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Your Guide to 26 NYC Rooftop Bars & Terraces to Try in 2024
May 12, 2024, 7:06.45 pm ET


Photo: Panorama Room/Noah Fecks

Looking for a rooftop destination to soak in all of the summer fun, then look no further. We’ve got the list of some of the hottest rooftops in New York City.

1. Panorama Room
22 N Loop Rd, New York, NY (929) 447-4717

Located on the 18th floor of the first-ever hotel on the Roosevelt Island, Panorama Room boasts 360-degree views of New York City. Floor-to-ceiling window offer unobstructed views of the Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, Midtown as well as parts of Queens and Brooklyn.

Photo: Peakaboo Lounge/Charissa Fay

2. Peakaboo Lounge at Hudson Yards
30 Hudson Yards 5th Fl, New York, NY (332) 204-8547

Peakaboo is an upscale, stylish nightspot located within Peak, on the 101st floor of Hudson Yards, with inventive cocktails, an eclectic bar-bites menu, and spectacular views of New York City. Designed by the Rockwell Group, the space features a large curved grey marble bar and floor-to-ceiling windows.

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3. Apotheke Nomad
9 W 26th St, New York, NY (212) 842-1632

Apotheke NoMad, the sister of the beloved Chinatown original, has opened atop the Sonder Flatiron (9 West 26th Street). The stunning rooftop terrace and penthouse was designed by the late Christopher Tierney. Located on the 11th floor, the lounge is accessible only via a private elevator from a speakeasy.

Photo: Bar Cima

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

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.

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5. Duomo 51
25 W 51st St 7th fl, New York, NY (646) 398-8098

This Midtown terrace offers stunning views of Rockefeller Center and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Located on the seventh floor of the Double Tree Hotel, the Italian restaurant features an expansive dining room and terrace with retractable roof that transforms into a green oasis in warmer weather.

Photo: The Skylark

6. The Skylark
200 W 39th St, New York, NY (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.

Photo: The Highlight Room

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

Perched 16 stories above the intersection of Broome and Bowery, The Highlight Room is a glamorous rooftop bar that evokes a 19th-century garden, with indoor lounge and outdoor terrace offering unparalleled views of the New York City skyline, unique vantage points of the bridges and the Empire State Building.

Photo: Magic Hour Rooftop

8. Magic Hour Rooftop Bar and Lounge
485 7th Ave 18th fl, New York, NY (212) 268-0188

Perched 18 floors above the city, Magic Hour Rooftop Bar & Lounge is the largest indoor and outdoor all-season hotel rooftop in New York City overlooking the Empire State Building. The Instagram-worthy venue is known for its shareable light bites and over-the-top cocktails.

Photo: St. Cloud Rooftop

9. St. Cloud Rooftop
6 Times Sq 17th Floor, New York, NY (212) 204-5787

St. Cloud is the stylish rooftop bar and lounge located 17 stories above the heart of Times Square atop the historic Knickerbocker Hotel. The outside space highlights the historical features of this treasured landmark building with creative cocktails and upscale bites for sharing.

Photo: Castell Rooftop Bar

10. Castell Rooftop Bar
AC Hotel, 260 W 40th St, New York, NY (929) 284-3761

Plan your escape at Castell Rooftop Bar, located 21 stories above Times Square at the AC Hotel, offering stunning city views. The outdoor space is filled with greenery and little nooks where you can meet up with friends or co-workers and enjoy a refreshing cocktail (or two).

Photo: Balcon Rooftop

11. Balcon Rooftop
114 E 32nd St, New York, NY (646) 838-9498

Balcon Rooftop has arrived at The Marmara Park Avenue Hotel with stunning views of the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building. Plush lounge seating for intimate groups, sexy signature cocktails and interesting plates for sharing completes the picture.

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12. Darling Rooftop
36 Central Park S, New York, NY (212) 371-4000

Located on the 47th floor of Park Lane Hotel, Darling is Central Park South’s only rooftop lounge offering a chic experience against a backdrop of the Manhattan skyline and iconic park. Darling provides an intimate atmosphere with elevated cocktails menu and sophisticated bites.

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13. PHD Rooftop
355 W 16th St, New York, NY (212) 317-2071

PHD Rooftop Lounge is Dream Downtown’s rooftop nightclub and lounge bar with uninterrupted views of the Hudson River and Empire State Building. With two full-service bars, a fully-equipped DJ booth and a retractable canopy for an outdoor terrace, PHD has a lot to offer.

Photo: Kimoto Rooftop/Michael Tulipan

14. Kimoto Rooftop Beer Garden
228 Duffield St, Brooklyn, NY (718) 858-8940

Rising above Downtown Brooklyn you will find Kimoto, an Asian-inspired rooftop beer garden with panoramic views inside and out. Guests will also find twenty different craft beers from Asia and the U.S. along with creative cocktails and Asian riffs on bar food in a minimalist setting.


215 Chrystie St, New York, NY

THE ROOF at PUBLIC Hotel on the Lower East Side boasts breathtaking and expansive scenic views of the city. The space welcomes you with a chic industrial and minimalist backdrop, white plush seating, and abundant greenery that makes for the ultimate rooftop dining experience.

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16. Le Bain
The Standard, High Line, 848 Washington St, New York, NY (212) 645-7600

Enter Le Bain, a penthouse discotheque and rooftop bar on the top floor of The Standard, High Line, in the Meatpacking District, featuring world-famous DJs, a state-of-the-art sound system, and exclamation-inspiring views. It also boasts a plunge pool on the dance floor during the summer months.

Photo: The Terrace and Outdoor Garden

17. The Terrace and Outdoor Gardens
701 7th Ave 9th floor, New York, NY (212) 261-5400

The Terrace and Outdoor Gardens at The EDITION offers a captivating al fresco dining experience, tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Times Square. This elevated culinary journey, helmed by award-winning Chef John Fraser, promises a fusion of culinary excellence paired with an exciting ambiance.


18. 230 Fifth
1150 Broadway, New York, NY (212) 725-4300

230 Fifth is one of the city’s largest rooftops spanning more than 33,000 square feet with multiple indoor and outdoor options. Open seven days a week, the rooftop offers a long list of specialty cocktails, bottle service and shareable plates.

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19. Nubeluz
25 W 28th St, New York, NY (212) 804-9070

Nubeluz, by José Andrés, is a sky-high cocktail bar on the 50th Floor of the Ritz-Carlton New York in NoMad. The panoramic city view is flanked by two outdoor terraces, providing an unparalleled perspective of the iconic cityscape. Look for inventive cocktails and bites influenced by Spain.


20. Interlude Rooftop Bar
150 W 48th St, New York, NY (212) 590-5050

This elevated rooftop experience is located atop the Motto by Hilton in Midtown featuring an indoor lounge and cozy outdoor space. Creative cocktails “shaken” or “stirred are offered along with plates for sharing, snacks and sweet treats.

Photo: Monarch Rooftop

21. Monarch Rooftop
71 W 35th St, New York, NY (212) 630-9993

Located in the heart of Herald Square, Monarch Rooftop Bar and Indoor Lounge offers luscious penthouse views of New York City with lounge seating and full bar and premium table service. Sit back with a signature cocktail and a lobster slider and enjoy.

Photo: Bar Blondeau

22. Bar Blondeau
80 Wythe Ave 6th Floor, Brooklyn, NY (718) 460-8006

Located at the Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg, Bar Blondeau’s Terrace offers lush greenery and oversized umbrellas to shade against the sun. The wrap-around terrace offers unparalleled river views of New York City as well as the Brooklyn skyline.

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23. Broken Shaker Rooftop
23 Lexington Ave, New York, NY (212) 475-1920

Broken Shaker is a tropical oasis with sweeping city views located atop the Freehand New York. The skilled bartenders are known for shaking up the perfect blend of elixirs, syrups and infusions, paired with fragrant herbs, fresh-pressed juices and exotic ingredients from around the world.

Photo: Haven Rooftop

24. Haven Rooftop
132 W 47th St, New York, NY (212) 466-9000

Haven Rooftop located atop the Sanctuary Hotel New York is a welcoming retreat from the bustling streets below with lush greenery, plush seating areas and intimate cabanas. It’s the perfect spot for a quick lunch, brunch or dinner as well as drinks after work.

Photo: Everdene

25. Everdene
1227 Broadway, New York, NY (646) 307-9604

Located on the third floor of Virgin Hotels NYC in NoMad, the indoor-outdoor rooftop at Everdene features three pergolas that define the spaces with intimate seating arrangements. It is a welcoming spot for sipping refreshing cocktails while sharing snackable bites.


26. Bar Tontine
88 Wall St, New York, NY (212) 688-9255

Bar Tartine is located atop The Wall Street Hotel just steps away from the Seaport. The 180-degree wraparound terrace features dramatic city views along with an indoor bar space. Guests are invited to create their own cocktails while sharing seasonal bar snacks.