With the city heating up, the rooftop bars in NYC are crowded with professionals eager to sample some creative cocktails and stunning skyline views. Enjoy some outdoor dining and drinking in the sun with our list of the best rooftop bars in NYC.

Gallow Green

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As long as you’re in NYC, you should definitely check out Gallow Green, located on the roof of the extremely cool McKittrick Hotel.

Don’t worry if you get rained out, the McKittrick’s Manderley jazz bar and its speakeasy and performance venue The Heath are alternative options. 

Triplemint Tip: The McKittrick is also home to the immersive theater experience “Sleep No More,” based on Shakespeare’s Macbeth. During the show, all the participants are required to wear a mask and interact with the actors.

 Refinery Rooftop

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If you’re looking for a fancy rooftop bar, Refinery Rooftop will fulfill your desires with its luxurious decor and bustling atmosphere. There are comfortable lounges and plants covering the rooftop’s space, including both a covered, semi-indoor area and an uncovered, outdoor area. This gives the space a unique adaptability, ensuring it’s a great spot in any weather. There’s a standard array of drinks on offer, as well as their own eclectic lineup of cocktails.

Loopy Doopy

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Looking for something a bit more unique? You should try the Prosecco and Ice Pop cocktail (aka a ‘loopy pop’) at Loopy Doopy, a rooftop bar at the Conrad Hotel. 

Choose a Prosecco or Rose base and pick your fruity pop flavor, from Blackberry Sour to Pink Lady Sangria, Strawberry Rose Gin, Pear Ginger Crush, and Blueberry de Cana. Remember, the ice pop options are seasonal and vary on a monthly basis.

The Roof

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The Roof is a great place for an intimate gathering, while enjoying stunning views of Central Park. This bar is on the roof of the Viceroy Central Park hotel and has an indoor and outdoor lounge. The Roof’s drinks list includes classic and house cocktails, wines, beers, single malt selections, and more. And yes, there are options for food; some popular bites are meatball sliders and the charcuterie and cheese board.