We might not be able to dance on the edge of the Hollywood sign here in NYC, but we sure can party on the rooftop top of the world. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran at rooftop partying, or you’re gonna fake it till you make it, here are the best places for a good time with a view:
1. Hudson Terrace
This venue is a cross between an upscale nightclub and modern lounge, and provides a beautiful view of the Hudson river. Come for their happy hour and watch the sunset, or their late night party and dance under the stars. The revelry continues even if it rains, with a retractable roof to keep everyone dry. The best part?—You can get in for free!
2. Monarch Rooftop
This lounge is an incredible 5,000 square feet, and has an outdoor and an indoor area which is equipped with heat, so you don’t have to worry about getting chilly as night creeps into morning. Ladies are in luck—there’s no cover charge for you!
3. Moroccan Oasis at Sanctuary Hotel
This is a great venue if you’re looking for something a little different. Middle Eastern vibes will be flowing, and with a location right at the heart of Manhattan, you’ll get stunning views of the city. There’s no charge to enter, so get your vibes flowing.
4. Gansevoort Park Hotel
Another awesome place to spend your Friday nights—this rooftop venue includes a pool, indoor and outdoor fireplaces, wrap-around terraces, and artwork by Deborah Anderson. Take a dip, chill out, or warm up, and have a good time.
5. Sky Room
This is New York’s tallest and liveliest rooftop bar and lounge, perched high above Times Square. Sky Room hosts a big shindig every Friday night, with a $10 entry fee. Sky Room’s free Matinee Wednesdays are a great way to unwind after work and get through hump day. If you’re into fashion, you can also check out Sky Room’s Fashion Tuesdays, featuring a different designer in a fashion show every week.
Download Fever to buy tickets or RSVP for these events. Note: Potential side effects of rooftop partying include vertigo, hangovers, waking up with a tattoo that looks like Zac Galifianakis, and many others. We assume no responsibility for these or other consequences of your rooftop partying.