Fire Pits, Igloos And Blankets: The 11 Best Winter Rooftops In NYC

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Fire Pits, Igloos And Blankets: The 11 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 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

Mr. Purple

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.

2. 230 Fifth Rooftop, Flatiron

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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

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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.

For more info.

4. Haven Rooftop, Midtown

Haven Rooftop at The Sanctuary Hotel

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.

See more here.

5. The Rooftop at Pier 17 , Seaport District

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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.

Find out more here.

6. Eataly’s Rooftop, Flatiron

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Where: 200 Fifth Avenue

The concept for Eataly’s SERRA by Birreria winter rooftop will soon be announced, but their SERRA d’Autunno by Birreria provides the perfect cozy atmosphere until then. Stay warm with hot cocktails like their Zucca Spiked Latte and soul-warming dishes like Fichi e Ricotta with fresh figs, Calabro ricotta, fennel, & grilled housemade bread and Zucca with Stracciatelle e Nocciole with roasted honeynut squash with stracciatella cheese and hazelnut vinaigrette.

Stay tuned for their winter makeover.

7. The Ready Rooftop, East Village

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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

See more here

8. Chalet de Ning, Midtown

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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

Make your reservation here.

9. Electric Lemon, Hudson Yards

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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.

More here.

10. The Pink Winter Lodge at Magic Hour

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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!

More info here.

11. Ophelia Lounge, Midtown East

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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

See also: https: 7 Spots In NYC Where You Can Dine In A Cozy Winter Igloo

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