With dedicated viewing areas, America’s favourite night will feature special new effects in 30 different shapes and colors. Over 48,000 shells and effects from barges on the East River will light up the sky at 9:25 p.m.
If you are in New York City on the 4th of July, there is no way you can miss the fireworks.
Won’t the most commercial sight of the year be jam packed, you ask?
Well, there are other ways to enjoy the majestic show than going right in the middle of all that crowd that throngs since the morning to catch a good spot.
Reserve a table at these rooftop bars and watch the beautiful NYC skyline along with the famous fireworks that are truly worth all the hype.
Perched above Lower Manhattan's most vibrant neighbourhoods, The Crown sits at the crossroads of cool; where art and music defy conventional standards. The Crown’s beverage menu features a rotating selection of Gerber Group’s classic and seasonal cocktails – such as the GG Manhattan, Stormy Mule or Grand Spritz - alongside an expansive collection of small-batch spirits, regionally brewed craft beers, and universal wine offerings.
The roof boasts a 360-degree panorama of Manhattan, thus offering an unmatched view of the fireworks. The tickets start with $50 and include a one-hour open vodka bar, along with one cocktail on the house.
Address : The Crown, 50 Bowery, New York City, New York 10013
Reservation : The Crown Events
Mr. Purple, a rooftop bar and restaurant located on the 15th floor of Hotel Indigo Lower East Side, captures the vibrant and artistic spirit of the LES.
It offers an intoxicating combination of panoramic views, craft cocktails, locally sourced food, and even fresh cold-pressed juices and handcrafted coffee from local purveyors. The menu connects with local iconic culinary staples, featuring locally sourced ingredients
Address : 180 Orchard Street, 15th Floor, New York, NY 10002
Reservation : MrPurpleNYC
Westlight is a 22nd-floor rooftop bar from Chef Andrew Carmellini’s NoHo Hospitality Group featuring sweeping views of New York City from atop The William Vale in Williamsburg. The bar program presents a dynamic menu of original and classic cocktails alongside rare spirits, craft beer and wine, while Carmellini’s menu of small plates reflects inspiration from global street food.
GOSPËL and The William Vale are teaming up once again for an epic Independence Day Celebration, where the old timers DJ Tennis, Carlita, and DeRoos will perform on the rooftop decks, and Milo and Gaspar Muniz at the open air floor below.
Address : 111 N 12th St 22nd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11249
Reservation : GOSPËL Tribe
Celebrate the 4th with special performances by New York house music royalty The Ritual. The rooftop of 1 Hotel has an unforgettable sundowner overlooking the Manhattan skyline priced at $75 (free for hotel guests). In partnership are brands like Perrier, Grey Goose, Patron, Hendricks and more.cover charge.
Address : 60 Furman Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
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The Rooftop at Exchange Place is a multi-level indoor and outdoor venue, featuring a cocktail lounge and terrace dining room.
With stunning views of the Manhattan skyline, Hudson River, Statue of Liberty and more, the Rooftop at Exchange Place provides a chic ambience with its retractable glass roof and walls which create the perfect setting for craft cocktails and chef curated small bites with a view.
Address : 1 Exchange Place, Jersey City, NJ 07302|
Reservation : Rooftop at Exchange Place
With unobstructed views of the Manhattan skyline, Bar Blondeau features a seafood-forward menu with French, Spanish and Portuguese influences, complementing an international selection of natural wines from up-and-coming wine regions, as well as signature cocktails, frozen drinks and zero proof beverages.
Address : 80 Wythe Ave, 6th Floor, Brooklyn, New York 11249
Reservations : 718-460-8006
Written by Stuti Khetan, Beverage Trade Network