Midtown has a wide array of rooftop bars where you can enjoy a drink while taking in the breathtaking views of Manhattan’s world-famous skyline. We think these bars offer some of the best views in the entire city. Our New York City personal injury lawyers recommend the following rooftop bars in Midtown if you’re looking to enjoy some drinks with friends at the top of the city:
Henry’s Rooftop Bar
Henry’s is a cozy, relaxed rooftop bar located at the Roger Smith Hotel. It’s a great place to take in some views of Manhattan’s majestic skyline, with added ambiance from the string lights surrounding the bar. This is one of our favorite places to relax with drinks during summer evenings in the city. Drink prices are on par for what you’d expect in a Manhattan rooftop bar, with $15 cocktails and $8 draft beers.
Ophelia is a cocktail lounge on top of the Beekman Tower. It features a 360-degree greenhouse terrace and of course, breathtaking views of Manhattan. This is a fancy place, with pricey but refined cocktails and a diverse food menu.
Some of our favorite cocktails here include:
- Ophelia’s Ascension
- Top of the Tower
- Caribbean Old Fashioned
- Far East Side
- Beekman’s Classic Martini
If you’re feeling hungry, we recommend the following snacks and dishes:
- Maine Lobster Spring Roll
- Hudson Valley Foie Gras
- Prime Beef Tenderloin
- Truffle Fries
- Chef’s Selection of Four Hudson Valley Cheeses
RARE View Rooftop
In our opinion, Rare offers some of the best views of any rooftop bar in the city. You have a great view of the Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, World Trade Center, and other iconic Manhattan landmarks. You can take these views in while relaxing with your drink at the bar or on one of many comfortable couches.
The Heights at Arlo Hotel
The Heights is an upscale cocktail lounge located on the roof of the Arlo Hotel. We think this rooftop bar offers the best view of the Empire State Building. It also features a glass floor that you can stand on and look all the way down to the street if you’re not too afraid of heights. They offer some tasty snacks to pair with your cocktails, including pizza and chips with your choice of guacamole, salsa, or ceviche.
The Press Lounge
The Press Lounge is one of the few Manhattan rooftop bars that are open year-round. It’s surrounded by glass walls so that you can stay warm while still taking in the breathtaking 360-degree panoramic views of the skyline. If you don’t mind braving the cold, you can also step outside of the interior to get a better view. They offer a good mix of well-made cocktails, wines, and both standard domestic and craft beers. Additionally, their menu has a selection of small plates if you’re feeling hungry.