The 18 Best NYC Rooftop Bars Open During the Winter

By Dan Q Dao and Contributors January 17, 2019 PDF Article Original Article Press
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The best rooftop bars open during the winter range from a mountain ski lodge to a cigar lounge overlooking Times Square.

One of the greatest perks of Gotham living is the plethora of towering rooftop bars in NYC from which to soak up sweeping views alongside boozy sips. While the sunshine and rooftop pools only appear during warmer months, there’s no shortage of elevated digs for wintertime boozing and more of the best things to do in winter. From a secret log cabin to a no-frills rock club, here are the best NYC rooftop bars open during the winter.


Midtown East
At first, it may feel awkward strolling through a quiet apartment building’s bright lobby at 9pm, bypassing the doormen (PSA to residents: they let us right in) and hustling into a packed elevator with three cranky, middle-aged European tourists. But once you reach the 26th floor of Beekman Tower, you’re instantly welcomed into a decadent barroom fashioned with soaring cathedral windows, jewel-tone blue walls and glass showcases filled with vintage oddities.