Summer calls for city views and al fresco sips.
As temperatures rise, bears come out of hibernation, butterflies leave their cocoons, and New Yorkers shed the confines of puffer coats and indoor lifestyles for tank tops and rooftops. Whether you’re a full-time New Yorker or you’re making a trek to the Big Apple as a tourist, a good rooftop bar deserves a spot on your seasonal to-do list. Here we’ve tracked down some of the most picturesque bars in the city offering the most delicious and unique cocktails to make your happy hour that much happier.
For 360-degree Manhattan views in a sophisticated setting, look no further than this bar at the top of the Beekman Tower. With elevated seasonal options like an ouzo-starring Mediterranean take on the paloma, a rum-based Old Fashioned, or a martini variation feature herbs de Provence and caperberries, this is the place to go to feel like New York royalty.