10 New York City Rooftop Bars With The Best View (and Drinks)

Richly endowed with exceptional restaurants, world-class museums, art galleries, an array of entertainment and an incredible shopping experience, visiting New York is on everyone’s bucket list. Moreover, it is a perfect destination for a thrilling nightlife.

However, navigating its seemingly endless presence of bars and restaurants can be overwhelming. Here are the best rooftop bars with gorgeous views.

ten Ophelia Lounge NYC

Ophelia Lounge is located at the top of Manhattan’s landmark building, the Beekman Tower. The living room offers spectacular views of the Plate River and Manhattan Skyline. Additionally, the living room features a stunning artistic interior decor that reflects its rich and storied past. Tourists looking for an exotic nightlife experience can enjoy cocktails in Ophelia’s private lounge.

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9 230 Fifth

Spanning two floors with nearly 30,000 square feet, 230 Fifth is one of New York’s largest indoor-outdoor bars. Tourists visit this place to enjoy stunning views of New York. In addition, its open-air terrace is surrounded by a magnificent view of the Empire State Building, very popular with nightlife lovers.

230 Fifth also serves a wide range of delicious bites and drinks, from burgers, sushi and pizza to seasonal drinks, beers, wines and cocktails. The venue is a go-to destination for tourists looking for relaxing afternoon drinks and lively musical evenings.

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8 The Met Roof Garden and the Martini Bar

The spontaneous Martini Bar is located on the magnificent roof of the Metropolitan Museum. The bar offers spectacular views of Central Park, the downtown skyline and leafy treetops. Met Rooftop Bar offers a wide range of scrumptious cocktails, wines and light snacks. Visitors who hate crowds can come on weekdays and enjoy the beautiful scenery and bar atmosphere.

seven SixtyFive – Rooftop bar and lounge

Popularly known as The Rainbow Room, the bar is one of New York’s most luxurious venues. SixtyFive is an amazing place for tourists who want to enjoy the breathtaking view of the Empire State Building amidst the celebrities. Plus, the outdoor deck offers stunning views of the Hudson River, downtown Manhattan, and New Jersey. The bar offers perfectly crafted signature cocktails, which make tourists feel like they are on top of the world.

6 The Lark

Skylark is a beautifully designed rooftop lounge with an open-air terrace and floor-to-ceiling windows. Located on the 30th floor of Times Square, Skylark offers panoramic views of the Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, Hudson Yards, and the Hudson River. Tourists who wish to relax with friends can enjoy delicious cocktails at the classic style Skylark bar. Moreover, the guests will also be impressed with the live musical performances.

5 ART Nomad (Arlo Roof)

ART Nomad is located on the roof of Arlo Nomad. Its airy and open setting allows guests to enjoy a great atmosphere. Plus, the bar offers stunning views of Uptown and Downtown Manhattan. ART Nomad offers many signature cocktails, chilled rosé wine and beers paired with light bites. The bar opens seasonally, attracting mixed crowds.

4 The Birreria

Located in Lower East Manhattan-New York City, La Birreria offers a mixed rooftop beer bar and microbrewery experience. The place is a must for tourists looking for an Italian countryside feel. Visitors enjoy the stunning views of Madison Park and Flatiron. Beer lovers are treated to a variety of unpasteurized, unfiltered, and naturally carbonated beers. Additionally, the bar offers a fine range of classic cocktails and Italian wines, complemented by fine mini menus of grappas and amaros.

3 roof to the viceroy

The Viceroy Roof sits atop the Viceroy Hotel in New York City. Those who visit New York after dark will have a blast here. It is a bar beautifully designed to look like a luxury yacht. Tourists are always mesmerized by its overwhelming surf paintings and woodwork. Plus, nature lovers are treated to stunning views of Central Park and aesthetic images of the sky, sea, and clouds. Nightlife enthusiasts are offered a wide range of spirits, locally brewed beers and exotic wines for the ultimate experience. Modern and classic cocktails are well designed to suit the preferences of local and international tourists.

2 Panoramic room

The Panorama Room is located at the top of the Graduate Roosevelt Island Hotel. The bar offers breathtaking 360 degree views of New York. The venue is a cool spot for tourists looking for the perfect getaway from the city as it offers stunning views of Queens, Manhattan, and the Queensborough Bridge. The Panorama Room’s delicious cocktails are popular among upscale travelers who aren’t shy about trying new recipes.

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Tourists visiting this bar enjoy the charming and relaxing view of tropical plants and trees. In addition, the bar has very experienced mixologists who create incredible cocktails composed of infusions, syrups and elixirs. Most of the ingredients are made from fresh herbs and garden spices harvested around the world. Visitors have the option of enjoying drive-thru or catering depending on what suits them.

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