The 10 Best Rooftop Bars in NYC
The best rooftops, whether you’re looking to relax or party, or something in between.
Jimmy at The James Hotel
15 Thompson Street (in south/west SoHo) website
This intimate rooftop bar is located at the James Hotel in Soho. This setting is deliberately kept small, with a cap at around 70 people indoors and 60 outdoors, and opens to the public at 5pm every day, so get there around then, as the rather picky bouncer shows up at 9pm.
Want to cool off in the pool? Hotel guests get access at all times, but the pool is open to the public (so wear a bikini under your dress) on weekends from 3pm to 9pm from Memorial Day to Labor Day. This hot spot also has an indoor area with air conditioning, amazing cocktails and delicious appetizers from David Burke kitchen.