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Best Rooftop Bars on the Upper West Side

Best Rooftop Bars on the Upper West Side

There are a number of amazing rooftop bars on the Upper West Side, 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!

Afraid of heights but want to drink outside? Check out these great ground-level spots for outdoor drinking in NYC.

Empire Rooftop Hotel

Rooftop Bars on the Upper West Side

 

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 about the Empire Hotel in our Upper West Side hotel guide!

Above 6

Rooftop Bars on the Upper West Side

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The bar scene’s best kept secret. Above 6, also known as Hi-Bar, is a cozy cocktail lounge set atop the 6 Columbus Hotel. Above 6 is inspired by Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill, an award-winning restaurant in the same hotel. This zen tavern space is the perfect place to meet friends after work or for pre-theatre drinks where you can enjoy beautiful views of Central Park and Columbus Circle. It’s casual and cool, not the place for a wild night out in NYC. Above 6 also offers a retractable roof just in case the weather’s not on your side. Cocktails are between $12 and $15. Above 6 is open Mondays to Saturdays from 5:00 pm to 12:00 am.

 

LOCL View above NYLO Hotel

Rooftop Bars on the Upper West Side

Rooftop Bars on the Upper West Side

 

Located at 2178 above the boutique NYLO Hotel, LOCL View rooftop bar is stylish and sophisticated. It has an urban, industrial design that is reminiscent of New York’s jazz era, creating a colorful and energetic atmosphere. Bonus: if you’re feeling hungry after cocktails, head to any of the three dining venues located right within the hotel: Serafina, RedFarm or LOCL Bar.

 

Sky Terrace at Hudson

Rooftop Bars on the Upper West Side

Rooftop Bars on the Upper West Side

An oasis in the sky. Sky Terrace at Hudson is located at 356 West 58th Street on the 15th floor of the Hudson Hotel. This hidden gem has a lot to offer! Kick back and relax on a hammock while taking in views of the Hudson River all the way to the Statue of Liberty. The Sky Terrace at Hudson features 10 specialty sangrias, including Red and White Wine, French Rose, Pear-Limoncello and Kaffir Lime-Sake. The Sky Terrace at Hudson is open Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3:00 pm to 10:30 pm and Thursdays to Saturdays from 3:00 pm to 11:00 pm. Secret: on the days the bar is closed (Sundays and Mondays) the terrace is still open! So grab a latte, bring your favorite book and hang out in style.

 

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Marla is a blogger, foodie and lover of New York! She spent the last ten years in interior design and real estate but is now taking on a more creative path in writing and graphic design. In her spare time, you'll find Marla checking out the newest restaurant openings or baking delicious treats of her own.

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