Best NYC Rooftop Happy Hours

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Happy hour is always a great time to catch up with friends over drinks. But what about enjoying some drinks outside with a beautiful view?  Even better! For your next happy hour meet-up, consider checking out one of these nearby rooftop bars before your short commute home to The Octagon.


Tavern 29

Located right on E 29th off of Park Avenue, Tavern 29 is a bi-level tavern with a rooftop beer garden offering a number of drink and food specials during happy hour, which takes place Monday-Friday 12pm-6pm! Choose from over 28 different draft lines that are sourced from small batch and local breweries. Beers are $5, and glasses of wine are $6. If you’ll be visiting with a large group, it’s recommended that you make a reservation, as the space fills up fast, especially on summer Friday’s.


Cloud Social Rooftop Bar

Offering some great views of the Empire State Building, the Cloud Social Rooftop Bar on W 32nd Street is known for their great happy hour deals.  Specials run Monday-Friday from 3pm-7pm, and include $6 Beers, House Wine, and Well Drinks. With it’s convenient midtown location, Cloud Social is the perfect place to meet up with friends after a long work day.


Upstairs at the Kimberly Hotel

For a swankier rooftop happy hour feel, head over to the Kimberly Hotel at E 50th Street between Lexington and 3rd to check out the rooftop lounge area. Festive lights and eclectic décor create a lively ambiance on the penthouse deck that offers spectacular views of the Chrysler Building and the midtown Manhattan skyline. The views, as well as the delicious drink and food options, make this a great place to meet up with friends, coworkers, or a date for a drink or two.

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