There’s nothing like a room with a view in New York City. Better yet, an outdoor space where you can bask in the sun and drink in the city at night. Sure, the coveted rooftop spaces around town will get pretty congested during WorldPride, but one glimpse of the skyline from high above the streets is worth the wait. Here are 19 rooftop bars in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens to consider visiting this June (and if you see one you like, go ahead and reserve a spot!).
Beekman Tower is located on the far-east side of Midtown, but you’ll be rewarded for traveling here when you see Ophelia’s effortless glamour. Located on the 26th floor of this antique structure, Ophelia leans into a 20s aesthetic with black-and-white tiling, velvet seating, and Deco-inspired windows—which, incidentally, surround all 360 degrees of this indoor space. Come here for dependable mixology and yummy (albeit pricey) bites, and you’ll feel like Greta Garbo in no time.