The Top 50 Rooftops

If there’s one thing that makes us giddy about summertime in New York City, it’s drinking and dining al fresco…with a view. We feel like every spring and summer weekend is preempted by the group text question, “Where is there a roof we can hang out on?” That’s right, we prefer our martinis with a side of the Chrysler building, or a panorama of the sunset skyline over the Hudson. The city, and our happy hour, never looked better. Lucky for us, this town was made for amazing terrace frolicking — you just have to know where to go. We’re giving you fifty sky high places, you’ll never have issues picking a spot again. From brunch with a 360-degree view on the top of The Standard to cocktails overlooking the Manhattan skyline at The Ides, check out our favorite rooftop hangouts in the sky — aka where you can find us potatoheads this summer.

For more outdoor dining spots, see this celebrities guide to NYC, or see the 30 best restaurants with outdoor seating