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26 NYC Rooftop Bars That Are Guaranteed To Improve Your Summer

Nothing better than drinks and a good view.

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1. Salvation Taco

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Where it's located: Pod 39 Hotel in Midtown East

What makes it cool: They have an iconic red brick structure that makes it feel like a different city

2. Elsie Rooftop

Instagram: @elsierooftop

Where it's located: Midtown

What makes it cool: Fun ambiance and cool views

3. The Crown

Instagram: @all_about_rosalilla

Where it's located: Hotel 50 Bowery in Chinatown

What makes it cool: It's not quite as crowded (yet) and fun area

4. High Bar

Instagram: @bertdacosta

Where it's located: Double Tree in Midtown West

What makes it cool: 37 floors up with views of the Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, and Freedom Tower

5. Serra By Birreria

Instagram: @clairelarkins

Where it's located: Eataly in Flatiron

What makes it cool: You get a unique view of the Flatiron Building and the atmosphere is really cute

6. Refinery Rooftop

Instagram: @idktonight

Where it's located: Refinery Hotel in Midtown West

What makes it cool: Great view of the Empire State Building

7. Le Bain

Instagram: @kgonciarz

Where it's located: Standard High Line Hotel in Meatpacking

What makes it cool: They have a small pool inside

8. Skylawn Rooftop Bar

Instagram: @juliesahley

Where it's located: Embassy Suites in Midtown

What makes it cool: They have a rooftop cinema with movies every night

9. Mr. Purple

Instagram: @nordybynature

Where it's located: Hotel Indigo in the Lower East Side

What makes it cool: There's an outdoor pool

10. Skylark

Instagram: @rooftopvibe

Where it's located: Midtown West

What makes it cool: They have a ring light that people love for taking selfies and pics with their drinks

11. Westlight

Instagram: @leesoze

Where it's located: Williamsburg

What makes it cool: Amazing views of the Manhattan skyline

12. Loopy Doopy Rooftop Bar

Instagram: @conradnewyork

Where it's located: Conrad Hotel in Battery Park

What makes it cool: They have a signature Prosecco Pop drink (popsicle drink)

13. Gallow Green

Instagram: @maggieklimuszko

Where it's located: McKittrick Hotel in Chelsea

What makes it cool: The space is full of greenery and even has a majestic tree-like tunnel

14. 1 Rooftop Garden & Bar

Instagram: @edisonly

Where it's located: 1 Hotel in DUMBO

What makes it cool: Amazing view of the Brooklyn Bridge

15. The Delancey

Instagram: @thedelancey

Where it's located: Lower East Side

What makes it cool: Swanky aesthetic and lots of music shows

16. Magic Hour Rooftop

Instagram: @jennreyn19

Where it's located: Moxy Hotel in Times Square

What makes it cool: They've got a whole lot of weird decor that makes for a unique experience

17. Make Believe

Instagram: @makebelieve

Where it's located: Sixty Hotel in the Lower East Side

What makes it cool: It's a tiki-style bar with good frozen drinks

18. The Press Lounge

Instagram: @thepresslounge

Where it's located: Hell's Kitchen

What makes it cool: Fancy aesthetic with panoramic views

19. Elsewhere

Instagram: @um_caroline

Where it's located: East Williamsburg

What makes it cool: They have sunset happy hours, shows & parties, food pop-ups, and film screenings

20. Spyglass

Instagram: @silver_rowan

Where it's located: Archer Hotel in Midtown West

What makes it cool: Great view of the Empire State Building

21. The Polynesian

Instagram: @carly803

Where it's located: Pod Hotel 42 in Hell's Kitchen

What makes it cool: It's an awesome tiki bar with fun drinks

22. Northern Territory

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Where it's located: Greenpoint

What makes it cool: There's rooftop yoga, fun frozen drinks, and a pretty solid brunch

23. The Heights at Arlo NoMad

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Where it's located: Arlo Hotel in Midtown East

What makes it cool: They have a famous glass floor with a 31-story plunge view

24. Bar SixtyFive

Instagram: @sixtyfivenyc

Where it's located: Rainbow Room at Rockefeller Plaza

What makes it cool: It has a killer view 65 floors up with a cute Rosé Bar

25. Rooftop Reds

Instagram: @jwelc27

Where it's located: Brooklyn Navy Yard near DUMBO

What makes it cool: They have hammocks

26. Mad46

Instagram: @mamiiumami

Where it's located: Roosevelt Hotel in Midtown

What makes it cool: They have a floral swing that's perfect for pictures

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