Empire Rooftop

Rooftop Bar in Upper West Side & Central Park

Sprawled across the top of the Empire Hotel, this stylish rooftop bar is one of New York's most expansive drinking spaces in the sky at 8000 sq ft. A bright, glass-roofed wing strewn with palms and sofas is perfect for winter and has a retractable roof for summer, and there's a handful of outdoor terraces.

In summer, you can drink directly beneath the hotel's 1940s lipstick-red billboard letters crowning the roof. You can also have a meal up here, or brunch on weekends (11am to 3pm).