NYC Rooftop Bars In Manhattan

Escape the heat of Manhattan simply by going above it

Rooftops and summer go hand in hand, especially for New York City residents who will inevitably feel suffocated by heat and boxed in by extremely tall buildings (we're not biased). From midtown to downtown, here are five Manhattan rooftops that are cool for the summer.

Cantina Rooftop

Weekday happy hours, #TacoTuesday and weekend brunches abound. Situated just a short walk away from the Hudson River, Cantina Rooftop is ideal for those seeking frozen margs and an impressive backdrop. Go for the guac (always) and wash it down with a smoky mescal margarita.

Serra Fiorita

Known for its seasonal décor, this Flatiron Italian escape on the roof of Eataly is the perfect place to grab an post-work glass of wine. Post up with friends and share some small plates, sip a summery spritz—and don't forget to snap a few shots of the stunning floor-to-ceiling floral decorations.

Mr. Purple

This Lower East Side hotspot on the 15th floor of Hotel Indigo attracts city locals and fashionable visitors alike. Elevated bar snacks and a menu of delicious cocktails, including a few frozen options, are served adjacent to breathtaking views of Lower Manhattan.

Magic Hour Lounge @ The Moxy Hotel

For unbelievable views of the NYC skyline (and an intimate encounter with the Empire State Building) head to the Magic Hour Lounge at the Moxy Hotel. With over 10,000 square feet of space, you'll find multiple bars, a mini-golf course, live DJs and plenty of snacks—including lobster rolls, ice cream sandwiches and more. 

Gallow Green

Fresh garden air in the heart of NYC's hustle and bustle is possible, and you'll find it at the McKittrick Hotel's Gallow Green. Live music, punch bowls and sunset dinners are in supply at this rooftop location, clad in twinkle lights, vines and luscious green canopy. From cheese boards to lobster rolls and pizzas to brunch fare, Gallow Green's got something for everybody—especially if you love a handcrafted cocktail.