10 NYC Rooftop Bars You Need To Visit This Summer

With the summer quickly approaching, the Spring weather brings the chance to get dressed up, throw on some shades and head out with your friends. The rooftop is the perfect place to unwind, day and night, chill out, and even sometimes grab a bite to eat. We’ve narrowed down 10 of the best rated rooftops that NYC has to offer this summer. We’ve even listed a Brooklyn option! Cheers, to good weather!

1. Pod 39 Rooftop Bar NYC ($$)

Pod39’s hotel includes a colorful communal game room with table tennis and a fireplace, plus a stylish rooftop lounge and a seasonal bar. There's also a casual ground-floor restaurant. The lights give great aesthetic, perfect for a night time move.

Source: Pod39 Hotels

Source: Pod39 Hotels

Pod39 Hotel : 145 East 39th Street
(between 3rd Ave & Lexington Ave)
New York, NY 10016
Phone 844-POD-ROOM

2. The Cantor Roof Garden Bar at The MET ($$)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York City, colloquially "the Met", is the largest art museum in the United States. With 6,953,927 visitors to its three locations in 2018, it was the third most visited art museum in the world. In the Summer, the MET offers free admission to the rooftop bar, making this the perfect day trip or pitstop through Central Park. It’s rather open with people of all ages, and sometimes exhibitions. Our biggest recommendation is to go during the week, when it’s less crowded.

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Source: Twitter

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Address1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028

Customer service1 (800) 662-3397

Sales1 (800) 468-7386

3. 230 FIFTH Rooftop Bar ($$)

A chic penthouse bar & lounge featuring a rooftop garden & live music, plus global bites & brunch.

Source: 230 FIFTH Rooftop

Source: 230 FIFTH Rooftop

230 FIFTH Rooftop

Address230 5th Ave, New York, NY 10001

Menu: 230-fifth.com

Reservations: sevenrooms.com

Phone(212) 246-1000

4. AZUL Rooftop ($$$)

Festive rooftop bar above Hotel Hugo featuring frozen drinks, tacos & panoramic river & city views.

Source: AZUL Rooftop

Source: AZUL Rooftop

AZUL On The Rooftop

Address525 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10013

Phone(212) 608-4848


5. Magic Hour Rooftop Bar & Lounge ($$$)

Rooftop cocktail bar at the Moxy Times Square with an amusement park theme, including mini-golf.

Source: Moxy Times Square

Source: Moxy Times Square

 Moxy NYC Times Square

Address485 7th Avenue 18th floor, 18th floor, New York, 10018

Reservations: opentable.comsevenrooms.com

Phone(212) 268-0188

6. PH-D Bar ($$$)

Posh cocktail lounge with outdoor seating & skyscraper views located atop the Dream Downtown hotel.

Source: PH-D

Source: PH-D

PH-D Rooftop Bar

Located in: Dream Downtown

Address355 W 16th St, New York, NY 10011

Phone(212) 229-2511

7. The Turf Club at Westlight ($$$)

Rooftop bar with panoramic skyline views from a terrace & glassed-in lounge plus craft cocktails.

Source: Westlight Instagram

Source: Westlight Instagram

The Turf Club at Westlight

Address111 N 12th St 22nd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11249

Menu: westlightnyc.com

Reservations: opentable.comsevenrooms.com

Phone(718) 307-7100

8. Vida Verde Rooftop ($$)

Bi-level locale with ingredient-driven Mexican cuisine plus cocktails highlighting mezcal & tequila.

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Source: Twitter

Vida Verde Rooftop

Address248 W 55th St, New York, NY 10019

Menu: vidaverdeny.com

Reservations: opentable.com

Order: vidaverdeny.comseamless.compostmates.comchownow.comgrubhub.com

Phone(646) 657-0565


9. Le Bain ($$$)

Source: Le Bain

Source: Le Bain

Le Bain Rooftop

There's a disco, bar, (seasonal) plunge pool & crêperie, all on the roof of the Standard Hotel.

AddressThe Standard, High Line, 848 Washington St, New York, NY 10014

Phone(212) 645-7600


10. The Press Lounge Rooftop

On the roof of the Ink48 Hotel, this swanky bar features 360-degree city and Hudson River views.

Source: The Press Lounge

Source: The Press Lounge

The Press Lounge

Located in: Kimpton Ink48 Hotel

Address653 11th Ave, New York, NY 10036

Phone(212) 757-2224

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