Things to Do Rooftop pools in NYC that you can drink at By amNewYork staff Updated May 7, 2018 2:39 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet gShare Email The beach is great and all, but there's no annoying sand at a pool. And at public beaches, alcohol is not permitted — same thing with public pools. So where does that leave us? In New York City, fortunately, there are a handful of hotels that open up their pools to non-guests. These are pool parties at their finest: cocktails and all. Pool party season is just beginning, so we'll be updating this as hours and parties get announced. Stay tuned, and, for now, head to one of the pools listed below. The Profundo Day Club Photo Credit: Profundo Day Club / The Ravel Hotel Daily pool parties with music, food, cocktails and more can be found at the Profundo Day Club for $50 for a day pass. About 600 people can enjoy the space (with 50 day beds and 12 cabanas) that has unobstructed sunlight and views of the city. A day pass includes a velour Profundo towel, access to a SoundCloud playlist specifically for the poolside and a mini fan that you can plug into your phone and more. The cocktail list is extensive with drinks like the "frosé," the "painkiller" tiki drink and the English flower spritzer, and there's a slew of spirits, wine and beer to choose from. Executive chef Seth Levine also has curated a menu that spans a raw bar, grilled foods, rolls, fried favorites, dips and other bites. 8-08 Queens Plaza, 718-289-6118, profundopoolclub.com Gansevoort Meatpacking Photo Credit: Magda Biernat Gansevoort's posh 45-foot-long rooftop pool is heated, so even if there's a breeze, you can enjoy the swim. While the pool is closed to the general public, the hotel does offer a package called the "Play Hooky," which gives non-guests access to the pool and other amenities, for $200 a day. You can stay for the hotel's happy hour, "Plunge," to enjoy drink specials or grab a beer or cocktail for $16 poolside. 18 Ninth Ave., 212-206-6700, gansevoorthotelgroup.com Mr. Purple Photo Credit: Chris Sanders Hotel Indigo Lower East Side has its own pool with views of the skyline open to the public daily for a fee. A day pass, which is limited to the availability of lounge chairs, starts at $50, giving you access not only to the pool but to Mr. Purple's outdoor terraces and full bar, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. You can also choose from bar bites like prosciutto flatbread, salads and fish tacos, as well as signature cocktails like the "Mr. Purple" and the "Grand Spritz."180 Orchard St., 212-237-1790, mrpurplenyc.com JIMMY at the James Photo Credit: @FOHNYC The rooftop pool and lounge at this SoHo hotel is open to the public for free seven days a week starting at 5 p.m. weekdays and after 3 on Saturdays and Sundays. David Burke Kitchen supplies snacks, including cheeses, fries, mini lobster rolls and Kobe franks in a blanket ($12-$28), and there are plenty of drinks to choose from, including the classic mint julep, All My Exes Live in Texas, salty dog, and a grilled pineapple mojito, at $19 each. 15 Thompson St., 212-201-9118, jimmysoho.com La Piscine at Hotel Americano Photo Credit: Hotel Americano The High Line, Empire State Building and Hudson River can all be seen from this casual but chic rooftop pool. Starting Memorial Day weekend, the pool opens to the public on a first-come, first-served basis on weekdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for a $40 day pass, and on weekends from 2 to midnight for free. It's available for hosting parties too. 518 W. 27th St., 212-525-0000, hotel-americano.com The William Vale Photo Credit: The William Vale The 60-foot pool, offering stellar Manhattan views, is the longest outdoor hotel pool in the greater New York City area, the hotel boasts. When you're not taking a dip, you can chill poolside on its 5,000-square-foot terrace with light bites and cocktails by Chef Andrew Carmellini and the NoHo Hospitality Group. Whether it's wine by the glass or the bottle, a frozen mai tai or a Brooklyn Pilsner, there's a large drink menu; food offerings range from salads to burgers. Day passes, available Mondays through Thursdays, start at $150. Fridays through Sundays, are for guests. 11 N. 12th St., Brooklyn, 718-631-8400, thewilliamvale.com The Beach at Dream Downtown Photo Credit: The Beach at Dream Downtown Enjoy this glass-bottom pool, with day passes available Mondays through Fridays (excluding holidays) starting at 11 a.m. on a first-come, first-served basis for $65; or you can rent a cabana for $1,500. Once in, relax on lounge chairs, listen to live music and sip on cocktails like a white peach sangria ($16). The pool bar and grill is also open to the public daily from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m.-10 p.m. weekends, if you can't score a pool day pass. 335 W. 16th St., 212-229-2559, dreambeach.club McCarren Hotel & Pool Photo Credit: McCarren Hotel & Pool The McCarren Hotel features a three-season salt water pool that is the place for the well-heeled hipster set. Go ahead, dangle your manicured toes in the pool, splash around with your friends in their Malia Mills bikinis, drink rosé and score eats from the rooftop lounge, Sheltering Sky. The hotel hasn't released details about this season, so check back soon. 160 N. 12th St., Williamsburg, 718-218-7500, mccarrenhotel.com By amNewYork staff Share on Facebook Share on Twitter More on this topic The best city beaches to hit this summerFrom Coney Island to the quieter Jacob Riis, there’s a beach for you. Where to drink and dine on a boat this springThese floating restaurants and bars will take your waterfront dining to the next level. 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