Often in New York you can find a bar or restaurant packing customers in, and whether they claim to be wheelchair friendly or not, it can be relatively uncomfortable. On the other hand, there are some wonderful places to drink which really do take everybody into consideration, with ample space only adding to the vibrant atmosphere, great views and delicious food.

If you’re planning a trip to the Big Apple over the next 12 to 18 months, then why not consider these four great rooftop bars perfect for those with accessibility needs.

Harriet’s Rooftop & Lounge

This 4,000 sq ft bar has both an indoor and outdoor area that is more than accessible and a great spot for some of the most incredible views in the city. The restaurant table tops are nice and low which allows for good accessibility, while the joint’s design is incredibly chic with fire pits, vertical gardens and plenty of Scandi inspired tables and chairs.

Two people clinking glasses from rooftop in front of NYC skyline.
Courtesy Harriet’s Rooftop & Lounge.

 The menu is relatively small, but what it lacks in quantity it more than makes up in quality, with the lobster bao a true sensation. But it’s the view that offers the biggest sensation, with stunning views of the Statue of Liberty right across to Uptown Manhattan and the many iconic skyscrapers.

Summerly at the Hoxton

The Hoxton in Williamsburg is a marvelous building and its Summerly bar at the very top of it offers fantastic views across Brooklyn and Manhattan.

You can enjoy seasonal dishes and gorgeous cocktails, as well as plenty of beers and wines to boot. The venue itself is nice and spacious and stylish and you really will have no problems with access here. It’s a real hidden gem when it comes to views across New York and one you should not miss out on.

The Cantor Roof Garden Bar at the Met

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of the most respected art galleries on the planet, and a must-visit for any culture vulture enjoying a visit to the city.

Once you’ve enjoyed the Met’s fantastic collection of work, then head up to the top floor where you’ll find the Cantor Roof Garden, a gorgeous roof terrace with beautiful views across Central Park.

You can enjoy a tea or coffee, or a range of great cocktails and toast a fabulous day out at one of New York’s finest attractions.

The Crown

Head to Chinatown for a truly breathtaking view of Manhattan. The Crown is atop of Hotel 50 and is a quiet bar with ample space and an excellent roof terrace that offers unobstructed views of the Empire State Building, One World Trade and the Brooklyn Bridge.

The cocktails on offer are fun and inventive, while you’ll find plenty of themed and seasonal drinks too. There’s food on the menu too, with a range of sharing plates ideal for snacking on as you watch the sun go down on one of the most iconic skylines on the planet. 

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