Beautiful Winter Rooftop Bars In NYC
The winter days in New York are excruciatingly cold, but that doesn’t mean you have to be stuck at home doing nothing! There are tons of stunningly beautiful winter rooftop bars in NYC that are still open during these chilly days. Warm yourself up with a drink or two, and watch the dazzling city lights of the big apple!
Here is a list of the best 10 winter rooftop bars in NYC that you should check out on your next trip to New York:
1. Refinery Rooftop
Situated in the heart of the Garment District, Refinery Rooftop boasts an incredible view of the Empire State Building and the New York City Midtown skyline. Apart from its amazing view, the industrial/chic design, fairy lights, fireplace, and cozy atmosphere make this place a perfect spot to visit during the New York winter days. Not to mention, Refinery Rooftop was named America’s #1 rooftop bar for 3 consecutive years.
2. The Roof At Public
Located on the rooftop of the Lower East Side’s PUBLIC hotel, this rooftop bar has become increasingly popular with Instagram baddies who are eager to snap a photo with the stunning city night sky. On Thursdays through Sundays, The Roof At Public is open from 5 pm to 4 am, which gives you plenty of time to soak in the jaw-dropping panoramic view of New York City.
3. 230 Fifth Avenue
230 Fifth Avenue is without a doubt one of the most chic penthouse bars/lounges in New York City. Although it is primarily an event space, 230 Fifth offers a wide variety of small and large dishes, along with delicious specialty cocktails. The rooftop bar is also fully heated during the winter time, allowing guests to enjoy the spectacular views of the Empire State Building and city skyline.
4. Dear Irving On Hudson
Dear Irving On Hudson is located directly on the 40th and 41st floor of the Aliz Hotel in Time Square. Not only is it the highest open-air hotel bar in all of Manhattan, but it also offers a one-of-a-kind, James Bond-inspired interior design. On Saturdays, Dear Irving even provides cocktails classes to teach you how to replicate some of their favorite classic recipes.
5. PHD Terrace At Dream Midtown
PHD Terrace at Dream Midtown is an all-season rooftop situated in the heart of New York City above the Dream Hotel Midtown. With a breathtaking panoramic view of both Time Square and Manhattan, you can cozy up in the cold winter night with a seasonal cocktail in your hand while indulging in the magical lights of NYC.
Located on the 26th floor of Beekman Tower, Ophelia Lounge offers a 360-degree view of Manhattan and Brooklyn. It is also known for its signature cocktails gourmet small plates, dazzling decor, and elegant ambiance. During the wintertime, Ophelia transforms into a glittery snow globe with thousands of crystals and sparkling snowflakes hanging from the 17-foot ceiling.
Make sure to reserve a spot before heading there, even Monday nights can get pretty crowded!
7. The Polynesian
The Polynesian is your typical Instagram-worthy Tiki Bar with super rad interior decor and strong flavorful cocktails. Even during the chilly winter nights, The Polynesian can make you feel as if you’re on vacation in sunny Hawaii. Located right inside the Pod Hotel in Time Square, The Polynesian is right in the center of all the action. Making it a great spot to pregame before heading out for more fun.
Westlight is located on the 22nd floor of The William Vale hotel in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Offering classic New York cocktails and delicious food, along with a 360 view of the Manhattan skyline. Make sure to book your reservation ahead of time, especially if you want to catch the stunning sunset at dusk!
9. Mr. Purple
Mr. Purple is an absolutely stunning rooftop bar & lounge situated on the 15th floor of Hotel Indigo Lower East Side. During the winter time, in partnership with Veuve Clicquot, Mr. Purple is transformed into an igloo-paradise. Guests can sit in cozy snow-globes (fits up to 30 people) while enjoying fondue and festive drinks! It’s definitely the perfect place for you and your friends to sit back and relax. (Reservations are required in advance)
10. Eataly Rooftop Winter Wonderland
Eataly’s Rooftop Winter Wonderland (Serra by Birreria) is a seasonal restaurant/bar inspired by a winter greenhouse in the Italian mountains. Situated in the Flatiron district, this restaurant is amongst the most popular go-to spots for locals and tourists alike. And the perfect place to tuck yourself into a cold winter day, while indulging in seasonal cocktails and delicious fondues.
Reservations are recommended since it can get quite crowded at times.
Winter Rooftop Bars In NYC
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