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Rooftop season is arguably the best one there is, especially with all the new sky-high spots both locally and abroad. Whether you’re popping in for happy hour, getting a bite or gathering with your group, bookmark this page for intel on the rooftops to hit this summer.
elNico at Penny Williamsburg
Located on the 11th floor of Sydell Group’s newly opened Penny Williamsburg hotel, elNico rooftop bar and restaurant is a must-visit. Enjoy colorful dishes by Mexico City native Chef Fernanda Serrano and creative, Latin-inspired cocktails courtesy of Leo Robitschek and Cristhian Rodriguez.
RT60 at Hard Rock Hotel New York
The expansive bar and lounge RT60 features two outdoor terraces atop Rock Hotel New York, offering unique north and south views from the 34th floor. Expect to enjoy a regular lineup of DJs as you sip your pick of the craft cocktail program (including the summer-ready large format Bespoke Seltzer). You can also have the bar team create something unique to you through the Bespoke Cocktail Suit, a mini session in which questions like “mountains or beach?” inspire your personalized beverage.
Bar Harta at Grayson Hotel
Next time you’re out for tapas and wine, visit Bar Harta, located on the second-floor terrace of Grayson Hotel. Get your group together for shareable snacks, easy-drinking wines and a selection of spritzes and other summertime cocktails.
The Lookup Rooftop at the Kixby
The Lookup Rooftop is back after a few-year hiatus with a refreshed food and beverage offering. Mixologist Pam Wiznitzer serves up favorites like the Classic Martini and Summertime Old Fashioned, as well as new non-alcoholic cocktails like the Lychee Na’tini. Drop by for bar bites and to try the latest rotating slushie flavor in the shadow of the Empire State Building.
Lillistar at Moxy Williamsburg
Spring saw the opening of Lillistar, the indoor-outdoor lounge at Moxy Williamsburg. If you’re itching for a beach vacay, scratch the itch with tropical-inspired cocktails and Balinese beach barbecue dishes like porgy lumpia or turmeric cauliflower served with cilantro and coconut chips.
Electric Lemon at Equinox Hotel New York
Electric Lemon brings locals and visitors alike to the 24th floor of the Equinox Hotel. Stephen Starr’s seasonal American restaurant is on brand with the health club, serving what they’re calling “clean and conscious cuisine,” made with ingredients from local farmers and artisans. With views of Manhattan and the Hudson River, this might become your golden hour go-to.
Cloudsplitter Bar at Grand Adirondack Hotel
Headed upstate? The only rooftop bar in the area, keep an eye on the official opening of Cloudsplitter bar at Grand Adirondack Hotel. Set to open soon, the Lake Placid space invites guests to revel in the fresh air as they order from the craft cocktail menu and food offerings made with locally sourced ingredients.
Take full advantage of the weather this summer. For tenants at 80 Pine, pack up your laptop and head to downtown’s rooftop oasis on the building’s 23rd floor. Mingle with a like-minded business community and enjoy indoor and outdoor amenities, from group workspaces to quiet areas for calls and client meetings.
The Highlight Room at Moxy LES
Something of a garden in the sky, The Highlight Room is the new Moxy LES’ all-season rooftop bar. In addition to a lovely, foliage-forward aesthetic, expect signature cocktails and bites, plus thenew 'After-Work' cocktail specials available Wednesday through Saturday from 5-9pm.
DUMBO House x Roberta’s
DUMBO House and pizza favorite Roberta’s have teamed up for a special rooftop menu this summer. Enjoy classic pizzas like The Bee Sting as you lounge by the pool and take in that breathtaking view of the Brooklyn Bridge.
RoofTop at Exchange Place
Jersey City’s RoofTop at Exchange Place is coming in hot this summer, having just debuted a new summer cocktail list and revamped cocktail menu. The RoofTop will also have a buzzing programming lineup this summer, including boozy brunches and events supporting local causes.
Take in dazzling city views as you dine al fresco at Tanta Rooftop, a lush space serving authentic Peruvian dishes by chef and Peruvian food ambassador Gastón Acurio and Tanta Chicago Executive Chef Roberto Rocha. Transport from the River North neighborhood to the streets of Peru with classic plates like skewers and sip on the country’s national cocktail, the Pisco Sour.
Edgewater’s only rooftop bar, Klaw boasts a stunning interior space with waterfront views that can be admired from inside or outdoor seating. The Klaw team’s claim to fame is their unmatched menu, which offers over 250 hand-picked old and new world wines. Plus, craft cocktails (try a Mignonette Martini) and shareable bites like a seafood platter and cheese plate.
The only hotel in Miami's Wynwood neighborhood, Arlo Wynwood has become a fast favorite of guests and locals alike. Cool down on the 80-foot rooftop deck, complete with a pool, cabanas and cocktails; Bar Lab serves up freshing bites and beverages perfect for the hottest Miami day.
The Mills House
Charleston’s iconic pink hotel just got a brand new rooftop pool, bar and terrace in the heart of the historic district. Hotel guests are invited to lounge under umbrellas with towel service or settle in a cabana, which are also available for visitors. From frozen cocktails to bar bites, The Mills House will be the summer hotspot.
CATCH STEAK Aspen Rooftop
The CATCH STEAK Aspen rooftop returns this summer, serving up cult favorites from locations in NYC, LA and Vegas against a backdrop of majestic mountain views. Located on restaurant row, take in the beautiful sights on this seasonal rooftop.
Eden Rooftop Bar at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Phoenix
Take in the city skyline and summer sunshine at the newly opened Eden Rooftop Bar. It’s the perfect Sunday Funday spot, too; from 11am-4pm, Eden hosts a live DJ and offers unique Lush Floral tableside flower cart service as well as seasonal brunch bites, beverages and more.
Lucero at Omni Tempe Hotel at ASU
The ultimate spot to catch the sunset or stargaze, Lucero brings bold design to the Omni Tempe Hotel at ASU. An interesting tapas-style menu will keep you coming back to try everything from crispy branzino and chiled lobster to Moroccan lamb empanadas and more.
Cavaña at LUMA Hotel
Enjoy elevated South American street food at Cavaña, LUMA Hotel’s rooftop restaurant. The beverage menu offers a unique and expansive collection of agave and sugarcane distillates, perfect for imbibing as you take in 180-degree views of the city skyline and bay (plus direct views into Oracle Park from the north side of the space).
Graduate Palo Alto
If you find yourself in Palo Alto, you’ll want to visit Graduate Hotels’ outpost on the historic Hotel President property – and the only rooftop in the city: President’s Terrace. Situated on the sixth floor, the locally driven menu is rooted in California culture and features a range of seafood dishes and playful, on-theme cocktails.
Kimpton Everly Hollywood Rooftop
The fifth-floor rooftop pool at the Kimpton Everly Hollywood is set to unveil a brand new look as summer kicks off. Expect poolside cabanas alongside Cannonball, the new food and beverage concept serving elevated American BBQ faves. Chill on the Skyline Sundeck and you might catch a special screening, chef demo or live music performance.
¡ESTA! at Fairmont Century Plaza
¡ESTA! is Fairmont Century Plaza's newest culinary concept, serving Cali-Mex cuisine on the hotel’s rooftop. The vibrant food menu is complemented by the restaurant’s JAJA Tequila partnership, so expect a unique selection of refreshing cocktails to sip poolside or as you gaze out at the city views.
Rooftop Pickleball Court at Kimpton La Peer
There’s a new pickleball court in the heart of West Hollywood. Kimpton La Peer’s rooftop court is the perfect place to play (and socialize) in the sunny summer weather. There’s even courtside seating for those catching a match, as well as cocktails and refreshments to cool down with.
Leave of Absence at Kimpton Alma San Diego
Put your out of office on and head to Leave of Absence, San Diego’s newly opened rooftop bar and restaurant at the Kimpton Alma San Diego. Relax by the pool with a mezze plate or pizza, and try tropical cocktails made with cachaca and sparkling yuzu gin. Keep an eye on the events calendar so as to not miss yoga sessions, DJ sets, special menus and more.
Bloom at Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square
Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square has officially opened Bloom, the rooftop lounge in the hotel’s Crown Residence. Lean into the summer season at this floral pop-up with refreshing beverages and light bites – plus unparalleled views over the River Thames and the city.
Andaz Mexico City Condesa
Mexico City’s tallest rooftop, Andaz Mexico City Condesa is a stylish spot on the 17th floor of the luxe hotel. Sit out on the terrace or relax at the pool during the day before dining at the Tulum-inspired Cabuya Rooftop restaurant – all as you take in unparalleled panoramic city views.
Hôtel Dame des Arts
Headed to Paris? Add the rooftop bar at Hôtel Dame des Arts to your travel plans. The hotel just opened in February, and the rooftop offers incredible views of iconic locales like Notre Dame, Sacre Coeur, Les Invalides and the Eiffel Tower.
NOTOS Rooftop at Six Senses Rome
The recently opened Six Senses Rome is home to NOTOS Rooftop, nestled in the historical Palazzo Salviati Cesi Mellini. Start the day with Ashtanga at sunrise, and unwind with Italian-style aperitivo at sundown and other outdoor dining options. Whether you're a morning person or a night owl, everyone can enjoy unparalleled views of city landmarks including San Marcello al Corso Church and the Montecitorio bell tower.