Travelling to New York won’t be the trip that you intended if you don’t visit West Village. The place where you can find the true spirit of New Yorkers at its finest, it is also where many people of various lifestyles mix, and it’s full of bohemian culture. Stroll along the streets for chic vintage and record stores, experience a brilliant time by watching a fabulous drag performance, and end your exciting night with friends over a few fancy and delicious cocktails. Look out for the fantastic rooftop bars in the area, which are all ready to welcome you up until the wee hours of the night. Whatever you’re planning to do in New York, make sure to have a bit of bar-hopping on your itinerary. Discover which ones pique your interest by checking out our list of the best rooftop bars in West Village, New York, so you can have the trip of your life!
1. Brass Monkey
Whether you’re in West Village for a trip with your friends or for a business trip, don’t let your days pass without paying a visit to Brass Monkey. This unique and comfy place offers a wide range of food and exciting options for drinks, including cocktails.
The variety on the menu is not the only feature that gained Brass Monkey many regulars and new visitors, who always return here since they first open their doors in 2004. The staff at Brass Monkey also understand how to bring comfort and convenience to their customers by providing them with friendly service. On weekends, they provide a brunch menu if you want to feel a different ambience at this fantastic place.
Address: 55 Little W 12th St, New York
Website: Brass Monkey
Opening hours: 11:30am - 4am (daily)
2. Top of the Standard
This is the place that will make you feel like you’re one of the trendiest people in New York. Located at the top of the Standard High Line, everything about the Top of the Standard will raise the standards of your Instagram feed, as you’ll be able to show your friends that you’ve been to the hippest place in the Big Apple.
Dine with a view of New York City’s skyline as your background and, if you feel the night is still too young afterwards, head over to the club next door, Le Bain. Entertaining DJs will accompany you and your friends with the latest music on their playlist.
Top of the Standard
Address: 848 Washington St, The Standard High Line, New York
Website: Top of the Standard
Opening hours: 4pm - 12am (daily)
3. plunge Rooftop Bar and Lounge
If you’re looking for a perfect place to have a spectacular party in New York with your friends, head to plunge Rooftop Bar and Lounge. This vibrant lifestyle spot is located on the 18th floor of the Hotel Gansevoort. You will be in awe at the sight of Manhattan’s city skyline from the top that showcases the skyscrapers and the Hudson River, all in view. Even if it’s packed, the staff and bartender here will make sure that you won’t mind and you’ll get a spot to have a few lovely drinks with your friends.
plunge Rooftop Bar and Lounge
Address: 18 9th Ave, Gansevoort Meatpacking, New York
Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 11am - 12am; Fri - Sat: 11am - 4am
4. Rh Rooftop Restaurant
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This is a posh rooftop bar that will impress your friends or your significant other and it is uniquely located on the top of a Restoration Hardware. As you walk into Rh Rooftop Restaurant, you’ll see the fancy chandeliers that lighten up the room and bring a sophisticated atmosphere.
Their menu ranges from the timeless classics, such as their roasted chicken and signature Rh Burger, to the more modern and edgy with their kale caesar salad and truffle grilled cheese. After you finish your meal, you can give their Park and Wine Terrace a try and sit outside with a glass of wine while admiring the view of downtown Manhattan.
Rh Rooftop Restaurant
Address: 9 9th Ave, New York
Website: Rh Rooftop Restaurant
Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 10am - 9pm; Sun: 11am - 8pm
5. cloudM Rooftop Bar Bowery
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Visit the cloudM Rooftop Bar Bowery in spring and summer and you will be in for a visual treat while sitting outside on the terrace. This rooftop bar is located on the 21st floor of the citizenM New York Bowery Hotel and it has a complete 360-degree view of the Lower East Side of New York. It also has distinctive and artsy decor that will have you awestruck as soon as you step in. So, if you didn’t get a table outside for a clear view of the city lights, worry not, you can still enjoy a magnificent dining experience with the city of New York as your background from inside the bar.
cloudM Rooftop Bar Bowery
Address: 189 Bowery, citizenM New York Bowery Hotel, New York
Website: cloudM Rooftop Bar Bowery
Opening hours: Sun - Wed: 4pm - 12am; Thu - Sat: 4pm - 1am
6. The Jane Hotel Rooftop Bar
Even from far away, you can tell that the Jane Hotel is a place with a character. It was built in 1908 to accommodate the sailors who were docked in New York and it is inspired by luxury cruise ship and train cabins, as you can see and feel all around the place. Its exterior was made entirely with brick, which gives the hotel a quirky steampunk feel and the interior is full of classic beauty. This includes the cosy and relaxing Rooftop Bar, where you can sit on the sofa with its plush cushions and have a drink or two while chatting and admiring the view of the sunset over the Hudson River.
The Jane Hotel Rooftop Bar
Address: 113 Jane St, New York
Website: The Jane Hotel Rooftop Bar
Opening hours: Wed - Fri: 5pm - 4am; Sun - Tue: 5pm - 2am
Taste the legendary atmosphere at this classic restaurant in West Village, where many writers, poets, playwrights, and even activists of olden days were regulars. Surprisingly, Chumley’s is still considered a hidden gem in New York, since not many people seem to know about it. Don’t let this small fact stop you from visiting Chumley’s. And, if their fabulous 1920’s-theme decor and collection of photographs that cover the walls don’t convince you, their menu and service will quickly charm you and make you want to return often.
Address: 86 Bedford St, New York
Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 5:30pm - 11:45pm (closed on Sun)
8. Mad 46
If you’re looking for a place to unwind after a long day of work and meetings, then Mad 46 is the perfect place for you. Go to the top floor of the Roosevelt Hotel. From here, you will see Mad 46 with its unique old school New york decor, that will ease your mind as soon as you step in. Order their signature cocktails, while sitting in the middle of the skyscrapers of Manhattan, and enjoy New York like you never have before.
Address: 45 E 45th St, Roosevelt Hotel Rooftop, New York
Website: Mad 46
Opening hours: Tue - Fri: 7pm - 11pm (closed on Sat - Mon)
"When the moon is out and the stars are bright ..."
These lyrics from the Bryan Adams’ song, Cloud Number Nine seem like the perfect song to hum when you’re on one of these rooftop bars we have mentioned here. Admire the view of the city after all of your hectic work has finished for the day. You will feel detached for a while from your problems and your head will clear. Then, you will end your night just like the song says, “…whatever comes is going to be alright.”
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