The weather is getting nicer, which only means one thing: rooftop drinking season.
What is more quintessentially Spring and Summer than drinking outside atop a rooftop with a perfect view of the city's skyline?
Sure, most of New York City's rooftop bars are located in Manhattan, but that doesn't mean there aren't incredible rooftop bars in the outer boroughs.
If you're looking to dodge the crowds of Manhattan, stick to these rooftops bars that offer the same staggeringly beautiful views of the skyline.
If you're looking for the magic of the NYC rooftop bar without the headaches of heading into Manhattan, check out these 16 outer borough bars.
Above Rooftop (1110 South Avenue)
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There's only one rooftop bar in Staten Island, but it's certainly worth the trip for an insane night of partying overlooking the city lights. It's located at the top of the Hilton Garden Inn, and it can definitely get a bit crowded.
Just check out their dress codes before you head out as they tend to be strict.
Pine Bar & Grill (1634 Eastchester Road)
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Whether you're coming to eat or just to hang out at the rooftop bar, this is one of our favorite spots in the Bronx. Drinks are relatively cheap, even though rooftop bars tend to be on the pricier side.
Looking for some booze during brunch? Head to the roof for a delicious brunch with incredible sangria. When the weather gets nicer, expect a bit of a wait, but it's well worth it.
Billy's Sports Bar (856 River Avenue)
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Heading to Yankee Stadium? Check out Billy's Sports Bar before you end up spending $14 a beer at the stadium... or better yet, forgo the insane prices you'll pay for your seat and just head to Billy's.
With tons of screens to watch the game on, there's no way you could ask for more. The outdoor area is much smaller than the interior, but, again, you're right across the way from the stadium. You're good.
Leaf Bar & Lounge (133-42 39th Avenue)
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If you're looking for an excellent rooftop bar in Flushing, you need to visit Leaf Bar & Lounge. This place is absolutely beautiful.
The drinks are wonderful, plus, they offer happy hour from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., so you can expect a good deal longer than you could elsewhere.
Oo Bar & Lounge (137-72 Northern Blvd)
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Right on top of the One Hotel, this place is a great spot in Queens for delicious food, booze, and sunshine.
The view is, as you can imagine, spectacular for a night of drinks with friends, or even just a nice spot to chill out after a long day of work.
A+ Roof Bar (3916 College Point Blvd)
This little spot in Flushing closes down for the winter, but we're anxiously anticipating their reopening once the weather warms up at night.
It's located only two blocks away from the 7 train, making it a wildly convenient spot to meet up with friends.
Night of Joy (667 Lorimer Street)
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Yes, this bar is in Williamsburg, and yes, Williamsburg means hipsters. Just don't let that turn you off from entering this incredible bar.
The cocktails are unique, they've got doe happy hour specials, and the outdoor space is a great place to take in the spring weather.
Kimoto Rooftop (216 Duffield Street)
Do you want delicious food, incredible cocktails, and a great place to take in the Brooklyn skyline? Look no further than Kimoto Rooftop.
Did we mention that the rooftop is a beer garden with a happy hour and they have killer chicken wings? Yeah, get yourself over there as soon as possible.