230 Fifth

Bars, Lounges Midtown
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230 Fifth
230 Fifth

It’ll take you a while to get into Steven Greenberg’s massive rooftop bar—not because of the (surprisingly lenient) door policy (just don’t dress for the Jersey shore), but because of its popularity. Despite this, you’ve got a good chance of bagging a seat on one of the many wooden benches under white canopies. You could stare at the Empire State, MetLife and Chrysler Buildings, but you may find your eyes drawn to the hordes of prowling hotties instead.


Venue name: 230 Fifth
Address: 230 Fifth Ave
New York
Cross street: between 26th and 27th Sts
Opening hours: Daily 4pm–4am
Transport: Subway: N, R to 28th St
Price: Average drink: $11. AmEx, MC, V
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Julie S

230 Fifth is New York City’s largest outdoor rooftop garden and fully enclosed penthouse lounge. If you have out of town guests who you want to impress, take them straight here. The views are beyond breathtaking and cannot be competed with! They have large umbrellas for sunny or rainy days and the rooftop is partially heated on colder nights. The biggest attraction besides being directly under the Empire State Building are the awesome heated igloos that are around for the winter. The igloos are on a first come first serve basis, so you may have to wait or end up sharing with others. 

Jacqui T

In the winter: If I am going to be cold, then I want to be cold with a spiked hot cocoa in hand drinking inside an igloo at 230 Fifth. Try to get to the rooftop earlier so that you can grab a spot inside the igloos. If you're looking for a place to get a great instagram pic, stay festive, get tipsy, cuddle up in red robes and impress visiting family and friends, then this is your place! 

Kelsey D

This bar has a beautiful view, in both winter and summer! The igloos in the winter provide such a unique experience, that I would recommend trying it at least once.  The downside to this bar is the crowds, and drink prices. I would say go more for the experience, and less for the drink quality.. 

Adreanna M

This rooftop is classy and beautiful. The view of the skyline is incredible. Inside the penthouse is a party vibe and outside on the roof is a chill vibe. The seasonal drinks are amazing. I tried the spiked apple cider and it tasted delicious! However, the drinks are on the pricey side.


You can't deny that this is a bit of a touristy spot, but when you get up there and the see the views of the city you understand exactly why everyone flocks there. I'd also say that it's a big enough space that it never feels too hectic and often all the people actually make for a great atmosphere. A decent cocktail menu of all the classics and an easy bar menu of light snacks means you can stay for a quick drink and take in the view, or settle in for the evening. Make sure you head round to the far left hand side up on the decking as you can also see the One World Trade tower and take in the sunset from there too, which sets over the Hudson River. A great spot to take friends, dates and parents! That view never gets old. 

Lindsey W

This place is pretty cool, mostly because the rooftop is so large and doesn't feel like an exclusive club that you need a gold ticket to get into to. I came here one day after work for a happy hour with some of co-workers, we got drinks, sliders, and fries which were all surprisingly good. There was no wait, besides the long elevator ride to get to the top and the vibe was pretty chill. Besides the super expensive drinks and the super chippery waitresses (like she was at our table every 10 minutes asking if we needed more drinks) this place is a perfect rooftop spot. 

It also makes for a great instagram. 

Miao P

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Excellent way to go on a awesome night, even if you have to delay ten minutes in line. The opinions of the town are awesome, such as the view of the Business State building. There are equivalent parts of beautiful individuals vs individuals who look/dress culturally uncomfortable and out of position. There are a lot of locations to sit, take a position or flow and 3 associated with sparkling wine cost $50....guess they might be making up for no cover charge. All in all an excellent way to individuals watch, consume and b. s. with guests.