The 23 Best Rooftop Bars in NYC

By Emma Orlow and staff March 25, 2019 PDF Article Original Article Press
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Raise a glass to spectacular views and refreshing cocktails at the best rooftop bars NYC has to offer this summer 2019.

When it comes to things to do outside with the best views in NYC, rooftop restaurants are where it’s at. Whether you’re looking to grab after work drinks with coworkers or a spot for an early-game Tinder date, we know how to make the warm weather remain a breeze. From dive bars in Bushwick to fancy shmancy sky-high nights in Midtown, raise a glass to the best rooftop bars you can find us at all summer long.


Midtown East
Rather than a spot for Saturday night raucous, Ophelia is the kind of quiet bar you’d go to read an Elena Ferrante book alone or meet up with someone you had to tell a secret to. But that doesn’t mean it’s not one of the best rooftop bars across the city.  Fashioned with soaring cathedral windows that look out onto the East River, jewel-tone blue walls and glass showcases filled with vintage oddities, this is one of the most elegant rooftop experiences New York has to offer.