Excellent, unobstructed views of the Hudson River and the city from the west side of Manhattan. The glass balcony makes it feel like you’re floating above the buildings below. Very spacious indoors and out on the roof. Grab a seat by reflecting pool or lounge chairs and toast that summer is finally here! Dressy casual, business casual attire recommended.
Salon de Ning at the Peninsula Hotel Midtown East 700 Fifth Ave, New York, NY 10019
One of my absolute favorite rooftops in the city! Decorated in 1930s Shanghai splendor, Salon de Ning is a beautiful and timeless place. East meets West in the finest manner. Lounge indoors or outside on these plush seats while you enjoy sipping on fine wine or a cool, creative cocktail. Also a perfect date spot!
The Treehouse Bar at David Burke Kitchen SoHo 23 Grand Street, New York NY 10013
Great place to grab daytime drinks! The “island” vibe is soothing and relaxing. Try the cocktails; they give quite a punch and are every bit refreshing. Even in the hottest temperatures, there’s always a breeze and pockets of cool shade.
Jimmy at the James SoHo 15 Thompson Street, New York, NY 10013
Smallest and coziest of all the rooftops, but there’s a pool! That’s only for hotel guests, but you can still lounge around it and take in the spectacular city views from downtown. There are lots of wines and spirits to choose from - the cocktail list is also impressive and quite potent.
Refinery Hotel Rooftop Midtown West 63 W 38th St, New York, NY 10018
The newest of the five, this cool Midtown oasis is open 365 days a year! You’ll enjoy two different scenes when you sit indoors or outdoors. I like how it makes you feel like you’re hanging out on your own private patio. Sound intimate? Make new friends over unique cocktail creations and talk about the start of summer.
Now raise your glasses and toast to the best season of the year!