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The Best NYC Rooftop Bars with a Skyline View for a Socially Distanced Happy Hour

Jessica Ufuoma
230 Fifth Rooftop

Rooftop season is here and just because we're in a pandemic doesn't mean we have to pass up on that. Actually, if you live in New York City, you're in prime location for rooftop and cocktails. New York City has some really awesome bars and you'll be spoiled for choice.

1.) Cantina Rooftop

A maximum group of six is required to book this beautiful rooftop experience. You can enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner in this spot that offers Mexican cuisine such as tacos, guacamoles, enchiladas and more. If you love Mexican food and great views, then this is the place for you.

Address: 605 West 48th St. New York, Ny, 10036

Check out the website here.
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2.) RH Rooftop Restaurant New York

If Restoration Hardware (RH) puts its name on anything, you already know it's good. The rooftop restaurant in New York is no exception. The space is bright and beautiful and has a leaf-lined rooftop and some social distancing capabilities. The restaurant offers dinner and brunch and I hear their truffle fries is really delicious. Reservations can be made on Open Table.

Address: 9 9th Ave, New York, NY 1001

Check out the website here.

3.) Zona De Cuba

"A piece of island in the bronx" is what this Cuban is called. If you're looking for a vibrant outdoor space that's perfect for dinner and brunch, then this is the one for you. You can get an island feel in New York through the carribean inspired meals such as mofongo, oxtail stew and more. Seats fill up fast so be sure to book a reservation in advance.

Address: 558 Grand Concourse, The Bronx, NY 10451, United States

Check out the website here.
Zona de Cuba

4.) 230 Fifth Rooftop Bar

No mention of rooftop bars in New York will be complete without 230 Fifth Rooftop Bar. One of the finest in the city, you can experience live music while sipping on a daiquiri. Brunch is perfect here and it is only a three minutes walk from Madison Square Garden.

Address: 230 5th Ave, New York, NY 10001, United States

Check out the website here.

230 Fifth Rooftop

5.) Plunge Rooftop Bar + Lounge

This spot is for the party lovers who enjoy cocktails, DJs and skyline views. Plunge rooftop is stylish and appealing to those who just want to have a good time while enjoying the New York skyline. You can find panoramic views of the city and an awesome vibe.

Address: 18 9th Ave, New York, NY 10014, United States

6.) Refinery Rooftop

This place is perfect for brunch for you and your family and friends. If you have a special occasion to celebrate - like an anniversary or birthday, this place is ideal for that. You can order the salmon and grilled chicken as many people say it is so good. Make sure to reserve a table in advance for bigger groups.

Address: 63 W 38th St, New York, NY 10018, United States

Check out the website here.
Photo by Refinery Rooftop

7.) Dear Irving on Hudson Rooftop

Okay, this place is for the fanciest of the fancy. It is very high-end but offers some of the best views of New York City. Make sure to dress up a little as this is the place for that - think date nights, engagements, or something of that sort. A lovely place overall.
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