The Ides at the Wythe Hotel
A rooftop bar without the pretension does exist, and the proof is in the pudding—or rather, at Williamsburg’s Wythe Hotel. At the sixth-floor outdoor terrace bar The Ides, minimal, down-to-earth décor, bar bites such as salted caramel popcorn and chips and dip, and a small but mighty menu of draft beers, wines, and cocktails await anyone seeking good vibes and even better views of one of the world’s most famous skylines.
Le Bain at The Standard High Line
Take a cue from the city’s cool crowd, and head to The Standard High Line’s popular penthouse lounge and discotheque. At Le Bain, you’ll enjoy a rooftop plunge pool, performances by world-famous DJs, and far-reaching views from your West Side vantage point—if you can get in, that is. Known as much for its famous clientele as the retro fun it provides, Le Bain is the hottest ticket in—or rather, above—town.
QUEENS, NEW YORK, SEPTEMBER 17, 2013. Views from the rooftop of The Z Hotel in Queens, NY. 9/17/2013 Photo by | ©Jennifer S. Altman 2013 All Rights Reserved.