THIS Neighborhood Has the Best Rooftop Bars In NYC
It's summer in the city, and rooftop season is upon us! There are dozens of great spaces across the city, but the highest concentration of bars with a view can be found in the heart of Manhattan, in the Garment District. Here are some of the best spots in the neighborhood to sip on a cocktail and take in the view!
The hip hangout on top of the Refinery Hotel is the perfect spot to hang - afternoon, evening, or night. Pop in for a casual lunch with a side of Vitamin E, or come by late in the evening - that's when the party really starts. The seasonal cocktails are top notch, as is the menu of delicious bites - don't miss the calamari or impressive lineup of flatbreads. Even when the sun isn't shining or it isn't exactly rooftop weather in NYC (helloooo other nine months of the year), fear not! The rooftop installs a heated tent, so you can still take in the sights year round, accompanied by the ultimate cold weather treat, ramen on the roof!
63 W 38th St, Garment District
The sleek bar atop the boutique Archer Hotel boats expansive views over the city in an intimate atmosphere. When the sun is out, the space is open air, and is the perfect place to enjoy a craft cocktail with friends. Come by after work, when there's a nice buzz, but no crowding, unlike some other rooftop bars, and be sure to stick around to watch the sun sink behind the midtown buildings - the West-facing bar offers one of the best views of the sunset in the city.
Archer Hotel, 47 W 38th St, Garment District
Get up close and personal with New York's most iconic building at this friendly rooftop, which is so close to the Empire State Building that you might miss it - so don't forget to look up! The welcoming space is the perfect spot for a low-key evening drink, but the party's really bumpin on the weekend. Be sure to come hungry - in addition to the seasonal cocktail menu, there's a stellar selection of snacks - don't miss the roasted artichoke hummus!
71 W 35th St, Garment District
Some of the most dramatic views of the city can be found at the posh Skylark rooftop, offering a luxurious indoor lounge, as well as an impressive wraparound roof deck, offering panoramic views of the city. You'll be reminded why NYC is the greatest city on earth (sorry, everyone else) as you take in the skyline while sipping on a cold cocktail.
200 W 39th St, Garment District
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