On a summer night, nothing quite does it like sipping a drink on a rooftop bar taking in the sunset and the cityscape below. New York City’s famous skyline is littered with multitudes of rooftop bars, and while any of them might sound inviting not all rooftop bars are created equal. To steer you in the right direction here is a list of the top three rooftop bars in New York.

Northern Territory

This Brooklyn hot spot serves up Aussie flare with such classics as meat pies, lamb lollies, and a wide selection of beers from the land down under.


Roof at Park South

A bar that offers one of the best views of lower Manhattan’s iconic skyline, husband and wife team Tim and Nancy Cushman offer up an unpretentious atmosphere and drinks at this scenic venue.

Empire Hotel Rooftop 

Pretend you’re a billionaire business man, an ambassador on a state visit, or a spy meeting a contact at the Empire Hotel Rooftop. While the drinks might be on the steep side, the view of the sunset more than makes up for it.