These NYC Indoor Rooftops Make It Feel Like Rooftop Season All Year Long

Just because summer may be over doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy incredible views from some of New York City’s finest rooftops. Retractable rooftops are the perfect amenity to any rooftop making you feel like you’re still outside without ever catching a drift of wind. Check out the rooftop bars below, perfect for upcoming colder evenings.

Magic Hour Rooftop Bar & Lounge


TAO Group has brought New York City’s largest indoor/outdoor hotel rooftop and lounge to life with it’s urban amusement park concept.

The 10,000 square foot rooftop boasts incredible views of the Empire  State Building as well as carousel seating, an oversized topiary garden, and Foreplay, a miniature putt-putt, featuring life-size animals in naughty poses. An unonventional addition to the menu is the option to book one of the hotel’s nineteen Crashpads – meant for those who may have had a few too many rounds on the carousel or simply don’t want the night to end.

PHD Terrace at Dream Midtown


Looking for a cozy haven in the center of New York City? Then be sure to check out at PHD Terrace in Midtown. Highlights will include chunky cable knit blankets & pillows, birch tree branches, holly berry wreathes, and winter garland all bathed in the yellow glow of candlelight from hurricane lamps.

Seasonal food and cocktail specialities include a Giant Oozy Brie Wheel and a delicious S’mores Skillet with Graham Cracker Spoons. 

Upstairs at The Kimberly Hotel

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Soaring 30 stories above Manhattan on the penthouse level of The Kimberly Hotel, Upstairs flaunts stunning 360 degree views, three separate indoor and outdoor atmospheres, retractable glass ceilings and walls and ambient heated floors. Upstairs also offers a selection of delicious small plates, creative cocktails, and brunch every weekend.

Location: 145 E 50th St, New York, NY 10022

The Refinery Rooftop at Refinery Hotel

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One of the most incredible rooftops, Refinery Rooftop, in New York City can be found on the top floor of The Refinery Hotel. Not only does this year-round rooftop lounge offer breathing views of the Empire State building, their event calendar is stacked all year long. Enjoy an expansive menu with highlights including mozzarella doughnuts with tomato jam and roasted parm; Maine lobster tater tots with cheddar sauce, basil and horseradish and malted waffle with almond crumble; and the deluxe breakfast sandwich.

Location: 63 W 38th St, New York, NY 10018

BAITA at Eataly

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While BAITA might be missing the Alps, their hearty Northern Italian cuisine, retractable roof, festive decor, and warm lights are sure to transport you right to Italy. The menu features traditional boiled polenta served family-style on a wooden board, Raclette (with three accompaniment options: pickled vegetables, Mountain Sweet Berry Farm’s potatoes, or cooked and cured ham crusted in rosemary), and a massive beef shank to share.

Location: 200 5th Ave, New York, NY 10010

Plunge at Gansevoort Meatpacking


Located in the heart of Meatpacking, Plunge sits atop The Gansevoort Hotel. While you take in the unobstructed views of the Manhattan skyline and Hudson River, indulge in their innovative cocktails and light bites while taking in the tunes from the DJ. This trendy lounge is in a great location making it a great place to either start or end your night.

Location: 18 9th Ave, New York, NY 10014

The Skylark


Located 30 stories above the heart of Manhattan, The Skylark is upscale cocktail lounge best known for its incredible panoramic views of the city. This winter, come to enjoy unique, snowy scenes of the city from an unbeatable vantage point or beat the cold after a Broadway show or game at Madison Square Garden. The lounge is only open during the week, while the weekend is available for full rental for private events.

Location: 200 W 39th St, New York, NY 10018 

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Located on the 65th floor of Rockefeller Center, Bar SixtyFive is New York’s highest terrace bar offering sweeping views of the Big Apple. While the outdoor terrace is closed during the winter, you can still enjoy views of Manhattan and Central Park from the warmth inside. Enjoy the view while dining on American bistro, sipping on handcrafted cocktails, rare scotch and whisky, and an expansive wine list. 

Location: 30 Rockefeller Plaza, 65th Floor, New York, NY 10112