The Lower East Side has no shortage of bars - day-drinking spots, speakeasies, places to dance, and almost every other type of bar you can think of. What it doesn’t have a lot of, though, is outdoor drinking options. So the next time someone recommends Hotel Chantelle, you should remember Make Believe - a tropical-themed cocktail bar on the roof of the Sixty Hotel in LES with two outdoor terraces. It tends to reach capacity pretty early on weekends, so we recommend making a reservation when you want to drink a matcha or sake cocktail in a pink booth.
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Public - Rooftop & Garden
The rooftop bar at the Public Hotel on the LES has a great view and a big outdoor patio. You just might have to wait in line to get in here.
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Good Story Rooftop Lounge
Good Story is the rooftop bar at the Arlo Soho hotel, and, as far as rooftop bars go, it’s a pretty pleasant place to hang with a group downtown.
Castell Rooftop Lounge
Castell Rooftop Lounge is the upscale bar on top of the AC Hotel in the Garment District. Drinks are pricey here, but there’s a nice outdoor patio.
Beer Authority is a huge bar in the Garment District where you can show off how much you know about IPAs.
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