The 9 Best Rooftop Bars and Restaurants in the Hudson Valley

Spend the rest of the summer eating outdoors and enjoying amazing views.


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Summer is quickly slipping by now that August is practically over. Students are heading back to school and the weather will slowly but surely slide back into cooler temperatures. Who’s to say you can’t enjoy the last bit of summer sun and air while you dine out. These rooftop bars and restaurants are the perfect places to grab a drink or eat a meal outside while you still can.

 

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Zulu Time Rooftop Bar

Sit back and relax with a beverage in hand at the Zulu Time Rooftop Bar and Lounge at The Thayer Hotel at West Point. With views of the Hudson River and the United States Military Academy, you’ll be sipping and dining in style from April to November. (Fun fact: Zulu Time, commonly referred to as Greenwich Mean Time — an absolute time reference that doesn't change with the season or location — was established in 1884. Worldwide military operations are coordinated in relation to Zulu Time.) With its proximity to the academy, the name is a perfect fit for this rooftop location. Enjoy happy hour from 4 to 7 p.m. or devour a gourmet meal with an exquisite view right before your eyes at Zulu Time.  

Open Wednesday-Sunday 4 to 11 p.m. (Friday and Saturday last call at 1:30 a.m.)

674 Thayer Road, West Point
845-446-4731

 


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Redwood Bar + Restaurant

Take in the view of a sunset or catch a ball game on the big screen at Up-Top Redwood Bar + Restaurant. Up-Top is the rooftop deck providing lounge, table, and bar seating. Get some fresh air while you grab a drink or order from the full menu with entrees like the Hudson Valley Duck or the Redwood Burger. Full bar service is offered daily and into the night, as well as Saturday and Sunday brunch.

Open for Dinner: Monday and Wednesday-Saturday 5 to 10 p.m., Sunday 4 to 9 p.m.; Brunch: Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Happy Hour: Monday and Wednesday-Friday 3 to 5 p.m.

63 N. Front Street, Kingston
845-259-5868

 


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Tarry Lodge

Get away from all the hustle and bustle of traffic at Tarry Lodge’s rooftop. This unique and secluded spot in Westchester is tucked away from the busy street to give you a relaxing afternoon or evening. The rooftop is an urban oasis where you can sip a glass of wine, grab a pizza, or host your next big party. Open seasonally from May to October, this hideaway is perfect for private affairs such as bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, or corporate events. However, if you are simply looking for a place to dine in the open air, the rooftop is open seasonally for a la carte, weekend dining, with a full menu including delicious cuisine such as linguine with clams, grilled pork chop, and so much more.

Open Sunday-Wednesday 12 to 9 p.m., Thursday 12 to 10 p.m., Friday-Saturday 12 to 11 p.m.

18 Mill Street, Port Chester
914.939.3111

 


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Boitson’s Restaurant

Grab a table or relax on a comfy couch on the rooftop of Boitson’s Restaurant. This intimate setting is the perfect place to grab a drink with a plus one or to party with a crowd to celebrate the weekend. The rooftop bar offers plenty of options from cocktails to more than a dozen New York State beers to sip on. If you are looking for a great deal, Boitson’s Restaurant also has a few special nights like the Monday Blue Plate Special where one dish is reduced to $10, Wednesday is the $20 Prime Rib Dinner Night, and Thursday is $12 Fried Chicken Night.

Open Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 5 to 10 p.m.; Friday, Saturday 5 to 11 p.m.

47 North Front Street, Kingston
845-339-2333


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Maggie Spillane’s

If you are looking for a place to party, Maggie Spillane’s Rooftop Garden might be your next go-to. With two full bars, table service, a dozen flat screen TVs and live entertainment, you’ll have a blast at one of the larger rooftop gardens in the area. There’s even a special rooftop menu featuring Maggie Spillane's beloved Irish-American pub grub, like salads, soups, burgers, and wraps. Don't forget about happy hour, hosted from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Whether you are looking for a quick drink and some fresh air, dinner with the family, or a party for everyone, Maggie Spillane’s rooftop is the place to go.

Open Monday-Thursday 11 a.m. to 2 a.m., Friday-Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 a.m.

571 Gramatan Ave, Mt. Vernon
914-699-8900

 


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Red Hat on the River

This French-American bistro sits right on the waterfront in Irvington, where every seat offers a beautiful view of the Hudson River. You would never know this spot started out as a humble bistro with its bustling atmosphere. While the menu consists of French classics, there are many more cultural dishes to tempt your taste buds. The evolved menu offers some Italian, Spanish, and American Regional cuisine influences for a little more flare and flavor. Red Hat on the River is all about local using New York State purveyors, the local farmer’s market, and opts for meat, poultry, and fish that are organic, wild, or sustainably raised. With new menus in the spring, winter, summer, and fall, you will never tire of the food.

Open for Lunch: Monday-Friday 12 to 3 p.m.; Dinner: Monday-Thursday 5 to 9 p.m., Friday-Saturday 4:45 to 10:30 p.m., Sunday 4 to 9 p.m.

One Bridge Street, Irvington-On-Hudson
914-591-5888

 


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Winston’s Restaurant

Dubbed "a touch of TriBeCa with a rooftop bonus", Winston's Restaurant offers atmospheric dining for every and any occasion. The three-level venue features the only open-air rooftop bar and lounge in Mount Kisco. The best part is, the rooftop area can be used all year-round! Sliding doors open to a lengthy and well-stocked bar during the summer and a glass-enclosed heated rooftop for when the weather is a bit too cold. With an extensive wine list and unique cocktails, as well as a Modern American menu crafted by Executive Chef Michael Williams, your girls' night out, romantic dinner, or special event will be a success. 

Open Sunday and Tuesday-Thursday 5 to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday 5 to 10 p.m.

130 East Main Street, Mount Kisco
914-244-9780

 


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Top of the Time

Currently, the rooftop of The Time Hotel Nyack is under planning and development, but that shouldn't stop you from experiencing complete relaxation and bliss at the outdoor lounge at The Time Hotel Nyack. Lounge by the pool deck or settle down on the outdoor patio and bar with a cocktail in hand. Be sure to pick the perfect time for your outdoor experience since the pool is seasonal and the outdoor patio is weather permitting. Private parties and public events are also welcome in these luxurious spaces. Enjoy all the food and cocktails you can handle provided by BV's Grill (affiliated with Bobby Van's Steakhouse) as you let all your worries slip away. Whether you are looking to grab a quick drink in some fresh air or looking to dine under the stars, the terrace is the place for both.

BV's Grill: Open Monday-Thursday 7 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., Friday-Sunday 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Pool Area Open to 8 p.m.; Bars depend on the crowd and special requests with parties 

400 High Ave., Nyack
845-675-8700

 


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Esposito’s Ristorante & Pizzeria

Mamaroneck Avenue in White Plains is known for its lively nightlife. But before you hit the town, grab dinner on the rooftop deck at Esposito's Ristorante & Pizzeria. You will feel comfortable and relaxed as you dine out in the open air overlooking the surrounding streets. There is so much to pick from on Esposito's menu. From pizza and pasta to salads and heroes, you'll be fully satisfied before you live it up on Mamaroneck Avenue for the night.

Open Monday-Thruday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

359 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains
914-368-8366

 

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