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 ($$)
Pod39’s hotel includes a colorful communal game room with table tennis and a fireplace, plus a stylish rooftop lounge and a seasonal bar. There's also a casual ground-floor restaurant. The lights give great aesthetic, perfect for a night time move.
Pod39 Hotel : 145 East 39th Street
(between 3rd Ave & Lexington Ave)
New York, NY 10016
2. The Cantor Roof Garden Bar at The MET ($$)
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.
Le Bain Rooftop
There's a disco, bar, (seasonal) plunge pool & crêperie, all on the roof of the Standard Hotel.
Address: The Standard, High Line, 848 Washington St, New York, NY 10014
10. The Press Lounge Rooftop
On the roof of the Ink48 Hotel, this swanky bar features 360-degree city and Hudson River views.