What are the best rooftop bars in New York City?

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Carol Cain
Trump Soho's Bar D'Eau, Carol Cain of GirlGoneTravel.com

For me roof top bars in NYC are the absolute best way to spend a nice evening out on a date or with friends.

Some of my favorite spots are:

Trump Soho's Pool Bar D'Eau is an exclusive urban retreat in downtown Manhattan, located on the 7th floor of the hotel and featuring a 6,000-square-foot outdoor pool deck. Though the pool is only open to hotel guests during the day, in the evening Bar d’Eau is open to the public, adding a glamorous outdoor cocktail lounge option to SoHo’s trendy nightlife scene.

Birreria is Eataly's roof top bar and brewery, offering up some delicious meals and spectacular views of the Flatiron District. It is one of the city's most popular bar of its kind, never failing to deliver in great moments with friends.

Cantor and Martini Bar at The Metropolitan Museum of Art is a great way to end a day after admiring all the exhibits in one of NYC's most beloved museums. On the fifth floor via the elevator in the European Sculpture and Decorative Arts galleries you will find access to incredible city views and a delightful martini bar.

Jessica Colley

The best rooftop bars have a sense of space, a warm breeze, and of course, refreshing drinks too.

Prosecco is on tap in the rooftop bar on top of the Conrad New York, a hotel in Battery Park City. Views over the Hudson River, the Statue of Liberty, and the New York harbor are spectacular. The Loopy Doopy Rooftop Bar also serves spiked ice-pops that have become a seasonal favorite. 

For a rooftop bar with striking Manhattan views, head to the Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. A factory dating back to 1901 underwent an extensive renovation and is now a boutique hotel with ground floor restaurant and rooftop bar. Try and arrive for sunset to watch the lights of Manhattan flicker to life.

A lush rooftop with twinkling lights, Gallow Green evokes a secret garden overlooking the neighborhood of Chelsea. On top of the McKittrick Hotel, home of the popular interactive theater experience called Sleep No More, Gallow Green is an enchanting place to watch the sunset.

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