6 Breathtaking Rooftops to Enjoy a Great Cocktail in NYC

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The first day of summer is less than a month away, but to experience a summer in this city PROPERLY, you need to be on someone’s rooftop taking in the views of The Big Apple. Check out my list of all the rooftops where the drinks are refreshing, and the views are unforgettable.

Vida Verde

Vida Verde has the hottest rooftop for dining in Midtown and perfect for Summer Friday season.  This bi-level contemporary Mexican restaurant has a vibrant roof includes a beautiful mural of Frida Kahlo done by Victor Quinonez, the perfect amount of greenery, and colorful tables and chairs. Check out my full review here.

248 W 55th St, New York, NY 10019

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MANGO & HABANERO MARG

MANGO & HABANERO MARG

PORK BELLY AL PASTOR SKEWERS W/ GRILLED PINEAPPLE

PORK BELLY AL PASTOR SKEWERS W/ GRILLED PINEAPPLE


Refinery Rooftop

Rooftop bars are a beautiful escape from this concrete jungle, but what better way to see this enchanting city?  With an abundance of rooftop bars in New York City, the possibilities are endless.  If you are going to do a rooftop bar you might as well go somewhere you can make sure rain, sleet, or snow you are going to get a great view.  Check out my full review of Refinery Rooftop here.

63 W 38th St, New York, NY 10018


CitizenM Bowery Rooftop (Cloud m)

This Lower East Side hotel opened in September of 2018 and therefore this rooftop is not on everyone’s radar just yet! With reasonable prices in comparison to other rooftops, I see this becoming a popular spot soon. #DomBeKnowin

189 Bowery, New York, NY 10002


Penthouse 808

Penthouse 808 is located in Long Island City, Queens and has some killer views of Manhattan and a perfect spot for any celebration. I highly encourage making reservations via OpenTable for your evening out as this 9,500 square foot area can fill up fast.

8-08 Queens Plaza S, Long Island City, NY 11101


Westlight

On the 22nd floor of the William Vale hotel in Brooklyn you have Westlight and on the 23rd floor you have the Turf Club which an adult playground complete with drinks, foosball, lawn game, and of course beautiful sunset and views of Manhattan.

111 N 12th St 22nd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11249


zona de cuba

The newest restaurant and rooftop to open in The Bronx is Zona De Cuba which is located on the Grand Concourse. The amount of time and planning for this rooftop oasis with a tropical feel is felt as soon as you walk off the elevator. I have said this several times but PLEASE STOP SLEEPING ON THE BRONX. Check my list of 12 Things to Do in The Bronx if you want to explore more of this beautiful borough.

558 Grand Concourse, The Bronx, NY 10451

What is your favorite rooftop in New York City?

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