6 Best Rooftop Bars In Chelsea, New York City

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Located in Manhattan in New York, Chelsea is a small but lovely neighbourhood, boasting outstanding townhouses, low-rise apartment buildings, great hotels, cool Vrbo vacation rentals, more than 200 art galleries and trendy landmarks such as the High Line, an elevated park built atop former railroad tracks. In addition to the High Line, other sites worth visiting here include the Rubin Museum of Art, Hudson Yards and Chelsea Waterside Park. After exploring all the gems that this neighbourhood has got to offer, it is without a doubt that you will need to re-energize, and there is no better way to do this than to eat a delicious meal as you enjoy some outstanding views. Check out some of the best rooftop bars in Chelsea, New York City.

1. Gallow Green

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Posted by Gallow Green on Friday, 23 September 2016

Gallow Green is a mountainside escape that makes you feel like you are inside your own private cabin every time you visit. It is little but cosy and the perfect escape from the hectic city streets, in the midst a forest of pine trees. On their menu, you have to try out their signature cocktail, “Sleep no More”, which features pea flower-infused vodka, elderflower and rosé cider.

Come by and warm up by the fireplace and sip on some spiced hot cider or nibble on some of their delicious treats or a pizza right from the antique wood-burning oven.

Gallow Green

Address: 542 W 27th St, New York, NY 10001, United States

Website: Gallow Green

Opening hours: Mon - Wed: 5pm - 12am; Thu - Fri: 5pm - 1am; Sun: 10am - 12am (closed on Sat)

2. Rare View

Posted by Rare View Rooftops on Thursday, 25 February 2016

Grab this opportunity and discover one of New York’s best-hidden gems on Lexington Avenue. As the name suggests, this rooftop bar awards all of its guests with a rare and breathtaking 360-degree panoramic view of New York’s landmarks, such as the Empire State Building, Met Life Building, Freedom Tower, Bank of NY and the East River.

In addition to the views, you will love their seasonal cocktails, which are muddled on-site, and their signature Spicy Mango Margarita & Reach are must-have cocktails while you are here. Wines, draft beer, bottle service and homemade pitchers of sangria are also offered here

Rare View

Address: 303 Lexington Ave., Floor 16, New York, NY 10016, United States

Website: Rare View

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 4:30pm - 3am; Sat: 5pm - 3:30am (closed on Sun)

3. The Sir Henri Rooftop Penthouse Bar

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Posted by Sir Henri Penthouse Rooftop on Monday, 19 August 2019

After a long day exploring the places to visit and things to do in New York, it is always nice to unwind in a peaceful and comfy environment with a cocktail. If you are in Chelsea, the best place to enjoy your cocktail as you take in the amazing views of New York is at the Sir Henri Rooftop Penthouse Bar. This is an intimate penthouse bar in the Flatiron Building, 18 stories above the streets of Manhattan and famous for its lush, theatrical mix of cosy nooks, low lighting and jaw-dropping views of New York City. Stop by and see how Sir Henri has rewritten the rules of the cocktail.

The Sir Henri Rooftop Penthouse Bar

Address: 37 W 24th St 18th floor, New York, NY 10010, United States

Website: The Sir Henri Rooftop Penthouse Bar

Opening hours: Mon - Wed: 5pm - 11pm; Thu - Sat: 5pm - 12am; Sun: 5pm - 9pm

4. Skyline Rooftop Bar & Lounge

Posted by Skyline Rooftop Bar & Lounge by Great Garden on Thursday, 30 January 2020

Situated on the 33rd and 34th floor of the Fairfield Inn and Suites Times Square, the Skyline Rooftop Bar and Lounge is an outstanding rooftop bar boasting five distinct spaces. You can choose to enjoy yourself on the North Terrace, which features a comfortable environment all year round with a fully retractable glass roof cover and panoramic glass walls. Or, there’s the South Terrace, which boasts plush furniture and soothing ambient lighting amidst a lush landscape.

Other spaces include the Times Square Lounge, the Cube Balcony and the Candlelight Lounge. The overall set up of the Skyline Rooftop Bar and Lounge is a luxurious space where guests can truly enjoy being in the heart of Manhattan, with views of New York City.

Skyline Rooftop Bar & Lounge

Address: 330 W 40th St, New York, NY 10018, United States

Website: Skyline Rooftop Bar & Lounge

Opening hours: Thu - Sat: 12pm - 4am (closed on Sun - Wed)

5. PHD Lounge

Posted by PHD Rooftop Lounge at Dream Downtown on Wednesday, 4 November 2015

If you are looking for a place to unwind after a tiring day, head to the PHD Rooftop Lounge. Located in the heart of New York, on the highest floor of the Dream Hotel Midtown, the PHD Terrace is a posh place with walls covered in roses, fancy pricey drinks and amazing city views.

At the bar, you can choose to enjoy an intimate indoor atmosphere on the lower level or stunning views of well-known landmarks from the upper level. However, you choose to enjoy your time here, it is guaranteed that you will love their seasonally-crafted, speciality cocktails. Their famous Mega Mule is a must-have and it can be prepared using your choice of Belvedere Vodka or Casamigos Blanco. This all-season rooftop bar is perfect for enjoying after-work drinks and can even host private events.

PHD Rooftop Lounge

Address: 355 W 16th St, New York, NY 10011, United States

Website: PHD Rooftop Lounge

Opening hours: 9am - 4am (daily)

6. Fifth Rooftop Bar

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Posted by 230 Fifth: Best Heated Rooftop Bar/Club/Restaurant In NYC on Monday, 23 December 2019

230 Fifth is a spacious (arguably the largest) rooftop bar in New York. It boasts a fully enclosed penthouse lounge and a garden, where guests can enjoy the views of New York landmarks, including the Empire State Building and Chrysler Building.

The bar takes pride in its exclusive selection of cocktails, which are also served during their brunch buffet. To ensure maximum comfort, the bar normally provides umbrellas for sunny or rainy days and it is also heated during the colder nights. In addition to being the best chill spot, the 230 Fifth is also the perfect place to host your private event.

230 Fifth Rooftop Bar

Address: 230 5th Ave, New York, NY 10001, United States

Website: 230 Fifth Rooftop Bar

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 2pm - 2am; Sat - Sun : 10am - 2am

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There is no better way to spend your free time in New York than in the company of friends at a rooftop bar. Above is a look at the city’s highest and most sought-after rooftop bars, all of which pair exquisite drinks with brilliant vistas for a memorable rooftop experience. While you’re here, do drop by some of the best cocktail bars in Chelsea as well!

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