10 Best Rooftop Bars In Times Square, New York

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Times Square is at the heart of New York and beats with pulsating energy, emulated by the rest of the city. It is one of the most famous locations in the world and the only place to watch New Year’s Eve Ball Drop. You can find a range of accommodation options, from the best hotels with balcony to hotels with smoking rooms nearby. While there are a dozen other things to do there in terms of fun activities and sightseeing, the one thing that you must add to your itinerary is viewing its skyline, glimmering with a billion lights, shining like a diamond through the night. The best way to do that is to experience Times Square from a rooftop bar. There is nothing more fun than going bar-hopping at this iconic location. So, while you are at it, be sure to visit these 10 best rooftop bars in Times Square, New York.

1. St. Cloud Rooftop Bar

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

St. Cloud Rooftop Bar is the best Times Square rooftop bar located in Knickerbocker Hotel. From its expansive terrace, you can get sprawling views of the square and the skyscrapers. This exclusive rooftop bar is designed tastefully to offer you absolute comfort amid stunning views. You can either sit indoors or outdoors, making it a perfect place for all seasons. The wide-selection of cocktails, champagne, and craft beer from the bar will leave you spoilt for choice. Pair it with tasty bar bites to enjoy an unforgettable evening.

St. Cloud Rooftop Bar

Address: 6 Times Square 17th Floor, New York, NY 10036, United States

Website: St. Cloud Rooftop Bar

Opening hours: 4pm - 12am (daily)

2. CloudM New York Times Square

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

CloudM Rooftop bar is right in the thick of all action in New York City, Times Square. Rise above all the city madness and chaos to view the NYC skyline from this swanky rooftop bar. Surround yourself with a mix of views, lights, cocktails, and good food to enjoy an evening that you will never forget. You can also schedule your visit to coincide with a live music performance or become a part of wine Masterclass. There is so much to do here than just views and drinks.

CloudM New York Times Square

Address: 218 W 50th St, New York, NY 10019, United States

Website: CloudM New York Times Square

Opening hours: 4pm - 12am (daily)

3. Bar 54

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Bar 54 is one of those iconic bars located at the Hyatt Centric Times Square that has “must-try” written all over it. It is not only the hippest, but also the highest bar in town. Needless to say, the skyline views are amazing, complete with a delightful menu that makes Bar 54 such a sought-after place. What’s more? You not only get to choose from a wide range of wines and beers, but also its signature collection made from the freshest ingredients. Located at the top of 54th floor, this rooftop bar is true to its name. You can sit inside or outside, without compromising the view.

Bar 54

Address: 135 W 45th St, New York, NY 10036, United States

Website: Bar 54

Opening hours: Sun - Wed: 4pm - 1am; Thu - Sat: 4pm - 2am

4. Salon de Ning

Reflections from Salon de Ning @thepeninsulanyc
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Salon de Ning located in The Peninsula is a popular spot for residents and tourists alike. Its’ beautiful setting, complete with 5th Avenue skyline and a fine selection of cocktails is the reason why it never fails to attract new patrons. Salon de Ning is a chic bar with two outdoor terraces and an interior bar for a more intimate experience. Find your own oasis of peace amid the bustling city. You will love the vibe and the views, especially the seasonal dishes and specialty cocktails.

Salon de Ning

Address: 700 5th Ave, New York, NY 10019, United States

Website: Salon de Ning

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 5pm - 1am; Sun: 5pm - 12am

5. Haven Rooftop

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Haven, as the name suggests, is a rooftop bar that is definitely a worth a visit. You know why? Because it is located in the city’s trendiest boutique hotels, Sanctuary Hotel. This Times Square bar is easily accessible and offers you a splendid opportunity to enjoy the city views, despite being located on a 9th floor terrace. Don’t get soaked into the cityscape that you forget to sample its handcrafted cocktails and specialized cuisine. Icing on the cake? You can enjoy happy hours between 4pm and 6pm and a weekend rooftop brunch with unlimited Mimosas. The modern and casual ambiance of the place will make you feel instantly at home.

Haven Rooftop

Address: 132 W 47th St, New York

Website: Haven Rooftop

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 4pm - 11pm; Fri: 4pm - 12am; Sat: 11.30am - 12am; Sun: 11.30am - 11pm

6. The View Restaurant & Lounge

The golden hour of dining.

Posted by The View Restaurant & Lounge on Friday, 27 October 2017

The View Restaurant & Lounge is the only revolving restaurant in New York City that gives you panoramic views of the Times Square. Get an all-encompassing dining experience, with the finest selection of beverages, complete with stunning views. Do try to attend the Sunday Mimosa brunch that will give you a whole new experience of this rooftop bar. You will not only enjoy great views, but also amazing setting and friendly staff service. Want an intimate family dinner? Do try The View for a fun-filled evening of fine dine and wine.

The View Restaurant & Lounge

Address: 1535 Broadway, New York, NY 10036, United States

Website: The View Restaurant & Lounge

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 5.30pm - 10pm; Fri: 5.30pm - 11pm; Sat: 5pm - 11pm; Sun: 10am - 1.30pm, 5.30pm - 10pm

7. Magic Hour Rooftop Bar & Lounge

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Magic Hour Rooftop Bar & Lounge sits atop an 18th floor terrace of the Moxy NYC Times Square. If you want to inundate yourself with the New York cityscapes, then this is the place to be! You can be comfortable inside or enjoy open terraces with amazing views outside. No matter where you park yourself, the fun vibe and casual setting of this bar will get you in some cocktail mood pretty soon. You can visit here for afternoon cocktails after a stroll in the Times Square, or simply request a bottle service if you are visiting with a bunch of friends. Since this place is very popular, prior reservations are recommended.

Magic Hour Rooftop Bar & Lounge

Address: 485 7th Avenue, New York

Website: Magic Hour Rooftop Bar & Lounge

Opening hours: Mon - Tue: 4pm – 12am; Thu: 4pm - 2am; Fri: 4pm - 4am; Sat: 11.30pm - 4am; Sun: 11.30pm - 12am

8. Castell Rooftop Lounge

Castell is one of the latest additions to the wide array of rooftop bars in the Times Square. Located on the top level of Marriott-owned AC Hotel, this bar has been tastefully designed to give you a fine blend of comfort and dramatic views. Taking inspiration from Spanish architecture, this rooftop bar epitomizes upscale New York with elan. So, don’t just come here for the food and views, but also the aesthetics that will leave you asking for more. The combination of luxury and good food will certainly you want to come back again.

Castell Rooftop Lounge

Address: AC Hotel, 260 W 40th St, New York, NY 10018, United States

Website: Castell Rooftop Lounge

Opening hours: Tue - Sun: 4pm - 11pm; Fri - Sat: 4pm - 12am

9. Connolly's Pub & Restaurant

Located just between 6th & Broadway, Connolly’s Pub & Restaurant is a family-owned, traditional Irish pub. If you want to experience Irish culture in the middle of upscale New York, then this is the place to be. Choose from its 50 different kinds of beer and a great food to satiate your soul. To enhance the experience, there’s live music night once a week.

Connolly's Pub & Restaurant

Address: 121 West 45th Street, New York, NY 10036 (212) 597-5126

Website: Connolly’s Pub & Restaurant

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 7am - 4am; Sun: 8am - 4am

10. The Skylark

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

This classic cocktail rooftop lounge is located smack-bang in the middle of Times Square. Its location on the 30th floor ensures that you get stunning views of the entire city, including the Hudson River, Empire State, and Times Square. Skylark Rooftop is operating only on weekdays, which makes it a perfect place for office-goers and couples to come and have some fun time overlooking the NYC skyscrapers. However, the place can get busy. So, be sure to make early reservations to avoid disappointments. While you are here, you must experience the signature cocktails and extensive collection of tasty bites that are paired by the expert chefs for your benefit. Do note that Skylark has a dress code. So, be sure to dress in upscale New York style.

The Skylark

Address: 200 W 39th St, New York

Website: The Skylark

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 4.30pm - 12am (closed on Sat & Sun)

Get lost in Times Square skyline

Street view of Times Square
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Times Square is the busiest and most popular part of New York. It also has plenty of dining options, from the best sweets and dessert spots to Indian restaurants. However, just exploring its attractions and Broadway shows alone will not do justice. You must get to the top of the tallest building and look down to see a sea of lights that shed a warm glow on Times Square! So, next time you are in the city, don’t forget to visit these 10 best rooftop bars in Times Square, New York, for a well-rounded experience.

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