Top 5 rooftop bars in NYC

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Enjoying the top 5 rooftop bars in NYC with sky-high libations and some of the best views in New York City

To truly enjoy New York you should get out and have a drink on one of these excellent rooftop bars.  Enjoying sky-high libations typically comes as a cost in NYC. Expect to pay slightly more than standard when dining above the city lights.

 

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Bar SixtyFive at Rainbow Room

Located on the 65th floor of 30 Rock (Rockefeller Center) and billed as the highest outdoor terrace bar in NYC, Bar SixtyFive is one of the best places to enjoy a drink with a view.  The price of a cocktail might have you sway more than the liquor itself, but keep in mind that your $25 libation is roughly the same price as admission to the Top of the Rock observation deck location just one floor above. Sunset would be the ideal time to visit, but be sure to leave the jeans and sneakers back at the hotel as “proper attire” is requested.

The Press Lounge

The Press Lounge, located on the top floor of the Ink48 Hotel, is prized for its spectacular views of the city. Guests are treated to not one but two iconic NYC sites: the Hudson river and the iconic Manhattan skyline.  Expect to pay about $20 (including tip) for a perfectly mixed cocktail. We would recommend something from the seasonal menu, perhaps a Seravek—Atlantico rum, blackberry puree, lime juice, and club soda.

Those with an appetite might want to start at the Press Lounge for a little cocktail hour before heading out for a meal. The small plate menu is limited and might leave the hungry wanting. In other words, go for the drinks and the views, but leave before your belly is empty and the lounge gets crowded.

 

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