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Raising The Bar(s)

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Going up, please.

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Higher temps mean higher altitudes, at least in NYC, where rooftop bars are synonymous with summer-in-the-city fun. To ensure you ride the right elevators to the sky, we compiled a list of must-visit rooftops to perch yourself before the summer ends. The only warning? While tempting, be wary of ordering one-too-many frosty drinks, or risk suffering from what rooftop regulars refer to as “altitude sickness.”

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PHD ROOFTOP LOUNGE AT DREAM DOWNTOWN


WHAT TO DRINK:

The Wet Dream (Grey Goose Cherry Noir, white cranberry, St. Germain)

WHEN TO GO:

Happy hour at 5pm, or 11pm when the DJ starts

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ZEZURA ROOFTOP LOUNGE AT GANSEVOORT MEATPACKING


WHAT TO DRINK:

Sahara Sunset (Milagro Tequila, lime, agave syrup, ginger beer)

WHEN TO GO:

Late afternoon/sunset for a 360 degree view of NYC

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A60 AT SIXTY SOHO HOTEL


WHAT TO DRINK:

Sixty Daiquiri (Flor de Caña 4 year, lime, and house-­made grapefruit cordial)

WHEN TO GO:

For after-work cocktails or dancing late night

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THE PRESS LOUNGE AT INK48


WHAT TO DRINK:

The Dauphin (Teeling Whiskey, Aveze liqueur, agave nectar, lemon juice, strawberries, radish)

WHEN TO GO:

After dinner at Print (their sister restaurant), skip the line and go straight to the roof