When summer rolls around in the Big Apple, New Yorkers and visitors alike love spending time outdoors, preferably with a cool, refreshing cocktail in hand. Fortunately, every year brings a spate of new rooftop bars to the city. From Midtown to SoHo to Williamsburg, there’s no shortage of “wow”-inducing views to enjoy. Check out these open-air urban retreats and indulge in the city’s splendor.
by Kate Donnelly
Kate Donnelly is a freelance writer based in New York. She's the founder of the creative collaborative, From Your Desks. She's a Contributing Editor at Fathom and her work has appeared in Bon Appetit, Forbes, The Huffington Post and Refinery 29. She travels for the food. Follow Kate on Twitter: @k8bdonnelly.