New York has a great rooftop bar scene. If you are a fan of these picturesque bars, then moving to NYC is a great idea. If you need some tips for moving to NYC, they are but a click away. Regardless, new homeowners and NY residents can all enjoy the best rooftop bars the U.S has to offer. However, there is quite a bit of them around. That is why we will walk you through the best rooftop bars in NYC, in our humble opinion.
There are many great bars but the ones below made the shortlist. Whether it is the jaw-dropping view of The Crown, Fantastical Gallow Green, landmark Ophelia, cocktails from Mr. Purple, or great food in Lemon's, these bars are the cream of the crop of NYC. Your Midtown movers might know even more local bars so make sure to ask them before you let them leave.
Visit one of the best rooftop bars in town!
After your move to one of the best Manhattan neighborhoods, you should head to the best rooftop bar in the area. The Crown has one of the best Manhattan views that there is. Located on the 21st floor of the 50 Bowery hotel, this picturesque bar has a lot of things going for it. Aside from the view, there is a great selection of drinks. Do note that the place is extremely popular and that you will need a reservation and you might wait a bit for service.Definitely one of the top bars out there.
This place is something out of a comic book. Its almost abandoned look, complete with a broken down train car showcases great taste and atmosphere. This place aims to please its customers, a fact that is easily seen in their large servings. There is also a buffet-like brunch on the weekends, which is really popular with the locals and tourists alike.If you want a retro-like place, then the Gallow Green might be perfect for you.
Ophelia has long been under the radar, so to speak. Located on the top of the Beekman Tower, Midtown East, this panoramic bar impresses with the Art-Deco design. Art-Deco is making a strong comeback so Ophelia might just receive a new popularity boost. There are many vintage artifacts to see here, and they really give a certain soulful look to this place.
Rooftop restaurants are also attractive and very popular!
Mr. Purple is the perfect place for taking selfies. The whole place has a unique "chic" design, which lends itself greatly to pictures. It is not only about pictures, though, but there is also a great selection of drinks here. Try Mr. Purple, a great cocktail made from cranberries, apples, lemons, and many other goodies.
This bar is rather new, it opened its doors to the public in May 2019. You can expect simple excellence from this place. It is one of the bars that you just have to visit and see what it is all about.