The Upper West Side is home to some amazing rooftop bars, each with spectacular views of the city and its stunning silhouette. If you’re looking for the best rooftop bars where you can enjoy your favorite cocktail before summer’s over, this list of the top 5 best rooftop bars on the Upper West Side won’t let you down!
1. Empire Rooftop Hotel
Experience and escape New York all at the same time. The Empire Hotel Rooftop bar is located on the 12th floor of the Empire Hotel, at 44 West 63rd Street. Opened year round, this beloved bar features both indoor and outdoor areas with magnificent views of Lincoln Center and the rest of the cityscape. The outdoor area is known as “The Deck”, where you can chill out and lounge with friends under the glow of the Empire Hotel’s iconic neon sign. The terrace has a glass convertible roof so guests can enjoy the space no matter what the weather may bring. The Empire Hotel Rooftop is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm and Fridays & Saturdays from 5:00 pm to 4:00 am. Read More
Did you know that breakfast is the most important meal of your day? It gives you nutrients to kick-start your mind and fuel your body for the rest of your busy day ahead. Bonus: a weekend breaky or brunch is also a great time to indulge in decadent dishes and catch up with family or friends! Luckily, with an abundance of great breakfast spots on almost every block on the Upper West Side, you’ll never have to skip out on this energizing (and delicious) meal again! Leave it to these local breakfast eateries on the Upper West Side to feed your belly and start your day in a very tasty way.
Sarabeth’s has been cooking up sweet and savory breakfasts since 1981. Even until today, the aroma of fresh pastries and cakes wafts across Amsterdam Avenue. Located at 423 Amsterdam Avenue, this local landmark has been in business for 30 years, with the UWS location being the first to open. It’s within walking distance to The American Museum of Natural History and Central Park, so there is an array of fun activities waiting for you after breakfast. Read More
Vegetarianism is rising in popularity. Noteworthy celebrities such as Woody Harrelson, Jessica Chastain, Anne Hathaway, Brad Pitt, and many others are choosing a vegetarian lifestyle. Whether your choice is based on health or political reasons, more and more people are opting to either cut back on their meat intake or abolish animal products from their diets altogether. If you’re on the Upper West Side, there are several wonderful eateries that will appeal to vegetarians, vegans, and even carnivores who are looking for something a bit different. Read More
Labor Day Weekend (September 4-7th) usually gets a bad rap for being the (sad) end to summer but it also marks the beginning of the most beautiful season up here in NYC. But before I begin to break out my boots and light layers, let’s talk about how to best celebrate Labor Day! For those who can’t flee to the beach for one last weekend, or prefer to hang close by – there’s plenty to do in the city. You may have to venture a little out of the Upper West Side, but I promise it can be worth it! Read More