The Best NYC Rooftop Bars to Visit This Summer

The arrival of summer signals the beginning of a new season that New Yorkers wait for all year: the return of the city’s rooftop bars. Take in iconic vistas while sipping on libations at these five unmissable destinations that are welcoming guests this spring and summer.

Electric Lemon

Electric Lemon, a seasonal American restaurant, celebrates the farmers, growers and artisans of the Mid-Atlantic, transforming their pristine products into clean, conscious cuisine. 33 Hudson Yards, 24th Floor. Learn More


This Soho perch above the design-minded Arlo Hotel has a sprawling rooftop patio where guests can now reserve a table for two hours at a time. Its huge cocktail, beer, and wine list is complimented by a menu with shareable bites like marinated olives, pizza, and a raw bar selection. Learn More

The Greens, The Rooftop at Pier 17

the greens, the greens rooftop

Reopening this summer, The Greens is a socially distanced outdoor hospitality concept offering patrons their own 14-by-14 square of greenery to lounge on while sipping on signature cocktails curated by downtown drinks hotspot Dante. The waterfront locale dishes up beautiful Brooklyn Bridge and East River views. 89 South Street. Learn More

Harriet’s Rooftop & Lounge

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Credit: 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge

Steps from Dumbo’s East River Ferry landing, Harriet’s Rooftop & Lounge crowns the luxe 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge. Come for the expansive views of Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan skyline, but stay for the sumptuous atmosphere, highbrow cocktails, and top-shelf liquor. The lounge and rooftop are currently open by reservation. 60 Furman Street, Brooklyn. Learn More.

The Press Lounge

press lounge, press lounge balcony

Reopening on April 30 after a winter hibernation, The Press Lounge is heralded for its stellar views over Midtown and the Hudson River, upscale cocktails, and incredible service. With its indoor and outdoor seating areas, there are a ton of nooks and crannies to cozy up in during a visit. 653 11th Avenue. Learn More

Refinery Rooftop Bar

Refinery Rooftop NYC

Perched atop its namesake hotel, Refinery Rooftop Bar in Midtown serves up lunch and small bites alongside a cocktail and beverage list that includes crowd-pleasers like a frosé that changes with the seasons. The bar has a stunning view of the Empire State Building from under its retractable glass ceiling and from its fully-outdoor seating area. 63 West 38th Street. Learn More


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