19 Sun-Soaked Rooftops for Eating and Drinking Outdoors in NYC

The best spots for making the most of rooftop season

The best spots for making the most of rooftop season - Outdoor dining set-ups have considerably leveled-up over the last year of the pandemic, from cordoned-off sidewalk stools to full-blown outdoor dining rooms. But for the few months of warm New York weather known as rooftop season, some of the best outdoor seats to be found are atop breweries, bars, and restaurants. Below, Eater maps 19 shaded, sky-high spots in the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Manhattan.

THE ROCKAWAY HOTEL - Located on the sixth floor of the Rockaway Hotel, the aptly named Rooftop offers views of Jamaica Bay, the Atlantic Ocean, and, farther afield, the Manhattan skyline. The restaurant and bar is open for brunch and dinner, with oysters, clams, and other shareable seafood dishes on deck. Reservations available online.