Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but in here it’s so delightful, at these NYC rooftop bars where you can soak up skyline views and stay warm via tempered glass walls, roofs, space heaters and even cozy blankets.
Go early enough to enjoy the sunset, and be prepared for cocktail prices that are lofty, too, around $15 each.
It’s a good idea to call first to make sure the space isn’t off-limits because of a private event.
Copacabana: Best known as a dance club, many NYC visitors overlook the rooftop lounge, with its retractable glass roof and glittering view of Times Square. The Copacabana is at 268 West 47th St., at Eighth Avenue.
St. Cloud: On the corner of 42nd St. and Broadway, overlooking Times Square, this indoor-outdoor bar sits atop a 1906 office building that was turned into the luxury Knickerbocker Hotel. There’s also a special cigar area here.
Haven Oasis: This heated rooftop lounge has been turned into a scene out of 1,000 Arabian Nights for the winter, with belly dancers and huge Moroccan-style lounging pillows. Atop the Sanctuary Hotel , 132 W. 47th St.
Gansevoort Park: Indoor and outdoor fireplaces, stunning views of the Empire State Building and midtown, and a creative drink menu are the stars of this three-level penthouse bar. At 420 Park Avenue South. Hotel website.
230 Fifth: That’s both the name and the address of this rooftop bar, atop an office building in Flatiron, which hands out fluffy red blankets if the heaters aren’t keeping you warm enough.
More best year-round rooftop bars in this article in Gothamist.