Looking for somewhere to stay in Brooklyn that has a great rooftop space? We’ve got you covered. Our list of the best hotel rooftops in Williamsburg features places with great bars, restaurants and pools with some of the most spectacular views in the whole of New York.
7 Best Hotel Rooftops in Williamsburg
1. William Vale Hotel
The William Vale Hotel has a unique rooftop bar as well as NYC’s longest outdoor pool – it’s 60 feet long. Perched 22 storeys above ground level, the views are spectacular with sparkling vistas over the East River and almost 360-degree panoramas of Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn. Here for the pool? You can rent a daybed or private poolside cabana and enjoy a delicious range of artisan cocktails from the all-day poolside bar. At night, you can head up to the cool Westlight NYC rooftop bar where you can cosy up on the low-slung sofas, either inside or out and sip some of the creative cocktails on the menu. We love the sound of the refreshing Spring Fling, which they make with cachaça, St. Germain, vodka, and lime. There’s also a wonderful wine list and you can pair drinks with fancy light bites and nibbles, which are fantastically fresh and flavoursome.
2. The Williamsburg Hotel
The Williamsburg Hotel rooftop has a beautifully set swimming pool as well as a unique bar. The long pool is surrounded by stripy sun loungers, cabanas and sofas, where you can get cosy and spend the day relaxing and topping up your tan and sipping refreshing drinks from the poolside bar. At weekends, live DJs play and set the mood but for those looking to chill out, there are rooftop yoga classes too. Overlooking the pool is the Williamsburg Hotel’s rooftop bar which is housed in a custom made water tower. One of the most unique and exclusive settings for drinks in the whole of Billyburg, as you sip expensive, creative cocktails you can enjoy sweeping views of the Manhatten skyline.
3. Wythe Hotel
Perched on the top of Wythe Hotel, Bar Blondeauis a sophisticated French bistro-inspired rooftop restaurant and wine bar. It’s all about the natural wines and good food here. Get comfortable in one of the green velvet banquettes and snack on mussel toast and oysters, and take in some great views of the Manhattan skyline. Head outside on to the large terrace to enjoy the sparkling views of the city skyline which are especially lovely at sunset.
4. The Hoxton Hotel
The Hoxton Hotel’s rooftop bar is the perfect spot to have a few drinks above NYC all year round. Opening up on the rooftop in early 2022 is an Israeli skewer house brought to you by Chef Michael Solomonov and Steve Cook. This means you can enjoy meat skewers cooked over charcoal flames whilst the uninterrupted views of the Manhattan skyline enthral you. In the cooler months, heaters and blankets keep you warm and toasty so you can stay out longer.
5. McCarren Hotel
The McCarren Hotel is located in Williamsburg overlooking McCarren Park. The rooftop of this hotel has a cool bar and pool. Talk Story is the name of the open-air tropical cocktail bar. It has incredible skyline views and serves up tropical cocktails and island fare. It is an oasis in the city. The drinks menu features reinspired classics and custom creations, for instance, mezcal, mango shrub, ginger, and mint; vodka, pickled peach, and lemon; rum, toasted coconut, pineapple and pandan. The food menu features the vibrant flavours of South East Asia, South America, the Caribbean. As for the pool? Well, this is one of the largest outdoor swimming pools in New York City.
6. Hotel Indigo Williamsburg
The Hotel Indigo is located on Metropolitan Avenue. It has a seasonal rooftop with a pool, open-air sun deck and a fully stocked bar and grill. Here you can enjoy poolside appetizers and refreshing cocktails whilst taking in the views, which include Brooklyn and the historic Manhattan skyline across the East River. When the heat of the summer gets too much, you can move inside to the elegant bar and lounge area and cool down with a refreshing drink.
7. Top of the Box
Ok, so this hotel rooftop isn’t in Williamsburg, but it is nearby in the vibrant neighbourhood of Greenpoint. The rooftop bar on top of The Box Hotel is designed for any weather thanks to its fully retractable roof. The trendy space has a beautiful wrap-around marble bar. From here, you can order a wide variety of drinks and a selection of small, sharing plates and desserts. The Top of the Box rooftop bar has panoramic views of Manhattan, Brooklyn and Long Island City. You can admire these panoramas through huge windows. This is a great place for weekend brunch. On Friday and Saturday nights top DJs play to get the crowd moving and the party started.