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10 NYC Rooftops Bars to Keep Your Summer Sizzling
July 1, 2022, 6:38.40 pm ET


Margaritaville Rooftop, NYC
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Margaritaville - 560 7th Ave, NYC

Margaritaville in Times Square is a hidden gem with two rooftop bars offering panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline with a laid back “no worries” vibe.

Slate Rooftop, Williamsburg
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Slate Rooftop - 247 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn

Located atop the Pod Brooklyn Hotel, Slate Rooftop offers al-fresco seating for up to 125 guests with a menu of sharable plates, including Birria tacos, Philly cheesesteak empanadas and more.

A.R.T. NoMad Rooftop, NYC
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A.R.T. NoMad - 11 East 31st, NYC

High above the Arlo Nomad, the Arlo Roof Top (A.R.T) offers stunning views of the Empire State Building and NYC skyline, as well as its infamous “sky walk” glass floor installation. Cocktails and bar bites available.

Magic Hour at the Moxy, NYC
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Magic Hour - 485 7th Ave, NYC

Magic Hour Rooftop and bar offers a Manhattan escape with shimmering décor and hidden cocktail bar decked out in disco balls. The cocktail of choice is a shared cocktail called the Disco Inferno, of course.

Monarch Rooftop, NYC
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Monarch Rooftop - 71 W 35th St, NYC

The Monarch Rooftop bar and indoor lounge is a perennial favorite located in an 18th floor penthouse in the shadow of the Empire State building offering small plates for sharing and signature cocktails.

Rooftop Reds, Brooklyn Navy Yard
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Rooftop Reds - 299 Sands St, Brooklyn Navy Yard

Wine lovers will love Rooftop Reds at the Brooklyn Navy Yard which features its own rooftop vineyard, stunning views and their own sustainable wines. There are also wine-related events all summer long.

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Castell Rooftop Lounge - 260 West 40th St

This rooftop bar in a hideaway in the heart of Times Square featuring cozy lounge seating and lots of lush greenery. There also an indoor bar area for cocktails and bites, including weekend brunch.

Versa Rooftop, NYC
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VERSA Rooftop and Restaurant 218 W 35th St, NYC

Located in Midtown’s Renaissance Hotel, VERSA boasts an open-air rooftop bar with retractable roof. There are inventive cocktails and assorted bites, such as flatbreads, chips & Texas queso, and more.

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Jimmy - 15 Thompson St

Jimmy atop the Mondernhaus SoHo is led by acclaimed Mixologist Jimmy Swet. Aside from out-of-the-box libations, visitors will also discover lux accommodations, including Rojo marble bar and pool deck.

The Greens, Pier 17, NYC
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The Greens at Pier 17

While a bit touristy, the rooftop at Pier 17 also provides fantastic views of the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges, as well as Lower Manhattan. In warmer weather, guests can enjoy their own bit of green space.

Now, it's time to hit the roof!


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