This city is full of rooftop bars, where people gather at night, have a drink, listen to music, and have a great view of New York. I went to some of these bars in the summer, and it was a great experience, although some of them were very crowded, and there were a couple of times when I felt I was in line to get into a club.
The bad thing about rooftop bars is that you can only go in the summer. During the fall and winter the temperature is too cold to even think about grabbing a drink in an open space. Luckily, I found a great alternative for the winter: a covered rooftop restaurant and bar on Midtown East, called The Top of the Tower, at the Beekman Tower Hotel.
This place is great if you want a relaxing evening with friends, or a romantic dinner. The food and drinks are very good, and the view is amazing (you can pick between looking over the bridges on the East River or the city on the west side of the building). It also offers smokers two small terraces where they can step out and enjoy a cigarette while taking in the lights of the city.
I highly recommend this place. It’s not the trendiest, but whether you go in a group or on a date, you’ll be able to experience the beauty of the city without the big crowds and long lines.
To know more about this restaurant, click here.