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Drinks with a View: 5 Great Hotel Rooftop Bars in the United States

by Katie Skrzek

May 25, 2023

© The Joule

Destinations / North America

Summer is almost here and rooftop bar season is upon us! Enjoy the summer weather with a visit to one of these hotel rooftop bars.


Dream Downtown

In New York City, Dream Downtown hotel is home to PHD Rooftop Lounge. The nightclub and lounge bar boasts unobstructed views of the Hudson River and Empire State Building. The space features two full-service bars, a DJ booth and retractable canopy.


Grand Adirondack Hotel

Head to Lake Placid, New York, and experience the soon-to-open Cloudsplitter rooftop bar. Cloudsplitter will be the only rooftop bar in Lake Placid. Take in the stunning views of the Adirondack Mountains while enjoying light bites and cocktails.


Percheron Rooftop Bar

Located at Crossroads Hotel in Kansas City, Missouri, Percheron Rooftop Bar reopened April 14 with a brand-new menu and programming. The new menu boasts small plates focused on Mediterranean flavors. Enjoy a cocktail on the side with a seasonal selection including alcoholic slushies. The bar’s summer concert series hosts eight performances from local performers.


Rand Tower Hotel

This Minneapolis, Minnesota, hotel’s signature restaurant, Blondette, features a retractable rooftop from its fifth-floor location. The menu offers classic French dishes with a modern spin alongside wine and cocktails.


The Joule

This Dallas, Texas, property boasts an eight-foot cantilevered pool on its rooftop. The unique design hangs over the hotel’s edge. The rooftop area features chaise loungers, and cocktails and bites from the bar.


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