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The Best NYC Rooftop Bars With Totally Pulse-Racing Views

Going up?

Wanna take your next evening out to seriously spellbinding new heights? Save the underground haunts for winter. ’Tis the season to step out under the stars by stepping up to your rooftop era. After all, there’s nothing like sultry summer air, sweeping views, and a cocktail or two to get your heart pumping, honey—and we haven’t even gotten to the handsome arm candy who’s set to do the rest later on. Wink, wink. Lucky for you, everything’s taller in NYC, so if you’re seeking a sexy spot to take your date or an al fresco den of debauchery to hit with your girls, Fleur’s got your guide to feeling on top of the world.


We dare you not to gasp at the glittering scene of the city when you take it all in at Overstory. The chic cocktail spot is perched way up on the 64th floor of an Art Deco tower in FiDi, where the elevated views make it seem like you’re flying First Class on your own private tour of Manhattan. As does, of course, the plush interiors, upscale bites, and sips from the world-renowned bar team. Order up a Pink Tuxedo at the bar before getting swept off your feet under the stars. It’s certainly a spot meant for old school romance and high-level glamour—so be sure to dress for the occasion.

Overstory, 70 Pine St, New York

The Highlight Room

Draped in greenery, luscious leaves, and statement chandeliers galore, The Highlight Room is a veritable garden of pleasures—so don’t be surprised if you find yourself some forbidden fruit to sink your teeth into while you’re there. With a nightly lineup of DJs and a menu full of cheeky cocktails (NSFW, anyone?), this indoor-outdoor oasis sets quite the scene for breezy summer soirees, backed by a skyline stretching from the Lower East Side to Midtown and beyond. Whether you secure a cozy corner booth beneath the moonlight or pop bottles with your crew in the center of it all, you’ll be in for one highlight of a night. Hey, it’s all in the name.

The Highlight Room, 145 Bowery, New York


What pairs better with a dramatic backdrop than a dazzling dash of decadence? At Nubeluz, you can have it all—and then some. Champagne dreams and caviar bumps await at the Ritz-Carlton’s 50th floor crown jewel, where luxury is literally served up on a platter with a side of soaring views. The locale’s outdoor deck is set to be the place to see and be seen this season, with the Empire State Building towering over one side and the Hudson flowing beneath the other. Skip the red room this time around and lounge back on one of the blue velvet sofas for an evening getting spoiled en plein air. A Fleur girl deserves nothing less than the best, babe.

Nubeluz, 25 W 28th St, New York


When a little bit of Vegas lands in NYC, you know things are about to get wild. Ushered in by a slew of celebs (including one Mr. Leo DiCaprio) Starchild is your one-stop hot spot for everything from intimate drinks at dusk to dance floor twirls ‘til dawn. Whichever vibe you’re looking for, you’ll find it 27 stories high above the Civilian Hotel at this stylish watering hole. Just be warned: The mirrored walls and disco balls bring out the excess in everyone, so you might stop in for one frozen espresso martini and end up splitting a fishbowl with eight of your new best friends. Well, we’d toast to that.

Starchild, 305 West 48th St, New York

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