Toshi’s Penthouse Bar & Rooftop
Flatiron Hotel; 9 W. 26th St., nr. Broadway; 212-679-8002
Nestled on the twelfth floor of the Flatiron Hotel is the rooftop spinoff of the downstairs restaurant and live music venue Toshi’s. North, east, and south views—including of midtown neighbor the Empire State Building—will be the highlight, but if the weather is bad, the indoor area has floor-to-ceiling windows, plus a raw bar.
Opening June 27
Conrad New York; 102 North End Ave., at Vesey St.; 212-945-0100
Sure, it’s a silly name, but maybe that will keep some folks away, leaving the Hudson river views and prosecco on tap (used in their cocktail the Boozy Icepop—which is, um, an ice pop dipped in booze) all for you. Find it on the rooftop terrace of the Conrad Hotel.
Refinery Hotel Rooftop
Refinery Hotel; 63 W. 38th St., nr. Sixth Ave.; 646-664-0310
The rooftop of Manhattan’s newest boutique hotel—formerly a hat factory—promises cinematic views and 3,500 square feet of indoor-outdoor space, including a retractable glass room. Drinks will be provided by the team from Buddha Bar Paris and Sushi Samba.
Pera Soho Rooftop
54 Thompson St., nr. Broome St.; 212-878-6305
The rooftop of the Turkish-leaning restaurant has previously only been used for private parties, but last month they opened it up to a brunch buffet on Saturdays and Sundays and parties of six or more who want a stylish Soho drinks date on Thursday-Saturday evenings.
The Rooftop at Output
74 Wythe Ave., nr. 12th St., Williamsburg; 212-878-6305
The latest in alfresco dancing (with spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline) happens at the 2,500-square-foot penthouse and rooftop bar at the new haven for Brooklynites who ride the electro wave. Check their facebook page for upcoming parties.