Top 5 Rooftop Bars for Happy Hour in Manhattan

When you want to encourage people within your company, there is absolutely nothing better than a group trip to a fabulous bar for happy hour. But when you’re working in Manhattan, there are so many different bars to try, how do you know which ones are the best to go to? Never fear: we have trawled through the lists, and picked out what we think are the top five outdoor rooftop bars for company happy hours in Manhattan.

1. The Press Lounge.
The Press Lounge looks over some of the most iconic areas of Manhattan: Hell’s Kitchen, Midtown, and the Hudson River can all be seen from its gorgeous rooftop. You may find it difficult to leave.

2. Plunge Rooftop Bar and Lounge at The Gansevoort.
If there is one thing that most rooftop bars are missing, it is a plunge pool. But never fear: the Plunge Rooftop Bar and Lounge has thought about this, and has considerately provided one. Just remember to warn the office to bring their costumes.

3. Hudson Terrace.
Hudson Terrace has the distinct advantage of being both a rooftop bar, and having a canopy overhead. This means that, regardless of the fickle New York weather, you and your colleagues can while away Happy Hour surrounded by warmth.

4. Rare View Lexington.
And a rather wonderful view it is too! Rare View Lexington looks straight out onto the Empire State Building, a gorgeous view that very few people really relish. Take the time here to sample some of the delicious cocktails, and look out over a world famous monument.

5. Bookmarks Lounge.
If you’re looking for a relaxed time, then Bookmarks Lounge is definitely the place for you. Full of very elegant furnishings, this is the perfect place to celebrate the end of a deal, or the beginning of a new contract.