Summer is just around the corner and the heat is starting to head to New York City. If you’re in the city or planning to make a visit, Luxury Safes has gathered a list of the Top 5 Rooftop Hotel Bars that you should definitely visit next time you’re in town.

  • The Crown

Located on the 21st floor of Hotel 50 Bowery, at The Crown you’re likely to find a bohemian vibe as well as the carefree lifestyle that goes with it. It is the perfect place for you to chill out and not even thinking about checking your email.

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The Crown is an amazing rooftop hotel bar to sit back and enjoy a cocktail while soaking up unobstructed views of both Manhattan and Brooklyn skylines, which goes from the Brooklyn Bridge to the Empire State Building and One World Trade Center. It also has an indoor bar with floor-to-ceiling windows.

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  • The Pool Bar & Observation Deck

Recently opened, this rooftop hotel bar is truly a one-of-a-kind space that has just taken off. Located on the also recent TWA Hotel at John F. Kennedy Airport, The Pool Bar & Observation Deck features a 20-by-6-meter infinity pool that will be open year-round (and heated to a pleasant 38 degrees in winter).

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Is there anything better than soaking in the sparkling water while watching planes come and go on one of the busiest runways in the world and sipping a cocktail?

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  • Summerly

Also recently opened, Summerly is a really gorgeous rooftop hotel bar on the 10th floor of The Hoxton, Williamsburg that brings New England coastal vibes to Brooklyn.

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It is the perfect spot to go to if you can’t make it to the beach. The drink menu has lots of rosés, as rooftop hotel bars usually do, but also offers other refreshing libations.

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  • Cantor Roof Garden Bar

This one is a bit different from the ones before… It’s located on the top of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Popular amongst New Yorkers and visitors alike, Cantor Roof Garden Bar offers some of the city’s best views of Central Park, even though it’s only five stories up.

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In the spirit of The Met, there’s also art: Berlin-based artist Alicja Kwade created the architectural steel-and-stone sculpture that will reside at The Cantor though October.

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  • Magic Hour Rooftop Bar & Lounge

Last but not least, we’ve got Magic Hour, located on the 18th floor of Moxy NYC Times Square. It’s a playful and amusing rooftop hotel bar, with a carnival theme that skews provocative over cheesy.

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Actually, it’s one of the largest all-season rooftop hotel bars in the Big Apple, with two main areas:  overlooking the Empire State Building, and to the west, entertainment central. There’s also a lounge in the shape of a merry-go-round (that actually spins!) and a miniature golf course called Foreplay! Leaving there, one might think it was all a dream.

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All we know is that the recipe for a great rooftop hotel bar is pretty simple: delicious cocktails, amazing views, and some twinkling lights can create magic just about anywhere. Pick your favorite and make this Summer a Summer to remember.

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