Eight rooftop bars you can go to for New Year’s Eve in NYC

Ring in the new year at the best hotels and rooftop bars in New York City on New Year's Eve with open bars, champagne toasts and dancing
STK Meatpacking
Photograph: Courtesy Kat Slootsky
By Christina Izzo and Alyson Penn |
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Summer isn't the only season for rooftop hangs—there are not only plenty of rooftops that remain open through the winter but also plenty at which to ring in the new year. Here are eight festive options in case you want your New Year's Eve parties with a side of world-class skyline views at some of the best bars in NYC

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Rooftop bars for New Year’s Eve

Public Hotel
Photograph: Courtesy HFZ Capital Group
Hotels, Boutique hotels

The Roof at Public Hotel

icon-location-pin Lower East Side

Rock out with Holy Ghost! and enjoy an open bar from 8:30pm—12:30pm with some of the best views in Manhattan atop Ian Schrager's downtown-hip hotel. Cap off the night (or just get it started) with a champagne toast at midnight.

Price: $250—$3,000

Bars, Lounges

Upstairs at the Kimberly

icon-location-pin Midtown East

The midtown lounge will be open for business on New Year's Eve: Kick back on sleek leather booths during a four-hour open bar (9pm to 1am) while DJ Greg Hansen spins. Pad your stomach with small bites like truffle mac and cheese and grilled lamb lollipops.

Price: $195—$295

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STK Meatpacking
Photograph: Kat Slootsky
Restaurants

STK in Meatpacking

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If you're gunning for something a little more cabin-chic, head to the Lodge at STK for a five-hour open bar, a DJ spinning tracks and passed hors d'oeuvres earlier in the night.

Price: $49—$249

Mr. Purple
Photograph: Noah Fecks
Bars, Cocktail bars

Mr. Purple

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The palatial 15th-floor bar that crowns the Hotel Indigo in the Lower East Side is throwing a "Revival" party with 360-degree views of the city, light bites and a champagne toast at midnight.

Price: $75 for general admission 

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Bars, Cocktail bars

The Roof

icon-location-pin Midtown West

Get front row seats to the New Year's Eve fireworks show in Central Park atop the Viceroy New York, all while jammin' to DJ Killah Cam and muching on small bites. 

Price: $50 for general admission

Bar SixtyFive
Photograph: Courtesy Bar SixtyFive
Bars

Bar SixtyFive at Rainbow Room

icon-location-pin Midtown West

Head to Bar SixtyFive, adjacent to the historic lounge, on December 31st for a two-hour champagne and caviar bar (10pm to midnight), passed canapes and a bubbly toast when the clock strikes twelve.

Price: $325—$20,000

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Bars, Sports Bars

Berry Park

icon-location-pin Greenpoint

This bi-level behemoth beer hall has a 3,500-square-foot ground floor and a roof deck almost as large. Brooklyn boosters may be disappointed to find that the 15 taps are dedicated to imports (mostly German and Belgian drafts). But drink enough on New Year's Eve, and you won't seem to mind by the new year. 

Price: $40

Magic Hour Rooftop Bar & Lounge
Photograph: Courtesy of Magic Hour Rooftop Bar & Lounge
Bars, Cocktail bars

Magic Hour Rooftop Bar & Lounge at Moxy Times Square

icon-location-pin Midtown West

Most rooftop bars rely on their expansive vistas to woo the crowds. For Magic Hour, the spot from TAO Group atop the Moxy Times Square hotel, its view of midtown and the Empire State Building is just a footnote. The team plays up the idea of an “urban amusement park” in its palatial 10,000-square-foot space, with rotating carousel seating, a topiary garden and Foreplay, a putt-putt course filled with animal statues in NSFW positions.

Price: $55—$3,800

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