Rooftop Terrace Bars & Clubs

Le Bain

Located at the top of the NY Standard hotel at the High Line

Entrance is on the outside on the street

May or may not be DJ, etc. 

Exclusivity at the door, and always busy

Admission is determined at the door

Best vibe by far

Best crowd

Outstanding views

Club atmosphere 

Medium/large size area

Mr. Purple

Hotel Indigo Lower East Side

180 Orchard Street, 15th Floor

Casual, lounge atmosphere

Great views

Okay college age crowd

Medium size area

No DJ 

 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge

Located on the roof (elevator to 10th fl)

Best way to get there, take the “ER” (East River) A-Gate (normal)

 NYC Water Taxi directly to the DUMBO (1st) stop right at the hotel. 

  Ask when leaving Manhattan how late the water-taxi is running. Look for the ER Wall Street NYC Water Taxi to return. 

A and C train to the High Street/BB station, but then a 20 min walk. J Train also possible. 

 $$$$ drinks, but by far the most panoramic view of Manhattan.

During the day the entire deck is open if you can sneak in.

Look for the “Express” Elevator to bypass the restaurant door.

At night on the weekends there’s a $20 cover, or free if staying at the hotel or had dinner there.

Non-hotel guests at night are relegated to only a small portion of

  the overall huge deck, unless bottle service, but still enough space and good views.

Upscale crowd, most are staying at the hotel. 

Casual, lounge atmosphere

Okay crowd


Jimmy at The James

Located at the James Hotel in SoHo

50 Bowery NYC

Located at 50 Bowery Street - Sister hotel to The Beekman

J Train DT. Exit at Canal St, Hotel 50 Bowery is located four blocks from entrance.


Located at Pier 17, South Street Seaport, on nights when no concerts only.

Swanky, upscale lounge crowd. 

Loopy Doopy

Located in the Conrad WTC Hotel

Scant view, and absolutely pathetic corporate scene.

Small area

Business atmosphere 

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