Five Best NYC Rooftop Bars

Spring is here. Summer may still be a few months away, but locals and visitors alike will begin to pack the best NYC rooftop bars as soon as the weather allows. Here’s where to soak up the sun while enjoying the best cocktails in Manhattan.

Bar SixtyFive at The Rainbow Room

Walking distance from Hotel 48LEX: 10 minutes

Located atop Rockefeller Center, Bar SixtyFive (right next to the iconic Rainbow Room) offers cocktails, small bites, and the city’s highest bar, not to mention outstanding and unparalleled city views.

Rainbow Room: 30 Rockefeller Plz, 212-632-5000

La Birreria at Eataly

Subway from Hotel 48LEX: 17 minutes

Fourteen floors above Fifth Avenue, La Birreria at Italy offers the best Italian eats and wine in the city, plus hand-crafted cocktails, with views of the Empire State Building. Birreria means beer in Italian, so don’t miss the house-brewed beer, either. Each cask ale is served through traditional hand pumps at the perfect temperature.

Eataly: 200 5th Ave, 212-937-8910

The Roof at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Subway from Hotel 48LEX: 18 minutes

See the latest exhibits, then head up to this artsy NYC rooftop bar to enjoy a cocktail or glass of wine with Central Park and the Midtown skyline as your stunning backdrop.

Metropolitan Museum of Art: 1000 5th Ave, 800-662-3397

Catch Roof

Subway from Hotel 48LEX: 22 minutes

New Yorkers love seafood, and they often head to Catch to enjoy it. The sister restaurant to our own Lexington Brass, this popular Meatpacking seafood restaurant also offers a rooftop lounge and outdoor terrace that serves the same menu as below, but with better views.

Catch Roof: 21 9th Ave, 212-392-5978

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