New York’s striking skyline is instantly recognizable around the world and is a powerful symbol of its status as world’s greatest city. The Empire State Building, Chrysler Building and still-in-progress One World Trade Center are the architectural highlights, while the many bridges connecting Manhattan to Brooklyn provide another element to the city’s landscape.
One way to fully enjoy the city’s skyline is to have a drink—or two—at one of New York’s many posh rooftop lounge bars. It’s a great way to impress a friend or a romantic partner and a good chance for a photo opportunity as well. So skip the boring observation decks on your trip to NYC and instead hit up some of these hot rooftop bars!
Le Bain, above the Standard Hotel in the Meatpacking District, is a happening spot that’s packed nightly with fashionable patrons and models. The rooftop has faux grass and plenty of lounge chairs from which to enjoy the excellent views. Come during the day and there will be no problem getting in, otherwise come dressed to impress.
In Midtown Manhattan, not far from our boutique hotel The MAve, is the Sky Room. This bar is spread out over a series of terraces covered by retractable roofs on the 33rd floor and has awesome views of the Empire State Building and Times Square.
Another option in Midtown is Upstairs at The Kimberly. This ultra-chic lounge is on the 30th floor and has several bars on terraces on multiple sides of the building. The retractable roofs make it a good choice rain or shine and the views of the Chrysler Building should not be missed.
Uptown, in Columbus Circle and near Central Park, is Above Six. This cozy rooftop bar has comfy couches and stunning views of the Upper West Side. Expect to pay around $10 for a cocktail.