Skyline Hours


Monday - Saturday:  5pm - Closing 

Sunday:  Closed to cure our weekend hangover!

Who Are We?

We Are Lovers of all seasons.  We think the greatest invention of all time was the retractable roof.  We mix up the most badass seasonal cocktails.  We have an eternal appreciation for skyline instragrams.  We think cocktails under the stars should be mandatory.  We host the most memorable parties.  Ever.

So, step onto one of New York City’s only year-round rooftop bars… Rare View Chelsea.  The seasons change & the cocktails change, but the 360-degree views of New York’s landmark buildings stay the same (Empire State Building, Met Life Building, Bank of NY & Freedom Tower).

Our gorgeous 3,000 square foot rooftop bar feels like a Surf Bungalow in the summer & an Urban Ski Chalet in the winter (always enclosed & heated.)  Exposed wood planks, lush landscaping, flat screens, overhanging rope lights & vintage photographs create a beautifully designed, cozy & laid back atmosphere.  People come to see the views, but stay to drink the delicious seasonal cocktails.  A must have?  The "Swipe Right" and the "Legs For Days."  So, when James Taylor wrote, “Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall, all you gotta do is call…”  do you think Rare View Chelsea was his muse?  

Feeling hungry after rooftop cocktails?   We always do.  Head downstairs to our dining room, we're grinding the meat right now!

“I hate when someone recommends I get a job doing what I love. No one is going to pay me to drink cocktails on a rooftop on all day.”

  • Catering & Events

    Here's the silver lining about us... even when it's cold - our rooftop season doesn't end! 

    So, Book Your Rooftop Corporate Events, Birthday Bash, Engagement Celebration, Bach Party, Wedding or Much Needed Office Happy Hour...
    With a retractable roof, there is always a reason to party on top of the city!
     We'll take care of the menu, cocktails, music & views...  you take care of the guest list.

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