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10 Rooftop Bars to Make Your Summer Sizzle
May 8, 2017, 5:22.18 pm ET

The Skylark, Rooftop Bar, NYC
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The Skylark

The Space: Located 30 stories above midtown west, this sprawling roof deck offers stunning views of the Empire State Building, Times Square and the Financial District. 

Food & Drinks: Mixologist John Swet is crafting a Pistachio Cocktail with Beefeater Gin, Singhani 63 Spirit and Pistachio Agave.  He's also offering a Cold Brew Coffee Swizzle and Strawberry & Rhubarb Caipirinha. Small bites include Mac 'n Cheese Cupcakes, Peking Duck Wontons and General Tsao's Crispy Cauliflower. 

The Skylark, 200 West 39th St, 30th Fl more

Loopy Doopy, Rooftop Bar, NYC
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Loopy Doopy 

The Space: Located on the 16th story of the Conrad Hotel, this terrace bar offers fabulous views of the Statue of Liberty and New York Harbor.  Guests are welcomed on a first serve basis.  Reservations are not accepted. 

Food & Drinks: Loopy Doopy is known for its Prosecco & Ice Pop cocktails made with fruity People's Pops. Flavors include Blueberry Peach, Strawberry Lemongrass and Empire Apple.

Location: Loopy Doopy, 102 North End Avenue more

The Roof at Park South, Rooftop Bar, NYC
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Roof at Park South

The Space: The Roof at the Park South Hotel is a premiere rooftop destination in trendy NoMad. The rooftop offers one-of-a-kind views of the Chrysler Building and beyond.

Food & Drinks: Frozen cocktails are made with house-infused ingredients for its strawberry Daiquiri and Piña Colada. James Beard award-winning chef Tim Cushman is offering bites such as yellowtail poke tacos, mushroom quesadillas and fried artichokes.               

Location: The Roof, 125 East 27th St more

Henry Rooftop Bar, Rooftop Bar, NYC
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Henry's Rooftop Bar

The Space: Henry's Rooftop at the Roger Smith is a seasonal rooftop bar offering prime Midtown views in a more intimate setting.  Open from May thru October.

Food & Drinks: Cocktails include Henry's Midtown Mojito with rum, mint and lime, the Dark & Stormy and Moscow Mule.  Beer, wine and ciders are also offered.  Bar snacks include House-made Guacamole with Pico de Gallo and Tortilla Chips, Parmesan Chunks with Rosemary Crackers, and House Hummus with pita chips.

Location: Henry's Rooftop Bar, 501 Lexington Ave more

Plunge Rooftop Bar Gansevoort, Rooftop Bar, NYC
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Plunge Rooftop Bar

The Space: Located in the heart of the Meatpacking District at the trendy Hotel Gansevoort, Plunge offers an escape with panoramic views of Manhattan and the Hudson River. The Mediterranean theme is meant to evoke a mythical desert oasis.

Food and Drinks: Cocktails include the Bolivian Sting with Don Julio tequila, Singani, lemon and spicy honey.  Also on tap, the French Kiss made with  Hangar One vodka, Chambord, pineapple, sparkling wine, and a Mango Lime Rickey. Rooftop bites include Avocado Toast, Steak Satay with chimichurri and a Classic Burger with Russian dressing.

Location: Plunge Rooftop Bar, 18 Ninth Ave (13th St) more

Upstairs at the Kimberly, Rooftop Bar, NYC
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Upstairs at the Kimberly

The Space: This penthouse level lounge atop the Kimberly Hotel offers indoor and outdoor venues with retractable glass ceiling and stunning views of the Chrysler building.

Food & Drinks: Signature drinks include The Chrysler; a champagne cocktail made with Hennessy Black cognac, fresh lemon & lime and touch of honey. Other drinks have names like Forbidden Fruit and The Mistress.  Bites include Crispy Baby Artichokes, Mini Lump Crab Cakes and Filet Mignon Bruschetta. 

Location: Upstairs at the Kimberly, 145 East 50th St more

The Heights, Rooftop Bar, NYC
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The Heights

The Space: Located atop the NoMad Hotel, The Heights offers expansive views of Manhattan and the Empire State Building.

Food & Drinks: Cocktails are named after familiar locations like the Far Rockaway with Melletti Amaro, Rittenhouse rye, lime and prosecco, and Brooklyn Heights with tequila, lime, lemon and fresh pressed watermelon juice.  Snacks by chef Dale Talde are also offered. 

Location: The Heights, 11 East 31st St more

Kimoto, Rooftop Bar, NYC                                                                                                     Photo: Kimoto Rooftop

                                                     Kimoto Rooftop Garden Lounge

The Space: Located in Downtown, Brooklyn, this Asian-inspired Rooftop bar boasts an indoor rock garden and views of the Statue of Liberty, Barclays Center and the Hudson River.

Food & Drinks: Signature cocktails include the Komodo Dragon made with Ciroc coconut, plum wine and lemon poured over cotton candy, and the Forbidden Fruit with Hennessy, muddled Asian pear and Vermont maple.  Gyoza dumplings, crispy spring rolls and duck sliders are offered on the menu.

Location: Kimoto Rooftop, 216 Duffield St more

Salon de Ning, Rooftop Bar, NYC
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Salon de Ning

The Place: This chic rooftop bar atop the Peninsula Hotel offers dramatic skyline views of Fifth Avenue from two terraces. There is also an intimate interior bar.  Dress is smart casual.

Food & Drinks: Coctails include the Bird’s Eye made with Maestro Dobel Diamante Tequila, agave, red thai chili, raspberry and lime; and the "Ning Sling" with Hendrick's Gin, fresh mint, lychee & passion fruit. Small plates include a Hamptons style lobster roll and Sesame Seared Tuna Tataki. 

Location: Salon de Ning, 700 Fifth Ave (55th St) more

Lovage, Rooftop Bar, NYC
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The Place: This rooftop bar on the edge of Hell's Kitchen offers panoramic views of New York City, including the Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, Times Square and the Freedom Tower.

Drinks: Specialty cocktails include the Spring Fling with Spring 44 Mountain Gin, Papaya, Hibiscus and Fresh Lemon, and the Hula Hurricane with Bacardi Maestro Rum, Passion Fruit and Pink Peppercorn.

350 West 40th St (8th & 9th Ave) more

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