10 Rooftop Bars You Can Still Go to in the Winter

Many people think of rooftop bar-hopping as a pastime reserved for warmer months — but in New York City, it’s not unusual for rooftop bars to stay open all year long. Here’s a rundown of 10 NYC rooftop bars where you can sip creative craft cocktails and take in panoramic views, while protected from the winter elements.

Broken Shaker

Broken Shaker is a spin-off of a James Beard Award-nominated bar in Miami and boasts a funky, bohemian vibe. Enjoy cocktails made from fresh juices and syrups, tasty light bites, and views of surrounding Midtown East.

Mr. Purple

Mr. Purple, the rooftop bar of Hotel Indigo Lower East Side, has a creative indoor-outdoor design, a menu of modern cocktails, market-fresh fare, and downtown vistas.

The Magic Hour

Moxy Times Square’s The Magic Hour holds a rotating seating area, five carnival-esque “environments,” Empire State Building views, and even a putt-putt course with a raunchy twist.

Ophelia Lounge

Beekman Tower’s Ophelia brings you vintage vibes, from its checkerboard flooring to drinks with names such as “The Flapper” and “Excess” — along with a history of hosting NYC icons, including Frank Sinatra.

230 Fifth

The NoMad neighborhood’s 230 Fifth comprises a massive, fully enclosed penthouse lounge and garden with innovative details, including heated igloos in the winter.  

The Roof at PUBLIC

PUBLIC’s rooftop bar pairs terrific craft cocktails with a panoramic location high above the Lower East Side. Come here to catch acclaimed DJs on certain nights of the week.

Le Bain

The two-story, Meatpacking District favorite Le Bain plays host to fantastic dance parties around its namesake indoor pool, and you’ll find a team of seasoned mixologists who whip up innovative elixirs.

Bar 54

With its soaring address above Times Square, Bar 54 offers Latin-infused cocktails and rather impressively allows you to view both the East River and the Hudson River from the same space.

Refinery Rooftop

The Refinery hotel’s rooftop has unique, industrial-chic vibes, as well as direct views of the Empire State Building, and cocktails made from healthy and natural ingredients.

The Delancey

The Delancey is a popular music venue and lounge beside the Williamsburg Bridge, offering opulent décor, lush greenery, and fantastic DJ sets.

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