Simplifying NYC: Best Rooftop Bars

Hello Fabulistas! Summer is one of my favorite times of year! I love being outside, hanging out in the warm weather. Winters are very long here in New York, so we have to embrace the warmth while we can! One of my favorite things to do in the summer is visit rooftops. On NYC rooftops you get to see the entire city, the lights, the water. It’s wonderful! I’ve put together a list of my favorite rooftop bars, here in New York:

Hudson Terrace

Hudson Terrace is fabulously decorated and has a fantastic view! This is one of my faves because of its chic look. It’s located at the edge of midtown, right at the Hudson River. It attracts large crowds, but I like to go on a weekday. Less people means I get to sit back and relax!

Best NYC Rooftop bars

from Hudson Terrace

A60 Thompson Hotel

I adore the Thompson! It’s very downtown. It’s a little bohemian and very upscale. The rooftop is only open to hotel guests, private parties and invited guests, and members. Because it’s so hard to get in, everyone’s dying to go! I’m not a member but have several fabulous friends who are. It’s best at sunset.

Best NYC Rooftop bars

from 60 Thompson

Upstairs at the Kimberly

Upstairs is one of the most relaxing rooftop scenes I’ve been to! It’s 30 stories high and has several different spaces on the rooftop. I love that it’s decorated in string lights! It makes you feel like you’re in a large garden, not on a rooftop in NYC. Except for the view of the Chrysler Building,  of course!

Best NYC Rooftop bars

from The Kimberly

Press Lounge

Press at Ink48 is stunning! It’s another fave of mine, with spectacular views of the Hudson. When I first stepped onto the rooftop I was blown away by the large reflective pool. It makes for a great backdrop to a fun-filled night!

Best NYC Rooftop bars

from Ink48

Yotel

Yotel is one of the newest rooftops on the block, and it does not disappoint! The futuristic, Japanese-inspired hotel has a fabulous outdoor bar and lounge, with fun modern furniture and fantastic food!

Best NYC Rooftop bars

from Yotel

I’m so excited for all these rooftop scenes! Where will you be hanging out this summer? Are you a rooftop fan like me, or will you be indoors?