Gallow Green-NYC-Midtown

It’s summertime in the city and there’s no better time for maxin’ and relaxin’ after a long day of work with a cocktail and some friends! These off-the-beaten-path rooftop bars hidden high above buildings around the boroughs offer the chance for some breathtaking views of the sunset and skyline along with the requisite craft mixed drinks, beers and bites.

10. Z Hotel Roof

Z Hotel-Queens

On 43rd Avenue in Long Island City above the floors of the Z Hotel is the Z Roof; a 5,000-square-foot lounge home to cocktails, beers and a 360-degree panorama of New York City and the skyline. With music bumping through the speakers and cocktail waitresses bustling around with trays filled with drinks, this is the perfect place to enjoy your night. The Z Roof is open until 2 a.m. from Sunday-Monday and on weekends until 4 a.m. As an added bonus, it’s also available for private parties and special events.