lounge with two terraces shows the Big Apple in all its glory.
Great drinks with inspiration from all over Asia, made to pair with fresh and original dishes
St. Cloud – 6 Times Square, 17th Floor, New York
By far the poshest cocktail bars in Times Square and one of Midtown's sexiest outdoor venues, with great views of Times Square. The drinks are expensive.
Bar SixtyFive at Rainbow Room – 30 Rockefeller Plaza, 65th Floor, New York
A comfortable lounge and outdoor terrace with a view from the 65th floor of 30 Rock. Classy space, with well-made cocktails, with a unique view of Manhattan.
Westlight – 111 N 12th St, Brooklyn
It's the view, the first thing that strikes you about Westlight. It's hard to imagine a better vantage point than the Manhattan skyline across the East River on the 22nd floor.
In summary, an exclusive restaurant and lounge with a New York panorama as a backdrop. The drinks and service are excellent.
The Roof – 29, Viceroy, 124 West 57th Street, New York
You can breathe high in this bar by Ian Schrager with a high design. There is an external and an internal air, with the various areas divided by a velvet cord. Among the drinks, the most chosen are Manhattans and Negroni. Reasonably priced wine.
SERRA di Birreria - 200 Fifth Avenue, Roof, New York
A typical German-style brewery, attached to Eataly's exclusive Flatiron restaurant.
You can choose from various craft beers produced on site, in collaboration with two of the largest beer producers in the world, Sam Calagione of Dogfish Head and Teo Musso of Baladin. In addition to beer, you can choose between wine and cocktails.
The Cantor Roof Garden Bar at The Met – 1000 5th Ave, New York
Only here can you breathe the magic of a rooftop bar of The Met museum, with a splendid view of Central Park.
Mr. Purple – 180 Orchard St, New York
Salon de Ning at The Peninsula – 700 5th Ave, New York
Le Bain – The Standard, High Line, 848 Washington St, New York