Whether you're visiting NYC for the festive decor or are an NY native, check out these year-round rooftops with sweeping Manhattan views, heated spaces, and winter-inspired craft cocktails. Cheers.
95 Delancey Street
The DL's plant-filled garden oasis in the sky offers live music, cocktails, brunch parties and dancing weekly under one of the most impressive retractable rooftops in Manhattan. The third floor’s rooftop is an expansive 5,000 square feet and offers spectacular views of the Williamsburg Bridge and also gives unique views of the Lower East Side skyline. Check out dinner on the first floor under elegantly lit chandeliers with new dinner entrees like miso-glazed Scottish salmon with wilted baby spinach, shitake mushrooms, scallion and sesame, a 10oz New York strip steak with parmesan truffle fries and peppercorn sauce, tagliatelle pasta with sauce romesco, capers, parsley and toasted almonds and lastly, The DL burger with house ground beef, cheddar or gruyere cheese, lettuce, tomato, red onion and chili aioli. For more information please visit the website.
251 W 48th Street
This Hollywood era inspired rooftop lounge in Hell's Kitchen offers sweeping views of Manhattan. The 5,000 square foot bi-level venue, boasting indoor and outdoor space, is located on the penthouse floor of the Hilton Garden Hotel. This year-round rooftop's indoor area comfortably holds 300 people and it's plush cozy seating throughout will make you feel like it's no longer winter. Nosh on small comfort bites like truffle bacon mac and cheese which includes fontina, mascarpone and white cheddar and exclusive cocktails by Liquid Lab NYC like the bootlegger with bourbon, lemonade, amber agave, and mint. And if you're in the area this Friday (December 22), they're also hosting an Ugly Sweater party this. Guests will get in free if wearing an Ugly Sweater and enjoy an open bar from 10pm-11pm. For more information on the website.
230 Fifth Avenue
Step into the future to 230 Fifth's Rooftop Winter Igloo Bubble Tents with breathing Manhattan views which include the Empire State Building. This rooftop bar was recently announced by Instagram as one of the most photographed "restaurants" (although it's a bar) of 2017 in the United States. These bubble tents seat up to 12 people and look exactly as they sound, like a large bubble igloo with transparent walls. The Igloos are heated and can survive all elements including snow. Step inside through a zippered door and sip cocktails like fireball hot cider and Godiva peppermint hot chocolate. Feeling cold? Don't worry, their signature red robes will keep you warm. Also, don't forget to check out the indoor penthouse lounge with floor to ceiling windows and great views.
Refinery Hotel Rooftop
63 W 38th Street
Escape to midtown to this year-round rooftop on top of the Refinery Hotel with a retractable glass roof and enjoy winter cocktails like the Winter Wonderland with Jack Daniel's Fire, rumchata, rice milk, cinnamon and anise star and a fall spice margarita with maestro dobel, allspice, and lemon and lime juice. Rustic elements at this rooftop like their exposed brick and wood furniture will make you feel right at home. The rooftop also serves brunch, lunch, and dinner. For more information please visit the website.
The Lodge at Gallow Green
542 W 27th Street
Cozy atop the McKittrick Hotel this winter to The Lodge at Gallow Green which boasts a space that transforms into an inviting ski cabin and a bar surrounded by pine. Cozy-up with friends and loved ones with plaid blankets at their outdoor firepit and grab something to eat at one of their sleeping bunks. Winter inspired warm cocktails and food options include 'The Sleep No More' with Jack Daniels Rye, sherry, nutmeg, clover cinnamon and orange zest, as well as wood-fired pizzas in your choice of: cheese, Margherita and mushroom and tarte flambée, made with gruyère cheese bacon, onion, and nutmeg. For more information please visit the website.
Plunge Rooftop Bar
18 Ninth Avenue
Located on top of The Gansevoort Meatpacking Hotel, this retractable year-round rooftop boasts aerial views of The Hudson River and the Manhattan skyline. Don't miss their DIY Cider Bar Sunday-Thursday: 12pm-12am and Friday-Saturday: 12pm-9pm. Stay cozy by the fireplace in their indoor space with seating and 20-foot ceilings. For more information please visit the website.
654 11th Avenue
Located on top of the Ink48 Hotel, this rooftop winter escape has a fireplace, cozy blankets, outdoor seating and a glass-enclosed interior space with modern style furniture. Enjoy cocktails like their Sabler with Spring 44 gin, Fernet Branca honey syrup, and ginger beer or their Glogg served warm with White wine, Applejack, cloves, cinnamon, star anise, fresh ginger and apples. Don't forget to try their "Presstzel" which comes with your choice of mustard or pimento cheese spread. Visit the website here.
Bar 65 @ The Rainbow Room
30 Rockefeller Plaza, 65th Floor
Located on the 65th Floor of 30 Rockefeller Plaza, Bar65 is the highest elevated bar in Manhattan. Instead of heading all the way to the Top of the Rock where you can't enjoy a drink, head to Bar 65 for unparalleled sunset views and cocktails like their 1934 Gin & Tonic with Dorothy Parker Gin, Lemon, Angostura Bitters, Johnnie and Ryan Tonic. For more information please visit the website.
621 W 46th Street
Located in Hell's Kitchen, this retractable rooftop offers views of the Hudson River under a climate controlled space. This rooftop turns into a nightclub with some of NYC's premier DJ's Friday and Saturday evenings after 11 pm. A great space to host your next party, this bi-level space has both the indoor and outdoor areas (The Salon, Garden Terrace and The Rooftop Garden) hosting up to 775 people. Don't miss their Whiskey Buck which includes Hudson whiskey and fresh lemon juice served on the rocks with a splash of ginger beer and small bites like crab cake sliders, and three cheese grilled cheese. For more information please visit the website.
The Roof @ Viceroy Central Park
124 W 57th Street
Located on top of the Viceroy Hotel in Central Park, this rooftop offers spectacular views of the park itself. Check out their winter drinks like their 'Rooftop Toddy' with spiced rum, hot apple cider, and cinnamon stick, 'The Central Park Sleigh Ride' with Belvedere vodka, hot chocolate and vanilla and their 'Snowday' with Hennessey VSOP, fresh lemon juice and small bites like beef sliders, salmon avocado rolls, and hummus.