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80 NYC Rooftop Bars: The Ultimate Guide

Editor's Note: This is the guide for 2014, sign up here for our daily NYC email or like us on Facebook and stay tuned for the 2015 rooftop bar guide update.

There are so many rooftop bars in NYC, that there's really no way any one person could know about all of them. And that's why we had two people write this. Here's your neighborhood-by-neighborhood guide to every rooftop bar in NYC (80 total!) worth knowing about. And if it happens to be kind of cold when you're reading this, fear not: here's 10 more NYC rooftop bars that are open -- and plenty warm -- year round.

Loopy Doopy
Loopy Doopy
102 North End Ave
They’ve got alcohol-infused ice pops and views of the Statue of Liberty.
Pine Bar and Grill
Pine Bar + Grill
1634 Eastchester Rd
Yes, they have a full menu. And yes, you should get the cheesesteak Spring roll.
La Piscine
Gallow Green
530 W 27th St
It’s run by the people behind Sleep No More, so you can expect some interactivity and wildness.

La Piscine in Hotel Americano
518 W 27th St
You can also take a dip in the pool here.

Rare View Chelsea
152 West 26th St
Dope burgers here.

The Eagle
554 W 28th St
It’s a leather bar.
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City View Rooftop Lounge at The Wyndham
93 Bowery
Great views Uptown of the Empire State Building.
Andrew Zimmer
230 Fifth Avenue
230 Fifth Ave
Open year-round. Plus, this is the place that had rooftop igloos earlier this year.

La Birreria
200 Fifth Ave
It’s the beer garden on top of Eataly. Dogfish Head is involved with the brewing process, and they’ve been known to do some crazy interesting stuff.

Bar 13
35 E 13th St
Run the risk of hanging with college kids... which could be terrible, or awesome, depending on your mood.
Starwood Hotels
Living Room
123 Washington St
Score some tapas here from BLT Bar & Grill, as well as unobstructed views of One World Trade Center.
Northern Territory
Northern Territory
12 Franklin St
Enjoy meat pies, burgers topped with pineapple, and other Aussie eats while you take in the Manhattan skyline.
Hudson Terrace
Hudson Terrace
621 W 46th St
This massive space is great for partying.

Larry Flynt's Hustler Club
641 W 51st St
This is (probably?) your best chance to see breasts on a roof.

Press Lounge at Ink48
653 11th Ave
It overlooks the Hudson, serves small plates, and is flat-out gorgeous.

Social Bar and Lounge
795 8th Ave
If you’re near Times Square, you could do worse than a rooftop bar.

Terminal 5
610 W 56th St
Yeah, there’s a rooftop here.

Z Bar
605 W 48th St
They’ve got a full menu that includes truffle lobster mac 'n cheese (which's delicious).
The Crow's Nest
The Crow's Nest
East River and 30th St
The roof of a boat totally counts. It’s a little like the Frying Pan, except on the East River.
Z Hotel NY
Z Rooftop Bar at Z Hotel
11-01 43rd Ave
360-degree views, including across the river facing the Manhattan skyline.

Penthouse808 at Ravel Hotel in Long Island City
8-08 Queens Plaza South
Peer out over the city and enjoy some lobster dumplings and grilled swordfish skewers (from Executive Chef Seth Levine) at this Pacific Rim-inspired (the place, not the movie, don't worry) beauty.
The DL
Above Allen
190 Allen St
Although it’s semi-private, if you try hard enough, you still might be able to find yourself here at some point.

The DL
95 Delancey St
Get some truffle mac 'n cheese for dinner or some chicken and biscuits for brunch at this year-round spot.

Hotel Chantelle
92 Ludlow St
Great party spot -- you know you’re going to end up here at some point this Summer.

The Delancey
168 Delancey St
They’ve got live music and a rooftop that looks like a jungle.
The Standard, High Line
/Top of The Standard
848 Washington St
Party in a pool, or get there earlier and have an incredible sunset meal.

Plunge at the Gansevoort Meatpacking
18 9th Ave
This is gonna get both crazy, and crazy packed.

Catch Roof
21 9th St
They now have service on the roof, which means it's time for a party dinner!

The Brass Monkey
55 Little West 12th St
If you want a scene, but not a scene-scene.

26 Little West 12th St
This High Line-adjacent spot hosts regular parties throughout the Summer.
The Roof
Sky 31 at the Holiday Inn
30-32 West 31st St
Surprising location, awesome place.

Hotel Metro Rooftop Bar
45 W 35th St
14th floor terrace with great Empire State Building views.

The Roof at the Viceroy
124 West 57th St
Take in views of Central Park and sips of Negronis here.

Top of the Strand
33 West 37th St
They stay open year-round, thanks to a retractable glass roof, and you’ll want to go year-round, thanks to the fact that it’s a rooftop with pulled pork sliders.

Upstairs at the Kimberly
145 E 50th St
You'll end up here at some point on your Rooftop Bar Crawl, and they’ve got hot bartenders.

Monarch Rooftop
71 W 35th St
Amazing spot for happy hours.
The Pod Hotel
Bookmarks Rooftop Lounge
299 Madison Ave
Like drinking in the rooftop den of a Wall Streeter, with a professorial side.

Rooftop at Pod 39 Hotel
145 E 39th St
Food by April Bloomfield’s Salvation Taco and beautiful columnated setting.

Mad46 Rooftop Lounge
45 E 45th St
Greenery and cabanas with excellent views of Midtown.

Midtown 1015
1015 2nd Ave
You can definitely frat-out here.

Aretsky’s Patroon
160 E 46th St
Class up your rooftopping at this place, and enjoy martinis and a prime dry-aged burger.

Rooftop Lounge at Renaissance Hotel
130 E 57th St
They shot Sex and the City's opening shot of the Chrysler Building from this rooftop. Boom, conversation started.

Salon de Ning
700 Fifth Ave
Influenced by Shanghai in the ‘30s. Grab some tuna sashimi and a cocktail.
Ava Lounge
Above 6
6 Columbus Circle
Overlook Columbus Circle from this spot with a retractable roof, so if it's raining, you STILL don’t have to drink at street level.

Ava Lounge
210 W 55th St
Styled after the French Riviera, this 14th floor bar is named after movie star Ava Gardner.

Bar 54
135 W 45th St
It’s NYC’s highest rooftop lounge.

Four at Yotel
570 10th Ave
They do party brunches here on the weekends.

Haven Rooftop at Sanctuary Hotel
132 W 47th St
Get there at the right time, and you can score a shotski.

Le Parker Meridien New York
119 W 56th St
For $300 per month, you can score access to their rooftop pool and swim, tan, and drink with amazing views of Central Park.

Local West
1 Penn Plaza
Perfect after being cooped up on a train or at MSG for a while.

Refinery Rooftop
63 W 38th St
This stunner has nice eats like lobster rolls, Parm fries, and a three-tiered flatbread platter. You’ll probably just have cocktails, though.

Sky Room
330 W 40th St
One of the only reasons to be near Times Square during after-work hours.

Supernova Bar
226 W 52nd St
The wrap-around terrace is armed with fire pits... just in case.

The Skylark Rooftop Deck
200 W 39th St
You’ve got an solid chance of hanging with some models here. Also, they’ve got mac 'n cheese cupcakes.

View Lounge
1535 Broadway
$8 cover for non-hotel guests after 8pm.

VU Rooftop Bar
17 West 32nd St
It’s happy hour all day on Sundays, plus there're great views of the Empire State Building.

Sky Terrace at the Hudson Hotel
356 W 58th St
They’ve got 10 specialty sangrias.
The Gansevoort
Gansevoort Park Rooftop
420 Park Ave S
Three levels of partying, and a pool.

Rare View
303 Lexington Ave
Beautiful Chrysler Building views and a “beer shed”.

47 E 29th St
This bar has a beer garden on top.

Tonic East
411 Third Ave
Lots of sports and lots of beer towers should be what you’re coming here for.

The Rooftop at NoMad
1170 Broadway
This truly beautiful space is available for private parties, book one and they may even let you into the cupola.
The Rock Shop
The Rock Shop
249 Fourth Ave
The roof is only open when it’s nice out, but they’ve got live music almost every day.
Trump SoHo New York
Bar D’Eau
246 Spring St
The pool and chairs are exclusive to hotel guests, but you can go eat and drink, or get a room and do it UP.

Jimmy at the James
15 Thompson St
It’s an awesome place to watch the sunset. Plus, they’ve got a pool.

Sonny’s Soda Shoppe
150 Lafayette St
It’s a cocktail bar and gelateria, so yeah, get a gelato float.
Empire Hotel
Level R on the Empire Hotel Rooftop
44 W 63rd St
Get here for happy hours and crazy DJ parties.

2178 Broadway
This pop-up bar on the terrace of the 16th floor (on the NYLO Hotel) is open daily from 5-9pm with drinks and live music.
Rooftop at The Jane
The Rooftop at the Jane
113 Jane St
This spot is reservation-only. Make it happen.
Berry Park
4 Berry St
Get yourself a giant beer and pretzel, and scope the awesome views of the Manhattan skyline. Also, they’ve got a retractable roof... so it’s rain or shine.

67 S 6th St
It’s a combination Vietnamese restaurant and rooftop beer garden. Intrigued? Thought so.

Canopy Bar
74 Wythe Ave
Expect some crazy club parties at this venue on top of Output and The Panther Room.

135 North 5th St
Tasty French/Mediterranean eats.

128 Metropolitan Ave
Is there anything better than rooftop pizza? No, no there isn’t.

Night of Joy
667 Lorimer St
Fresh lime-frozen margaritas and a very Williamsburg vibe.

The Ides at the Wythe Hotel
80 Wythe Ave
Amazing views of the Manhattan skyline over the East River.

Upper Elm at King  & Grove Willliamsburg
160 North 12th St
Stop by the pool downstairs, then dry off with a grilled-lime mojito.

Zona Rosa
571 Lorimer St
Tacos and margaritas on top of an airstream trailer.

Andrew Zimmer is Thrillist’s NYC Editor, and doesn’t plan on drinking anywhere but on a roof from now ’til it’s cold out. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram.
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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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