Summer in the city is best spent on rooftops. Here’s our list of the best New York City rooftop bars perfect for afterwork drinks, Instagrammable moments, and sweeping views of the city skyline.

1. Magic Hour Rooftop Bar & Lounge

Get ready for a Sparkly Summer. Enjoy an all-season rooftop experience all summer long with brand-new shimmering decor and florals including our glistening carousel with over 25,000 rhinestones, over-the-top food and drink specials and a hidden speakeasy-style bar serving exclusive cocktails. Featuring Instagrammable moments with stunning Empire State Building views atop the Moxy Times Square hotel in Midtown Manhattan. Neighborhood: Midtown

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2. The Ready Rooftop Bar

The Ready Rooftop Bar is like a New York City backvard escape. Enjoy $1 tacos & $9 margaritas at the new Happy Hour every Monday to Friday from 4PM to 6PM and Saturday through Sunday from 12PM to 3PM. Make sure you make a reservation because this place gets packed on weekends, especially when it’s time for happy hour. Plus, you can order coolers filled with drinks, giant flasks of mixed drinks and frozen cocktails. Neighborhood: East Village

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3. PHD Terrace at Dream Midtown

Summer is officially here and so is the new Daisy Dreaming installation. Experience thousands of daisies, pampas grass, floral moments throughout the space, and themed food and cocktails. The iconic flower tunnel is also back this season decked out with over 5,000 daisies and greenery. Neighborhood: Midtown

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4. PHD Lounge at Dream Downtown

One of New York’s most sought-after rooftop nightlife experiences is back. Throughout rooftop season, this bar plays host to a variety of parties like PHD Fridays, Sunset Saturdays, PHD Saturdays (a night party) and Sunday Bubbles. Table service and general admission are both great choices, and the parties are lit up by the lights and the panoramic city view backdrop. There’s an indoor and an outdoor section as well. Neighborhood: Meatpacking District

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5. The Fleur Room

Featuring 360-degree views of the Manhattan skyline and glamorous decor all throughout the space, The Fleur Room is the place to be. Experience the new Hanging Gardens all summer long, with hundreds of colorful florals and branches throughout the space, Instagrammable photo moments, two new floral tunnels, and purple neon lights within the florals. Plus, for the first time since 2020, enjoy the all-new afterwork food and beverage menu including floral inspired cocktails and bites such as the Electric Bloom, Eau de Vie Spritz, Floral Cheese Board, and more. Neighborhood: Midtown