Fire Pits, Igloos And Blankets: The 9 Best Winter Rooftops In NYC

The winter weather isn’t enough to keep a New Yorker from the city’s many rooftops, but some are a little more equipped than others when it comes to battling the season’s chill—and we’ve mapped them out for you! Some are only decorated for the holiday season, but there are quite a few that keep the magic up all winter long.

Whether you’re a seasoned veteran at rooftop partying, or just want to see them all decked out for the season, check out these beautiful heated NYC rooftop bars. You’ll find everything from fireplaces and blankets, to fire-pits and igloos.


Ophelia Snowglobe in the Sky

?- 3 Mitchell Place 26th floor

The glass encased rooftop will make you feel like you’re in a snow globe! The lounge is made to look like a jewel box in the sky, and is filled with garlands that have thousands of crystals as well as sparkling snowflakes above.

Gallow Green


?- 542 West 27th Street

Warm up by the fireplace with a plaid blanket or dine on one of their sleeping bunks. The rooftop is transformed into a cabin for the winter with a library and outdoor fire pit to enjoy. Enjoy a hot and cozy drink while you dine on one of their delicious fondue options of cheese or chocolate. 

Mr. Purple


?- 180 Orchard Street 15th floor

Clicquot Chalet at Mr. Purple is also a rooftop ski lodge, but this one will feature a champagne bar! 

230 Fifth


?- 230 Fifth Avenue

According to their website, the igloos are being redesigned this year! This means guests will get a fresh experience regardless of whether they’ve visited in previous years—and we can’t wait to see the update. There are 17 igloos, with plans for more to be added to the space as the season progresses.

PHD Terrace at Dream Midtown

(1) Midwinter Night's Dream at PHD Terrace at Dream Midtown_Photo Credit Keri Tan Photography (1) (1)

?- 210 West 55th Street

PHD Terrace has transformed into a Midsummer Night’s Dream for the winter with a gorgeous garden and plenty of lights. There’s even a floor-to-ceiling swing! Cocktail options include a S’mores Tini (made with crème de cacao, topped with graham cracker crumbs, three jumbo marshmallows roasted tableside) and Love Potion (which is a peppermint boozy milkshake with Baileys Irish Cream, vodka, mint chocolate, strawberry ice cream, nutmeg, peppermint bark).

The Roof
The Roof NYC
The Roof NYC

?- 124 West 57th Street, 29th floor

The Roof has turned into The Winter Room for the season with beautiful white lights and cool vibes overlooking Central Park.

Sanctuary Hotel
Facebook / Sanctuary Hotel
Facebook / Sanctuary Hotel

?132 West 47th Street

Haven Rooftop at Sanctuary Hotel has become a wintery ski chalet for the season. It even features  snow machines! 



?– 200 Fifth Avenue

The idea for the SERRA ALPINA theme was inspired by the Stella Alpina itself, a rare flower found in the Italian Alps across northern Italy. The space now features rustic inspired tables, twinkling lights, and of course, those breathtaking views of the city skyline.

Arlo Rooftop
Facebook / Arlo SoHo

?– 231 Hudson Street (SoHo); 11 East 31st Street (NoMad)

New York City’s Arlo Hotels have transformed into a cozy winter oasis for the season—an experience they’re calling Arlo Arctica. Arlo Arctica is a collaboration between Arlo Hotels and Shackleton Whisky to bring the Shackleton Antarctica Expedition of 1907 to life in NYC. The experience transports guests to The South Pole with cozy heated ice huts and a winter den that offers shearling blankets and a warm fireplace.

Featured image source [Facebook / Arlo SoHo]

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