Best Rooftop Bars in Brooklyn

Which rooftop bar in Brooklyn is the best?

A breathtaking view of the New York skyline, plus chilled drinks and escape from the hustle and bustle of the city? At the other end of the Brooklyn Bridge, some rooftop bars make just that possible! Here you can find out which rooftop bars in Brooklyn offer the best view and the best drinks for a perfect evening in New York.

We can hardly imagine anything more beautiful in New York in the evening than enjoying the twinkling lights of the city with a relaxed drink high up from a rooftop bar. But almost more beautiful than being in the middle of the rooftops is the view of the New York skyline in the evening. Of course, you get this view best on the other side of the East River, on which the illuminated skyscrapers are then impressively reflected. That’s why we went in search of the best rooftop bars in Brooklyn with a magnificent view and now reveal our absolute favorites.

To find out which rooftop bars in Brooklyn are the best, check out my list of the best – there’s sure to be one for you!

Attention: Admission only from 21 years!

To find the best Brooklyn rooftop bars near you, I’ve put them all on an interactive map for you!

By the way: you’ll find many more New York City spots in our Loving New York travel guides!

The 6 Best Rooftop Bars in Brooklyn

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    Harriet's Rooftop Bar

    Rooftop Bar in Dumbo
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    Be sure to check out the 1 Hotel Rooftop and Garden Bar, even if you don’t decide to stay there. You can enjoy a fantastic view of the Manhattan skyline and the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridge. The bar serves great drinks and finger food.

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    Westlight NYC

    Rooftop Bar in Williamsburg
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    Rooftop Bar Westlight at The William Vale Hotel
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    The Westlight in Brooklyn is considered one of the most beautiful rooftop bars in New York – and rightly so! It belongs to The William Vale Hotel and has a rooftop bar, a lounge area, a bar and a restaurant. What distinguishes the Westlight from many other spots is the unspoilt panoramic view of Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan.

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    Bar Blondeau

    Rooftop Bar in Williamsburg
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    Right next to the Brooklyn Brewery (our favorite beer) is the Wythe Hotel with its rooftop bar “The Ides”. From there you have a great view on the skyline of Manhattan. And: the bar is totally relaxed: no bottle service (i.e. you don’t have to take off whole bottles of champagne and co.) and no dress code make for a relaxed atmosphere.

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    Night of Joy

    Rooftop Bar in Williamsburg
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    Night of Joy is a bar with a cosy roof terrace. During happy hour you can enjoy cocktails and beers in a great atmosphere – for only $4 to $6.

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    Our Wicked Lady

    Rooftop Bar in Williamsburg
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    The bar is surrounded by artist studios and music rehearsal rooms. Therefore you will experience live music here more and more often. There is also a fabulous happy hour.

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    Polar Lounge at 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge

    Rooftop Bar in Brooklyn Heights
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    You always wanted to enjoy the Manhattan skyline with a first class cocktail while surrounded by extravagant ice sculptures? Then I have great news for you now!

    On January 12, the Polar Lounge will open on the rooftop bar of 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge. The lounge at Harriet’s Rooftop offers you an impressive landscape of exclusive seating and numerous sculptures made of ice. But don’t worry: you don’t have to freeze! The Polar Lounge offers its guests sustainably sourced parkas by Moose Knuckles. 

    Regular admission includes access to the rooftop terrace with a breathtaking view of the Manhattan skyline and a free drink. VIP table reservations for up to six guests are also available.

    If you do get cold after your drink, you can warm up in Harriet’s Lodge between flickering candles and cozy blankets with small bites.

    You have the opportunity to marvel at this frosty installation until February 26.

    Goosebumps guaranteed!

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    Talk Story Rooftop

    Rooftop Bar in Williamsburg
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    The Rooftop Bar is located on the roof of the McCarren Hotel & Pool. From here you have a great view of McCarren Park and the skyline of Manhattan. The Sunset Happy Hour is daily from 17:00-19:00.

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I'm a true New York fan! Not only have I visited the city over 25 times but also have I spent several months here at a time. On my blog I show you the best and most beautiful spots of the city, so that you have a really good time! You can also find lots of insider tips in our New York travel guide. Also check out my hotel finder for New York!

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