Cinco de Mayo falls on a Friday this year, which means you have no excuse not to celebrate. Whether it’s relaxing by the pool or keeping up with the DJ, here are our six picks for the best rooftop fiestas happening in NYC. By Carly Petrone.
621 W. 46th St.
New York, NY 10036
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Hudson Terrace is hosting a Cinco de Mayo Rooftop Party complete with a Mariachi Band and free drinks. The catch? You must show up before 6:30 p.m. to collect your drink tickets. Specials include 2-for-1 Don Julio Margaritas, $5 Modelo’s, $8 Mango Margaritas, $8 Tequila Shots, and $10 Cocktails. DJ Dubbz will be spinning beats that can be heard throughout the indoor and outdoor rooms while guests get to participate in giveaways and walk out with a few party favors. VIP tickets start at $24 and include a 2-hour open bar from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. as well as exclusive access to the VIP Salon & Garden Terrace Rooms. Don’t forget to say the word “fiesta” upon entry for free admission to the party. Click here for more information.
447 Lexington Ave.
New York, NY 10017
Davio’s Steakhouse is pulling out all the stops this Cinco de Mayo. Make your way up to their rooftop for a fiesta to remember starting at 7 p.m. Guests can sip on customized drinks at the Margarita Bar (featuring Super Premium Blue Hour Tequila) or opt for a traditional Mexican beer to wash down all of the delicious bites that are also available. Highlights include a Steakhouse Taco Bar, Elote Salad, and plenty of Mexican desserts. Grab a snapshot at the photo booth and make sure to take a swing at the piñata for the chance to win a Davio’s gift card. Tickets are on the pricier side ($68 per person) but the #rooftopviews are definitely Instagram worthy.
Plunge Rooftop at Gansevoort Park Avenue
420 Park Ave. South
New York, NY 10016
Things are heating up this Cinco de Mayo at Plunge Rooftop, the trendy hotspot at the Gansevoort Park Avenue. Cool off with a dip in the pool while sipping on $5 Coronas and $10 Margaritas from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Take in the 360 degree views of the city and catch some spring rays before heading out for the night.
132 W. 47th St.
New York, NY 10036
Head up to Haven Rooftop atop the Sanctuary Hotel this Cinco de Mayo for a night filled with dancing, food & drink specials, and amazing views. Starting at 4 p.m. you can enjoy Micheladas, frozen margaritas, $5 tequila shots, and $5 Mexican beer. Soak it all up with your choice of bites like ceviche, quesadillas, guacamole & chips, tacos, and nachos. A live DJ will also be there spinning beats until 11 p.m. so there’s plenty of time to celebrate. Make it a weekend-long celebration by stopping by on Saturday, May 6th, from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Mixologist Reisler Morales of Mexico City will be there mixing up the Carolina Margarita, which happens to be Patron Tequila’s Margarita of the Year. More than 500,000 people voted for this Reposado-based cocktail so you know it’s worth trying. In fact, you can get the recipe here.
226 W. 52nd St.
New York, NY
Spend your Cinco de Mayo overlooking Times Square at the Supernova Rooftop. Ladies and gents can take advantage of free admission until 5 p.m. along with happy hour specials that include $5 beer, $5 wine, and $10 margaritas. If you really want to celebrate, order their tequila bottle special – two bottles of Patron for $550. DJ EXEQTIVE will be there to keep the party going and a full food menu will also be available until 9 p.m. Sit and relax near one of their open fire pits or take a selfie along their 5,700 square foot wrap-around terrace. RSVP here for your free admission passes. Roof opens at 4 p.m.
180 Orchard St.
New York, NY
Get some sun while lounging atop Hotel Indigo at Mr. Purple this Cinco de Mayo. Guests can indulge in style with a Casamigos Hibiscus Frozen Margarita while snacking on goodies like Chips & Guac ($20), Veggie Tacos ($20), Fish Tacos ($10), and Steak Tacos ($16). Grab your bathing suit and take a dip in the pool but don’t forget your camera because the views of Manhattan from this rooftop are pretty epic.