The summer in a major metropolitan city like New York can be a sweltering nightmare. Escaping far above the city with cooler air and amazing views of the city’s skyline makes perfect sense. The best New York City rooftop bars have panoramic views to pleasure everyone whether a recent visitor to the city or a local resident.
The Gramercy Terrace resides on top of the Gramercy Park Hotel. It’s a beautiful, garden space that allows customers to relax at the small cafe tables amid lush greenery. Gramercy Park Hotel is in a neighborhood that is considered one of New York’s most elegant. It has views of the Met Life Building, the Chrysler Building. Whether customers want to enjoy the charming views during the day or at night, they can do so with a cocktail and amazing food.
Cantor Roof Garden
Every summer, residents of New York wait impatiently for this rooftop bar to be open for business. The Cantor Roof Garden on the top of the Metropolitan Museum of Art comes out with a new art exhibit every summer. Not only do visitors get to enjoy cocktails, a martini bar and sandwiches, they get to sit among and enjoy the new exhibit being shown that year. Between the art exhibit and the New York skyline to be admired, the Cantor Roof Garden is a favorite for most New Yorkers.
The Hudson Terrace is located near Twelfth Avenue, so there is no better way to get a view of the Hudson River. The rooftop bar features small, low tables and a muted color palette. The minimalistic decor doesn’t compete with the fabulous view of the city and the unobstructed view of the Hudson River.
The 16th floor of the Ink 48 Hotel has a dramatic view of the New York City skyline. The music is quiet in this rooftop bar so that guests can enjoy each other’s company while drinking cocktails and lounging on beautiful furniture. The bar features more than just a fabulous city skyline. There is a reflecting pool running down the middle of the deck.
Gansevoort Park Rooftop
Situated twenty floors above Manhattan, the Gansevoort Park Rooftop has many unique features like outdoor fireplaces, mosaic tiles and customized artwork. The bar has both open air terraces and indoor lounge areas. The fantastic views of the city, including the Empire State Building, attract many guests to this stunning rooftop. Hot DJs are showcased frequently at the Gansevoort Park Rooftop.
Rooftop bars vary as much as the people of New York city do, but there is a rooftop bar for any taste, and any mood. Visitors should be ready to relax and enjoy the stunning views of the city which is a common feature which makes every rooftop bar a place worth visiting.