Above Allen, Thompson LES, 212.460.5300
Hudson Terrace, 212.315.9400
Hotel on Rivington’s Penthouse & Rooftop, 212.475.2600
When the mercury shoots up, New Yorkers head outside for a drink. And in the concrete jungle, some of the best (and swankiest) al fresco watering holes are perched high above street level. Although the brand-new Above Allen, on the seventh floor of the Thompson LES Hotel, is members-only, visitors can cozy up to a guest to get in. Enjoy panoramic views of New Jersey at Hudson Terrace, which offers live music or DJs depending on the night, plus a brunch party on Sundays. Finally, get comfortable in the hot tub during the weekend parties on the rooftop of the hipper-than-hip Hotel on Rivington.
Details: Above Allen is open daily 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Hudson Terrace is open Tuesday through Friday 5 p.m.-4 a.m.; Saturday from 9 p.m.-4 a.m.; and Sunday from 2 p.m.-9 p.m. Hotel on Rivington’s rooftop is open Thursday through Saturday 10 p.m.-4 a.m.; and Sunday 1 p.m.-12 a.m.