Best NYC Rooftop Bars Open Year Round - Thrillist. As soon as the first cool breeze hits Manhattan and the sun starts setting before dinnertime, you can hear the collective cries of New York’s rooftop-loving cocktail crowd wailing out in sadness that rooftop season has once again come to an end.
But in a city where everything is built vertically, rooftop season does persist. Gone are the days of summer Fridays, but for winter Fridays, and really every day, there are plenty of enclosed rooftops all over the city, ready to serve you booze in the sky no matter what the weather’s like outside. From your favorite summer spots all covered up to some cozier spots made for drinking your way through a polar vortex, here are the rooftops you can visit year-round.
Tribeca. Best Breweries in New York State According to Beer Experts. One-Line Save Venue Queens If you’re ever out walking in Long Island City, you might confuse Transmitter Brewing for an auto repair garage directly underneath the bustle of the Pulaski Bridge.
But founders Rob Kolb and Anthony Accardi have been hard at work there, bringing something to the beer scene from a geekier emphasis area: yeast. Best NYC Rooftop Bars for Summer Drinking. When the temperatures mercifully rise and we demand a side of fresh air with our margaritas, we invariably head out -- and up.
Like brunching, drinking on a rooftop bar is something of a sport in New York, which means every upper-level lounge from Midtown to Greenpoint is invariably packed. So if you're going to risk suffering the indignities of long lines, hip crowds, and overpriced drinks, you might as well do it at the best. The Best Happy Hour Spot in 21 Different Manhattan 'Hoods. Finding a place to drink during that post-work/pre-dinner interlude -- better known as happy hour -- in NYC is seldom a problem.
But that’s also what kind of makes it a problem. When the choices are endless, there’s a lot of: “I don’t know, where do you want to go?” So we went ahead and solved that problem for you with this definitive list of 21 must-hit happy hour spots in Manhattan, broken down by neighborhood. (That is, if you ever leave your own.) Roundup by Neighborhood Neighborhood Alphabet City Venue Title -- ADD LINK to (address and info) The Library Description The Library makes you feel savvy (aside from just the name) because the drinks are just generally cheap -- even more so until 7pm when they are all two-for-one.
The Absolute Best Beer Bars in NYC. 13 Excellent Secret Speakeasy Bars in NYC. Apotheke One-Line Save Venue Chinatown Apotheke is located down Doyers St (aka, "The Bloody Angle" or "Murder Alley"), and while going here probably won't get you hatched anymore, it will get your liver appropriately murdered, thanks to excellently fussed-over cocktails in categories like "stimulants" and "aphrodisiacs", with ingredients picked from their rooftop garden.
Also, the space is just really cool: old-school vials, prescriptions, and speakeasy trappings abound. Alphabet City This hidden Cuban rum house, located above Amor y Amargo, is the spot for excellent punches. Rooftop Bars in NYC - The Ultimate Guide. The Roof at the Viceroy Hotel Midtown West 124 W 57th St Enjoy innovative cocktails, Central Park views, and plush seating at this prime Midtown spot.
Above 6 Midtown West 308 W 58th St Glimpses of Central Park and Blue Ribbon Sushi bring major appeal to this Columbus Circle rooftop. Ava Lounge Midtown West 210 W 55th St An Art Deco, South Beach-inspired scene with sight lines of the Hudson River and Times Square. The Attic Rooftop & Lounge Midtown West 251 W 48th St A massive indoor/outdoor rooftop inspired by Old Hollywood. Bar 54 Midtown West 135 W 45th St This bar and lounge on the 54th floor of the Hyatt hotel is the tallest rooftop in NYC.
Boosh. Beer Authority Midtown West 300 W 40th St Yes, the Port Authority has its own beer garden, and there’s a roof deck, too. The Best Wine Bars in NYC. Historically, cocktails and beer have gotten more attention in the NYC bar scene than wine.
Sure, NYC launched the modern cocktail movement, and we’re at the heart of the East Coast’s craft beer territory, but it’s time we recognize that many of our wine bars are as impressive, if not more so, than our cocktail and beer bars (not to mention that Long Island wine country is arguably as legit as Napa). NYC’s best vino havens have mastered the notion of great wine without the pretension that gives the genre a bad name, and with new spots -- like a light and airy all-tap Alphabet City haunt -- joining the dark and storied bars that’ve been begging people to ditch their apartments for a comfortable glass of Malbec since before Malbec was cool, there’s never been a better time in New York to learn to navigate a wine list. Brooklyn Brewery Brewmaster Garrett Oliver's Favorite NYC Bars. Blind Tiger | Drew Swantak/Thrillist Garrett Oliver's the brewmaster for one of the greatest success stories in the American craft beer movement, an accomplished author, and a globally respected industry luminary.
When he’s not busy crafting new recipes, he’s usually traveling the world in search of new ideas and inspiration. But even as someone who sees as much of hotel rooms as his own apartment, New York is still his home, and he has a pretty good idea of what makes a great bar stand out. So we asked him about his favorite places to grab a drink in his lifelong hometown. Save Venue With No Dish Neighborhood/Location West Village.