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 bars 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 winter, check out these beautiful heated NYC rooftop bars. You’ll find everything from fireplaces and blankets, to fire-pits and igloos.
1. Mr. Purple, LES
Where: 180 Orchard Street, 15th floor
The Chalet at Mr. Purple is a wintry rooftop ski lodge returning this season! There will of course also be seasonal cocktails and tasty meal offerings.For more info.
Where: 230 Fifth Avenue
The glowy Rooftop Igloo Bar is back with their cozy igloos! As has been standard in the past, each igloo can accommodate 4-10 guests and they must be reserved in advance.Find out more here.
3. PHD Terrace at Dream Midtown, Midtown
Where: 210 West 55th Street
PHD Terrace has transformed into a Midwinter’s Night’s Dream for the season with a gorgeous garden and 10,000 twinkling lights. There’s a new gorgeous flower tunnel, throw blankets, and deliciously themed cocktails and desserts! Try their Dream in Roses red velvet cake with cream cheese cream and rose cake pops.
4. Haven Rooftop, Midtown
Where: 132 West 47th Street
Haven Rooftop at Sanctuary Hotel has become a wintery wonderland for the season. Cozy into the warm atmosphere decorated with dazzling fairy lights as you sip on a craft cocktail.
5. The Rooftop at Pier 17 , Seaport District
Where: 89 South St, New York
The seasonal conversion of “The Greens” will feature 32 individual dining cabins for guests to enjoy throughout the winter months. Each cabin is 10′ x 10′ and can seat up to 8 people. The cabins promise to bring customers winter décor, spacious banquette seating, a virtual fireplace, heaters, and floor-to-ceiling views of New York City.
Where: 200 Fifth Avenue
The concept for Eataly’s SERRA by Birreria winter rooftop will transport you to winter on the Italian countryside. Stay warm with hot drinks like their mulled wine and soul-warming dishes like fonduta (Italian fondue) and Taleggio DOP topped with Urbani black truffle. See more.
7. The Ready Rooftop, East Village
Take the ultimate holiday vacation at The Ready Rooftops new “Palm Holiday” installation. Completely decked out with lit up palm trees, colorful plants, and festive trees with flamingos, kick back on the many beach and lounge chairs while sipping on a frozen cocktail.
Where: 112 E 11th Street
8. Chalet de Ning, Midtown
The Peninsula’s Salon de Ning Rooftop Bar is taking NYers to the Swiss Alps with their wonderful winter chalet. Diners can stay warm inside the two chalet-inspired domes with seasonal cocktails and Swiss-inspired fare. Reservations are only available for groups of 8 or more or for bottle service.
Where: 700 5th Ave
9. Electric Lemon, Hudson Yards
Where: 33 Hudson Yards 24th Floor
This restaurant at the Equinox Hotel will surely keep you warm with their stunning, massive fire pits! Enjoy soulful food and this sleek location great for a winter dining.
Where: (Moxy at Times Square) 485 7th Ave
This rooftop might be the most instagrammable yet! Fully equipped with a carousel featuring over 25,000 crystals, Moxy Times Square has transformed their rooftop into an après-ski lodge. The entire rooftop glows pink and keeps customers warm with outdoor heat lamps. There’s even pink hot chocolate on the menu as well as additional winter-themed treats!
Take in city views from 26 floors above Manhattan’s streets at the gorgeous Ophelia Lounge located at the Beekman Tower. Guests are immediately welcomed with their glittering “snow globe in the sky” installation upon exiting the elevator for a winter surprise like no other
Where: 3 Mitchell Pl 26th floor
Chill at the city’s coolest bar this winter at the Polar Lounge located at Harriet’s BK. This bar is made entirely of ice from the carved tables, seating, and glasses! Sip on arctic-inspired cocktails and take in sweeping skyline views on the Brooklyn waterfront. You’ll want to hurry though because this rooftop pop-up will only be here through the month of February. Find out more here.
Where: 60 Furman St, Brooklyn (10th Floor)
See also: https: 10 Spots In NYC Where You Can Dine In A Cozy Winter Igloo
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