See snow evil, hear snow evil. Looking for the best winter rooftop bars in NYC? Don’t worry, we have you covered. One of our favorite summer spots, Sandbar Rooftop is ready to transport you from the cold streets of Manhattan to a magical blue and white wonderland. If you’re looking for a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner spot, or just want to enjoy a night out with friends, Sandbar Rooftop is definitely worth checking out. We are excited to share our experience at Sandbar Rooftop, one of the best winter rooftop bars in NYC with you.
Best Winter Rooftop Bars in NYC: Sandbar Rooftop
I came, I thaw, I conquered. Sandbar Rooftop is located in the Hilton Hotel on 26th Street and 7th Avenue in Chelsea. The rooftop has 360 degree views and is open from 4PM to 1AM on Friday and Saturday and 4PM to 12AM from Sunday – Thursday. Guests pay a $25 reservation fee to secure seating. The reservation fee is applied as credit to the final bill. We visited Sandbar for the first time in 2020 and again last summer. In the winter, the rooftop is adorned with white trees with twinkling lights and lots of blue lights. Make sure to grab a picture by the Good Vibes sign too.
Best Winter Rooftop Bars in NYC: Bonfire Fondue Packages
Fire away! Keep cozy this winter with Sandbar’s unbelievable Bonfire Fondue package. Start with a cocktail to pair with the fondue and finish with homemade gingerbread cookies. It’s $60 per guest, with a 2-person minimum. Stop by anytime this winter.
If you are looking for a Valentine’s Day extravaganza, we recommend Bonfires, Bubbles and Berries. This package includes everything mentioned above plus a bottle of Prosecco, a Sandbar wine chiller bag and chocolate covered strawberries. This special is available 2/11 to 2/14 and is $85 per person, with a 2-person minimum.
You can also skip the fondue and go with the Valentine’s Bubbles and Berries, which includes a bottle of Prosecco, a Sandbar wine chiller bag and chocolate-covered strawberries. This package is $37.50 per person with a 1-person minimum. You can make reservations here.
Best Winter Rooftop Bars in NYC: What to Order to Drink?
Happy hour is the best hour. In terms of drinks, Sandbar Rooftop has a pretty extensive menu with plenty of options for everyone. If you’re looking for something festive, they also have a few different seasonal cocktails that are perfect for winter.
We kicked off the night with a round of specialty winter cocktails: including the Main Beach and the Ponquogue. The Main Beach has Vanilla Bailey’s, cinnamon, vodka, cream, toasted marshmallow, while the Ponquogue is made with Coconut Cartel Rum, Gosling’s Dark Rum, pineapple, kiwi purée, simple syrup and a flaming lime float.
The flaming presentation on the Ponquogue is exceptional, but we liked the taste of the Main Beach more. The Main Beach is like a s’more in cocktail form. These drinks were the perfect way to kickoff our fondue night.
Feeling really grape. We also sipped on the Hahn Pinot Noir.
Best Winter Rooftop Bars in NYC: The Fondue
Dip me baby one more time. Sandbar Rooftop has variety of fondue options available, so you can find the perfect dish to fit your mood. We indulged in melted Gruyère with apples, figs, filone, cauliflower, broccoli, mushrooms, and more.
Don’t use it gingerly. We finished the night with house-made gingerbread cookies topped with strawberry slices.
Swing. Swing from the tangles of my heart. Sandbar Rooftop also features lifeguard chairs and four swings made from reclaimed wine barrels. Make sure to snap a picture here for the gram.
The views from up here couldn’t be any NYCer. Whether you’re looking for a romantic spot to take your date for Valentine’s Day or just want to enjoy a night out with friends, Sandbar Rooftop is definitely worth checking out. Overall, we had an amazing time at Sandbar Rooftop! The staff was friendly and welcoming, the food was delicious, and the view was unbeatable. So grab your coat and head on over to Chelsea, Sandbar Rooftop is waiting for you! You can also check out our NYC Restaurant section for more recommendations.
Pulling a Kevin McCallister and getting lost in New York.Anonymous