The Citiblog

Seven NYC Rooftop Bars and Terraces to Spring into Spring
April 10, 2023, 7:26.25 pm ET

Photo: Bar Cima

Bar Cima
30 W 39th St, New York, NY 10018 (646) 685-8274

New York City’s newest rooftop is about to open for its first season with unprecedented views and a variety of well-made, easy-to-love tequila drinks—making it the perfect spot to celebrate this spring. Perched on the 28th floor of Grayson Hotel near Bryant Park, Bar Cima is a sophisticated and seductive rooftop from award-winning group Apicii. The vibrant space boasts breathtaking views of the Empire State Building and both the East and Hudson Rivers with Latin-inspired cocktails.

Photo: Everdene

1227 Broadway, New York, NY 10001

Located on the third floor of Virgin Hotels NYC in NoMad, the indoor-outdoor rooftop at Everdene spans some 4,000 square feet. Designed in tandem by Brooklyn-based MARKZEFF, the rooftop features three pergolas that define the spaces with intimate seating arrangements. Everdene is a welcome spot for sipping refreshing cocktails, sharing snackable bites like Duck & Foie Gras Empanadas, a Dry-Aged Smashed Cheeseburger or a full meal, all while enjoying signature cocktails.

Photo: Apotheke NoMad

Apotheke NoMad
9 W 26th St, New York, NY 10010 (212) 842-1632

Live a little at Apotheke NoMad featuring ornate marble bars, gilded ceilings, and magnificant city views from its rooftop terrace. Nothing says luxury more than curling up in gold or royal blue curvy, crushed velvet seat while sipping on one of their signature cocktails on a bright, sunny day. Or, take a stroll into the nearby penthouse lounge for some intimate conversation. Apotheke is also known for its rotation of four, fresh and botanical draft cocktails.

Photo: The Highlight Room

The Highlight Room
145 Bowery, New York, NY 10002 (212) 481-3763

A stylish garden in the sky floating 16 stories above the Lower East Side, The Highlight Room is a glamorous all-season rooftop bar that evokes a 19th-century garden, with foliage swaying from the ceiling and a majestic tree spreading its branches across the space. Sip on specialty cocktails while taking in commanding views of the New York Ciy skyline with unique vantage points of the bridges and the Empire State Building. Signature drinks include the Boba Spritz Tree and Cereal Killer. There is also $5 Rosé, and cocktail pitchers.

Photo: The Magic Hour Rooftop Bar

Magic Hour Rooftop Bar & Lounge
485 7th Ave 18th floor, New York, NY 10018 (212) 268-0188

18 floors above the Manhattan, Magic Hour Rooftop Bar & Lounge is the largest indoor and outdoor all-season hotel rooftop in New York City overlooking the Empire State Building with a carnivalesque atmosphere, including a rotating carousel for seating and a miniature putt-putt course. The Instagram-worthy venue is known for its shareable light bites and cocktails like the Sunshine Shandy, Bubbles & Bling, and the Party.

Photo: Duomo 51

Duomo 51
25 W 51st St 7th floor, New York, NY 10019 (646) 398-8098

Duomo 51, a new Tuscan restaurant in Midtown (25 West 51st St), offers stunning views of Rockefeller Center and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Located on the seventh floor of the Double Tree Hotel, the restaurant features an expansive dining room and terrace with retractable roof that transforms in a green oasis in warmer weather. Martinis, Manhattans, and Old Fashioneds lead off the cocktails list, along with a nice selection of wines from Italy.

Photo: The Skylark

The Skylark
200 W 39th St, New York, NY 10018 (212) 257-4577

Located 30 stories above Midtown West, this sprawling roof deck offers sweeping views of the Empire State Building, Times Square and the Financial District. In warmer months, guests can flow between indoor and outdoor spaces enjoying small bites and perfectly crafted cocktails like the Borrachio Amigo, a mix of tanteo jalapeno, banhez mezcal, pineapple juice, lime, agave, with a tajin salt rim. It is available by the glass or pitcher.