There isn’t a skyline in the world that captures our imagination quite like Manhattan’s. And there’s no better way to admire it than with a tasty cocktail in hand, sitting comfortably on a tall perch.
1) The Roof
Join the businessmen and fashionistas who head up to The Roof for after-work cocktails like the Spicy Paloma, a blend of tequila, Thai-chile Aperol, and grapefruit juice. You can see all the way to Upper Manhattan from this sleek Midtown lounge and terrace.
2) BG at Bergdorf Goodman
This glamorous Kelly Wearstler-designed restaurant with a cozy bar area offers unobstructed views of Central Park and a fantastic selection of sparkling wines by the glass.
3) Gallow Green at The McKittrick Hotel
A wonderfully quaint rooftop bar atop the McKittrick Hotel, this is one of the venues associated with Sleep No More
, the interactive theater hit that takes place inside the hotel. Step into an oasis of climbing ivies, potted flowers, and delicious punches served in copper bowls. (Open April to October.)
4) The Top of the Standard
This 18th-floor spot impresses even the most jaded New Yorkers with its sculptural central bar, curved retro-cool sofas, and golden sunset views of downtown Manhattan.
5) The Skylark
Ever since its opening in October 2013, this bar has been drawing boldface names to the Garment District, thanks to 30th-floor views of the Empire State Building, expertly crafted cocktails, and sophisticated Mad Men