The Hottest Rooftops for the Fourth of July

Fourth of July in Gotham means fun, food and frivolity across the boroughs. Instead of lining up along the Hudson River to see the Macy’s fireworks like the rests of the crowds, why not secure your own perch in the sky?  The Macy’s show will boast over 40,000 fireworks starting at 9:00 this Thursday evening and will last approximately 45 minutes.  There are many spectacular rooftop bars throughout the city to get an up-close view of the show here are my recommendations:

Plunge Rooftop Bar + Lounge

Enjoy the 360-degree view of the NYC skyline and Hudson River from atop the Meatpacking District’s Gansevoort hotel.  VIP reservations are $250 per person, and include unlimited booze starting at 7 p.m. General admission is $50 and features a complimentary drink voucher.

18 Ninth Ave., at W. 13th St., 14th fl.,, (212) 206-6700

Plunge Rooftop Bar + Lounge, The Hottest Rooftops for the Fourth of July
Plunge Rooftop Bar + Lounge

Soaked at Mondrian Soho

 The Mondrian SoHo hotel’s wraparound deck offers crosstown views perfect for admiring the fireworks. All tickets include Four Hour Wine & Beer and unlimited truffle popcorn. General admission runs $95 and includes beer, wine and open bar from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM.

150 Lafayette St., at Grand St., 26th fl.,, (212) 389-1000

Soaked at Mondrian Soho, The Hottest Rooftops for the Fourth of July
Soaked at Mondrian Soho

Sky Terrace

DJ Rawse, J. Schott and Brandon James will be entertaining the crowds at the Fourth of July celebration on the Hudson Hotel rooftop. Tickets start at $40 for general admission, and include an open bar from 6 to 7 p.m.

356 W. 58th St., at Columbus Ave., 15th fl.,,  (212) 554-6217

sky terrace, The Hottest Rooftops for the Fourth of July
Sky Terrace

The Rooftop Bar at the Empire Hotel

Located on the 12th floor of our distinctive New York City luxury hotel, The Empire Rooftop Bar & Lounge offers magnificent views of Lincoln Center as well as the Broadway & Columbus Avenue gateway to Manhattan’s Upper West Side.  Past Fourth of July parties featured a roaring 20s theme throw back theme, with live music and a full roster of DJs.

44 West 63rd St.,, (212) 265-7400

The Rooftop Bar at the Empire Hotel, The Hottest Rooftops for the Fourth of July
The Rooftop Bar at the Empire Hotel

Press Lounge at Ink 48

The Press Lounge offers cocktails and light fare complimented by unobstructed views of Manhattan and the Hudson.  With VIP accommodations allowing you to eat, drink and relax like one of the kings of NYC, you can avoid the chaos of the crowds below and celebrate our independence in style.

653 11th Avenue, at West 48th Street,, (212) 757-2224

press ink481, The Hottest Rooftops for the Fourth of July
Press Lounge at Ink 48


Claudia Saez-Fromm

An entrepreneur, innovator, and singularly successful real estate salesperson, fitness fiend, foodie, mommy, and fashion fan.

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