Rooftop bars in midtown Manhattan: Elsie, Versa, Magic Hour, and more

At the end of a long, stressful week, sometimes all you want to do is decompress, and vent, with your friends over drinks.

That’s easier said than done: Once you’ve rounded up the gang, you have to decide where to go. You could head over to the office’s usual watering hole, the local dive bar, but you’ve spent the whole day cooped up inside, staring at a computer screen, and you’re craving fresh air.

We recommend one of these midtown rooftop bars instead (where, yes, the libations can be expensive, but think of them as covering the price of the view):

amNY.com staff