What are the best rooftops in New York? Discover our top 5

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Now let's move on to the top 5 best rooftop bars in New York.

1) Upstairs at the Kimberly: a rooftop bar with a breathtaking view of the Chrysler Building



Located on the roof of the Kimberly Hotel, this rooftop is open summer and winter. The terrace offers a splendid view of the city and especially the Chrysler Building and has a beautiful layout. Even in rainy weather the setting is nice there is a covered part. The Upstairs at the Kimberly opens from 17:00 p.m. on weekdays and from 16:00 p.m. on weekends. Count $ 18 for a cocktail and $ 15 for a glass of wine. But it's not just the view that is worth the detour, the food is particularly delicious, so don't hesitate! This is for me one of the best rooftops in New York

2) The Press Lounge : un super rooftop bar à New York

The Press Lounge is the rooftop of the Ink 48 hotel. It offers a truly impressive view of the Hudson River and Manhattan. Opened in 2010, this roof can claim to have been voted “best rooftop bar” in the city by New York Magazine. The terrace is large enough to be able to enjoy the view even when it is crowded. For the winter this rooftop has a part covered with bay windows. It opens from 17:00 p.m. and the price of cocktails is $ 16.



3) The 230 Fifth: the New York rooftop most popular with tourists

As the name suggests, this bar is located at 230 Fifth Avenue. A few steps from the Flatiron Building, the bar is very nice, cocktails, good music and a crazy panorama. All the ingredients for a great evening and a party. It is one of New York's most famous rooftops. There are more tourists than New Yorkers there. This bar is open from 16 p.m. to 04 a.m., 365 days a year. You go up by taking the stairs that lead you to the Rooftop Garden. It is the ideal place to rest after a long tiring day. You can have brunch, lunch or dinner, during the weekend it is very crowded and there is often a long wait, especially after 23pm. the price of drinks are $ 9 for a beer, $ 7 for a soda and $ 15 for a cocktail.

Good to know : If you are cold, I advise you to ask for a jacket from one of the waitresses.

4) Skyroom

In the heart of Manhattan, near Times Square, is the Sky Room. This bar is located on the 33rd and 34th floors of the Fairfield Inn and Suites Hotel. The view of Manhattan is breathtaking, the bar is less popular and less frequented by tourists than other rooftops. The music is really cool. The Sky Room is the perfect bar for a nice first view of the city while enjoying affordable drinks during happy hour.


Good to know: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 17 p.m. to 00 p.m. it's happy hour time! Beers are only $ 22 and cocktails only $ 00.



5) POD 39: an atypical rooftop with its red bricks

This bar is located on the 17th floor of the POD39 hotel. Its magnificent terrace will literally transport you to another world with its red bricks and high arcades. The view is breathtaking with the Empire State Building in line. If you like to feel like New Yorkers this is the right place, there are very few tourists. 


 

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