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The Ultimate Guide to 98 NYC Rooftop Bars

Warm weather practically demands outdoor drinking, which’s why we’re bringing you another edition of our Ultimate NYC Rooftop Bar Guide, with 20 new locations added for 2015. So get out there, get drinking, and don't forget your sunglasses.

(Warm weather also demands outdoor movies and all kinds of awesome festivals -- check out our comprehensive calendars for both and start planning ASAP.)

Loopy Doopy
The Loopy Doopy
Battery Park
102 North End Ave
This bar atop the Conrad Hotel is famous for its alcohol-infused ice pops and killer Statue of Liberty views.
Pine Bar and Grill
Pine Bar & Grill
The Bronx
1634 Eastchester Rd
An enormous food menu and a solid selection of drinks.
Brooklyn Terrace
Brooklyn Terrace
Brooklyn Heights
216-228 Duffield St
Clubby rooftop bar with skyline views.
Alma Restaurant/ B61 Bar
Alma
Carroll Gardens
187 Columbia St
Year-round rooftop serving up some of Brooklyn’s best Mexican eats.
Hotel Americano: Chelsea, New York
Gallow Green
Chelsea
542 W 27th St
Perched above the McKittrick Hotel, this rooftop garden has a prime seasonal cocktail list.

La Piscine at the Americano Hotel
Chelsea
518 W 27th St
A pool, an open grill, and skyline views make this a seriously chill destination.

Rare View Rooftop, Chelsea
Chelsea
152 W 26th St
Burgers + beer + proximity to MSG.

The Eagle
Chelsea
554 W 28th St
The gay bar has a strict dress code, so look your best.

PHD at the Dream Hotel
Chelsea
355 W 16th St
Ultra-clubby rooftop with sick skyline views.

The Beach at Dream Downtown
Chelsea
355 W 16th St
Just below PHD, this pool and lounge offers weekday and summer passes for non-hotel guests.
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The Wyndham Garden Chinatown
Chinatown
93 Bowery
This unassuming hotel has a sleek and simple rooftop with great Downtown views.
Andrew Zimmer
230 Fifth
Flatiron District
230 5th Ave (where else?)
Some of the best skyline views in all of NYC.

Birreria
Flatiron District
200 5th Ave
This beer garden above Eataly features high-end imported beer and dope Italian eats like fried veal sweetbreads.

Bar 13
Flatiron District
35 E 13th St
A dance hall/martini lounge/rooftop that’s popular with NYU folks.
Starwood Hotels
The Living Room Bar
Financial District
123 Washington St
Atop the W Hotel Downtown and adjacent to the World Trade Center.

Watermark Bar & Lounge
Financial District
78 South St
Enjoy Brooklyn Bridge views and plentiful of seating at this South St Seaport bar and rooftop.
Northern Territory
Northern Territory
Greenpoint
12 Franklin St
Australian-inspired beer, food, and cocktails dominate this rooftop with plenty of seating.
Hudson Terrace
Hudson Terrace
Hell's Kitchen
621 W 46th St
It’s a restaurant, a club, and a giant rooftop all in one.

Larry Flynt’s Hustler Club
Hell's Kitchen
641 W 51st St
Strippers on a roof, nuff said.

The Press Lounge at Ink48 Hotel
Hell's Kitchen
653 11th Ave
A swanky top-of-the-building spot with 360-degree skyline views.

Social Bar and Lounge
Hell's Kitchen
795 8th Ave
A three-level Irish pub and rooftop.

Terminal 5
Hell's Kitchen
610 W 56th St
Three thousand people can fit in here, and thankfully not all of them on the roof.

Cantina Rooftop
Hell's Kitchen
605 W 48th St
Spacious cloud-toucher known for its Mexican and margaritas
The Crow's Nest
The Crow’s Nest
Kip's Bay
East River & 30th St
Perched atop The Water Club with panoramic East River views.
Z Hotel NY
Z Rooftop Bar at the Z Hotel
Long Island City
11-01 43rd Ave
Adjacent to the 59th St Bridge, this 5,000sqft rooftop has major skyline views. 

Penthouse 808
Long Island City
8-08 Queens Plaza S
This upscale city-overlooker and lounge boasts a full menu with Asian-inspired entrees like the Angry Lobster and Game of Prawns.
The DL
Above Allen
Lower East Side
190 Allen St
Clubby rooftop with great views.

The DL
Lower East Side
95 Delancey St
Grab dinner downstairs at Dinner on Ludlow before heading up to this chic way-way-way-upstairs spot.

Hotel Chantelle
Lower East Side
92 Ludlow St
With a menu that boasts truffle tater tots and maple bacon deviled eggs, you can’t go wrong at this laid-back location.

The Delancey
Lower East Side
168 Delancey St
This jungle-like rooftop needs to be experienced at least once.
The Standard, High Line
Catch
Meatpacking District
21 9th Ave
The revamped Catch rooftop offers panoramic views of Downtown Manhattan, insane seafood, and lots of famous people.

Le Bain at the Standard Hotel
Meatpacking District
848 Washington St
Home to the most famous hot tub in NYC.

Soho House
Meatpacking District
29-35 9th Ave
It’s members only, so start saving to access the city’s chicest rooftop pool. Or just read our how to sneak into hotel pools guide.

Plunge Bar & Lounge
Meatpacking District
19 9th Ave
Atop the Gansevoort Meatpacking sits this roof/lounge/club notorious for very loud music.

Brass Monkey
Meatpacking District
55 Little W 12th St
Still here, and still fratty.

STK
Meatpacking District
26 Little W 12th St
Special summer cocktails dominate this casual rooftop above the fancier Meatpacking restaurant.
The Roof
Top of the Strand
Midtown
33 West 37th St
Open year-round thanks to a retractable glass roof, this bar & lounge has a badass selection of bourbon cocktails and unobstructed Empire State Building views. 

Sky Room
Midtown
330 W 40th St
An awesome, uh, sky room in an admittedly weird location.

Hotel Metro Rooftop
Midtown
45 West 35th St
Minimalist rooftop with great views of the Empire State Building.

Upstairs at the Kimberly Hotel
Midtown
145 E 50th St
Sprawling indoor/outdoor art-deco spot with 3,000sqft of space.

Monarch Rooftop
Midtown
71 W 35th St
Penthouse rooftop with small bites and a solid drinks selection.
The Pod Hotel
Bookmarks
Midtown East
229 Madison Ave
Classy cocktail lounge above the Library Hotel.

Bryant Park Grill
Midtown East
25 W 40th St
Classic after-work happy hour joint with (what else?) Bryant Park views.

Henry’s Rooftop Bar
Midtown East
501 Lexington Ave
Cocktails, food, and East River views at this rooftop above the Roger Smith Hotel.

Pod 39 Rooftop
Midtown East
145 E 39th St
Because budget travelers need rooftops, too.

Pod 51 Rooftop
Midtown East
230 East 51st St
Sister hotel/roof of Pod 39.

Mad46
Midtown East
45 E 45th St
This seasonal bar atop the Roosevelt Hotel has canopied daybeds and free summer movies.

Midtown 1015
Midtown East
1015 2nd Ave (duh)
A sports bar mecca, Midtown 1015 boasts a stocked bar, full menu, and bottomless weekend brunches.

Aretsky’s Patroon
Midtown East
160 E 46th St
Upscale American restaurant with a high-end rooftop bar.

Rooftop Terrace at Renaissance 57
Midtown East
130 E 57th St
Simple and cozy in a convenient Midtown location.

Salon de Ning
Midtown East
700 5th Ave
It’s above the Peninsula Hotel, so you know it’s majorly classy.
Ava Lounge
The Roof at the Viceroy Hotel
Midtown West
124 W 57th St
Enjoy innovative cocktails, Central Park views, and plush seating at this prime Midtown spot.

Above 6
Midtown West
308 W 58th St
Glimpses of Central Park and Blue Ribbon Sushi bring major appeal to this Columbus Circle rooftop.

Ava Lounge
Midtown West
210 W 55th St
An Art Deco, South Beach-inspired scene with sight lines of the Hudson River and Times Square.

The Attic Rooftop & Lounge
Midtown West
251 W 48th St
A massive indoor/outdoor rooftop inspired by Old Hollywood.

Bar 54
Midtown West
135 W 45th St
This bar and lounge on the 54th floor of the Hyatt hotel is the tallest rooftop in NYC. Boosh.

Beer Authority
Midtown West
300 W 40th St
Yes, the Port Authority has its own beer garden, and there’s a roof deck, too.

Cantina Rooftop
Midtown West
605 W 48th St
This new year-round rooftop offers creative Mexican eats in a relaxed setting.

Four at Yotel
Midtown West
570 10th Ave
This insanely huge terrace (7,000sqft!) is the largest in NYC.

Haven Rooftop
Midtown West
132 W 47th St
Cabanas, cocktails, and a full menu make this a great Midtown pit stop.

Latitude Bar & Grill
Midtown West
783 8th Ave
Live music and a casual rooftop bar.

Le Parker Meridien Rooftop Pool
Midtown West
119 W 56th St
With floor-to-ceiling views of Central Park + pool and sun deck, we can almost justify the $300/month membership. Almost.

Local West
Midtown West
One Penn Plaza
Grab a rooftop drink before hitching the train home -- you know you need it.

The Perfect Pint
Midtown West
123 W 45th St
Multi-level Irish pub with a rooftop bar.

Refinery Hotel Rooftop
Midtown West
63 W 38th St
Any place that serves conch fritters and pork belly sliders is fine by us. 

Spyglass Rooftop Bar
Midtown West
47 W 38th St
Above the Archer Hotel, this high-end rooftop has perfect Empire State Building views.

Supernova Bar
Midtown West
226 W 52nd St
Making Times Square more tolerable, one cocktail at a time.

The Skylark
Midtown West
200 W 39th St
With a giant signature cocktail list and bites like mac & cheese cupcakes, we’re sold on this sleek Midtown roof.

Sky Terrace at the Hudson Hotel
Midtown West
356 W 58th St
Famous for its specialty sangrias and the fact that you can see Central Park from above.

Tonic Times Square
Midtown West
727 7th Ave
Giant sports bar with a rooftop.

Up on 20 at the Hyatt Herald Square
Midtown West
20-32 West 31st St
Spacious seating, Empire State Building views, and contemporary cocktails.

View Lounge
Midtown West
1535 Broadway
Margaritas and martinis dominate this rooftop cocktail menu, and we’re not complaining.

Vu Rooftop Bar
Midtown West
17 W 32nd St
A low-key indoor/outdoor bar with $5 happy hour drink specials.
The Heights
The Heights Bar & Grill
Morningside Heights
2867 Broadway
Casual rooftop that’s known for its frozen margaritas.
The Gansevoort
Gansevoort Park Rooftop
Murray Hill
420 Park Ave S
A spacious and sleek indoor/outdoor rooftop with plenty of seating.

Hotel Giraffe
Murray Hill
365 Park Ave S
Cozy roof-positioned garden that’s open to the public Monday-Saturday evenings in the summer.

Rare View, Murray Hill
Murray Hill
303 Lexington Ave
Live music, flat-screen TVs, and 360-degree skyline views.

Salvation Taco
Murray Hill
145 E 39th St
Upscale Mexican street food, specialty cocktails, and Midtown-scapes.

Tavern 29
Murray Hill
47 E 29th St
Casual rooftop beer garden.

The Roof at Park South
Murray Hill
125 East 27th St
This laid-back spot specializes in Tiki cocktails and boasts an unobstructed look at the skyline.

Tonic East
Murray Hill
411 3rd Ave
Massive three-level sports bar/frat house.

The Rooftop at The Nomad Hotel
Murray Hill
1170 Broadway
It’s for private events only, but the vibe is swanky as hell.
The Rock Shop
The Rock Shop
Park Slope
249 4th Ave
Live music downstairs, rooftop chillin’ upstairs.
Trump SoHo New York
Bar D’eau at the Trump Soho
Soho
246 Spring St
It’s a Trump hotel, so you know it’s over-the-top fancy.

Bar Hugo
Soho
525 Greenwich St
Enjoy Hudson River and World Trade Center views at this business-casual rooftop with a $5 beer and $6 wine happy hour special.

Jimmy at the James Hotel
Soho
15 Thompson St
Pop-culture inspired cocktails like the Sid & Nancy and sunset views make this a Downtown staple.
Met Musesum
The Roof at the Met
Upper East Side
1000 5th Ave
A rooftop garden and martini bar perfect for laid-back lounging.
Empire Hotel
Level R at the Empire Hotel
Upper West Side
44 W 63rd St
Spacious wrap-around rooftop with blaring music and great views.

LOCL View
Upper West Side
2178 Broadway
Quaint and cozy rooftop above the boutique NYLO Hotel.
Rooftop at The Jane
The Rooftop at the Jane Hotel
West Village
113 Jane St
No longer reservation-only, this walk-in-friendly rooftop is the ultimate sunset-viewing spot.
L'Isola
Berry Park
Williamsburg
4 Berry St
Enjoy a solid selection of beers, bar food, and skyline views at this all-weather spot, thanks to a retractable roof.

Bia
Williamsburg
67 S 6th St
Vietnamese restaurant with a rooftop beer garden.

Juliette
Williamsburg
135 N 5th St
Cozy French bistro with an indoor garden room and roof deck.

L’isola
Williamsburg
128 Metropolitan Ave
Enjoy classic wood-fire pizzas on this Italian restaurant’s roof deck.

Night of Joy
Williamsburg
667 Lorimer St
Hipster heaven, on a roof.

The Ides at the Wythe Hotel
Williamsburg
80 Wythe Ave
Incredible skyline views in an upscale setting.

Sheltering Sky at the McCarren Hotel
Williamsburg
160 N 12th St
This manicured rooftop has prime skyline views and live music events throughout the summer.

Zona Rosa
Williamsburg
571 Lorimer St
Mexican food atop the world -- does life get any better?

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Christine Fischer is a freelance writer dedicated to a strict diet of Champagne, cookies, and the occasional pizza. Follow her on Facebook and Instagram.

This story was originally published on 5/16/2014.
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1. La Piscine at Hôtel Americano 518 West 27th Street, New York, NY 10001

Three tequila menus. Yes there's also a grill that switches from Mediterannean to alpine themed with the seasons settled on this rooftop bar at the Hotel Americano, but what you should keep your attention on is the three tequila menus: Blanco, Anejo and Resposado. Of course there is an actual pool, though small, but those tequilas... that's the key.

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2. Rare View Chelsea 152 W 26th St, New York, NY 10001

23 floors up you'll find a wooden bar with a limited menu and a focus on the view. A retractable roof makes this space a spot to visit(and watch their outdoor flat screens) either in rain or shine. If you're looking to fill your belly, head downstairs to the main restaurant for a ribeye burger and waffle fries.

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3. Larry Flynt's Hustler Gentlemen's Club Cigar Lounge 641 W 51st St, New York, NY 10019

If you can pull yourself away from the girls on the 20ft pole inside or any one of the themed suites, take a gander at this cigar lounge and bar. If you've mistakenly lost your shirt throughout the festivities, no worries, the deck is heated so you can still enjoy the view of the Hudson with a cold one amongst Doric columns in the dead of winter.

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4. Z Bar Restaurant & Sky-Lounge 605 W 48th St, New York, NY 10036

Nibble on charred octopus or chow down on black angus skirt steak at this resto with a rooftop bar. With glass enclosure, rest assured your piquillo pepper chimichurri and any one of the cocktails you decide to choose, will remain relatively unaffected by the elements.

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5. The Delancey 168 Delancey St, New York, NY 10002

Hop in the right line and make a beeline for the roof of this tri-level club. Yes, there's likely a live performance going on in the basement but the palm from-ed, rooftop is the place to be when the sun is still out and when summer nights are oh so nice. If it's too hot, the air conditioned performance space in the basement is a definite runner up.

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6. Tavern 29 47 E 29th St, New York, NY 10016

Tavern 29 is a great spot to hang out any time, with 25+ craft beers on tap, a solid wine list, whiskey flights, delicious plates like their signature mac and cheese (three cheeses, cavatelli, truffle pate), AND a rooftop beer garden where you can get a bottomless brunch.

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7. Haven Rooftop NYC 132 W 47th St, New York, NY 10036

On top of the Sanctuary Hotel, Haven is year-round fun for those who seek swanky cocktails with cuisine inspired by the French Alps.

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8. Refinery Hotel 63 W 38th Street, New York, NY 10018

The Refinery Hotel is the opulent reincarnation of the Colony Arcade Building. Constructed in 1912, its ornate, neo-gothic façade became the vision that welcomed the workday of the generation's milliners. These skilled artists were working at the peak of New York innovation, as showrooms, importers, and manufacturers thrived in this cultural and media center.

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9. Sky Room 330 W 40th St, New York, NY 10018

The Sky Room is a classy rooftop oasis with casual eats, comfy couches, an amazing view -- and it may be one of the only reasons to come near Times Square after work hours.

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10. Sky Terrace at Hudson Hotel 356 W 58th St, New York, NY 10019

Open for the Summers only, Sky Terrace sits atop the Hudson Hotel, offering sweet views of the city, tons of lounge chairs and even a hammock (!), plus drinks like their 10 varieties of sangria.

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11. The Heights Bar & Grill 2867 Broadway, New York, NY 10025

The Heights is easy to love, with its two happy hours each day (5-7pm and 11pm-1am) that get you $6 pints of margaritas, and $5 drafts. The delicious burgers, Mexican food, and sweet rooftop deck seal the deal.

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12. RARE View 303 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10016

With outposts in Chelsea as well as this Murray hill locale, RARE offers delicious seasonal cocktails, bar bites (mmmmm waffle fries), and opens up their space for private functions as well.

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13. Penthouse808 8-08 Queens Plaza S, Long Island City, NY 11101

This rooftop bar in LIC offers unbeatable views of Manhattan and beyond, plus Asian-inspired eats like shitake miso soup and ahi tuna avocado rolls.

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14. Sonny's Soda Shoppe 9 Crosby St, New York, NY 10013

Nestled into the Mondrian SoHo, Sonny's is a rooftop, '50s-inspired "Italian beach club" designed by DeVinn Bruce that slings gelato, pizzas, and obviously, alcoholic gelato float cocktails. Because, duh.

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15. JIMMY at The James 15 Thompson St., New York, NY 10013

On the 18th floor roof of the James Hotel in SoHo is JIMMY -- a classic, '70s-inspired pub that's open year-round (heeeellooooo covered patio) and serves up custom cocktails with freshly squeezed juices, and bitters/syrups that're made in-house.

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16. Level R at Empire Hotel Rooftop 44 W 63rd St, New York, NY 10023

Nestled on the top of the Empire Hotel is this boozer where you can score sweet drinks while you peep killer views of Lincoln Center and the Upper West Side.

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17. STK Downtown & Rooftop 26 Little West 12th St, New York, NY 10014

This modern steakhouse has a chic feel that can be enjoyed on leather upholstered furniture on the rooftop while enjoying meaty bites from Executive Chef Anthony Fusco.

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18. Gallow Green 542 W 27th St, New York, NY 10001

From the creators of Sleep No More comes the whimsical cocktail garden Gallow Green, complete with actors flitting about bemusedly and wondering aloud where they are, a sentiment you may share after a few drinks and a turn on the ivy covered bench swing.

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19. 230 Fifth 230 5th Ave, New York, NY 10010

230 Fifth is a great place to catch an amazing Summer view of the city. And in the Winter? Well, they're known to have rooftop igloos to drink your drinks inside of.

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20. La Birreria 200 5th Ave, New York, NY 10010

With amazing views of the Empire State and Flatiron buildings, Eataly's 8000sqft rooftop brewpub pours Italian & American craft beers and dishes Italian Alps-inspired eats(!!).

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21. Hudson Terrace 621 W 46th St, New York, NY 10036

A lavish, three story boozing fort with a roofdeck overlooking the Hudson, HT's an incongruously ritzy offering from guys behind Village Pourhouse.

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22. Press Lounge 653 11th Ave, New York, NY 10036

The Hudson River-scoping rooftop is a perfect spot in good weather (day drinking!), with an oyster bar, and Bloodys w/ fresh horseradish, pickled radishes, purple cauliflower, beets & sugar snap peas.

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23. Terminal 5 610 W 56th St, New York, NY 10019

With 3,000 seats and three bars, T5 is one of the largest (and coolest) concert venues in NYC.

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24. The Crow's Nest 500 E 30th St, New York, NY 10016

Situated on the rooftop of The Water Club, The Crow's Nest is more or less an East Side version of Frying Pan with casual eats that include burgers and a raw bar, as well as killer 'tails to enjoy while taking in the NYC views. Instead of Spring time on the subway, you could be staying cool with the Club's river breezes.

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25. Z New York 11-01 43rd Ave, New York, NY 11101

One of the best rooftop destinations in the city, Z offers incredible Manhattan skyline views, fresh-baked 'za, and custom-crafted twin metal bars slinging signature cocktails.

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26. The DL 95 Delancey St, New York, NY 10002

Ludlow Manor's shut down the top two floors in order to focus on bringing a new resto to life on the first one, which looks like an oligarch's reception chamber thanks to massive curtains, distressed mirrors, a gilded trellis, and glitzy chandeliers. New American small plates get a "touch of irony", resulting in a PB&J that's actually a pork belly & jam slider, Lobster Crack (knuckle meat steamed in vermouth), and bacon-topped Ludlow Mac, hopefully not a cheesy nickname you give to yourself.

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27. Hotel Chantelle 92 Ludlow St, New York, NY 10002

Although it's not an actual hotel, you're gonna want to stay at this Lower East Side establishment for a nice long time, thanks to their gorgeous rooftop seating area, dinner seven nights a week, and live music serving as a perfect backdrop for a relaxing night.

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28. Le Bain 848 Washington St, New York, NY 10004

Le Bain is atop The Standard with amazing views of the Hudson, zesty drinks, and quite the scene.

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29. Plunge Park Ave 420 Park Ave S, New York, NY 10016-8403

Located on the 20th floor of the Gansevoort Park Ave, this "crown jewel" is resplendent with handcrafted mosaic tiling, indoor/outdoor fireplaces, and wrap-around terraces, all spread out over six unique areas, the center of which is a backlit glass bar'd main room rocking a double-height ceiling and a "dramatic window wall that sweeps the NYC skyline indoors", though not under the rug, as legally they can't have one for fear of people cutting it.

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30. CATCH Roof 21 9th Ave, New York, NY 10014

Located at the top of a building in the Meatpacking District, CATCH offers panoramic views of the city skyline and a relaxing space to sip cocktails and enjoy good weather.

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31. Brass Monkey 55 Little West 12th St, New York, NY 10014

Just before you hit the Hudson River on Little West 12th, you'll find Brass Monkey, which houses three bars (!) and includes a rooftop beer garden with some views that might take your socks and just knock 'em right off. The beer selection is equally sock knock-offing with 100 domestic, import, and craft drafts + bottles. Hungry? Happy hour, besides sweet drink specials, offers $5 bar snacks including pork scratchings & malt vinegar, roasted bangers & mustard, and fried chorizo with lime crema.

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32. The Roof 124 W 57th St, New York, NY 10019

Located at the top of Viceroy New York, The Roof is a sophisticated and comfortable lounge with brass accents and walnut-and-leather sofas, and it features an outdoor terrace that offers breathtaking views of Central Park.

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33. Top of the Strand 33 W 37th St, New York, NY 10018

Top of the Strand is a stylish rooftop bar on the 21st floor of the Strand Hotel, and it offers up incredible views of the Empire State Building 365 days a year thanks to their retractable glass rooftop.

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34. Upstairs at the Kimberly 145 E 50th St, New York, NY 10022

Located atop the Kimberly Hotel, Upstairs is 3,000sqft of culinary bliss perched 30 stories above Manhattan. They dub their signature Rum Service cocktail the manliest drink alive for its capturing of the fragrant nuances of tobacco-infused honey, and thus presenting the greatest two-vice combination since the choco-taco.

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35. Monarch Rooftop Lounge 71 W 35th St, New York, NY 10001

This 5000sqft rooftop bar with modern Manhattan-meets-Scandinavia decor has killer views of the Empire State building, and even more killer cocktails like the eponymous Monarch or the Butterfly Effect.

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36. Pod 39 Rooftop Bar 145 East 39th St, New York, NY 10016

A hotel rooftop lounge equipped with an extensive bar, cocktail list, and great views of the city.

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37. Salon de Ning 700 5th Ave, New York, NY 10019

This rooftop bar at the Peninsula Hotel is the perfect leisure spot to sip signature craft 'tails and munch on Asian-inspired light fare while taking in refreshing views of the Big Apple.

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38. The Skylark 200 W 39th St, New York, NY 10018

The Skylark boasts wraparound window-side seating, an amazing roof deck, and mac 'n cheese cupcakes. Yes, mac 'n cheese cupcakes.

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39. Gansevoort Park Rooftop 420 Park Ave S, New York, NY 10016

Gansevoort Park Ave's rooftop features an open pool to non-guests on Tuesdays, Friday night parties, and Saturday evening concerts that include shots and karaoke... which is always a good combo.

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40. The NoMad 1170 Broadway, New York, NY 10001

The NoMad features a glass ceiling-topped atrium, a stand-up bar area, a "library" (for sipping on French wines), and a Victorian parlour with burgundy rugs and velvet chairs.

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41. The Rock Shop 249 4th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215

The Rock Shop is one of the area's quintessential beer/sports bar/hang out spots, designed for concert-goers and catering to the most laid back crowd... ever (it is Brooklyn, after all).

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42. Bar d'Eau 246 Spring St, New York, NY 10013

The Trump Soho's swank new Soho House-like seasonal lounge's expressly set up to accommodate New Yorkers' need for laid back warm weather fun, brought to you by the team behind some of "South Beach's hottest nightspots", making it the perfect place to spend a Mynt.

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43. The Met Rooftop Bar 1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028

This rooftop bar atop the acclaimed museum hits the Summer spot -- get there early for a cocktail and some seriously amazing views of the city.

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44. Berry Park 4 Berry St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

If it's warm out, you're definitely gonna want to snag a seat on this 100+ rooftop bar, where you can gaze upon awesome views of the NYC skyline, while sipping on a variety of German suds and sharing some small bites.

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45. Bia Bar & Grill 67 S 6th St, New York, NY 11211

The owners of the now-closed East Village dive bar Duke’s ran a new experiment: they set Vietnamese cuisine up on a blind date with Asian brews in a hipster setting, and the result dubs them the most successful matchmakers in South Williamsburg.

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46. Canopy Bar & The Panther Room 74 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249

Relax with a cocktail and watch the sunset on the rooftop of Canopy Bar, then head downstairs to The Panther Room for some big-name DJs and sweet parties.

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47. Juliette 135 N 5th St, Brooklyn, NY 11249

This bar bearing French bistro is a nice way to kick back for brunch -- banana stuffed French toast or Eggs Benedict and a Bloody Mary please -- or even lunch -- Pino's Spicy Lamb Burger. If drinks are your focus, down a few on the rooftop garden or in the garden room; the leafy space is enough to get you out of Manhattan alone.

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48. Night of Joy 667 Lorimer St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Stepping into this bar is like walking into your grandmother's place; vintage Victorian throw rugs and ottomans for you to lounge on while sipping lemonade. The difference is, this lemonade, of an orange blossom variety, gets a bit of extra kick from the added rum, and is one of many, three ingredient max cocktails on a list shared between this both floors of this bi-level den. Our advice? Head to the second floor, a rooftop bar with a frozen-margarita station to supplant the list of beers available downstairs.

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49. The Ides at Wythe Hotel 80 Wythe Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11211

The focus at this bar, hoisted 6 floors up in the Wythe Hotel, is simple: booze. No dress code, no bottle service, no food. Just booze. The view of Manhattan, yeah it's nice, but don't lose your focus; that's if you can get in past the velvet rope that comes out once it's filled up(which it quickly does).

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50. Upper Elm at King & Grove Williamsburg 160 N 12th St, Brooklyn, NY 11249

Lofted above the King & Grove Hotel, this bar holds a salt-water pool, cushiony lounge area and a steady rotation of DJs and acoustic performers. With a menu that includes dishes like shrimp tempura BLT with nori aioli, a dry-aged burger and lobster lettuce cups, it's a definite must-visit for summer days. One of the best parts? It's partially enclosed for when it gets chilly.

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51. Zona Rosa 571 Lorimer St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

This rooftop bar in Brooklyn houses an old Airstream trailer and's serving up awesome Mexican eats like queso fundido, carnitos tacos, and watermelon margaritas.

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52. The Rooftop at The Jane 113 Jane St, Fl 6, New York, NY 10014

This rooftop bar is located at the top of The Jane hotel, and it offers great views, cold drinks, and a leisurely and fun atmosphere.

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53. L'isola 128 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249

This Williamsburg eatery and drinkery doles out additional Italian fare including brick-oven pizzas, AND it has a comfy roof deck to enjoy your food, some drinks, and a pleasant atmosphere in good weather.

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