Rooftop Bar Tour in New York

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Rooftop Bar Tour in New York

The rooftop bar tour in New York offers an opportunity to discover some of Manhattan’s best rooftop bars at a reasonable cost. Most noteworthy, you will see breathtaking city views that only get better while you enjoy your drink amongst local New Yorkers. There are many advantages of booking the rooftop bar tour: The host ensures you don’t have to wait in line! In addition, you don’t risk being refused at the door and aren’t obliged to order expensive drinks. It is, therefore, the easiest way to enjoy a fun night out in New York!

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Partying at rooftop bars

I highly recommend this tour if you want to discover New York’s hippest rooftop bars. The tour takes you to three rooftop bars in three hours. In addition, the price includes all transportation between bars. There are also three complimentary drinks included. Although each tour is different, it always includes genuine Manhattan hotspots. The tour is available on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and starts at 19:00. So, if you are here between April and October, you can enjoy the sunset over Manhattan. This tour is a nice thing to do all year round, even in the winter: many bars have outdoor heaters and there’s always an indoor area too.

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Why book this tour?

This tour takes you to multiple locations. Rooftop bars are so popular that, especially at the weekend, it’s difficult to get in when you go alone. Don’t expect a ‘tour’ in the classical sense of the word: where the host explains things and gives facts, but a fun night out for yourself. The benefit of this tour? At the various bars, you get to skip the long queues. Three drinks are also included, which would otherwise be expensive. For safety reasons, they can sometimes be served in plastic cups.

The tour operator will choose from a number of rooftop bars, and check before each evening what the best locations are to visit for that day. All rooftop bars are in or have a view of Manhattan. Occasionally there is a private event in one of the bars, so not all the space is accessible to the tour group. In some locations, it is possible that only the inside area is accessible. After you arrive in the last bar of the tour, the host will leave. You are free to stay though, for as long as you like, and enjoy a real New York night out!

The number of participants on this tour varies per evening: the maximum is 50. The group is often international, alongside English, the host speaks other languages. In many of the bars there is a dress code, so be sure to dress up for this tour.

Eric’s Tip: I have been on this tour several times and enjoyed it a lot! The tour might seem expensive, but it’s more than worth it. There are three drinks included, which would cost almost as much as the tour itself (rooftop bars in New York are expensive, so don’t be surprised to pay $18 for a cocktail and $10 for a beer). In addition, you get into all the bars straight away: a huge bonus at these popular bars, where you would otherwise have to wait in line. Personally, I think this tour is the most fun on a Friday or Saturday.

Practical information

You will receive a voucher with all the information after purchasing. You don’t need to print the voucher.

  • Duration: This tour has an open end, but concludes at the last venue. Please note there is no transportation back to the meeting point.
  • Departure point: 235 West 46th Street
  • Departure time: 19:00, make sure that you arrive 15 min before. Participation is not guaranteed if you arrive late. The operator will do their best to get you a spot.
  • Days: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays
  • Minimum age: 21 years, always bring a valid ID
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required
  • Dress code: No sneakers, baggy jeans, caps or shorts
    • Recommendation for men: stylish jeans, button-down shirt, black shoes or a suit
    • Recommendation for women: stylish evening attire with (comfortable) stylish shoes
  • Please note: With this tour, three drinks are included in the price. These drinks will be selected for you by the host, depending on what is available per bar (mixed drinks/ wine/ prosecco/ beer). If your drink of choice is not included, however, you can decide to order it separately, at full price. No refunds will be provided if you do not choose to consume one of the drinks on offer.
  • At some of the rooftop bars, the use of the cloakroom is mandatory. The charges for this are not included in the tour price.
  • The tour is not responsible for any damages resulting from any accident and reserves the right to remove any participants who are misbehaving

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