New York is a great city for rooftops, with views in every direction high vantage points always offer something cool to look at. Add a cocktail while looking out at the unbeatable skyline views and now you’ve really got something. Embrace the warm weather or enjoy the fall foliage and escape the busy streets of Manhattan at any of these great rooftop bars that are in close proximity to your StuyTown no-fee apartment in NYC.
Gramercy Terrace is one of the neighborhood’s best, situated on the 18th floor of the Gramercy Park Hotel. It offers incomparable views, is composed of interior salons, and filled with the 20th century work of Damien Hirst and Andy Warhol. The rooftop also serves as a lush oasis (no pun intended) holding an exterior garden that wraps around the rooftop. Be sure to sip on the De La Louisiane, a classic New Orleans cocktail.
The Roof at Park Ave South is always there waiting to serve you up great views of the city, cocktails, Mediterranean bites, and a 360-degree skyline view. Cozy up at the fire pit (yes, they have a fire pit!) with a Sazerac made with Old Overholt, or a refreshing frozen daiquiri or piña colada.
230 Fifth Rooftop Bar is New York’s largest outdoor Rooftop Garden and fully enclosed Penthouse lounge. There is an abundance of scene and scenery to be found at this duplex near Madison Square that boasts incredible views of the Empire State Building. To top it all off the rooftop is accessible even in the winter courtesy of robes and heat lamps. Enjoy a refreshing white peach martini, watermelon cooler, or a raspberry mojito.
The DL is a multi-level lounge, restaurant, and event space that has one of the largest retractable rooftops in the city. The décor at the DL Rooftop Bar serves major South Beach and Caribbean vibes with palm trees, colorful lights, and music that is not in the typical rotation of club dance music.
Tavern29 is a bi-level tavern with a rooftop beer garden that has a menu filled with classic American grub items. The beer garden is the perfect spot when you’re looking to have a more laid back and casual night or day. It is set up with picnic tables and a giant TV screen perfect for sports-watching while you sip on any of their draft beers.
Mr. Purple is a rooftop bar located on the 15th floor of Hotel Indigo in the Lower East Side. The posh rooftop has two outdoor patios with lounge seating, purple chairs, gorgeous views, and a swimming pool. The rooftop features breathtaking views of the city skyline and well-crafted cocktails. The cocktail menu is centered around festive punch-style drinks and pre-bottled elixirs. Choose from their signature Mr. Purple that combines a mix of apple juice and allspice with Casamigos reposado and tart cranberry liqueur, while the Mellon Baller features vodka, fresh watermelon juice, fresh lemon juice, and jalapeno.
Eataly’s rooftop bar, Sabbia, is a laid back pop-up rooftop restaurant inspired by the Italian seaside. Enjoy the dine-in cabanas under the retractable roof, a menu that offers items from the land and sea, summer cocktails, a bruschetta bar, and a dedicated rosé menu featuring more than 50 rosé wines.
VU Rooftop Bar is a relaxed indoor/outdoor hotel bar with cocktails, small bites, sofa seating, and year-round heating. The bar is located at the top of La Quinta Manhattan and offers a laid-back atmosphere. Check out the daily happy hour that runs from 5 to 7 pm and includes $5 beers and drinks as well as $3 house shots.
Grab a drink and enjoy the view at any of these trendy rooftops!