6 NYC Rooftop Bars to Kick off Summer

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Whether you’re looking to indulge cocktails and conversations up high above the skyline or for a break from the hustle and bustle of the concrete jungle, New York City Rooftop bars offer some of the most spectacular sweeping views of the city.

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Time out New York compiled a list of some of the best best-elevated bars in NYC.

Bar 13
35 E 13th St
New York
Music ranges from frat-boy rock and hip-hop to under-the-radar drum ’n’ bass, house and techno. And you can indulge in daily two-for-one happy hour (5–9pm).

Berry Park
4 Berry St
Brooklyn, New York

With spectacular Manhattan skyline from across the East River, this 3,000-square-foot roof deck, features a retractable glass roof, so you can hang out when it’s sunny or raining. There’s also a DJ during the weekly boozy Sunday Brunch (2pm).

Bookmarks Rooftop Lounge at the Library Hotel
299 Madison Ave
14th floor
New York< NY

Beyond its multimillion-dollar views of midtown’s soaring skyscrapers, the rooftop bar feature a fireplace, cozy sofas and club chairs. An enclosed greenhouse and outdoor terrace a make it an ideal hot spot for sipping luxurious cocktails—such as the $12 Hemingway made with rum, mint and champagne.

The Delancey
168 Delancey St
New York

Known for its LES rock club, white chaise lounges and margarita machine, this rooftop bar offers music and live shows on the ground level. Tuesdays from 7 to 10pm, hot dogs and burgers are served for five bucks per plate. On Saturdays between 10pm and 1am, the spot is often packed with large group reservations. Head there on Sundays and Mondays for two-for-one well drinks.

The Ides at the Wythe Hotel
80 Wythe Ave

With sweeping views of the East River and Manhattan, the outdoor terrace bar on the Wythe Hotel’s sixth floor gives visitors an ideal vantage point for watching summer sunsets while enjoying summer cocktails.

Sky Room

An open-air destination located on the 33rd and 34th floors of the Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott Times Square. The 7,500-square-foot features cabanas and illuminated furniture and floor tiles. Indulge in a Mile-High cocktail ($15), with Bombay Sapphire gin, peach liqueur, Chambord and prosecco.

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