New York City is home to some of the most iconic rooftop bars, offering stunning views, exquisite cocktails, and vibrant atmospheres. Whether you're a local or just visiting, these rooftop bars are must-visit spots this summer.

Here are the top 10 rooftop bars in NYC to check out:

  1. 230 Fifth Rooftop Bar - Located in the Flatiron District, 230 Fifth is one of the largest rooftop bars in NYC. Known for its expansive views of the Empire State Building, this bar offers a spacious outdoor garden and a stylish indoor lounge. Enjoy their famous frozen drinks while taking in the panoramic cityscape. Open and thriving as of 2024.
  2. The Press Lounge - Perched atop the Kimpton Ink48 Hotel in Hell's Kitchen, The Press Lounge offers breathtaking views of the Hudson River and Manhattan skyline. Its sophisticated ambiance and extensive cocktail menu make it a perfect spot for a summer evening. The Press Lounge remains a popular choice for New Yorkers and tourists alike.
  3. Le Bain - Situated on the rooftop of The Standard, High Line, Le Bain is known for its chic décor, hot tub, and stunning views of the Hudson River. This trendy spot features a rooftop bar and a discotheque, making it a favorite for nightlife enthusiasts. Le Bain continues to be a hot spot in 2024.
  4. Mr. Purple-  Located on the 15th floor of Hotel Indigo Lower East Side, Mr. Purple boasts two terraces offering spectacular views of the city. The bar reflects the vibrant and artistic spirit of the neighborhood, serving creative cocktails and light bites. Mr. Purple remains open and is a must-visit this summer.
  5. The Roof at Public Hotel - This trendy rooftop bar atop the Public Hotel offers sweeping views of downtown Manhattan. Known for its stylish setting and lively atmosphere, The Roof is a great spot for cocktails and socializing. It continues to be a popular destination for both locals and visitors.
  6. Westlight - Situated on the 22nd floor of The William Vale Hotel in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Westlight offers unobstructed views of Manhattan. The bar features a dynamic menu of original and classic cocktails, alongside small plates. Westlight is open and highly recommended for a summer visit.
  7. Harriet's Rooftop & Lounge - Located atop the 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, Harriet's Rooftop & Lounge provides stunning views of the Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan skyline. The bar offers a curated selection of cocktails and an upscale, relaxed atmosphere. Harriet's remains a top choice for rooftop experiences in NYC.
  8. Magic Hour Rooftop Bar & Lounge - Magic Hour, located at the Moxy Times Square, is known for its playful and whimsical vibe, featuring carousel seating and topiary gardens. With its stunning views of the Empire State Building, it's a magical spot to enjoy summer evenings. Magic Hour is still a favorite among rooftop bar enthusiasts.
  9. The Crown - Situated on the 21st floor of Hotel 50 Bowery, The Crown offers 360-degree views of downtown Manhattan and the East River. The bar provides a stylish, intimate setting with a diverse cocktail menu. The Crown continues to attract visitors with its picturesque views and chic ambiance.
  10. St. Cloud Rooftop - Located atop the Knickerbocker Hotel, St. Cloud offers an elegant and luxurious setting right in the heart of Times Square. This rooftop bar features a range of craft cocktails and gourmet bar bites. St. Cloud is open and remains a perfect spot for a sophisticated evening out (Rooftop Bars World) (Noms Magazine).

Whether you're looking to unwind with a cocktail, enjoy panoramic views, or simply soak in the summer vibes, these rooftop bars offer some of the best experiences in New York City. Be sure to visit these hotspots and make the most of your summer in the Big Apple and tell them sent you!