230 Fifth Rooftop Lounge

230 Fifth Rooftop Lounge

Lounge, Hotel Bar, and Roof Deck$$$$
NoMad, New York
541 Tips and reviews
  • scenic views
  • rooftop
  • cocktails
  • good for dates
  • skyline
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  • Concert Ticket Agency
    Concert Ticket AgencySeptember 25, 2012
    Gorgeous views, ample bars so you don't have to go back inside to grab drinks once you get settled. Great place to hang pre or post show at Webster Hall or Irving Plaza nearby.
  • Stephen JC
    Stephen JCMay 22, 2013
    One of Manhattan's best kept secrets ! This is a must to come here and do it an hour before the light fades. That way you get superb photos of day & night. Good and service superb. Good prices too
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupJune 19, 2012
    Get there early to take in the heavenly views of Manhattan while sipping on your favorite cocktail. Eventually, the masses will arrive and you’ll be fighting to keep your spot.
  • Lyn H.
    Lyn HastingsNovember 10, 2014
    Cold weather rooftop fun. The amazing view of the Empire and the red Snuggies make it a perfect spot for a ton of selfies. The bar line goes fast and they have Brooklyn Lager on tap. Do it!
  • Gabriel R.
    Gabriel ReynosoJanuary 18, 2014
    Most amazing views of NYC! Drink & food menu + outside tables & bar overlooking the Empire State Building. Outerwear robes & outside heating provided in winter. Free admission. Button downs required.
  • Kristina R.
    Kristina RoseJuly 9, 2013
    The hummus is absolutely amazing! Try the cocktails :) you won't be disappointed! Great views and prices are decent for the location! :) favorite place in NYC to bring friends and family to visit!
  • Eater
    EaterJuly 27, 2016
    This yuppie haven offers outdoor spaces on two levels, cocktails and bottle service, and a comfort food menu that runs to guacamole, wontons, and a prime rib cheesesteak sandwich. Read more
  • Denis S.
    Denis SosnovtsevAugust 9, 2014
    If you come here during Friday or Saturday primetime, get ready for popped collars and pick-up artists. Pretentious as hell. But the views and decor can't be beat, so come for a 5-8p cocktail instead.
    Upvoted Feb 17
  • Andre R.
    Andre Rocher 📱July 14, 2015
    Get there EARLY! 1 hour line to enter. Good thing there is NO COVER but it is pricey… The view from the top is just outstanding.
  • Volkan Ü.
    Volkan ÜstanSeptember 23, 2016
    You should get here before sunset so you may see the view at daytime, in the evening and the magnificent sunset. Very crowded place. Definitely worth to go.
  • Manuel A.
    Manuel AlaborAugust 3, 2015
    very atmospheric with great view to the skyscrapers around. may be a bit overcrouded though. the gin cucumber mojito is one of the best mojitos i've ever had.
  • Cristina
    CristinaSeptember 23, 2014
    Great place to bring people who you want to impress. Fast service. If you get cold, get the red ropes.The place is there for the view! Average price. Dream away~
  • Thelocaltripper
    ThelocaltripperJune 5, 2015
    Coming from Miami, I was shocked at the beer prices, especially for non micro brewery beer. Regardless the ambiance is great, the view amazing, stellas at $8.
  • Lauren G.
    Lauren GrayJuly 3, 2013
    Amazing view of city sights, $29 all you can eat brunch on Sundays! So many spots to sit at this rooftop bar and they have strong drinks!
  • NCM
    NCMMay 10, 2012
    Located so close to Flatiron, perfect for grabbing a cocktail after work and meeting many locals as well as foreigners. One of the top views of Midtown. Grab their red cloth of feeling chilly outside
  • Jessica W.
    Jessica WuFebruary 7, 2013
    Very cool lounge with a chill atmosphere and amazing rooftop view of the city and Empire State Building- they even provide robes for the roof and heating lamps! Great date night spot.
  • Allison J.
    Allison JonesJune 8, 2013
    One of the biggest rooftop bars with one the very best views of Midtown. Decor could be updated - it has the right amount of cheesiness (IMHO!). Think old-town Vegas meets NYC circa 1980.
  • Loni F.
    Loni FrenchDecember 22, 2015
    No cover, coat check and awesome views. Music is top 40, but can be hot or miss. Love rooftop with robes, heat lamps and hot drinks!
  • Tamara D.
    Tamara DAugust 22, 2015
    Beautiful spacious rooftop. After 930 you have to start buying bottles. If you don't they won't let you stay and tell you someone else bought your table and kick you out.
  • AFAR Media
    AFAR MediaAugust 12, 2014
    230 Fifth is a must as it offers an outstanding unobstructed view of the Empire State as well as other iconic buildings in the city. Read more
  • Heartee V.
    Heartee VillaluzFebruary 26, 2016
    The view is definitely awesome. They have the igloos to accommodate visitors for free and they lend coats too! Even though its really cold out in the roof, they have heaters too!
  • NearSay NYC
    NearSay NYCAugust 2, 2011
    230 boasts one of the city's most 'lavish' and amazing vistas. Don't just take our word for it! Malaysian Shrimp Salad is to die for!! It's grilled pork, scallion, green mango and papaya. It's delish!
  • Bravo
    BravoNovember 19, 2010
    The best views of the city. Huge outdoor patio with lots of beautiful people. There are many patio bars so you don't have to go inside to get a drink. -Ed Cotton, Top Chef
  • April
    AprilDecember 26, 2016
    No cover. Bartenders are generous with the pours. Heated lamps and igloos make the rooftop comfortable in the winter. They also provide robes for outside.
  • Reemo A.
    Reemo AlmanieOctober 1, 2014
    The best view on the city, really goood atmosphere highly recommended, set on the left side of the entrance for better view
  • Rewan P.
    Rewan PartiAugust 3, 2015
    Scenic view of the Empire State Building. During summer try coming before 7pm as rooftop gets very crowded. Do try their cucumber mojito! They have light snacks available too.
  • al v.
    al viciedoJuly 30, 2011
    Amazing Rooftop bar with fantastic views of the NYC skyline. Upscale decor, lots of patio bars and beautiful people. One con: Beer selection is limited to Amstel, Heineken, Stella and one other beer.
  • Berk K.
    Berk KapiciogluApril 17, 2014
    Many years ago, this place was trendy, but no longer. It smells bad. Though, to its credit, it has one of the best rooftop views of the Manhattan skyline.
  • Brian W.
    Brian WellsSeptember 11, 2011
    Go here for brunch and enjoy the cool, open air and scenic Manhattan skyline from the rooftop. Come back at night for the lively crowd. The drinks are expensive but the atmosphere can be electric.
  • Patrick C.
    Patrick ClarkAugust 24, 2014
    Don't seek a Bloody Mary after brunch hours on a Sunday. The persecution of a Bloody Mary being perceived as a morning only drink must stop and I will do my best to rectify this one review at a time.
  • Jarrod M.
    Jarrod MillerOctober 29, 2013
    Great views. Make sure you dress warm if it's brisk outside. They have blankets to get under, but still it's quite chilly. That said, get there just before sunset and watch the city change.
  • Zeba S.
    Zeba SiddiqiMarch 27, 2016
    Great place to spend evenings with your friends! Perfect view of the empire state building! Definitely go their for 4th july fireworks
  • Stephanie S.
    Stephanie S.October 23, 2011
    No cover, spectacular view on rooftop, heated lamps kept us warm enough sans jackets (in late October), music is decent downstairs. A few good looking men. Friendly atmosphere. LOVED this place!
  • Damien F.
    Damien FaureMay 10, 2014
    One of the best rooftop of NY with an amazing view of the Empire State Building. Try it during the day and by night, both views are very different
  • IFLYtheworld.com
    IFLYtheworld.comJune 5, 2013
    Best time to go here is sunset. Have a drink and watch the Empire State Building and the NY skyline while the light is changing slowly.
  • Deb
    DebJune 28, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Can't beat the empire state view
  • Katarína H.
    Katarína HradskaMarch 9, 2014
    Loved it from the moment we walked in... Brunch was great and the music and sun made the whole experience just perfect..
  • Mochi C.
    Mochi CamayaAugust 9, 2010
    Overpriced drinks. Snooty beautiful waitresses. True New York experience. Gret view. Lots of greenery. And mike is here!
  • Arnold
    ArnoldSeptember 9, 2011
    One of the best views of the city! Huge outdoor patio with lots of beautiful people! But look out for the girl that wants your money in the form of a big tip, after they serviced you! ;)
  • Sue B.
    Sue BridgesAugust 13, 2013
    Great view, friendly staff and yummy drinks. Our server Angelica was adorable and so nice! We had a great time and will definitely be back on our next visit.
  • michael g.
    michael geezerFebruary 24, 2011
    What a spectacular place to have a stylish NYC night out. The roof deck of this bar is ENORMOUS and worth it for the views you have a direct view of the empire state building. I recommend you sit on
  • New York Habitat
    New York HabitatFebruary 25, 2014
    With amazing views of the Empire State building, this bar offers great music, an eclectic crowd and a a great rooftop view for the warmer weather!
  • Perine W.
    Perine WeilandMay 27, 2015
    Great view on the Empire State Building. I went there in the Winter and they had plaids and bathrobe for visitors to keep warm! Great apple ciders too !
  • Allison K.
    Allison KaminskiJanuary 8, 2016
    Scenic views of the Empire State Building. You can even go up there in the winter. There are heat lamps and red robes
  • Lyn H.
    Lyn HastingsSeptember 5, 2014
    Wear a cool hat and enjoy this awesome rooftop bar. Best view of the Empire in the city. Can't wait to try it in the winter. I need to see New Yorkers wearing Snuggies for myself.
  • Natalia Q.
    Natalia QuinteroJune 22, 2012
    Largest rooftop bar in New York City. Spectacular head-on look at the Empire State, Chrysler, NYLife ,and Met Life buildings. Off into the distance, you can see the Statue of Liberty.Open year-round.
  • Dan M.
    Dan MilanoMarch 9, 2014
    This place is awesome until 9pm sharp, when the vibe turns from "oh yeah sit wherever and enjoy snuggies under the heatlamps" to "fuck you, give us $500 or freeze."
  • Hartje U.
    Hartje UtrechtMarch 7, 2015
    I liked this rooftop bar! Yes, the drinks are expensive and the service isn't that great. But the view was amazing and on cold days they have heaters and fleece snuggies.
  • Erika S.
    Erika SJune 14, 2011
    The sea bass poached in coconut milk will melt in your mouth. The perfect summer hang out: always a place to sit, rooftop breeze and can't beat the sunset and skyline view.
  • Sarah S.
    Sarah SMay 2, 2014
    Aside from the killer view, the best part about this place was the traffic jam that occurs when everyone stops at the rooftop entrance to take their official Instagram of the skyline.
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