New York – Rooftops x 6

Cantor Rooftop Garden Bar

Location: At the Met museum, right by Central Park.

View: Skyline of Manhattan

Dress code: Anything πŸ‘šπŸ‘–πŸ‘•πŸ‘—

Vibe: Chilled, more a pop up and have a drink while visiting the museum so a complete mish mash of people

Prosecco price: (just by the glass) 🍾🍾

Food available? Snacks – yes

Booking available? No – not tables more for standing

Visited / Photos taken: 2018

Warm/dry weather only? Yes

Rooftop review: Aside the fact the Met is a must to see some amazing exhibitions the bonus is treating yourself to a pit stop with these views. It was ridiculously hot the day I went so no one was out on the terrace (all taking rest in the shade) but I imagine when it’s less intense heat the roof would be full – like a daytime cocktail party but in any attire! There’s a few benches but this felt very much like a quick stop (no bottles sold) rather than destination. Though fully worth it for view though they now have introduced a charge which considering it gains you entry to the museum is fair.

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Rooftop extra tip: If you like this rooftop then you might also like: Coq Du Argent in London


The Top

Location: The Standard Hotel, Meat packing district

View: The Hudson and sky line

Dress code: Smart πŸ‘—πŸ‘ 

Vibe: We went in the day and was super glam and chill

Prosecco price: 🍾🍾🍾

Food available? Yes

Booking available? Yes

Visited / photos taken: 2014

Warm/dry weather only? Yes but they have an indoor bar one level down with sweeping views

Rooftop review roundup: Decadent, gorgeous and a perfect pit stop when shopping or visiting the high line. I hear the night vibe is a swanky fun crowd.

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Rooftop extra tip: If you like this rooftop then you might also like: Upper 5th Shoreditch in London


Monarch

Location: 71 W 35th Street

View: Empire State Building 😍 and Macy’s!

Dress code: Smart casual πŸ‘•πŸ‘–πŸ‘š – dressyπŸ‘—πŸ‘ 

Vibe: A mix of chill to swanky

Prosecco price: 🍾🍾🍾

Food available? Yes

Booking available? Yes

Visited / photos taken: 2014

Warm/dry weather only? Yes but indoor area too!

Rooftop review roundup: My first night in the big Apple and my bestie has chosen well. Certainly gives the ‘I’m in NYC moment’ 😊

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Rooftop extra tip: If you like this rooftop then you might also like: Madisons in London


Bookmarks

Location: At the library hotel, 299 Maddison Avenue – close to central station

View: A peak at the Empire State but it’s more just business buildings. It’s more about the cuteness of the terrace than the view.

Dress code: Smart Casual BuT we dressed it up πŸ‘—πŸ‘ 

Vibe: Very quiet and peaceful till 11pm (on a Sat night) then was rammed!

Prosecco price: 🍾🍾🍾

Food available? Small plates

Booking available? Yes

Visited / photos taken: 2018

Warm/dry weather only? Yes but there is an indoor area with large windows that still feels you get the rooftop feel.

Rooftop review roundup: This is a must for bookworms. The name gives it away! They have book themed cocktails! 😍🍸

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Rooftop extra tip: If you like this rooftop then you might also like: The Avairy in London


Gallow Green

Location: McKittrick Hotel , West 27th – between midtown and Chelsea Market

View: Random NYC buildings one side and the infamous skyline the other

Dress code: Casual or dressy – whatever you feel πŸ‘•πŸ‘–πŸ‘šπŸ‘—

Vibe: Bustleee

Prosecco price: 🍾🍾🍾

Food available? Yes

Booking available? Yes

Visited / photos taken: 2018

Warm/dry weather only? It’s says it’s a summer venue but it had rained prior to my visit and was fine!

Rooftop review roundup: Garden view, shared tables for dinner in the main area which is waiter service. The bar area is cute wooden tables for private quieter chats – self service. Fun and vibrant and part of a very arty venue. Two pointers would be – being british I got bitten alive as was super summer humid and just rained! πŸ€¦β€β™€οΈ And we booked but my friend was running late and despite the booking still had to queue to gain entry – which I understand is a NYC thing.

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Rooftop extra tip: If you like this rooftop then you might also like: Culpepper in London


230th Fifth Rooftop Bar

Location: As the name says! 230th Fifth Avenue – Midtown

View: Empire State Building & city tho the terrace is quite build up

Dress code: Casual πŸ‘–πŸ‘•πŸ‘š

Vibe: Chilled young vibe

Prosecco price: 🍾🍾 Though only champers by the bottle

Food available? Yes

Booking available? Yes

Visited / photos taken: 2018

Warm/dry weather only? No –

Terrace has covered areas – my first night it tipped it down and we were ok – not ideal in full on rain but not a disaster!

Rooftop review roundup: Last visit my first night was made special being on a rooftop seeing the iconic Empire State Building and this did the same job. More chilled than the Monarch but still the pinch me I’m here moment! The largest rooftop in NYC – accommodates 1000 people. Imagine in the day would be great BBQ vibe in the summer.

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Rooftop extra tip: If you like this rooftop then you might also like: Golden Bee in London


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