Take in the warm weather and the sights of New York City on top of these five rooftop bars located in Manhattan. These five rooftop establishments not only boast views of the city, but also offer settings and décor that make them ideal options for a date or meeting up with friends or coworkers for a drink. Sip on large format beverages, such as a mega mule, or try alcohol infused push pops. At any of these five eateries, you can also find delectable dishes. See the views Manhattan has to over at these five rooftop bars.
The refined rooftop bar is located at Manhattan’s Dream Midtown hotel, and it boasts not only indoor and outdoor seating but also mega mule cocktails for those up for the challenge of finishing one. Restaurant goers can also dine on numerous bites, including tuna poke chips, flaming mac & cheese balls and wagyu beef sliders. “Atop the Dream Midtown hotel, PHD Terrace is unique in that we put a large emphasis on seasonal pop-up installations for the winter and summer months to provide New Yorkers and travelers a temporary escape from the hustle and bustle of Manhattan: perfect for after-work drinks,” says Yvonne Najor, marketing director of Dream Midtown & Dream Downtown. “Most recently, we transformed the east and west terrace into a coastal region of Positano for our spring/summer launch of Aperitivo Tuesdays—a weekly happy hour series.” Najor adds that the rooftop has also recently added new spritz packages and a 14 inch floral boat installation perfect for those looking for an Instagram-able moment.
210 W 55th St.
New York, NY 10019
Sip on creative frozen cocktails while overlooking NoMad and taking in views of the Empire State Building at Roof at Park South Hotel. The rooftop boasts garden oasis décor and serves drinks to match the vibe, such as frozen piña coladas, margaritas and their own tropical cocktail concoctions. If you’re looking for a bite to eat, opt for the grilled shrimp tacos or glazed baby back ribs. “Cocktails and thoughtful, crave-able bar bites complement the spacious views,” says Nancy Cushman, co-founder of Cushman Concepts. “We are thrilled that it has come to be known in the city as a great space to gather with friends, co-workers and greater New Yorkers—from a breezy cocktail and bite to hosting special private events in different areas, including a fully private garden area.”
125 E. 27th St.
New York, NY 10016
Haven Rooftop spans 3,500-square-feet over Manhattan’s Theatre District and serves modern American cuisine. The establishment offers both dinner and brunch options, so diners can enjoy omelettes and mimosas by day and seafood and wine by the evening. “Haven Rooftop is known for being the meet-up point for Midtown business professionals, hotel guests and travelers from around the world,” says Jeremy Poon, vice president of operations at The Sanctuary Hotel. “Haven Rooftop is also open year round with seasonal changes to the menus and decorative themes, making it the perfect spot to celebrate New York City life.”
132 West 47th St.
New York, NY 10036
Magic Hour Rooftop Bar & Lounge, located on top of Moxy Times Square, serves up unique drinks such as their “doctors’ orders” IV bag cocktail or buzz pop cocktails, which are push pops infused with alcohol. Take in views of the Empire State Building while enjoying their spring/summer menu offerings, which includes giant sharable chicken and waffles for brunch or boozy cupcakes for dessert. “Every aspect of the space from music, to lighting, to menu items are carefully chosen with the guests experience top of mind,” says Nikki McCutcheon, beverage director of Moxy Times Square. “Each season we like to keep things fresh and exciting with new items to keep our loyal guests excited to come back, while intriguing new faces to stop by.
485 7th Ave.
New York, NY 10018
The Lookup recently opened on top of the soon-to-be Kixby hotel in Midtown, and it features indoor and outdoor seating across the 2,200-square-foot space. The rooftop is the newest concept from the owners of Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer. Offerings include a whisky smash with boozy sorbet, rosé infused Meyer lemon shrimp cocktail and the childhood classic dessert Dippin’ Dots. “The idea of The Lookup, Manhattan’s newest rooftop property for summer 2019, is to provide guests with a dynamic and comfortable experience, stemming from the hospitality of our team that we handpicked to be on the ground,” says Chris Barish, owner of The Lookup. “The Lookup is the most recent concept from my wife Julie Mulligan and I, and we joined forces with Aristotle Hatzigeorgiou to build a special experience that provides Manhattanites and travelers a destination to be carefree and ‘look up’ from their phones and be in the moment.”
45 W 35th St.
New York, NY 10001