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The best rooftop bars on the Lower East Side

Have you ever admired New York’s glamorous perimeter from the Lower East Side?

While New York is comprised of innumerous neighborhoods, we divert our attention to the trendy Lower East Side area that draws attention with upscale apartments and high rise buildings, a perfect nesting spot for rooftop bars.

Taking shelter on top of some exquisite hotels, these rooftop bars on the Lower East Side are a must visit when it comes to having a ball at New York’s gigantic skyscrapers. 

cloudM New York Bowery

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cloudM New York Bowery rooftop bar, Source: Website

Located on the 20th floor of Citizen M, cloudM New York Bowery hands out an epic above the city experience with a capacity to house around 200 guests, thanks to their outdoor open deck. Choose to relax on the plush couches and sip on spiced cocktails from the warmly lit bar, while taking in panoramic views of the city from the Lower East Side.

Whether you want a dose of a classic or are in search of a speciality cocktail, the bartender at this rooftop bar will make sure all your needs are catered. 

Location - 189 Bowery, New York, NY 10002.

Timings - 5 pm to 11 pm (Sunday to Thursday)
4 pm to 11 pm (Friday to Saturday)

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The Crown

nycrooftopbars The Crown

Sublime view of the city in the evening, Source: Facebook

Gaze through unobstructed skyline views of Brooklyn and Manhattan from the 21st floor of Hotel 50 Bowery in the Lower East Side. While you are at The Crown, avail yourself to one of the cocktails like the Bowery Sunset made with La Puritita Verda Mezcal, Don Julio Blanco Tequila, aperol, chartreuse, and fresh lime juice.

Tag along some globally inspired small bites from the menu such as fried chicken dumplings, pork buns, tuna tartare tacos, and more with the bar’s wide collection of small batch spirits for unlimited fun. 

Location - 50 Bowery, New York, NY 10013.

Timings - 4 pm to 11 pm (Sunday to Friday)
2 pm to 11 pm (Saturday)

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The Roof

nycrooftopbars The Roof

The Roof, Source: Facebook

Whether you are in the mood to gulp a couple of afternoon cocktails or unwind a fun and energetic evening, The Roof has the ability to impress on both fronts. Find this coruscating rooftop bar on the top of the Public Hotel and indulge in 360-degree views of New York City.

We certainly rank this one among one of the best Rooftop bars in New York, not just for the picturesque views, but also because the bar offers a wide range of drinks from cocktails, wines, beer, and spirits to choose from. 

Location - 215 Chrystie St, New York, NY 10002.

Timings - 5 pm to 12 am (Sunday to Tuesday)
5 pm to 2 am (Wednesday to Thursday)
5 pm to 4 am (Friday to Saturday)

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The Delancey

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The Delancey rooftop bar, Source: Facebook

The only all weather rooftop garden of its kind in the vicinity, The Delancey welcomes patrons with a long luxurious bar illuminated by a candlelight ceiling. Getting past it and walking up to the staircase leads to a lush green oasis with a retractable roof, enclosed like a den.

From bottle options to speciality cocktails, the bar provides guests with multiple options depending on the requirement. We opted to go for the Painkiller cocktail put together with rum, coconut, pineapple, orange, and nutmeg. 

Location - 168 Delancey St, New York, NY 10002.

Timings - Closed (Monday to Wednesday)
5 pm to 12 am (Thursday)
5 pm to 4 am (Friday to Saturday)
5 pm to 11 pm (Sunday)

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Mr. Purple

nycrooftopbars Mr. Purple

Mr. Purple rooftop bar in Lower East Side, Source: Facebook

An establishment managed by the Gerber Group, Mr. Purple is a rooftop bar and restaurant located on the 15th floor of Hotel Indigo - Lower East Side. The bar offers different settings, from cushioned sofas to tall white chairs, where you can admire the views of the Big Apple, as one would while sipping on a perfect winter-themed drink.

If you have a knack for ambrosial cocktails, go for the Flowers of Distinction made with Hendrick’s Cocchi Rosa, St. Germain, lemon juice, and grapefruit. The tempura bay zucchini and chicken tenders are good snacking options if you are looking for appetizers at the bar. 

Location - 180 Orchard St 15th floor, New York, NY 10002.

Timings - 4 pm to 2 am (Monday to Wednesday)
4 pm to 4 am (Thursday to Saturday)
2 pm to 2 am (Sunday)

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Header image - The Crown at 50 Bowery, Source: Facebook

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