621 W. 46th St., nr. Eleventh Ave.; 212-315-9400
When: Doors at 6 p.m.
What: Come for the fireworks, stay for the all-you-can-eat barbecue buffet and open bar. This rooftop bash features D.J. Niko and a live performance by the Bar Top Bandits. Table service comes with replenished beer buckets and a premium bottle of liquor for parties of six or more.
Price: $22$325; tickets available online.
The Sky Room
Marriott Fairfield Inn and Suites Times Square, 330 W. 40th St., nr. Ninth Ave.; 212-380-1195
When: Doors at 6 p.m., will call at 5 p.m.
What: The “highest rooftop lounge” boasts 360-degree views, for general gawking beyond the firework display. The five-hour premium open bar will wash down an American-style buffet; think grilled chicken and sliders.
Price: $125$250; tickets available online. Note: Groups with twelve or more can rent a cabana for $250 per person.
Ink48, 653 Eleventh Ave., at 48th St.; 212-757-2224
When: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
What: This “private reception” includes an open bar and hors d'oeuvres, served over the panoramic views atop INK48 Hotel.
Price: $266; call or e-mail email@example.com.
Hotel Gansevoort, 18 Ninth Ave., at 13th St., 14th fl.; 212-206-6700
When: 7 p.m.
What: Meatpacking gets patriotic at the penthouse of the Gansevoort, which is serving up a full menu with red, white, and blue cocktails alongside spectacular views.
Price: $50. A table reservation will run you $250. Reservations are available by calling 212-660-6736.
570 Tenth Ave., at 42nd St.; 646-449-7700
When: 5 p.m. to midnight
What: The endless all-American buffet on this giant terrace includes such truly patriotic options as fried chicken and peach cobbler. There’ll also be unlimited wine, beer, and red, white, and blue(berry) sangria from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
26 Little W. 12th St., nr. Ninth Ave.; 646-624-2444
When: Doors at 1 p.m.
What: The “only existing rooftop grill in the city” is celebrating America’s birthday with an all-day party. D.J.'s will spin over the American grill menu and specialty themed cocktails like the Bomb Pop Martini, featuring pop rocks.
Price:$150 per person before 5 p.m., $250 after
Note: Ticket prices are applied to food. Reservations recommended.
PH-D at Dream Downtown
355 W. 16th. St., nr. Ninth Ave.; 212-229-2559
When: Doors open at 4 p.m.
What: The Dream Hotel’s rooftop lounge will be celebrating its view of the Hudson with chef specials like watermelon caprese salad skewers and pulled-pork sliders. Be sure to call ahead—reservations are required for tables on the outside terrace and inside for firework viewing.
Price: For table reservations, pricing available upon request. General admission is $50, email firstname.lastname@example.org for tix.