Brooklyn’s popularity has skyrocketed over the past several years, quickly becoming a go-to destination for all things fun and fresh in the Big Apple. The nightlife scene continues to thrive and with that comes an ever-expanding selection of trendy bars providing you a birdseye view of the city in all its glory! 


All the best rooftop bars in Brooklyn can proudly claim to feature picturesque scenery, a relaxing atmosphere, and phenomenal drinks to help you unwind! Read on to know what’s in vogue amongst the city’s rapidly growing list of venues.


Laser Wolf

The Hoxton Hotel in Williamsburg is home to this Israeli rooftop restaurant, and the gorgeous scenery and kind staff ensure your experience will be top-notch! 


The Israeli shipudiya- or skewer house- offers delicacies like freshly made hummus with pita and Steak or Chicken Shishlik. Dishes are offered as prix fixe (a complete meal of several courses), so samples of every entree are given for people to try. For dessert, brown sugar soft-serve ice cream is offered and their menu of drinks includes a range of cocktails, mocktails, beer, and wine. 


Laser Wolf is open from 5 p.m. - 1 a.m., Saturday through Friday, and 5 p.m. - 11 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and on Sundays.


Cherry on Top

A beloved wine bar in Bushwick, Cherry on Top is well-known for its rooftop white metal garden furniture and low-lit, red-tinted interior on lower levels, providing patrons with a subtle, sensual vibe. 


The venue offers Sparkling, White, Red, Orange, and Rose wines both by the glass and by the bottle. They also offer beer and non-alcoholic beverages. 


Happy hour runs every day until 7 p.m., with select wines starting at $8. The best time to head up to the rooftop starts in the Spring; there is ample seating up-for-grabs but more space is typically available upon arriving before 7 p.m.  



Honey’s brands itself as an event space, cocktail bar, and tasting room on behalf of its parent company and distributor, Enlightenment Wines. The bar is adorned in an industrial, debonair aesthetic and the ground floor consists mainly of concrete and dim lighting. 


Dinner is served Wednesday to Sunday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and features options such as Rice and Bean Bowls or light snacks like Mushroom Tostada. Honey’s also specializes in crafting Mead which is wine made from honey without the use of grapes. 


Summer is usually the best time to head up to the bar’s rooftop and enjoy the summer breeze! 


Rooftop Reds

Tucked away on the edge of Brooklyn in the Navy Yard lies this unique metropolitan winery. Rooftop Reds enjoys the distinction of being both the first and one of the only commercially viable urban rooftop vineyards and wineries both in New York City and in the world. 


The open-air space often includes cornhole, hammocks, and movie screenings for customers to unwind. If you visit during the warmer months, there is usually an outdoor area with large tables where food is served. Make sure to book a reservation for yourself and/or your party in order to have access to the venue. 


There are five flights of stairs you’ll need to walk up and if elevator assistance is needed, you must email the winery ahead of time. 


Llama Inn

If Brooklyn and Peru had a baby it would resemble something like the Llama Inn! This Latin-American-inspired restaurant has been touted as a hidden gem among the streets of Williamsburg, located right near a small hotel and freeway overpass on Withers Street. 


As you walk in, you're immediately greeted by art with bright, vibrant colors against a cheery white background and tables surrounding a chic central bar, but the rooftop terrace is the true star of the show. Elegant and lush scenery which can only be described as a relaxing and momentary tropical getaway from the city. The exotic menu assortment and considerate staff will make you feel valued from beginning to end!


The endless array of stylish rooftop bars in the city will leave you spoiled for choice, but these five are certainly a cut above the rest. Your time is valuable, so be sure to cut the hassle and make this the starting point for your journey into Brooklyn’s latest hot spots.