Refinery Rooftop

Lounge and Cocktail Bar$$$$
Garment District, New York
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  • Allison L.
    "Favorite rooftop bar! Must make reservations in advance."(10 Tips)
    Nichole H.
    "Good ambiance, great view of Empire State Building"(47 Tips)
    Kevan D.
    "Amazing rooftop spot....try the grapefruit summer ale...so good!"(3 Tips)
    Amy Leigh
    "Amazing rooftop bar for after work drinks with coworkers"(3 Tips)
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  • Maria R.
    Maria RamosSeptember 4, 2016
    Cocktails were good, the crowd not too bad. It's actually smaller than I thought. But you have a great view of the Empire State Building so a plus for tourists. 😃👍 thumbs up for me!
  • Sarah T.
    Sarah T.August 22, 2013
    Great view of the Empire State Bldg, and great sliders :) Great scene but very random crowd though. Doorman has to give you access up the elevator, so planning a party is the best way up.
  • JT T.
    JT TeranNovember 22, 2016
    Refinery Rooftop is one of the nicest rooftop spots in the entire city. Their bartenders were extremely professional, quick and made excellent drinks. I'll definitely be back.
    Upvoted Mar 8
  • Condé Nast Traveler
    At this grand, industrial chic fusion of indoor- outdoor space, and the glow of the Empire State Building join forces to play Cupid. The strong cocktails also help. Read more
  • @thirsty
    @thirstyJuly 8, 2016
    Grab a drink and take in the views of the Empire State Building from high atop the Refinery Hotel. We especially love the cocktail caddies, served in a carafe with enough glasses to share with pals!
  • Rewan P.
    Rewan PartiApril 10, 2015
    A beautiful rooftop which gets crowded in early hours of the evening. They have great appetizers and drinks! Order shot in the dark and get yourself some sliders. Sit back and enjoy!
  • Enida M.
    Enida MattisNovember 10, 2013
    Views are amazing. Top 10 Rooftops in NYC!! Must have reservations for the rooftop on the weekends or an in with Jamie. The bar small bites are good. Try the conch fritters.
  • Maia W.
    Maia WailanaAugust 5, 2015
    drinks at the bar.. prime location but the best about this place is Jessica!! maybe the "best" host in NYC!! (listens, smiles, amazingly helpful and overall A+service) Thrillist kind of best!
  • The New Yorker
    The New YorkerApril 15, 2014
    “There’s a retractable glass ceiling, a fireplace, high tables and low couches, tiered plates of food, and a menu of Bites, Dips, Flats, Crispies, and Balls.” Read more
  • loran j.
    loran jonakNovember 25, 2015
    Great view of the Chrysler Building. Tasting drinks and a fun outdoor seating area. Like all rooftop bars in NYC, don't expect the patio to be open in winter so expect it to be very crowded.
  • Jon G.
    Jon GimpelJuly 26, 2013
    Great spot for drinks and views-horrific first impression with the comical and clueless bouncers. If you have patience with the incompetent staff in the lobby than it is worth going up.
  • Russell Z.
    Russell ZackJune 18, 2016
    Good lunch menu with a choice for everyone. Great views of the Empire State Building. Atmosphere alone makes it worthwhile for lunch or after work drinks.
  • Elinor G.
    Elinor GarelyApril 22, 2015
    The view is terrific; bartenders are experts and the space is huge. Definitely worth a visit for lunch and/or after work drinks; excellent for group events
  • Melissa M.
    Melissa MeltzerFebruary 16, 2016
    The rooftop and ambiance are great! The only negative is the bartenders cater to making drinks for table service rather than people at the bar so it is impossible get a drink.
  • Jon G.
    Jon GimpelJuly 26, 2013
    Drinks and views are fantastic - prices within reason for this type of bar. Downside is the bumbling bouncer and comical hand stamp routine. Need to get their act together!
  • Linnie D.
    Linnie DAugust 16, 2013
    Order the margarita flatbread while taking in the dj's rare year of the cat by al Stewart remix. Say hi and bye to Jaime on your way in and out.
  • A. Can P.
    A. Can PolatkanSeptember 17, 2016
    nice view of the empire state building, many tourists and luckily not that many snobs 😂 nice cocktails 🍹 but yeah its NYC be ready to burn the coal! 😉
  • Allison L.
    Allison LiOctober 8, 2016
    Excellent view of the Empire State Building! Favorite rooftop bar! Must make reservations in advance.
  • Morgan M.
    Morgan McKeeFebruary 27
    Sunday funday 🙃 This is a great bar in midtown and satisfies that rooftop desire in the middle of winter thanks to the covered bar area.
  • Zeba S.
    Zeba SiddiqiMarch 28, 2016
    Amazing Rooftop view with cosy rustic environment! For cocktails try Luster & Martini Thyme
  • PureWow
    PureWowMay 4, 2015
    Over in the Garment District you’ll find this year-round lounge (thanks to a retractable glass roof) with an up-close look at the Empire State Building. Read more
  • Tash C.
    Perfect for a sunny but cold winter's day. Eat at the bar where there's a lot of sunlight. Business lunch is a bargain at $21.
  • Elvis R.
    Elvis RodricksAugust 26, 2013
    Casual chic and a great close view of the empire. Patio closes at 1am and make sure you reserve ahead for guest list.
  • JM P.
    JM ParveauxApril 3, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Perfect central spot in Midtown, the view is nice, the music gradually becomes more dynamic and cocktails are delicious!
  • Karl W.
    Karl With A "K"April 10, 2014
    Great spot for drinks outside on a spring/summer day. Ask for Brittany - she's the best and most attentive waitress!
  • Laura K.
    Laura KathJuly 24, 2015
    Awesome Mojitos, great views of the city and plenty room for seating though it is extremely packed on The weekends so beware! :)
  • Erica H C.
    Erica H ChangSeptember 5, 2013
    Chill place but they turn the lights off during the week around 10 pm for the residences in the block, so it gets super dark!
  • Sam S.
    Sam ScottJanuary 16
    Beautiful fairy lights, cozy fireplace, and stunning views of the Empire State Building. Good spot for a date over drinks.
  • Peter S.
    Peter ScordoJuly 27, 2014
    One of the best rooftop bar setups in Manhattan. Call ahead to make sure they're not holding a private event.
  • Julia S.
    Julia SandlerSeptember 1, 2016
    In a city where there are so many incredible rooftops I have to say it wasn't in my top list. Cocktails weren't good and the open terrace was closed. So for those reasons it didn't wow me!
  • Viren K.
    Viren KaulMarch 12
    The view and the feels ! Reasonable prices and on the best most laid back ambiences !
  • Cole R.
    Cole RiseAugust 11, 2014
    Great atmosphere & selection of liquor. Go early to catch sunset
  • Justin B.
    Justin BartonSeptember 18, 2013
    Very nice and chill rooftop. There are two bouncers downstairs, but if you get up you should have a good time.
  • DoubleDeuce
    DoubleDeuceMarch 22, 2015
    Reasonable level of douchiness but not as bad as the a Meatpacking crowd. Great view of the Empire State Building but you're still a bit low. I'd be more likely to come after work than late next time.
  • Angelina Z.
    Angelina ZeppieriJuly 13, 2016
    one of the best rooftops around, fantastic drink selection
  • Olga E.
    Olga EpsAugust 27, 2014
    While the place is nice, i think the view is not great (only 12th floor!) snacks (hummus, pita chips) are good. Cocktail selection and taste are a 7/10. Pretty decent hard liquor selection. Gets busy
  • Bia S.
    There is amazing view from Empire State. Try the truffle fries!
  • Sergey S.
    Sergey Shashkin2 weeks ago
    Place to enjoy the early night. Many locations to observe ESB. Nice vibes.
  • Karin S.
    Karin SchmitSeptember 21, 2016
    Try the cheesecake - tasty and even a bit spicy 👍
  • Maria
    MariaJune 25, 2014
    Great place for drinks during the Summer in NY. The sliders are pretty good as well.
  • Blake O.
    Blake OlmsteadDecember 28, 2015
    Unexpectedly cozy rooftop lounge ranges from hopping to quiet depending on the time of day.
  • PureWow
    PureWowJuly 1, 2014
    Its spacious outdoor deck are best enjoyed at around 6 p.m., before the crowds take over. Read more
  • Adam S.
    Adam Schuit3 weeks ago
    My favorite hotel rooftop bar in midtown. Great for any occasion. Great decor and drinks
  • Michael G.
    Michael GladstoneAugust 15, 2015
    Great venue but drinks are too pricey. Try the sliders - you won't be disappointed
  • Kelsey K.
    Kelsey KotzebueSeptember 13, 2016
    One of my favorite rooftop bars in NYC. Later in the evening, it becomes a dance party.
  • Kevan D.
    Kevan DesaiJuly 10, 2013
    Amazing rooftop spot....try the grapefruit summer ale...so good!
  • Nicole S.
    Nicole SaverySeptember 29, 2014
    Rooftop is open year-round. Go on a weeknight when it's less crowded.
  • Emilio V.
    Emilio VitoloJanuary 3, 2015
    Great staff ..well done drinks ..close up view of Empire State Building !
  • Tabitha J.
    Tabitha JohnsonJuly 21, 2016
    Staff are quite nice even though this place is a bit of a scene. Reserve a spot to ensure a seat.
  • Kristen P.
    Kristen PeiranoAugust 30, 2014
    Sliders delish hbt literally one bite so tiny. The pizza flatbread is okay
  • Chris D.
    Chris DJune 28, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Great place...get to it before the crowds ruin in (u probably have another week or so)
  • Kelly W.
    Kelly WongNovember 6, 2014
    Drinks are not well made and there is not much of a view due to the neighboring buildings, but the ambiance is quite cozy during the winter.
  • Russell S.
    Russell SinclairApril 12, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Rustic elegance with Empire State views. Bring your out of town guests.
  • Bridget B.
    Bridget BadoreSeptember 16, 2015
    Great for snacks, drinks, and an awesome rooftop space
  • Ana T.
    Ana TafhurtJune 6, 2015
    The view its very nice the atmosphere is great. Good drinks
  • Linnie D.
    Linnie DAugust 16, 2013
    People don't lock the bathroom doors. I do like the spa water availAble and close up view of the Empire State Building.
  • Elizabeth B.
    Great bar for big groups, but reserve a table !
  • Nadia I.
    Nadia IssaBellaSeptember 2, 2015
    I wouldn't stay at the hotel again because the rooms are too tiny but this rooftop was a saving grace. Great views with stiff cocktails.
  • Amy R.
    Amy RobertsonJuly 23, 2015
    Cool vibe with a retractable roof for all sorts of weather
  • Cynthia F.
    Cynthia FelixFebruary 28, 2015
    The music, the crow, the drinks... Great ambiance!
  • Gajtana S.
    Gajtana SimonovskaJune 30, 2016
    Hour wait. Upscale rooftop, but other good options in the neighborhood with no wait.
  • Jack G.
    Jack GashiApril 15, 2014
    Great rooftop bar. Kind of upscale; wear that suit jacket your mom bought you.
  • Scotty V.
    Scotty VernonOctober 9, 2014
    Overrated. Always busy, and the staff are moody up there. Oh, and good luck sitting outside where the best views are - they're only for corporate clients.
  • Linnie D.
    Linnie DAugust 16, 2013
    Great door. Order a dirty martini on the rocks from the waiter with suspenders.
  • Kristin D.
    Kristin DaltonMarch 5, 2015
    Great rooftop spot with an outdoor bar.
  • Niamh B.
    Niamh BorowskiApril 14, 2016
    Great view of the Empire State at dusk!
  • Orchaid J.
    Orchaid JonesDecember 31, 2015
    Beautiful view and very friendly staff
  • Monti B.
    Monti BrayMay 15, 2015
    Grab a Baby Doll and enjoy the summer sunshine
  • Melody G.
    Melody GambinoNovember 13, 2014
    Beautiful view of the city and the doormen aren't the usual tools that are employed at rooftop bars
  • Danny W.
    Danny WangMay 28, 2015
    steak&egg as breakfast,yummy but too much for me lah
  • Jason
    JasonSeptember 21, 2014
    Cool rooftop bar. Not overcrowded and a fun time
  • Miguel L.
    Miguel LopezJune 1, 2016
    Great rooftop space, semi-covered. The drinks are just okay.
  • Amy Leigh
    Amy LeighAugust 28, 2013
    Amazing rooftop bar for after work drinks with coworkers
  • Berk
    BerkFebruary 14, 2015
    Foursquare says it's open 'till 2:00 am but elevator doorman won't let you in at 1:15 am
  • November R.
    November RawlingsAugust 28, 2013
    Very cool place. Check it out while its still new!
  • Bradley B.
    Bradley BoughtonApril 18, 2016
    Good cocktails with a great view of the Empire State
  • Danny W.
    Danny WangMay 26, 2015
    Breakfast sandwich,very tasty
  • Oscar T.
    Oscar TrellesApril 20, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    If you can only go to one hotel rooftop in Manhattan, this should be your choice.
  • Pelin K.
    Pelin KayıranAugust 18, 2015
    Nice terrace. Great view. Pointless wait in front just to form line. Okay drinks. Slow service. Aloof crowd.
  • Valentin G.
    Valentin GuerinDecember 8, 2015
    Nice view but the place is loud and crowded. The bar downstairs is more cozy.
  • Stacy R.
    Stacy RosenthalAugust 31, 2013
    Outside by the Empire State Building - stunning view..
  • Joe D.
    Joe DrewNovember 7, 2015
    Awesome view from Refinery Rooftop
  • Danielle E.
    Danielle ElliotApril 18, 2015
    The pear drink 👌🏽
  • James
    JamesJune 25, 2014
    Great view and layout.
  • Claudia F.
    Claudia FilthAugust 21, 2014
    I came here for my birthday meal because the rooftop looked good. Do not let the pricey drinks and meals fool you. I got food poisoning here. EAT AT YOUR OWN RISK.
  • Michelle D.
    Michelle DiazAugust 5, 2016
    Rooftop, drinks, food, awesome hotel rooms!
  • Basak H.
    Basak HaznedarogluFebruary 5, 2016
    How many white collars can you fit in a bar? Come here to find out the answer.
  • Jon M.
    Jon MuzzarelliSeptember 21, 2013
    Elevated refinement great staff
  • Aida I.
    Aida IsayMarch 8
    Rose wasn't chilled, mojito was too watery. Other than that everything was good
  • Lindsay F.
    Lindsay FranzoniDecember 19, 2015
    Had a great Manhattan and loved the decorations.
  • Lindsay S.
    Lindsay StrouseAugust 14, 2013
    Apparently Wednesdays are their busy nights where you need a stamp to get in...at 7pm
  • Nichole H.
    Nichole HortonAugust 13, 2015
    Good ambiance, great view of Empire State Building
  • Rodrigo A.
    Rodrigo ArtaviaJuly 29, 2015
    View is great. Reservations are annoying
  • Ron H.
    Ron HsuApril 15, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    The flatbread has gone downhill. Very tough and chewy now.
  • Alejandra V.
    Alejandra VargasJune 28, 2015
    Wine. Nice view, charming rooftop.
  • Carl T.
    Carl TydingcoAugust 6, 2015
    The music is terrible. The Moscow mule is good.
  • Wanderlust C.
    Wanderlust CraveJune 4, 2016
    Happy hour and great views of the city
  • Heather L.
    Heather LeeMay 30, 2014
    Amazing music, great drinks
  • Nitzan B.
    Nitzan BMay 30, 2016
    Awesome view
  • Michael P.
    Michael PuscarSeptember 3, 2014
    The "rooftop" closes at 11pm
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