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The Prettiest Rooftop Restaurants & Bars in NYC

There’s nothing better than sipping a cocktail on a rooftop with NYC skyline views. Discover the prettiest rooftops in the city perfect for date night, a day drink with friends, or a night out on the town. Check out our top picks for ambiance and skyline views.

1. Azul on the Rooftop

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Azul on the Rooftop is ideally located in Soho on the rooftop of Hotel Hugo. Enjoy rooftop season the right way with frozen drinks and tasty tacos. Plus, soak up the panoramic views of the Hudson river and city skyline. Learn More.

2. Ampia Rooftop Restaurant

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A relatively new rooftop to the scene is Ampia Restaurant. This spot is open for year round dining and complete with mini greenhouses for guests to dine in during the cooler months. There’s also a seasonal floral display perfect for photos. Learn More.

3. PHD Rooftop Lounge at Dream Downtown

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Lounge back and take in the sights with full city views. PHD Rooftop Downtown is located in The Dream Hotel in the Meatpacking district. At night, the rooftop transforms into a nightlife scene with DJ music and dancing. Learn More.

4. The Empire Rooftop

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An iconic landmark for NYC, the Empire Rooftop is noticeable from all over. Located on the Upper West Side, just off Central Park West, the Empire Rooftop is the perfect escape for drinks. The bar has a retractable roof so it can be enjoyed year-round. Learn More.

5. Elsie Rooftop

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Elsie Rooftop is named after Elsie de Wolfe, the world’s most famous decorator, who always knew how to throw a good party. The bar is located 25 stories up in the center of Time Square. There is plenty of indoor and outdoor space to enjoy a nice cocktail with spectacular views. Learn More.

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Azul on the Rooftop
Ampia Rooftop Restaurant
PHD Rooftop Lounge at Dream Downtown
The Empire Rooftop
Elsie Rooftop