Rare View Rooftop
, 303 Lexington Ave.
New York, NY

c (917) 281-1999
Do 303 Lexington Ave at 37th St, 16th floor (212-481-1999, rarebarandgrill.com)

Mon–Sun 5pm–1am. Opens Apr 30.

"Boasting stunning views of the towering Chrysler and Empire State Buildings, this spot draws an after-work crowd with DJs and dancing every night. The tiled terrace with crisscrossing strings of lights is a delightful spot when the sun goes down, but it’s hard to feel that stylish when the pricey drinks are served in acrylic cups. Or, check out the second location atop Chelsea’s Hilton Fashion District Hotel that boasts a retractable roof for all-weather viewing of the Empire State Building (152 W 26th St between Sixth and Seventh Aves; 212-807-7273; Mon–Sat 5pm–1am, Sun 2pm–midnight; open year-round)." -TimeOutNY