NYC’s 4 Newest Rooftop Bars For 2011

June 14, 2011 4:17 PM

Credit: Dream Downtown

In a city with an iconic skyline, you would be a fool not to spend hot summer nights amongst the glitz and glamour that comes with rooftop drinking. We’ve already brought you a list of the best rooftop bars and lounges, but if you’re wondering which new haunts have the best scenery this season, check out our list. These recently-opened options should give you that on-top-of-the-world feeling all summer long. By Selena Ricks-Good.
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Credit: The Dream Downtown

Pool Lounge at The Dream Downtown

346 W. 17th St.
New York, NY
(800) 336-4110

The latest luxury project from the Chatwal family, The Dream Downtown Hotel and its pool lounge are expected to soft-open on June 15. Operated by TAO Strategic Group (Lavo, Avenue, Marquee), expect a strict door policy before your dreams come true. Promising a South of France vibe, the pool includes a real sand beach and a translucent bottom which can be viewed from the lobby. Look for the rooftop club, PhD, to open soon.

Four at Yotel

570 10th Ave.
New York, NY
(646) 449-7700

This futuristic Japanese hotel features the largest outdoor hotel space in the city, with capacity for 400. Snag a cabana with a fire pit or a lounge chair near the DJ booth. Two large bars keep the crowd happy, serving 2-liter growlers of Stella, Sam Adams or Ichiban, along with punches and cocktails such as sake sangria. Although you’re only on the fourth floor, you can still enjoy the fact that you’re high above the throngs of Times Square West.

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Credit: Hotel Gansevoort

Gansevoort Park Rooftop

420 Park Ave. South
New York, NY
(646) 380-5391

Bringing a touch of Miami to Park Avenue, the Gansevoort Park Rooftop is officially open for parties this summer. The tri-level roof features an indoor/outdoor pool deck, lounge areas and outdoor balconies with stunning views of the Empire State Building. Operated by Provocateur owners Mike Satsky and Brian Gefter, expect a hot lineup of DJs and a tight velvet rope to get past before you join the fun upstairs.

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Credit: The James Hotel

Jimmy at The James Hotel

15 Thompson St.
New York, NY
(212) 465-2000

Sporting teak deck chairs, cotton chaise lounges and a wading pool, Jimmy has a 360-degree view of Soho that stretches to the Brooklyn Bridge. An intimate indoor bar also offers plenty of plush seating. Enjoy drinks like the Mexican Honey Bee (reposado tequila, orange flower, honey, mezcal, lemon and lavender bitters) and prime people-watching.

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Selena-Ricks Good writes about drinks and produces events as the Dizzy Fizz.

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