Top 5 Rooftop Bars with the Best Views of Brooklyn

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Posted By NYC Newswire

The Brooklyn skyline—a unique blend of industrial grit and modern architectural marvels—holds a strangely captivating beauty. And what better way to soak up its allure than with a cocktail in hand from one of these fantastic rooftop bars?



1 – Westlight (Williamsburg)

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Perched atop the stylish William Vale Hotel, Westlight offers the quintessential Brooklyn rooftop experience. Its 22nd-floor perch provides a jaw-dropping, unobstructed panorama of the Manhattan skyline – and Brooklyn stretches out majestically at your feet. The vibe is sophisticated yet fun, and the cocktails are as well-crafted as the views.



2 – Harriet’s Rooftop at 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge (DUMBO)

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If you’re looking for that picture-perfect Brooklyn Bridge shot with a side of sweeping waterfront views, Harriet’s Rooftop is your spot. This lush, plant-filled oasis is perfect for sunset drinks. Settle back into a plush lounge chair, order a refreshing spritz, and watch as the city lights begin to twinkle.




3 – The Williamsburg Hotel Rooftop (Williamsburg)

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Formerly known as the Wythe Hotel, this Williamsburg hotspot still draws a crowd for good reason. Their stylish rooftop pool is a major attraction (for hotel guests), but the stellar views are available to everyone. Snag a seat, grab a light bite and a cocktail, and admire the Brooklyn Bridge in all its glory.




4 – Rooftop Reds (Brooklyn Navy Yard)

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For a truly unique rooftop, head to Rooftop Reds, where they’ve got an urban vineyard growing right on the roof! This spot is all about casual fun – grab a glass of their own wine, play some cornhole and enjoy the laid-back vibe with a side of urban Brooklyn vistas. Reservations are highly encouraged.




5 – Bar Blondeau (Williamsburg)

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Located in the Wythe Hotel, Bar Blondeau is a little more subdued than its splashier rooftop cousin. It offers a chic, Parisian atmosphere with its stylish French-inspired fare. While the views might be slightly less panoramic, they’re still gorgeous, especially those of the iconic Williamsburg Bridge.


Tips for the Best Rooftop Experience

  • Reservations are recommended! These spots are popular for a reason.
  • Sunset is prime time. Arrive early to snag a good seat.
  • Check the dress code. Some rooftop bars are dressier than others.

Have you visited any of these rooftops? Where do you get the best Brooklyn skyline drinks? Let us know in the comments!

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