One of the most sought-after destinations, if not the most coveted, of all for the Christmas and New Year holidays is definitely New York City. A magical city already of him, which with the advent of the Christmas holidays turns into a real fairy tale. The giant Christmas tree in Rockefeller, the ice skating rink in downtown Manhattan, the arrival of the new year in Times Square and much more. To fully enjoy the beauties of New York, there are dizzying rooftop bars where you can admire the boundless beauty of the Big Apple from above.
Below you will find the 10 best rooftop bars in New York.
- Beast & Butterflies New York – New York, NY
A private oasis perched above the electrifying hustle and bustle of Times Square, Beast & Butterflies invites you to lounge, gaze, dream, and enjoy cocktails & bites in a vibrant atmosphere inspired by the wonders of New York City. Nestled in an intimate setting, let your wings down and indulge whilst eying New York City’s sparkle. With a wrap-around rooftop terrace, and an indoor glass perch, Beast & Butterflies lets you soar above the neon glitz whilst surrounded by vivid New York art and galvanizing tunes.
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2. Salon De Ning Rooftop – New York, NY
Located on the rooftop of The Peninsula New York hotel, Salon de Ning features two outdoor terraces. Salon de Ning is a favourite amongst New Yorkers and travellers alike for its enchanting setting and world-class cocktails. Featuring dramatic skyline views over Fifth Avenue, Salon de Ning is a chic rooftop bar featuring two outdoor terraces complemented by an intimate interior bar.
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3. Broadway Lounge – New York, NY
Located in the New York Marriott Marquis. Panoramic views from eight floors above Times Square. The perfect setting for any occasion, Broadway Lounge offers bold New York flavours, floor-to-ceiling windows, and bustling views under the lights of Times Square. Gather pre and post-show, catch up with friends, or take in the hustle and bustle of New York City from The Perch outdoor terraces.
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4. Electric Lemon – New York, NY
A seasonal American restaurant in the first Equinox Hotel in Hudson Yards, New York City. If you’ve ever been to Electric Lemon, you know we are passionate about creating a memorable dining experience for our guests. A breathtaking panoramic view that embraces New York from above and leaves you breathless.
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5. Westlight – New York, NY
Westlight is a 22nd-floor rooftop bar from Chef Andrew Carmellini’s NoHo Hospitality Group featuring sweeping views of New York City from atop The William Vale in Williamsburg. The bar program presents a dynamic menu of original and classic cocktails alongside rare spirits, craft beer and wine, while Carmellini’s menu of small plates reflects inspiration from global street food.
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6. Panorama Room – New York, NY
Located atop the 18th floor, Panorama Room is Graduate Roosevelt Island’s rooftop bar and lounge boasting breathtaking 360-degree views of New York City. Being able to enjoy delicious cocktails overlooking Manhattan and the Brooklyn Bridge is priceless. In addition to cocktails, raw fish dishes and tapas are served to accompany a good bottle of sparkling wine.
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7. The View Restaurant & Lounge – New York, NY
An augmented reality culinary experience that immerses all the senses. Be delighted as an animated chef prepares a 4-course meal, featuring international cuisine, before your eyes. Enjoy wacky animations that show the story behind each course in a unique presentation that amazes you. Enjoying a meal overlooking the Big Apple will make this dining experience even more unique.
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8. Manhatta – New York, NY
Manhattan is a love letter to New York City. Perched 60 floors higher, embodying the spirit of a true New Yorker, Manhatta is grounded in and inspired by the people who gravitate here. Bringing an extensive collection of international wines and spirits and a relaxed dinner menu in the heart of the financial district, Manhatta is the party you’ll want to return to night after night. An experience with a 360 ° view of the heart of New York.
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9. Robert – New York, NY
Atop the Museum of Arts and Design on Columbus Circle, Robert is a modern classic American restaurant that offers stunning views of Central Park and Columbus Circle. Elegant, sexy and romantic, Robert celebrates design, beauty and culinary delights. Dine on a menu created by chef Armando Cortes or simply sip signature cocktails while watching the sunset and enjoying the beauty of the city.
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10. Castell Rooftop Lounge – New York, NY
Drink up at Castell! Nestled atop AC Hotel New York Times Square and within walking distance to Broadway and Madison Square Garden, this cosy rooftop bar recaptures the spirit of the classic lounge, with extra emphasis on Martinis. Iconic views enhance the venue’s contemporary decor in a sophisticated but comfortable atmosphere.
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New York manages to capture and make people fall in love in a few steps, it takes very little. If you are a lover of rooftop bars and good food, visit our guide of the best rooftop bars in NYC. If you want to focus more on restaurants, visit our guide of the best restaurants in New York and the United States.