Discover The Ides, the rooftop bar of the Whyte Hotel in Williamsburg (Brooklyn)


Not all the rooftop bars are in Manhattan. In Williamsburg, Brooklyn, you can visit The Ides. It is the place to be seen, located in the Whyte Hotel, where you can have a drink with an amazing panoramic view over New York.

Whyte Hotel’s description

The Whyte Hotel is modern, with an industrial loft style. It’s an old barrel factory in the Williamsburg area built in 1902, renewed to be a 70 rooms hotel.

So there it is, the Whyte Hotel, a restaurant called Reynard and the rooftop bar The Ides.

The restaurant is located on the hotel’s first floor and its hours of business are:

-Breakfast: Mondays thru Fridays from 7am to 11am.

-Lunch: Mondays thru Fridays from 11am to 4pm.

-Dinner: Mondays thru Saturdays from 5:30pm till midnight.

-Brunch: Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 4pm.


The Ides is on the 6th floor.

An elevator takes you there.



How’s the Whyte Hotel and The Ides interior?

When leaving the elevator, you step into the main room, with a really nice bar. The best thing is the large window behind the bar, thanks to its great view over the Manhattan skyline.


On the other side, there are a few tables waiting for you.


Then, you can access to the rooftop, which offers an incredible view of Brooklyn and Williamsburg, and Manhattan at the end.



Who are the usual customers of the Whyte Hotel’s bar?

There are not as many tourists in The Ides than in the 230 Fifth Rooftop.

So you will spend your night between New Yorkers.

The customers’ average age are between 25 and 35.



The Ides open hours

The Bar is open every day:

-Mondays thru Fridays from 5pm to 2 am.

-Saturdays and Sundays from 2pm to 2am.


Do you have to pay to get in?

No, it is totally free.

The prices on the cocktails and beverages are normal, like in any other rooftop bar in New York.



Do you have to show your ID?

If you are visiting at night yes, you have to show your ID before getting in the bar. No minors under 21 are allowed.

During the weekends, you can have access to the rooftop with your family without any problem.



What’s The Ides dress code?

There is no dress code. You don’t have to wear any kind of shirt or dress.


Can you have some snacks at The Ides?

No, they don’t sell anything to snack. Indeed, there are just a few tables, and at the rooftop there are no tables or chairs.

However you can still eat at The Reynard on the first floor.



What kind of pictures can you get from The Ides rooftop?

You know what? Let me show you…






Where is the Whyte Hotel in Brooklyn?

80 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249.



I don’t know if I have convinced you to cross the East River to go to Williamsburg and discover Brooklyn!

The truth is to visit The Ides around 6-7pm. You can take a walk in Bedford Street, have dinner in one of the multiple little restaurants of the area, and then have a cocktail in this bar.

You can also start your night at The Ides, to watch the sunset over the NYC’s skyline, and then have dinner at any restaurant in Bedford Street.

It is up to you, but I guarantee you a romantic night if you are with your other half.


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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