The Barman Knows His Bars

Best Rooftop Bars New York Can Offer You

You want the best bar, right? Whether it be a cocktail bar, sports bar, blues or rooftop bar, you need to know what it's going to be like before you go. This is why we've scoured through many comments, reviews and critic websites to find you the best. We could just go and try it for ourselves (which we love to do anyway), but that doesn't give a full representation from a range of different types of people.

So, below you'll find ratings from a variety of review websites, along with a brief write-up of the top 5 bars for the titled category and location. Check them out, and have a great night!

Bar #1 - The Press Lounge

Yelp Customer Reviews

4.0

Foursquare Customer Reviews

9.1

Timeout Customer Reviews

Not Listed

Eater Rating

Not Listed

Location

653 11th Ave, New York, NY 10036

If you’re after spectacular view over the Hudson river whilst sipping you your favourite beverage, this may be right up your ally. As part of the Kimpton’s Ink 48 Hotel, the Press Lounge offers cosy seating and some of the best views imaginable, especially at night.

Be aware that seating is limited and the drinks are not cheap. Expect city prices. As a tip, many customers recommend being there to watch the sun go down at sunset.

 

Bar #2 - Roof at Park South

Yelp Customer Reviews

3.5

Foursquare Customer Reviews

8.6

Timeout Customer Reviews

4.0

Eater Rating

11th Best

Location

125 E 27th St, New York, NY 10016

Great place to catch up with friends and take in the 360-degree skyline is Roof At South Park. As part of Gramercy’s Park South Hotel, you’ll find it’s open in the spring & summer months and offers a great vibe that is not too snooty. Although many groups of people in the 20-30 age range hang out here, you’ll also be welcomed as a couple.

The view is not as spectacular as other places but the ambience is, and you’ll adore the open fire.

 

Bar #3 - 230 Fifth Rooftop Bar/Lounge

Yelp Customer Reviews

3.0

Foursquare Customer Reviews

9.1

Timeout Customer Reviews

4.4

Eater Rating

Not Listed

Location

230 5th Ave, New York, NY 10001

If you’re after a unique experience in the middle of winter, 230 Rooftop Bar can supply you with red robes and heaters but the most impressive part are the heated igloos on the rooftop bar. Enjoy the views whilst breathing in the cold air or if your lucky enough, your group will be cosy in a glass igloo!

Drinks and food are great but like every great spot in New York, can be a little pricey.

Bar #4 - Le Bain

Yelp Customer Reviews

3.0

Foursquare Customer Reviews