It's peak rooftop bars season again. Who doesn't love these seasonal sky-high lounges, where you can sip mint-infused cocktails amidst stop-you-in-your-tracks New York City skyline views? No one we know. So, whether you're a tourist in search of bird's-eye panoramas of the Big Apple, or just looking for a fun alfresco spot to hang with friends, here are the best NYC rooftop bars.
Castell — Times Square
If you're in the mood for a martini, Castell — a brand-new rooftop bar atop the design-driven AC Hotel New York Times Square — is where you need to be. The indoor/outdoor space features leather, marble, and wood accents. If you're hungry, order small plates, or head downstairs to Boqueria to feast on tapas and sangria. What to order: The dirty martinis definitely hit the spot.