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Top 5 Rooftop Bars You Must Go To in NYC


Are you planning to enjoy a drink in New York City? If so, then you need to visit these top five rooftop bars in NYC to enjoy a view and a drink at the same time.

Refinery Rooftop

This is a five star Hotel located in Midtown Manhattan. It is usually open 7 days a week, all year around.

The stylish indoor setting with a retractable glass roof atrium leads out to a wooden decked rooftop terrace is purely. The bar gives amazing views over the Empire State Building and Manhattan skyline.

The mixologist makes signature cocktails. They also have a a large selection of whiskey, and wine/champagne/beer in both bottle or by the glass.

With a fantastic location, right between Times Square and Empire State Building, it is easy to drop by Refinery Rooftop for a visit. The place is perfect for a relaxing afternoon cocktail.

Refinery Rooftop

Magic Hour

Located by Times Square the Magic Hour features an ‘urban amusement park’ themed concept. The views it gives of the Empire State Building is beautiful.

The bar is vibrant, colorful and fun. It has a smaller urban lounge leads out to two separate outdoor areas. Moreover, the garden-like east side offers fantastic views over the Empire State Building, while the west side is more carnival-esque, including a carousel-seating area, slowly rotating.

The Magic Hour bar offers signature cocktails. The menuis unique and full of ‘curiosities’, spirits served in all forms and shapes, made perfect to share. There is also bottle service of spirits, bubbles and wines, along with a few light bites.

Furthermore, the bar also have performances, live DJs and parties scheduled almost every week.

Magic Hour

Upstair at the Kimberly

Located in Midtown Manhattan, East 50th Street, the bar offers plenty of fabulous signature cocktails here, including the Chrysler. The champagne cocktail is made with fine honey. Furthermore the Hennessy Black cognac and fresh lemon and lime is a delight.

In addition to that, the bar has a cool ambience and created a slightly goth atmosphere with the ivy laden bars, dark wood, fairy light, retractable glass walls and ornate furniture.

As for the food, their pomegranate dipping sauce with spiced duck cigars is a must try.

Upstairs at the Kimberly

Mr Purple

Mr Purple NYC is a beautiful rooftop bar and restaurant in New York. It is located on the luxurious Hotel Indigo Lower East Side. In fact, it belongs to the Gerber Group.

Actually, there are two terraces and an indoor lounge here. Decorated in a modern industrial style, brick wall and aesthetic wooden furniture; the small one is perfect for private parties as it is calm while the large terrace is more vibrant.

In addition to that, the menu at the Mr Purple bar is amazing. From the classic cocktails, carbonated craft cocktails and the large variety of wine – they have a large variety to choose from.

On the other hand, their food menu offers American dishes such as the smashed avocado toast, great brunch and burgers – absolutely mouth watering.

Now, let us talk about the views. The amazing skyline and magnificent views of New York makes the places vibrant and relaxing at the same time.

However, note the dress code – smart casual. This means no sports wear, town clothes or flip flops.

Mr Purple

The Crown

The Crown is located in the heart of Chinatown, New York City. The bar has 2 outdoor rooftop terraces. It gives a magical 360 degree view over New York.

The Crown got a minimalist decor. From comfortable lounge furniture, a stylish bar, and top-notch service. The place is a fantastic venue for casual drinks after work, romantic dates, or fun nights out with your friends.

Moreover so, in the afternoon, The Crown bar usually offers a casual and relaxed environment. In fact, it is a perfect place for you to enjoy a long list of wines and a jaw-dropping sunset from one of the venue’s many seating options.

During the night, the atmosphere picks up a little, with modern live beats, a livelier atmosphere, and a younger, more active crowd.

In addition to that, The Crown bar is also known for its pop-up exhibitions, music events, live DJ shows, and more, though those change with the season. Therefore you will want to call ahead to discover what is in store for you.

The Crown

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