9 Hautest Bars With a View in New York City

New York City has a lot to offer in food, drinks, scenery and more. The best places in this beautiful city combine all of those qualities in order to give guests a hand-tailored experience. Here are the nine hautest bars with a view in New York City.

Penthouse 808

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Penthouse 808 is an Asian Pacific bistro and lounge that provides alluring views that’ll keep you coming back for more. Monday to Friday, Penthouse 808 serves a happy hour from 5-8pm with delectable drinks from cocktails to wine to beer. They also provide amazing food to go with their tasty drinks, like samurai chicken wings, rock shrimp tempura, sushi rolls, and more.

Mad 46

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Mad 46, located in Midtown East on the 19th floor on top of the Roosevelt Hotel, combines a beautiful view with perfectly concocted drinks. On their “Mad Mondays,” they have happy hour from 5-6 p.m. and on Saturdays they have happy hour from 5-7 p.m. There are even more specials that are paired perfectly with rooftop movie screenings.

Z Hotel Rooftop Bar

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The Z Hotel Rooftop Bar is located in Long Island City, Queens and includes an exquisite view of the East River and the skyline of New York City. The rooftop is colorful and personable with happy hours on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 5-7 p.m. You can sip on signature cocktails while looking at the uninterrupted panorama views.


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Bookmarks, located at the Library Hotel, is a place where literature enthusiasts can come together and taste delicate literary inspired cocktails like Gin and the Giant Peach and The Hemingway while munching on small plates that are a perfect match for a unique and fun evening. This quaint rooftop bar isn’t just for the literature lovers in the world. Anyone who wants to enjoy a view of New York City, while savoring delicious foods and drinks, will have a blast on this outdoor patio!

Jimmy at the James New York

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Jimmy at the James New York is a bar where you can experience the city from 18 stories off the ground. The website describes the atmosphere as “intimate and refined.” This particular rooftop bar allows you to take in the breathtaking views year round by providing both an outdoor dining area and the inside conversation pit, which is a lounge that combines the views and warmth of the summer in the cold of winter.


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The Plunge at Gansevoort Hotel provides 360 degree panoramic views of New York City. This rooftop bar’s first priority is luxury and amazing service. The food and cocktails are just the accessories to the beautiful views and atmosphere.

Hudson Terrace

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The Hudson Terrace is another amazing rooftop bar that you can delight in the skyline of the city year round. The intimate setting is perfect for both big and small groups with its comfortable couches and elegant drinks.

The Ides at the Wythe Hotel

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The Ides bar is a little more traditional than some of the other bars that have made our list. The views can be enjoyed inside the Wythes Hotel where you can eat and drink rain or shine.

Top of the Strand

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Watch the sun go down around the city while relaxing in this luxurious rooftop bar. The Top of the Strand is named perfectly because it gives a sense of being on top of the city, looking down from above. This year round accessible bar gives you beautiful views of the city and the Empire State Building. It is going to be an amazing night sharing drinks and small plates with friends and family.