New York Rooftops

Play, Travel / 9 September 2015

We have been searching high and higher to bring you our top picks for the best New York rooftops. From the classy Chelsea skyline to the hip scenes on Brooklyn balconies, the big apple is the city of rooftops. Enjoy a cocktail and the finest views of this spectacular metropolis.

Gallow Greens Rooftop

Gallow Greens Rooftop

Chances are you will need a drink after the immersive theatre experience Sleep No More at the McKittrick Hotel. The Green Gallows is a rooftop garden patio, overgrown with vines and leaves. You feel as if you have entered an occult and mysterious forest that serves peculiar share plates and sleek, seductive cocktails and punch. The impeccably designed space captures the essence of transportive experience in bars and restaurants with an antique rail cart that offers some of the best seats and views in Chelsea.

Gallow Greens Rooftop, Mc Kittrick Hotel, 542 West 27th Street, New York


If you want to experience the ultimate rooftop soirée, buy tickets to one of Outposts many events. They host a number of world class Djs on their rooftop and then open up 4 floors for all night dancing and drinking. The view is spectacular, with a Ferris wheel in the foreground and the NY skyline. It’s centrally located with great late night eats on the rooftop until 2:00am and top to bottom grooves.
Output, 74 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, New York

Le Bain @ The Standard

Le Bain @ The Standard

Enjoy a vista of the sunset and the high line from the vantage point of the top floor of the standard in Chelsea. Well known for its killer views and cocktails, you can truly soak up the grandeur of NY from this rooftop. When the sun goes down the city transforms before your eyes. Grab a crepe from the grass covered patio or take a plunge in the summer pool and take in the view.

Le Bain @ The Standard
, 848 Washington St, New York

The Ides Rooftop @ The Wythe 

The Ides Rooftop @ The Wythe
The Whyte hotel is a boutique space in the middle of Brooklyn, overlooking industrial sprawl and aqua blue water towers. Sunset is a truly spectacular show but don’t worry too much if you miss it, any time of day is a good time to be at the Wythe hotel. The vibe is laid back and draws a hip mix of tourists, New Yorkers and Brooklynites.

The Ides Rooftop @ The Wythe, Floor 6, Wythe Hotel, 80 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY

Soho House Rooftop



Soho House is a members only bar and restaurant so make friends with someone who has a membership and head up to the rooftop for drinks. Take in the amazing views of downtown Manhattan and the Hudson River. The heated rooftop swimming pool is open year-round and is perfect for lounging around and celeb spotting day or night.

Soho House New York, 29-35 Ninth Ave, New York, NY 10014, United States

Fireworks light up the Empire State Building along the Manhattan skyline during Macy's 37th Annual Fourth of July fireworks show, Thursday, July 4, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
(AP Photo/John Minchillo)

When travelling to New York there are two things you can be sure of: One, you will get lost on the subway and two, You will make friends with someone who has a rooftop. There is no shortage of rooftop space and come a public holiday day, of which there a many, people flock upwards to fire up a barbie. In the summertime you can see gatherings and groups rejoicing above the city block to block. Be open and friendly and bring along some dip to your future New York friend’s rooftop party (4th of July is especially fun!).