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

    Food Market in Meatpacking District
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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

    Bar in Meatpacking District
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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 by night
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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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    Shoe Store in Meatpacking District
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    ASICS is the leading shoe brand for all athletes. The brand has been around since 1949 and stands for excellent quality.

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    B. On Top

    Rooftop Bar in Meatpacking District
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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

    Rooftop Bar in Meatpacking District
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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 Peninsula

    Pier in Meatpacking District
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    Gansevoort Peninsula, part of Hudson River Park in New York City, offers diverse spaces for recreation. Unlike traditional piers, it’s built on solid ground, providing access to the Hudson River with scenic views, including the “Day’s End” sculpture. Visitors can lounge on a sandy beach, enjoy a picnic area, and explore a salt marsh, a first for Manhattan’s side of the Hudson River, with native plantings and oyster habitats. This enhances habitat diversity in Hudson River Park’s Estuarine Sanctuary. Swimming isn’t allowed.

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

    Museum in Meatpacking District
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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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    Hector's Café and Diner

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    Under the High Line, tucked away in the vibrant Meatpacking District, is an all-day brunch paradise that is a favorite among locals – Hector’s Café and Diner. This nostalgic diner has served mouthwatering meals since 1949 and is a cherished part of the district’s history. 

    With no set brunch or dinner hours, you can pop in anytime and enjoy their amazing menu. At this restaurant, the only question is are you an omelet lover, or do you prefer pancakes? But for me? I usually go for their Avocado or Feta Cheese Omelette or Pancakes with Chocolate Chips – these will have you coming back for more!

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    High Street on Hudson NYC (CLOSED)

    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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    Kobrick Coffee Co.

    Café in Meatpacking District
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    A really nice little café with a long coffee bar and a few tables. You get very good coffee and freshly made sandwiches.

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    La Pecora Bianca (Meatpacking District)

    Italian Restaurant in Meatpacking District
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    You’ll find one of the best brunch places in the Meatpacking District right on Washington Street. It’s called La Pecora Bianca, and it’s a charming Italian gem situated not far from the Whitney Museum of American Art. 

    And come the weekend, between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm, this restaurant and private dining room brim with laughter, clinking glasses, and delicious Italian cuisine. Think house-made pasta and creative takes on Italian classics – doesn’t that sound yummy? Now, let’s talk about my food recommendations. The Avocado Toast with a spicy twist or the indulgent LPB Egg Breakfast Sandwich are my personal faves. And the cocktails? They’re a class of their own!

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    Makeup Museum

    Museum in Meatpacking District
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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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    Café in Meatpacking District
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    Are you planning to take a shopping spree at Christian Louboutin or Rolls Royce? If you said yes, then head on over to Maman. Okay, and if you didn’t say yes – this spot is still worth going out of your way for! This French-style café in the heart of the Meatpacking District is ready to serve you brunch at any time of the day. Enjoy the hand-painted murals and unique furnishings as you sip on an artisan coffee or dive into a delectable dish. 

    And guess what? The fan-favorite Papa Poule rotisserie menu is back! But if you visit on the weekend, don’t miss the eggs ratatouille, served with toasted sourdough. And if none of that sounds appetizing, go for their ham & cheese croissant sandwich with a side of fries and their famous pickles. But to really make this a breakfast sandwich, I suggest adding an egg on top. Wash it all down with a refreshing coffee or give their boozy brunch a try – c’est délicieux!

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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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    French Restaurant in Meatpacking District
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    Head on over to 52 Gansevoort Street near the High Line and the Whitney Museum, and you’ll find Pastis. This cute cafe brings a touch of Parisian charm to your brunch menu, which is served from 10 am to 3 pm on the weekends. 

    At Pastis, you can savor a scrumptious Croque Madame or eat the classic French Omelette. Its vintage atmosphere adds a touch of nostalgia to your dining experience. So, it’s a spot where history, good food, service, and ambiance combine to make it one of the best brunch Meatpacking District NYC options.

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    Philippe by Philippe Chow

    Asian Restaurant in Meatpacking District
    At Philippe our goal is to deliver a luxurious dining experience for both lunch and dinner by providing exquisite Beijing style cuisine, quality service and an enjoyable ambiance for you and your guests.
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    In January 2019, Philippe expanded to a second NYC location in the vibrant Meatpacking District, offering late-night dining. Philippe Downtown maintains the original modern aesthetic and focuses on delivering an exceptional dining experience with signature dishes like Chicken Satay, Salt and Pepper Lobster, and the renowned Peking Duck. To elevate your experience, the restaurant features rotating DJs.

    At Philippe, they are committed to providing a luxurious dining experience for lunch and dinner. Their signature dishes, such as Salt & Pepper Eggplant, Filet Mignon with Oyster Sauce, and the tableside-carved Peking Duck with house-made pancakes, showcase the freshest ingredients, meticulous attention to detail, cultural authenticity, and thoughtful preparation in every dish.

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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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    RH Rooftop

    American Restaurant in Meatpacking District
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    Now, if you’re seeking a dash of luxury with your meal, then look no further than RH Rooftop. Perched atop the Restoration Hardware furniture store in the Meatpacking District, it’s not just about the food at this restaurant; it’s about the experience! 

    Soak in breathtaking views of the neighborhood while enjoying their Avocado Toast, featuring charred sourdough and aged balsamic. Or if that’s not for you, the RH Scramble is a sumptuous blend of farm eggs, crème fraîche, avocado, and chives. And though this brunch restaurant is super lavish, you won’t need to empty your wallet to experience this slice of luxury, making it one of my favorite brunch restaurants in New York City.

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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 Chester

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    A local favorite in the Meatpacking District, The Chester offers an appealing brunch menu and craft cocktails that are perfect for weekend brunches from 11 am to 3 pm. And the best part is that it’s conveniently located near the Whitney Museum of American Art. So, it’s a great place to refuel after a day of walking.

    Here, I recommend their Avocado Toast with an added soft-boiled egg or the sweet waffles with boneless fried chicken from their Chicken & Waffles dish. But the truth is that it doesn’t matter what you choose at The Chester – all of their food is filled with flavor and worth trying.

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    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 Grill

    American Restaurant in Meatpacking District
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    The restaurant is part of The Standard Hotel and offers first class American cuisine. Besides local beers you can also get great wines. Be sure to make a reservation.

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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

    Rooftop Bar in Meatpacking District
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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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    Vans Store

    Shoe Store in Meatpacking District
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    Vans is a classic sneaker brand in the United States which was founded in Anaheim, California. With a huge following, Vans has become one of the most popular sneakers. There is an NYC Vans store on 34th Street, Fifth Ave, in the Meatpacking District and one in Williamsburg on N 6th. Street. You’ll see people of all ages wear this brand and it doesn’t hurt the wallet as well. They make great lifestyle shoes and are very convenient when roaming the streets of NYC.

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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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