Tucked away in the corner of Williamsburg, you’ll find a refurbished, waterfront factory masquerading as a boutique hotel, the renowned Wythe Hotel. Go up to the 6th floor, and you’ll be rewarded with an elegant bar and sprawling, unobstructed views of Manhattan’s skyline.
You can see the Big Apple just fine from inside thanks to the floor to ceiling windows, but try to snag a spot out on the patio. This may be difficult during happy hour or on weekends, so try to time your visit earlier in the day or during the off-season (winter, when locals are more prone to hibernation and less to taking all those window booths). Pro Tip: If you’re coming with a big group, try to make a reservation as the place isn’t huge.
Imagine spending a breezy summer night here, sipping a Moscow Mule while the sun sets over the skyscrapers in the distance. Doesn’t get much better than that!
The Ides Bar at the Wythe Hotel is now serving small plates up on the roof, so if you’re worried about drinking on an empty stomach, have no fear! And cocktails will set you back $10-12 (fairly typical by NYC standards). Keep in mind, they close early compared to surrounding establishments. Their website encourages patrons to join them early in the evening, as sometimes they close by 11PM.