Rooftop bar is a bar located on the terrace of a building, typically a hotel. Imagine this: sun, a cool drink and an unparalleled view of Manhattan. Or, alternatively, a warm summer evening, cocktails and the lights of New York that form the backdrop. Is not it fantastic? That’s exactly why I made a list of the best rooftop bars in New York!

Jimmy at The James Hotel


Located in SoHo, an area known for fashion, art and shops, The James Hotel offers stunning views of Manhattan, especially enjoyable from Jimmy’s rooftop bar. One of the most exclusive and beautiful bars in all of Manhattan, the rooftop bar also has a swimming pool that adds a touch of magic to a place that is already magical of its own.

The Roof at the Viceroy New York Hotel


Located in Midtown Manhattan, the Viceroy New York Hotel boasts a roof bar with a sheer view of Central Park. Crafted cocktails and light American cuisine dishes characterize this particularly glamorous address at sunset, which welcomes the soft lighting of stylish interiors and the large terrace overlooking the park.

Ava Lounge at the Dream Hotel


Located in an important historic building in the Beaux-Arts style, the ultra-modern Dream Hotel is located in Midtown Manhattan and houses the panoramic Ava Lounge overlooking Times Square. The bar on the penthouse of the hotel is known for its cocktails and its metropolitan-chic style. But the best part is obviously the view, which ranges from the Hudson River to Times Square.

Rooftop bar at the Empire Hotel


The Empire Hotel in New York City has an extraordinary selection of bars and restaurants including The Rooftop, a rooftop bar that can also provide the best delicacies for the palate. Open all year round, the terrace also has a swimming pool that can be privatized for exclusive parties with stunning views of Manhattan.

Sky Terrace at the Hudson Hotel


Elegant, democratic, young inside and absolutely cool, the Hudson Hotel boasts the Sky Terrace on the 15th floor. Seasonally, this rooftop bar is an outdoor oasis on the roof, where guests can cool off with one of the ten sangries of the house, admiring glimpses of the Hudson River and the view to the statue of liberty.


Would you like to go to one of these rooftops?


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