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The 10 Best Rooftop Bars in NYC

The best rooftops, whether you’re looking to relax or party, or something in between.

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The Delancey

168 Delancey St (in the Lower East Side) website

A jungle? In the Lower East Side? Yes, that’s right, this rooftop bar and lounge located on Delancey Street may not have views of the city but you’ll feel like you’re on vacation here. It is on a roof top, covered in trees, may have a live band, a DJ and a trendy crowd dancing all night. It’s no wonder that this gorgeous lower east side hotspot has become a year-round destination for many Manhattan residents that are in-the-know.

Their rooftop bar is laid back and tropical with its potted palm trees and fountains, which contributes to its relaxing nature. It’s known for friendly bartenders and affordable drinks and food. Downstairs, you can revel in the red velvet booths enclosed by silky drapes and dimly-lit chandeliers. It’s open every day from 5pm to 4am, and even though there’s three levels of glamorous fun, the drinks are inexpensive and there’s no velvet rope hassle.

The 10 Best Rooftop Bars in NYC

The 10 Best Rooftop Bars in NYC

The Delancey Hotel’s rooftop bar

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A writer, artist and designer since she was young enough to put pencil to paper, Hilary spends most of her time in France, but still considers herself a New Yorker, and visits regularly. Hilary spent the past decade living in NYC and has traveled extensively around the world, looking for hot new topics, destinations, and brands to bring to Urbanette readers.

Reader Discussion: 26 Comments

  1. Grace Stirling

    Was here for a friend’s birthday party with some close friends. I was super excited about the Delancey Rooftop Garden because it looked like such a cool and unique place to hang out with friends. The people are friendly and the energy is high. There’s trees and it turned out exactly what I thought it would be: a spacious, comfy and tropical setting for chilling out. Overall, cool spot if you are in the area.

  2. Elsie Spurlock

    Every year brings a spate of new rooftop bars to the city. When summer rolls around here in NYC, we and visitors alike love spending time outside. Preferably with a refreshing cocktail in hand. Everywhere you’ll look in New York there’s no shortage of awesome views to enjoy. Thank you for guiding me and others.

  3. Okay, personal observation, you might agree or disagree, rooftop bars are places where these people meet: professionals, prima donna types, trust-fund babies, regulars (like me) and tourists!

  4. One thing I’ve learned about rooftop bars: If you just want to chill, relax and not fond of big groups, go early! You’ll have the opportunity to enjoy the space and take pictures! But if you’re in the mood for partying, then go late! (of course you have to check on the opening and closing hours to know early and late times… LOL)

    I usually go early!

  5. I love rooftop bars with pool! Thanks for including in your list 😉

  6. In my search for the “NYC best rooftop bar,” I try to google and compare recommendations of various articles. And I noticed that Gallow Green is always part of the list. I guess, it’s a must visit place for me in my upcoming trip to NYC. I’d like to commend you for you have the most fantastic photos, great job! (I’ve checked out 6 articles).

  7. I know for a fact that rooftop bars are “staple” for summer in NYC, but I wonder, which rooftop bars are for “all-season?” You mentioned Gallow converting into a rustic ski-lodge atmosphere during winter and Upstairs at Kimberly Hotel offering a good time regardless of the weather, but do you have addition to these two?

  8. Thank you for sharing great information about NYC! Rooftop bars give stunning views of the area (and that’s what I love about these places). I’ve visited a number of these but not in NYC! Reading this article got me excited! Will definitely check at least 2 from this list when I got the chance to visit NYC!

  9. Great photos! I felt like I was able to visit these rooftop bars, I find them beautiful, breathtaking and romantic 😉

  10. To answer your question: “Have you been to these; what did you think?”

    I’ve been to Gallow Green at The McKittrick Hotel a number of times (with friends). I love the ethereal, charmingly overgrown garden party vibe of the place! I also think that it’s 360(degree) view of NYC is fantastic!

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