The best rooftop bars in New York


 

Johan Trasch Manhattan cocktail

Celebrate the city that never sleeps with a delicious Manhattan cocktail and stunning city views. Here are 9 of the best rooftop bars to explore.

Ophelia
A 1920s feel atop the Beekman Tower: Flapper hats and century-old tarot cards are on display, along with 360-degree views of the East River and Manhattan skyline.

Mr Purple
Join the City's 'in' crowd as they boomerang cocktail clinks and pose for selfies in the Instagram-friendly space above Hotel Indigo.

The Crown $$$
This intimate lounge with generous patio is best known for an unusual, compelling view of Manhattan, from Chinatown north.

Salon de Ning $$$
Salon de Ning ticks off every modern cocktail trend in a beautiful bar with a 1930s-Shanghai theme.

Gallow Green $$
Inside the space that hosts the immersive theatrical performance *Sleep No More*, this rooftop bar is styled to be artfully abandoned, with a broken-down train car and beautifully unkempt greenery.

Magic Hour Rooftop Bar $$
Way beyond a rooftop bar, Magic Hour is a carnivalesque adult playground with mini-golf, a topiary garden, rotating carousel-style seating, and (unbelievably) more.

Refinery Rooftop $$ 
The Refinery Rooftop lures you in with its twinkling lights, exposed brick, and warm wood-as well as the Empire State Building looming overhead.

Westlight $$ 
Hard to beat the views of Manhattan from the 22nd floor of the William Vale hotel; food and drinks are another draw for this Andrew Carmellini venture.

JIMMY at The James $$$ 
This glitzy lounge has floor-to-ceiling windows and spectacular views, and an outdoor patio with a pool.

Been to a great rooftop bar in New York that's not on our list? Tell us about it! And keep an eye on our comments as we post pics of the above mentioned bars. Cheers! 🥂

Reference: ‪CNTraveler.com Johan Trasch
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