There’s nothing like hitting a rooftop bar on a warm summer evening for post-work cocktails. We’ve rounded up 5 of the new and newly revamped rooftop bars in NYC to take in the view this season.
Haven Rooftop Bar: This bar is a literal haven from the craziness of Times Square—stop by for cocktails and bites at the nautical-inspired space. Located on top of the Sanctuary Hotel in the heart of Time Square and New York City’s world-class Theater District, The Haven Rooftop offers guests a chance to indulge in Manhattan’s stunning views while enjoying modern American cuisine, craft cocktails, and cool music.
Monarch Rooftop Lounge: Take in the views from this swanky rooftop lounge at night or stop by for lunch as they’ve recently introduced an express lunch service—definitely beats eating at your desk. Located on the 18th floor penthouse of the Marriott Courtyard Herald Square, Monarch offers great music, delicious food, table service that won’t blow your paycheck, and the friendliest door for miles.
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SPYGLASS Rooftop Bar: After dinning at David Burke Group’s new eatery, Fabrick, make sure to hit this rooftop bar upstairs for signature specialty like The Empire State or You Look Smashing. This unique location, with a clear view and focal point of the Empire State Building, is unlike any other in this city. Spyglass’ layout makes for a gathering place for large and small groups. Both a phenomenal private event space with its alcove spaces, it serves just as well for an intimate evening for friends, with a glimpse of the action from the streets below.
The Skylark: For midtown revelers, enjoy your libations with a gorgeous view of the Empire State building and downtown Manhattan. Set thirty stories up in the heart of Times Square South, The Skylark delivers a classically-styled cocktail lounge with expansive panoramic views of the Hudson River, Hudson Yards, Times Square, The Empire State Building, and the best of Midtown Manhattan.
The Roof, Viceroy New York: This upscale rooftop bar has a picturesque view of Central Park, the perfect setting for a sunset Instagram. Look out for cool DJs providing the soundtrack for your Friday and Saturday nights. Capping the top of Viceroy Central Park New York, Gerber Group’s The Roof is an alluring lounge and outdoor terrace that offers guests a perch to take in the city’s energy and soaring views of Central Park. Fashioned by renowned design firm Roman and Williams, the space evokes the aesthetic of a yacht complete with ipe floors, brass details, custom walnut-and-leather sofas and thoughtfully curated images of sky, sea and clouds by famed photographer Dalton Portella.
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