What are the best rooftop bars in NYC?

Whether you're a new yorker looking for a place to try, or a tourist who wants to experience more of the big apple, this list is perfect for you. We've compiled some of the best rooftop bars where you won't only feast on good food, but also allows you to see and admire the city of dreams' skyline!

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    #1Elsewhere Rooftop

    Elsewhere Rooftop

    Located at the top of Elsewhere, this rooftop bar hosts shows and parties, film screenings, and sunset DJ sessions. The place has food pop-ups, while the menu includes craft beer, wine, signature frozen drinks and more!


    Susan Wright
    Written on May 24, 2019
    "This bar is located at 599 Johnson Ave, Brooklyn, NY and it was super easy to get to! The place was fantastic really the best rooftop bar i've experienced, and we got here during a set and everyone was having such a great time! "
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    #2230 fifth

    230 fifth

    A bar that could seat about a thousand guests, 230 fifth is a New York rooftop bar that provides a view of the Manhattan Skyline and the Empire State Building. They're open year-round until 2 AM, serving different dishes and drinks.


    Jonathan Young
    Written on May 24, 2019
    "The view was amazing! Really loved the place! The prices weren't so bad for the drinks and food they serve too! Great lounge! "
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    #3The Skylark

    The Skylark

    The Skylark is a bar that gives you a view of different NYC attractions. This rooftop lounge features multi-level indoor spaces, together with an open air space. And serves a variety of drinks and food for people to choose from.


    Angélica Saldaña
    Written on May 24, 2019
    "The place looks very fancy. It gives you a good view of the times square and the food was absolutely delicious!"
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    #4The Press Lounge

    The Press Lounge

    Known for their stunning view of the Hudson River and the Manhattan skyline, The Press Lounge is a 6,400 square feet space located at 653 11th avenue. They host different events, with the goal of giving high-quality service and food.


    Andrés Álvarez
    Written on May 24, 2019
    "Great place for chilling after work! They had a set of well-crafted cocktails, beer on both bottle and draught, wine and bubbles by the glass and a few bar bites and snacks. "
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    #5Versa NYC

    Versa NYC

    Versa NYC is situated on top of the Renaissance NYC Midtown Hotel, between the Madison Square Garden and NYC's garment district. It provides a spacious place for people to dine, relax, and enjoy the city's view and quality food. 


    Liu Lee
    Written on May 24, 2019
    "Great place to have brunch in since they're open from 7 to 12! I def recomment this place! You get to eat good food while taking in the skyline! "
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    #6St. Cloud Rooftop

    St. Cloud Rooftop

    A rooftop bar with three sky pods to overlook Times Square, the St. Cloud Rooftop is located at the top of the Knickerbocker Hotel. Their menu is comprised of cocktails, and a mix of small plates. And they offer a lounge and private room.


    Sharon Green
    Written on May 24, 2019
    "We had a few cocktails and had an amazing time here with my friends. The guy serving us was super sweet and it really had a great view."
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    #7Above 6

    Above 6

    Get to see the Manhattan skyline in this rooftop bar located on top of the 6 Columbus Hotel. The Above 6 is small space designed to let people have a place to eat and unwind. They offer chicken wings, sushi platters, grills, and cocktails.


    Lucy Mao
    Written on May 24, 2019
    "I love the sushi in this place! It tastes soooooo good! i'd definitely go again! Such a great rooftop lounge in nyc!"
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    #8Haven rooftop

    Haven rooftop

    Found on top of the Sanctuary Hotel in NYC, the Haven rooftop is just a few minutes away from the Rockefeller Center and the Times Square garden.  The bar offers American dishes together with crafted cocktails, and beers.


    Kenneth Ray
    Written on May 24, 2019
    "They had a really great selection of drinks, i got to taste 5 different one i think and i was very satisfied! "


Best What are the best rooftop bars in NYC
1Elsewhere RooftopPlaces 20 Paid
2230 fifthPlaces 14 Paid
3The SkylarkPlaces 7 Paid
4The Press LoungePlaces 2 Paid
5Versa NYCPlaces 2 Paid
6St. Cloud RooftopPlaces 2 Paid
7Above 6Places 1 Paid
8Haven rooftopPlaces 1 Paid

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