Best NYC Winter Rooftops with Views. Great for Brunch, Drinks, Bites & More

A list of cozy indoor NYC Rooftops that are good to go in Winter. Some of them have amazing NYC views and some others will make you feel like you’re in a cozy Winter cabin!

I highly recommend you to book a reservation in advance, before you go to any of these rooftops!

NYC Winter Rooftops That Also Offer Brunch on Weekends!

Refinery Rooftop


Refinery Rooftop - NYC Winter Rooftops


Great and cool indoor rooftop with views of the Empire State Building and a nice decor.

Great for lunch on weekdays and brunch on weekends.

Refinery Rooftop: 63 W 38th St. & 6th Ave.


The Lodge at Gallow Green 


The Lodge Gallow Green McKitrick Hotel Rooftop


Atop the roof of McKittrick Hotel (home to Sleep No More). A rooftop hideaway bar and restaurant with a super cozy Winter cabin vibe. It’s usually open from the first days of December.

Good for dinner and brunch on weekends.

Gallow Green: 542 W 27th St. between 10th & 11th Ave.


Upstairs at the Kimberly Hotel

Midtown East

Upstairs at the Kimberly Rooftop


Penthouse level lounge with stunning views of the Chrysler Building with indoor and outdoor space and heated floors to make sure you stay warm & cozy!

Good for cocktails & small plates and brunch on weekends (Saturday & Sunday).

Dress code: business casual. No sneakers or flip-flops.

Upstairs at the Kimberly: 145 E 50th St. between 3rd & Lexington Ave.


230 Fifth Rooftop Bar


230 Fifth Rooftop Winter Igloos


Amazing rooftop with awesome views of the Empire State Building. They provide red robes for everyone and they put those Winter Igloos in Winter. It’s a cool experience.

Good for drinks & bites and a brunch buffet on weekends.

230 Fifth: 230 5th Ave. between 26th & 27th Sts.


Mr. Purple Rooftop Bar & Restaurant

Lower East Side

Mr.Purple Rooftop - NYC Winter Rooftops


A nice and spacious indoor rooftop with large windows and great NYC views. Chaise lounges, banquettes, and high top communal tables.

Good for evening drinks & bites and brunch on weekends.

Tip: go early to avoid long lines.

Mr. Purple: 180 Orchard St. 15th Fl. of Hotel Indigo.


Haven Rooftop

Times Square

Haven Rooftop - NYC Winter Rooftops


This NYC Rooftop transforms into a ski chalet in winter making it a very cozy place. Located at the top of the Sanctuary Hotel. Don’t expect a super view though but it’s still a nice rooftop!

Good for happy hour & dinner on weekdays.

Brunch on Weekends: 11:30am – 2:30pm (last reservation).

Dress code: business casual. No sneakers or ripped clothing.

Haven Rooftop: 132 W 47th St. between 7th & 6th Ave.


NYC Winter Rooftops – Drinks & Bites

Top of the Standard


Top of the Standard Rooftop


A popular and fancy NYC Rooftop with large windows providing amazing views of Manhattan, located at the Standard Hotel.

Good for evening/night cocktails and a small-plate menu.

Dress code: smart casual.

Top of the Standard: Washington St. & 13th St.


STK Downtown

West Village

STK Downtown Rooftop


Modern steakhouse and chic lounge.

Good for happy hour, fine dining and cocktails.

The lodge (rooftop) is open Wed-Sat for dinner.

STK Downtown: 26 Little W 12 St. between Washington & Greenwich Sts.


PHD Rooftop Lounge at Dream Downtown


PHD Rooftop Dream Downtown


Cool and popular NYC Nightclub Rooftop with awesome Manhattan views.

Good for happy hour & bites too!

PHD Downtown: 355 W 16th St. & 9th Ave.


Bar SixtyFive at Rainbow Room | Rockefeller Center

Midtown West

Bar SixtyFive Rooftop


The highest NYC Rooftop Bar with amazing views located on the 65th floor! Get your drinks with an awesome view of the Empire State building.

Good for a fancy dinner and/or evening-night cocktails.

Dress code: cocktail chic.

Bar SixtyFive: 30 Rockefeller Plaza, 65th Fl.


Jimmy at The James


Jimmy at The James Rooftop

An 18th floor rooftop with a 1970’s NY twist and great views of the One World Trade Center.

Good for evening/night drinks & bites.

Jimmy at The James: 15 Thompson St. between Grand St. & Canal St.




Westlight Williamsburg Rooftop


Great rooftop in Brooklyn with breathtaking views of Manhattan! With indoor space. I’d say this rooftop has the best NYC Views!

Good to go for drinks in the evening/night.

Westlight: 111 N 12th St. Williamsburg, Brooklyn. 22nd Fl.


NYC Winter Rooftops – Drinks Only

The Roof at Public Hotel

Lower East Side

The Roof at Public Hotel - NYC Winter Rooftops


Vibrant NYC rooftop bar that appears to be floating in the sky! With a 360-degree view of NYC skyline with floor-to-ceiling windows.

Good for sunset cocktails and late-night hotspot.

The Roof at Public Hotel: 215 Chrystie St. between Stanton & E Houston Sts.


Good Behavior Rooftop at MADE Hotel


Good Behavior Rooftop at MADE Hotel - NYC Winter Rooftops


An 18th Floor NYC Rooftop with plants that will make you feel like you’re in Summer!

Good for evening cocktails and craft beers.

Good Behavior: 44 W 29th St. between Broadway & 6th Ave.


Sir Henri Penthouse Rooftop


Sir Henri Penthouse Rooftop


Cocktailing at this rooftop speakeasy. An intimate jazz age penthouse bar.

Good for happy hour & night drinks.

Sir Henri: 37 W 24th St. between Broadway & 6th Ave.


Magic Hour

Midtown West

Magic Hour Rooftop - NYC Winter Rooftops


A large NYC Rooftop featuring an “urban amusement park” with adult sensibilities, great Empire State Building views, a rotating carousel and more.

Good to go in the evening/night for drinks and light bites. They offer the small plates & cocktail menu everyday beginning 4pm.

The circus theme they used to have is now held on Thursdays at Bodega Negra at the Dream Downtown Hotel.

Magic Hour: 485 7th Ave. (at 36th St).


Hope you enjoy all these NYC Winter Rooftops! This is part of what makes New York a unique city!

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