The 10 Best Rooftop Bars in NYC
The best rooftops, whether you’re looking to relax or party, or something in between.
Roof Garden Café and Martini Bar at The MET
1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street (on the Upper East Side) website
With panoramic views of the city from atop one of the best art museums in the world, this rooftop lounge is a can’t-miss. And if you want to get out of the sun, The MET has several other lounges and restaurants you can check out.
The Roof Garden Cafe and Martini Bar serves cocktails along with light sandwiches and snacks. It’s open from May through October (weather permitting). From Sunday to Thursday you can get in from 10:00am to 4:30pm (a good reason to duck out of work early!), and it’s open on Friday and Saturday from 10:00am to 8:15pm, which makes it the perfect place to go after work on Friday or to chill on a Saturday afternoon.