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542 West 27th Street, New York, NY
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Neha Patel

New York City

Event Coordinator, I research great places to eat for a living

Neha Patel

Event Coordinator, I research great places to eat for a living

Answer found helpful by Virginie Bereznak and 1 other

Gallow Green is located in Chelsea in the same building as Sleep No More, and has a buzzing but non-douchey crowd and vibrant atmosphere. The best part is the lush decor, and it feels a bit like you are drinking at a cabana bar on an island beach. There can be a bit of a wait during peak times, but it's one of my favorite destination bars during the summer.

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Stephanie Chin

New York City

www.stepyeats.com

Culinary cook & avid restaurant goer. Yep, I go to bed thinking about breakfast. Food buyer @servedbystadium.

Stephanie Chin

Culinary cook & avid restaurant goer. Yep, I go to bed thinking about breakfast. Food buyer @servedbystadium.

Answer found helpful by Ashley Belin and 4 others

This might sound B&T-y, but this place is sooo worth it, at least once in a blue moon. It is the quintessential NYC summer rooftop bar, because in NYC "exclusive" fashion, you need to know a member to get in. But once you visit, you'll just fall in love with the beautiful Hudson River views, and pool (!) - one that is much less congested than that at the Gansevoort next door. Don't ask me how to swing an invite, although it is well known that this members-only club (which offers a full service bar, restaurant, movie screening room and game rooms) caters to creative types. Drinks are standard prices- $15 for the uppity cocktails but bonus points considering that you can get some of them in a bulk via a $60 pitcher. My personal fave is the Eastern Standard - vodka, lime,
cucumber, and mint - a very refreshing summer libation.

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jessica-lynne

Passionate cook specializing in Asian cuisine

Jessica Lynne

Hah! $60 pitchers...that does definitely sound like something you only find in New York.

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Kerry Smith

New York

When life gives you limes, just add tequila

Kerry Smith

SoHo House is the best! Always worth the price, in my opinion.

Reply about 2 years ago

stephanie-chin

Stephanie Chin

New York City

www.stepyeats.com

Culinary cook & avid restaurant goer. Yep, I go to bed thinking about breakfast. Food buyer @servedbystadium.

Stephanie Chin

The pitchers are definitely pricey, and I'm not a member so I don't go very often but when I do- I must admit, it's such a high flying time!

Reply about 2 years ago

Upvoted by Jess Wang and 6 others
125 East 27th Street, New York, NY
sarah-young

Media sales in NYC, love exploring new places with my clients

Sarah Young

Media sales in NYC, love exploring new places with my clients

Answer found helpful by Dara Eskandari and 1 other

It doesn't get overly crowded during the weekdays, which leads me to believe it still has somewhat of a hidden gem status (as much as that's possible for a rooftop bar). That's probably a good thing since it is a relatively small space. It's beautifully decorated and has nice options both for sitting with a group or standing at the bar. They also have surprisingly good fare if you're in the mood for appetizers.

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Jess Wang

New York City

Food writer and lover of all things chocolate

Jess Wang

One of my favorite rooftops in the city. And yes, the appetizers are great!

Reply about 2 years ago

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152 West 26th Street, New York, NY
jess-wang

Jess Wang

New York City

Food writer and lover of all things chocolate

Jess Wang

Food writer and lover of all things chocolate

Answer found helpful by Jessica Lynne and 1 other

The Rare rooftop is perfect for an afterwork happy hour, and gets a little more lively and upbeat later on in the night. It usually has a good crowd though and doesn't get too packed, which is probably due to not being quite as "loungey" as many other rooftops. The drinks are somewhat expensive like most rooftops, but not totally unreasonable (~$12 cocktails), and they also have very good appetizers.

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63 West 38th Street, New York, NY
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Marilyn La Jeunesse

New York City

exploreyourmetro.com

Writer & self-proclaimed foodie

Marilyn La Jeunesse

Writer & self-proclaimed foodie

The key feature of the Refinery Hotel Rooftop Bar is their cinematic view of the city. You could almost reach out and touch the Empire State Building, it is that close. While mainly outdoors, the bar also has a glass room for cold or rainy nights. While the cocktails are hand-crafted and delightfully unique, the prices are somewhat unfriendly with a range between $14 and $18. Despite the discouraging prices, the Refinery Hotel is perfect day or night and is a terrific spot to bring out-of-state friends who are dying to see the famed city skyline.

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