What happens on the rooftop, stays on the rooftop. Are you looking for the best rooftops in Chelsea? If so, then check out Somewhere Nowhere. This rooftop is conveniently located at the top of the Renaissance NY Chelsea Hotel. Somewhere Nowhere is part of El Grupo SN, a hospitality group founded by Sameer Qureshi and Nathan Leong. This secret garden-inspired rooftop officially opened its doors in July 2021. We are excited to share our experience at Somewhere Nowhere, one of the best rooftops in Chelsea, with you.
Best Rooftops in Chelsea: Somewhere Nowhere
Somewhere Nowhere is a luxurious two-level indoor garden lounge and outdoor rooftop. This daytime and nightlife destination is perched at the top of the Renaissance NY Chelsea Hotel on 25th Street between 6th Ave and 7th Ave. Somewhere Nowhere has a pool and 360 degree views of the city. Seriously this is one of the best rooftops in Chelsea. Be prepared escape the city streets and rock out as soon as you get there even if the sun is still out.
The rooftop is almost 40 stories high and has stunning views of the Empire State Building. We highly recommend reservations, but walk-ins are allowed depending on capacity. Somewhere Nowhere has events from pool parties, world renowned DJ’s, live music to immersive dinners almost everyday. Check their website to see who’s playing and secure tickets or a table in advance at one of the best rooftops in Chelsea.
Somewhere Nowhere is open from 5:00PM to 12:00PM from Sunday to Wednesday, 5:00PM to 4:00AM on Thursday to Friday and 12:00PM to 4:00AM on Saturday. Make sure to also watch the sunset at one of the best rooftops in Chelsea too. The second indoor level is more of a club scene, so be prepared to listen to loud music and dance the night away at one of the best rooftops in Chelsea.
Best Rooftops in Chelsea: What to Order to Drink at Somewhere Nowhere?
Hello my old friend Happy Hour, it seems we meet again. Happy hour is the best hour at Somewhere Nowhere, one of the best rooftops in Chelsea. We started the night with the El Dorado, Asgard and Elysian Fields. Many of the cocktails have tropical notes. Our favorite was the Asgard with Grey Goose, watermelon and honey basil syrup. It was not too sweet and a gorgeous watermelon color. If you like spicy cocktails, we recommend the El Dorado, a spicy margarita with Patron, jalapeño, anchos reyes verde and agave syrup.
For our second round of drinks, we ordered the Shangri-La, Garden of Eden and the Atlantis. The Garden of Eden is great if you like fruity gin cocktails.
If you like smokey drinks or Mezcal, go for the Shangri-La, which also has strawberry puree and grapefruit juice.
Best Rooftops in Chelsea: What to Order to Eat at Somewhere Nowhere?
Hummus where the heart is. Chef Fabrizio Facchini created superb seasonal and lounge menu with lite bites. We started with the hummus platter with classic hummus, beet hummus and garlic parsley hummus with pita, tortilla chips and veggies.
Your such a truffle maker. We also shared the Beef Sliders and Truffle Fries. All of our light bites were delicious and easy to share. If you are looking for a full dinner, you may need to grab a bite afterwards (we got tacos nearby).
This year, head over to Somewhere Nowhere, New York City’s latest lounge, nightclub, and rooftop pool. You’ll be whisked away to a wanderlust getaway from Manhattan’s busy city streets and enjoy gorgeous sunsets and majestic Manhattan views. You can also check out our Outdoor Dining section for more recommendations.
On any given night, anything can happen at Somewhere Nowhere.Nathan Leong