ROOFTOP, HIDDEN, AND OUTDOOR BARS – 12 OF THE BEST IN NYC
Drinking might just be a New Yorker’s favorite hobby – mostly because there are endless options in New York City to imbibe, from sticky dive bars to upscale cocktail bars to Irish pubs crowded with suits and tourists after work.
1. 230 Fifth
With a fully enclosed garden (aka open all winter long) and an absolutely incredible view of the Empire State Building and the entire upper Manhattan skyline. 230 Fifth is perhaps the most iconic of NYC rooftop bars.
2. Gallow Green
It feels like you’ve escaped the concrete jungle for a fairy forest, especially since you might run into in-character actors from Sleep No More in the elevator. Gallow Green is a magically luscious garden located on top of the McKittrick Hotel (home of immersive show Sleep No More) in Chelsea.
3. The Ides at Wythe Hotel
One of the rare rooftop bars in NYC that is worth visiting in all seasons. The best views of Manhattan always come from across the river, and The Ides at Wythe Hotel is no exception: the popular bar with an expansive roof deck offers a gorgeous vista of the New York City skyline (especially at sunset).
4. Mr. Purple
With a swimming pool, a killer view of the Empire State Building and a creative cocktail menu, it’s not hard to see (or taste) why. Mr. Purple is one of the newest and trendiest rooftop bars in NYC on the Lower East Side: prepare for it to take over Instagram feeds in summer 2016.
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