230 Fifth Rooftop: The bar with panoramic view over the Empire State Building


The 230 Fifth Rooftop is a bar you must visit in New York City.
It’s one of my favorite places to have fun in New York.

How’s the 230 Fifth Rooftop?

The 230 Fifth Rooftop has a large lounge area with a breathtaking view over Manhattan and the Empire State Building, indeed the ESB is just blocks away from the bar.
It is nicely decorated with a lot of wooden furniture and some palm trees on the terrace.

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What’s the atmosphere of the rooftop?

It depends on when you’re going to the rooftop. If you’re visiting New York with some friends, the best is to go by night. The background music is a bit loud, but you’ll enjoy the lights of the Empire State Building!

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If you’re travelling with you children, you may know that it will be impossible to spend the night at the 230 Fifth Rooftop (if they are under 21 years old, they won’t be allowed to get into any bar in the U.S.). But you can go with them during the week before 7pm or for a brunch on Saturday or Sunday!

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What to eat or drink?

During the night, the menu is limited to small plates you can share with your friends or dishes as Caesar Salad, hamburgers… Their cocktails are delicious!
On Saturday and Sunday mornings, there’s a large variety of food. The buffet suits any taste: eggs, bacon, salads, fruits, cheese, different kind of breads…

How much will you spend at the 230 Fifth Rooftop?

The dishes of the dinner menu are from $9 (French fries) to $26 (ribs). The cocktails and wine are at an average rate for a rooftop, from $14 for a cocktail and $12 a glass of wine.
The brunch buffet has a fixed price, $29 for adults and $15 for under 12. It does not include any beverages.

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What is the best of the 230 Fifth Rooftop?

Its view! From the rooftop you will see a large part of New York City with the Empire State Building in the background!
You can see the ESB from the Refinery Rooftop too, but my favorite place is the 230 Fifth Rooftop.
You will also see the Chrysler Building!

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What are the business hours of the 230 Fifth Rooftop?

>The rooftop is open everyday from 4pm to 4am. After midnight, it’s only a bar and they don’t serve any food. After 2pm there is no entrance.
The brunch is available on Saturday and Sunday only, from 10am to 4pm.
The rooftop is open all year long. When it’s too cold, they lend you a red housecoat to put above your clothes!

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Do you need to book?

It is not necessary. As it is a “first come, first serve” bar, it’s better to arrive as soon as possible if you plan to do something else afterward.
if you’re planning to go by night, you can order your drinks before on Internet.

What’s the dress code?

On weekdays and for the brunch, there is no specific dress code but for men, leave your tank tops or sweat pants in your luggage!
For Friday and Saturday nights, you must come in your upscale casual outfit (no athletic wear nor baggy or jeans with holes).

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Where is the 230 Fifth Rooftop?

The entrance of the rooftop is located at the corner of the 5th Avenue and the 27th St. The rooftop is at the 20th floor, you have to get into the building and walk through the corridor. At the end of it there is an elevator, it’s all well indicated, don’t worry 😉

Address: 230 Fifth Ave, Manhattan, NY 10001.


Don’t hesitate to spend the night in one of the most trendy places of New York City! If you prefer to go earlier in the day, the brunch will be perfect for you, to wake up with a breathtaking view over the city!

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My fist trip to New York was in 2007 when I was working for an airline company. I was born in the US, I lived in Mexico, in Europe in between Belgium, Spain and France… Well, let’s say I know about travelling! I bring my experience of NYC to the blog, to provide the best travel tips you could imagine!

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