Tis the season for outdoor bars! Instead of settling at a ground-level patio or garden, see Manhattan from a different perspective. Soaring at 12, 17, nearly 30 stories into the air, the city's hotel rooftop bar scene has a distinct advantage of offering some of the best seats in the city - and some cool cocktails to boot. So when the temperatures go up and the sun comes down, you can find the scene for you. And don't forget to charge your phone - you'll want to capture that view.
Loopy Doopy Rooftop Bar
Plunge Rooftop Bar + Lounge at Gansevoort Meatpacking
The Pod 39 Rooftop
Gerber Group's The Roof
Bookmarks Rooftop Lounge