The best rooftop bars in the Meatpacking District

Which rooftop bar in the Meatpacking District is the best?

Are you looking for the best rooftop bars in New York’s Meatpacking District? Then check out my best list here! Here you can find rooftop bars and rooftop terraces in the Meatpacking District, from which you have a great view of the city and can wonderfully end your day.

To help you quickly and easily see which spot is near you, find all the rooftops in the Meatpacking District on an interactive map.

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

The best rooftop bars in the Meatpacking District

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    Chelsea Market

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    The first address for the gourmets among you, is the Chelsea Market. The building that was once a biscuit factory and the place where the famous Oreo biscuits were invented. Today you will find bakeries, wine merchants, greengrocers, a fish shop, sushi bars, a butcher’s shop with steak restaurant and much more.

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    Employees Only

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    A bar where you can dive into the 20s and 30s of New York. The Speakeasy Bar was voted into the TOP 20 of the best bars in the world – the drinks are of the finest. Attention, the entrance is a bit hidden: you’ll find it next to the neon “Psychic” sign.

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    Friday Night at the Whitney

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    The Whitney Museum is one of the most popular art museums in New York City, and for a good reason. It’s home to some of the most iconic works of art in the world. But did you know that the Whitney also hosts a weekly event called Friday Night at the Whitney?

    After your visit, you can enjoy the sunset from the roof terrace with a view of the High Line and the Hudson River or see the illuminated Manhattan skyline. Amazing!

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    High Line

    Park in Meatpacking District
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    There are few parks as unique as the High Line. The elevated freight rail line was repurposed as a public green space that opened in 2009 and now offers amazing views of the city, as well as a place to relax and unwind. Its plant life is based directly off what was growing there while it was abandoned, giving this park a unique and interesting atmosphere! The High Line stretches from The Meatpacking District all the way to Hudson Yards-34th Street.

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    B. On Top

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    B. On Top is a small rooftop bar in the Meatpacking District, where you can end the day in a very relaxed way.

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    Brass Monkey NYC

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    The Meatpacking District is known for its chic clubs, expensive cocktails and bars such as the Brass Monkey NYC.  Many of these locations are very exclusive and are unfortunately closed to tourists and visitors alike. If you want to get a taste of the Meatpacking District’s nightlife, Brass Monkey is definitely a spot to try.

    The Brass Monkey NYC, which is very popular with locals, opened in the summer of 2004 in the Meatpacking District and is considered as one of the hotspots in the area. The bar welcomes you to a relaxed atmosphere decorated with wood, copper and long tables where you can simply chat with others. Spread over 2 floors, there are 3 bars and a huge selection of beer. On the rooftop, there is a beer garden with amazing views of the Hudson River and New Jersey.

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    Catch Roof

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    The Catch Roof is the destination of many real locals to eat or drink cocktails here. The rooftop bar offers a sensational view of the old new Manhattan and has a great lounge. The restaurant is very stylish and there are areas that are great for a romantic dinner.

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    Diane von Fürstenberg

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    Diane von Furstenberg is a designer who is known for her luxurious and stylish designs, and her flagship store on Fifth Avenue definitely reflects that. This flagship store offers everything from clothing to accessories to shoes for women, and it’s the perfect place to shop if you’re looking for something high-end and fashionable.

    What’s great about this flagship store is that it has a very spacious layout, making it easy to browse through all racks. You’ll also find a wide variety of products here, including exclusive designs that are only available at this location. In addition, you’ll find plenty of her iconic colorful shifts, wrap dresses, and printed frocks throughout the store.

    Located at 874 Washington Street, this flagship store in NYC is definitely worth visiting for any fashion-savvy woman. Did you know it?  This flagship store was introduced in Sex and the City!

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    Dos Caminos

    Mexican Restaurant in Meatpacking District
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    Dos Casminos is especially known for its spicy guacamole and the very good sangria. The charm that the restaurant exudes in each of the 5 locations is absolutely authentic Mexican and provides a successful change after a long working day or a strenuous sightseeing day.

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    Fig & Olive

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    Fig & Olive is an upscale restaurant serving seasonal Mediterranean fare. We discovered the restaurant at the end of 2016 during our tour of the Meatpacking District and are still very excited about it (see the Meatpacking District Insider Guide). Very close to The Standard High Line Hotel at the end of High Line Park, it is located in one of the old “warehouse” buildings that are so typical for the district.

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    Gansevoort Hotel Meatpacking District

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    5 Stars | The owners of the Gansevoort hotels place great emphasis on design, which you will immediately notice. Its location in the Meatpacking District puts you right in the middle of everything: the High Line, great restaurants and bars are in the immediate vicinity (the Meatpacking District is one of my favorite parts of the city). It also has a large pool from where you can look out over the rooftops of the city. It feels so luxurious! 

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    Gansevoort Market

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    A great alternative to Chelsea Market is Gansevoort Market, which we only discovered recently! It is generally not as crowded as Chelsea Market and hosts about 27 shops, including a bakery, a beer hall, a waffle shop, and a cheese counter. It is smaller and feels a little more local than Chelsea Market, as you won’t see as many tourists in here.

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    Ground Zero Museum Workshop: Hands-On 9/11 Tour

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    The Ground Zero Museum Workshop is a child-friendly attraction for 9/11, has won several awards and is one of the best 25 museums in the USA.

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    High Street on Hudson

    Café in Meatpacking District
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    The Meatpacking District is one of my favorite neighborhoods in New York – not only because of the many highlights such as the High Line, the Whitney Museum and the rooftop bars nearby. Here you will also find many great restaurants and cafes – the High Street in Hudson NYC is one of them.

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    Makeup Museum

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    The Makeup Museum is a critical institution for the cultural landscape in New York because makeup has a 10,000-year history. There is so much that the Makeup Museum wants and has to explore. The 1950s is a perfect time period for the Makeup Museum to start within the debut exhibition because the 1950s is the birth of the modern cosmetics industry

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    Music & Dance Festival

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    One of the newest summer festivals in NYC is the Music & Dance Festival on Little Island (this little park on Pier 55 in the Hudson River is one of my insider tips for New York and always worth a visit).

    Their Music & Dance Festival will be held for the 2nd time in 2022 and you can experience various New York artists from July 20 to July 31, 2022 (always from Wednesday to Sunday). Styles include hip hop, jazz, soul, blues and Broadway specials.

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    Old Homestead Steakhouse

    Steak Restaurant in Meatpacking District
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    The restaurant operators have a wonderful attitude towards their core business: they clearly live and communicate their love of beef and traditions. For the Old Homestead Steakhouse only the meat of the highest category “Prime aged USDA” is eligible for the steaks. The Steakhouse, which was opened in 1868, is still located on exactly the same property!

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    Pier 54 - Little Island

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    Not far from the Meatpacking District and the High Line, Little Island is one of the newest attractions in New York and is something very special: a park on 132 beautiful tulip-shaped concrete stilts in the Hudson River!

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    Plunge Rooftop Bar & Lounge

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    One of the top addresses is the ultra-stylish Hotel Gansevoort in the Meatpacking District. And the highlight is the “Plunge Rooftop Bar & Lounge”, which is located on the roof of the hotel. Lots of glass, typical lounge look, relaxed music and lots of pretty people: the location is easily in New York’s top 3 when it comes to high celebrity density and designer photo shoots.

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    Stephen F Flagship store

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    The Stephen F flagship store is the perfect place to shop for high-quality menswear. This flagship store offers everything from suits to ties to shoes, and it’s the perfect place to find a unique gift for any occasion. What’s great about this flagship store is that it has a very spacious layout, making it easy to browse through all products. 

    You’ll also find a wide variety of products here, including premier designs that are only available at this location. In addition, its unique, modern vibe is sure to please any man who loves fashion. 

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    The Scaf – The Ice Rink at the Standard High Line Hotel

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    Every winter, the small plaza of The Standard Hotel in the Meatpacking District turns into an ice rink. It’s not big, but it’s really beautiful. It’s right next to the High Line and the Whitney Museum. Afterwards, have a drink at the bar or visit the rooftop bar Le Bain to enjoy the sunset over the Hudson River!

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    The Standard Hotel High Line

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    4 Stars | The Standard Hotel on the High Line is one of the most popular hotels in all of NYC. Celebrities and tourists alike love to spend their NYC visit here. The location is ideal for shopping and exploring the Meatpacking District.

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    The Top of the Standard

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    The Top of the Standard is the rooftop bar of the hotel The Standard High Line – here you can sit relaxed outside and look at the Hudson River and also towards Uptown. If the door keepers don’t let you in: just go to the Boom Boom Room located IN the hotel.

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    Whitney Museum

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    Newly opened in 2015, the Whitney Museum in New York shines in a whole new light. The Whitney Museum has one of the most spectacular collections of contemporary art that focuses on American art of the 20th and 21st centuries. Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, Edward Hopper, Jackson Pollock, and Robert Rauschenberg are just a few of the names whose paintings, drawings, sculptures, photographs, and installations are part of the exhibits at the Whitney Museum. More than 21,000 works of art are permanently showcased here. The museum is located in The Meatpacking District in Manhattan.

The best rooftop bars in the Meatpacking District on the Map

A map with all rooftop bars in the Meatpacking District can be found here – just click on “FULL MAP” if you want to see more. You can click on each restaurant on the map to find out everything you need to know.

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Steffen

I'm a true New York fan! Not only have I visited the city over 20 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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