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by: Staff Report Jul 7th 1:51pm in Dining


We gave you a list of our favorite rooftop bars in NYC. Here are 25 more, spread out across the country and the Atlantic. Go ahead and drink it all in.





Hangar Lounge

318 Colorado Street

Austin, TX 78701

(512) 474-4264


Designed to look like a 1950’s airport lounge, Hangar Lounge is a downtown favorite known for its friendly staff and strong drinks. The rooftop patio is another throwback–complete with faux grass and retro lawn chairs–that makes for the perfect locale on a balmy summer night.




Ristorante Fiore

250 Hanover Street

Boston, MA 02113

(617) 371-1176


Located in Boston’s famed “North End” Italian district, Ristorante Fiore isn’t for the rowdy bar crowd; rather, it offers fine dining and a lovely locale for relaxing on a rooftop with a glass of wine.




The Tavern Downtown

1949 Market Street

Denver, CO 80202

(303) 299-0100


Once deemed one of Playboy’s “Top 10 Rooftop Patios in America,” The Tavern Downtown is located in the vibrant “LoDo”–Lower Downtown–district and favored by Denver’s hip, young residents.


Los Angeles:


The Standard Rooftop Bar

550 South Flower Street

Los Angeles, CA 90071

(213) 892-8080


Found in The Standard Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles, the very popular Rooftop Bar draws guests with such features as vibrating water pods, nightly live deejays and a heated swimming pool.




The Rooftop Lounge of The Townhouse Hotel

150 20th Street

Miami Beach, FL 33139

(305) 534-3800


A must-go on those warm South Beach nights, The Rooftop Lounge of The Townhouse Hotel offers reasonable drink prices for its location, beautiful ocean views and comfy lounge furnishings.


The Spire Bar & Lounge

801 Collins Avenue

Miami Beach, FL 33139

(305) 531-2222


A dressy venue located on the roof of The Hotel of South Beach, The Spire Bar is well known for its delicious tapas bar menu and chic clientele.


New York City:



60 Thompson Street

New York, NY 10012

(877) 431-0400


Known for being cozy and not overcrowded, A60 is located in 60 Thompson in the South Village. Entrance requires a membership card, but the good food, good drinks and intimate atmosphere there are worth signing up for.


Above Allen

190 Allen Street

New York, NY 10002

(212) 460-5300


Another Thompson creation–this one located in the Thompson LES–that is strictly for members and hotel guests, Above Allen offers excellent downtown views and Chinese-inspired cuisine from SHANG.



501 Lexington Avenue

New York, NY 10017

(212) 755-1400


Check out the famed Wednesday night summer clambake at Henry’s at The Roger Smith Hotel, a casual rooftop scene that opened just about a year ago.


Jimmy at The James Hotel

15 Thompson Street

Manhattan, NY 10013


Offering 360-degree views of the Manhattan skyline and a private pool, Jimmy at The James Hotel is a relatively new venue (it opened in 2010) meant to be reminiscent of New York circa the 1970’s.


Le Bain

848 Washington Street

New York, NY 10014

(212) 645-4646


Another newcomer, Le Bain at The Standard Hotel opened last June and has been drawing in the crowds ever since with its hip features—waterbeds, astro-turf flooring, hot tubs and even a bikini vending machine (in case you forgot). 


Mé Bar           

17 West 32nd Street

New York, NY 10001

(212) 290-2460


With its bright array of patio furniture and great bar selection, Mé Bar–located at the La Quinta Manhattan and open year-round­–offers a laid-back rooftop option for those looking to escape pretentious crowds.


Plunge Rooftop Bar + Lounge

420 Park Avenue South

New York, NY 10016

(212) 317-2900


Perched 20 stories high in Gansevoort Park Avenue is Plunge Rooftop Bar + Lounge, an expansive venue featuring a glass backlit bar and beautiful mosaic tiling. The A-list crowd flocks here for the posh atmosphere and 360-degree views.


Press Lounge

653 11th Avenue

New York, NY 10036

(212) 757-2224


Those looking for a casual night of cocktails and light fare will be pleased with Press Lounge at Ink48, but this spacious rooftop is also perfect for anyone looking for a relaxed, yet elegant brunch on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon.


Rare View

303 Lexington Avenue

New York, NY 10016

(917) 281-1999


A friendly staff and excellent scenery make Rare View, located in the Hilton New York Fashion District, a favorite for those seeking a breezy atmosphere and a cool cocktail after work.


Salon de Ning

700 Fifth Avenue

New York, NY 10019           

(212) 956-2888


Located at the top of The Peninsula in Mid-town Manhattan, Salon de Ning’s stylish decor is meant to evoke 1930’s Shanghai. Be prepared to face crowds and a pricey bar menu, but also to be impressed with the classy staff and beautiful city views.


The Glass Bar

127 West 28th Street

New York, NY 10001

(212) 973-9000


Encased by frosted glass and reminiscent of Miami nightlife, The Glass Bar at the Hotel Indigo Chelsea popped up on the bar scene in 2010. The venue offers a mellow vibe for those tired of the classics and looking to try something new.


The View Lounge           

1535 Broadway

New York, NY 10036

(212) 704-8900


Factoring in the Times Square location with the bar menu and a late evening dinner buffet, it’s no wonder that The View Lounge at the New York Marriott Marquis is popular. Oh, and it also happens to be the only revolving lounge in the city.


Top of the Strand

33 West 37th Street

New York, NY 10018

(212) 448-1024


Top of the Strand offers everything a patron could want in a rooftop bar—delicious cocktails, a friendly staff, a brilliant view of the Empire State Building and an intimate feel.




Departure Restaurant & Lounge

525 Southwest Morrison Street

Portland, Oregon 97204

(503) 802-5370


Whether a patron is looking for a glass of wine, a cocktail or some sake, Departure Restaurant & Lounge serves it all up with a Modern Asian twist. Expect great service, great fare and great people—complete with a view.


San Francisco:


Medjool Restaurant/Lounge

2522 Mission Street

San Francisco, CA 94110

(415) 550-9055


Offering up a selection of Mediterranean favorites, Medjool easily switches from tasty restaurant to lively lounge. The Sky Terrace is three floors up and features 360-degree views of San Francisco—just make sure you’re equipped for the cash bar. 


Top of the Mark

999 California Street

San Francisco, California 94108

(415) 616-6940


With views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz, Top of the Mark at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco has been attracting patrons for over 70 years. Go on Saturday night to order off their famous “100 Martinis” menu and then come back Sunday for the Champagne Brunch.




Coq d’Argent


City of London, Greater London EC2R 8EJ

United Kingdom

+44 (0) 20 7395 5000


The rooftop garden and heated bar terrace draw guests all year round to Coq d’Argent, where the relaxed atmosphere and French bistro-style cuisine please all the senses.


Discoteca Serrano 41

Calle de Serrano, 41

28001 Madrid, Spain

+34 687 871 045


The trendy Serrano 41 is a Madrid hotspot, drawing both local and international partiers. The terraces here make for the perfect atmosphere for drinking and dancing.


Les Jardins Plein Ciel

7 Avenue Kléber

75116 Paris, France

+33 (1) 44 28 00 28


IF you’re looking for a cozy atmosphere in Paris, you’ll love the garden terrace atop Hotel Raphael. Les Jardins Plein Ciel is an elegant choice for casual drinks with a quirky twist–an oversized chessboard is part of the décor.










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