April 09, 2012
Booze With a View: NYC's Best Rooftop Hotspots

Nothing's better than having a drink with friends…except for having one (or more) while perched at the perfect table at one of the city's most popular open-air bars or lounges. We've rounded up nine New York warm-weather wonders where you can sip, eat and/or dance beneath the stars and skyline with a great deal.


MONARCH ROOFTOP (Midtown West)  Visit this premier Midtown rooftop which features the city's best open format DJs on weekend nights. Birthday packages start at $350 with one bottle, ballons, shots and cupcakes..  VIP package with three bottles at $700.


HIGH BAR (Midtown West) is a luxurious indoor/outdoor rooftop with panoramic views out over the Hudson and all the way downtown with a wraparound balcony. The inside lounge feature a live DJ with dancing on an intimate dance floor. VIP packages start at $500.


THE DL (95 Delancey St.) The DL is a three-story restaurant, bar, and rooftop lounge located at 95 Delancey Street in Manhattan's Lower East Side. The menu offers a collection of reimagined comfort food with a modern twist. The ideal location for a relaxed dinner, a few drinks or a late night treat, The second floor private room is available for special event upon request. Rooftop VIP packages start at $350 for one premium bottle and champagne.


SKY ROOM (330 West 40th St.) The name says it all! Located on the 33rd and 34th floors of the Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott Times Square, this sophisticated, two-level lounge/club (pictured above) never lets you forget that you are partying in the middle of it all. Indeed, it's the highest rooftop lounge in the city and features five distinct lounge areas with cabanas, terraces, private rooms — one even boasts a greenhouse-like ceiling. And the exotic, eccentric decor (think illuminated furniture and illuminated floor tiles) is almost as dazzling as the 360-degree city views. 

Sample Deal: Sky Room's $400 Birthday Bash package offers a party of 6 free admission, along with a VIP table, a bottle of Perrier Jouet Grand Brut and a half-bottle of Corzo.


HUDSON TERRACE (621 West 46th St.) Already regarded as one of city's best-loved rooftops,  thanks to luxe VIP cabanas with stunning views of midtown and the Hudson River, this upscale nightclub is about to become even more of a draw. On May 5, when Hudson Terrace opens its retractable roof for the first time this season, they'll also unveil formidable upgrades to their sound and lighting systems. Expect a bash to rival the New York Giants' Super Bowl Victory Party! (Psst: The NiteTables launch party, with performances by Kat Deluna and Joe Budden, was held here too.)

Sample Deal: Hudson Terrace's Rooftop Party package provides free admission and reserved cabana for up to 12 guests, along with three Bottles of Grey Goose Vodka and a bottle of House Champagne for $1,000.


ATTIC ROOFTOP  (Hell's Kitchen) An indoor and outdoor space above the Hilton Gardens just a few blocks off of Times Square. After work Happy Hour specials all week starting an early May with late night parties on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  VIP packages start at $400.  


HOTEL CHANTELLE (92 Ludlow St.) Ooh la la! If not for the sight of the nearby Williamsburg Bridge, the gorgeous top floor of this chic, three-floor rest-lounge would have you swearing you were in Paris. Thanks to the clear, retractable roof, Hotel Chantelle and its brasserie decor (think old-fashioned standing street lamps and pretty, striped garden furniture) can be enjoyed year-round. Come for happy hour and enjoy 1/2-price artisanal cocktails at the bar (try the Clementine or the Delancey); once you get a buzz going, we bet you stay for dinner. As the hour grows later, bottles abound, and the place fills with stylish Lower East Side types. John Legend, Charlotte Ronson and Tilda Swinson have all partied here. 


HAVEN ROOFTOP (Midtown West) Located just a block to the East of Times Square this rooftop lounge sits high above the Sanctuary Hotel.  Ski chalet-themed in the winter, the rooftop transforms in the Spring into one of NYC's best afterwork hot spots. Pre-theater dinner also available at $100/couple. Girls Night Out bottle/table special at only $200 with champagne and appetizers.


TONIC EAST (Midtown East) Located in the Murray Hill neighborhood, this 3-story bar/lounge with a partially enclosed rooftop often featuring live DJs on weekends. Open bar packages start at $45/person with a 2-bottle of Moet champagne special at $350.


—Nicole Vullo

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