New York is undoubtably known to have one of the most spectacular skylines in the world, with remarkable towering skyscrapers and buildings surrounding the many streets to be discovered. Now that roof top season is officially in place, I couldn’t help but dream away to a world filled with your favourite cocktail on a rooftop with your best friends in one of the most amazing cities in the world.

Le Bain at the Standard Hotel

The Standard Hotel is located in the very cool area of Meatpacking, right by the high line. It is an incredibly cool hotel, with eccentric interior and great bars and restaurants. Le Bain is a rooftop and penthouse bar and discotheque. When summer rolls around you can enjoy a refreshing dip in the plunge pool in between mojitos and dancing.

Address: The Standard, High Line, 848 Washington St, New York, NY 10014, United States
Hours: 10PM-4AM

St. Cloud Social at The Knickerbocker Hotel

The St. Cloud Social which is located on top of the Knickerbocker Hotel, offers incredible views of the busy Times Square and its surrounding buildings. Although a very touristic area, this bar has been dubbed a local hangout. Nothing better than finding the hotspots the locals go to!

Address: 6 Times Square, New York, NY 10036, USA
Hours: 4PM-12AM

Salon De Ning at the Peninsula Hotel

Salon De Ning at the Peninsula Hotel has a very Hampton’s meets Oriental vibe to it. The rooftop offers a refreshing touch of greenery through their trees and plants, that instantly contrasts with the hustle and bustle of this busy city. Quench the thirst from your shopping on 5th avenue with their signature Ning Sling.

Address: The Peninsula New York, 700 5th Ave, New York, NY 10019, USA
Hours: 5PM-1AM

The Press Lounge at the Kimpton Ink48 Hotel

Located in Hells Kitchen, The Press Lounge serves up the most astonishing view of the cities skyscrapers as well as the Hudson River. What better way to unwind with a drink, than with an unobstructed view of the cities finest buildings?

Address: Kimpton Ink48 Hotel, 653 11th Ave, New York, NY 10036, USA
Hours: 5PM-1AM

Pod 39 Rooftop

Pod 39 is a hotel in New York and they offer rooms they call Pods which are smaller rooms that are optimised to make the most of the space and are made incredibly functional. The pods have quite attractive prices, compared to how expensive Manhattan can be and are targeted towards a younger crowd. Their rooftop is an incredibly charming and rustic escape in a location that will offer you a glimpse of 1 World Trace Centre and the Empire State Building.

Address: 145 E 39th St, New York, NY 10016, USA
Hours: 5PM-12AM

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