Rooftop bars allow for a scenic escape in a city.

There is truly nothing better than being able to go to the top of a building and look at the view below. Even if you’re afraid of heights, New York City is charming from up top. We have rounded up five rooftop bars that are definitely worth visiting the next time you’re in the big apple.

Whether just looking for a cute Instagram-worthy location or a place to soak up the summer sun with friends, check out one of these five rooftop bars.

230 Fifth

If you haven’t been, you need to go. One of the most famous rooftop bars in NYC is a must-visit. It received its name from its location at 230 5th Ave, where they have a rooftop area that can fit up to 1,000 guests. Not only is this a gorgeous place in the summer, but even in the winter, they offer blankets and igloos to stay warm. Enjoy a cocktail with a view of the Manhattan skyline.

230 Fifth

230 Fifth


The Ready Rooftop Bar

For those backyard garden vibes, check out this bar in the East Village. At night, twinkly lights string across the top while you relax in lush and plush seats. The unique bar gives off a hipster and rustic feel. Enjoy little bites of their menu like chips and guac or black truffle chips. Sip on one of their frozen cocktails in the warm heat.

The Ready Rooftop Bar

The Ready Rooftop Bar

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The Roof at PUBLIC Hotel

Giving a 360º view of the city, this rooftop bar is a must-visit. The outside terrace is beautifully designed with comfy lounge chairs and greenery, while at night, the rooftop lights up with warm lights for a sexy vibe. Listen to some of the best local and international DJs while savoring in one of their cocktails.

The Roof at PUBLIC Hotel

The Roof at PUBLIC Hotel


ART NoMad

This all-day venue has a modern and warm feel to it. This rooftop also offers a panoramic view of Manhattan and the Hudson River. Indulge in one of their cocktails like the Girls Just Wanna Have Fun or Sweet Dreams while snacking on their Middle Eastern treats like Tahini dip. The “sky walk” glass floor is also a great photo opportunity.

ART NoMad

ART NoMad


Social Drink & Food

This bar is the perfect place to have dinner and enjoy the inviting atmosphere. The turf ground gives off a comfy and casual feel. On Thursdays, the bar offers a movie night for those to come and kickback. Relax after work and have one of their craft cocktails or stop by for their brunch. Not to mention, this is New York’s largest hotel terrace, so you definitely will want to go.

Social Drink & Food

Social Drink & Food