Ravel Hotel Rooftop Bar

Neighborhood: Long Island City, Queens
8-08 Queens Plaza S
Price Point: $$

It almost seems like common sense to step just outside of Manhattan for the best view of Manhattan. This 6,000 sq ft rooftop garden terrace sits atop Long Island City’s first boutique hotel, and boasts a panoramic view of the Queensboro Bridge slithering into the Manhattan skyline. The 40-foot wood panel bar serves everything from draught Blue Moon to specialty mojitos, and strands of small round bulbs frame ample lounge space for you and your friends. So bring them. They’ll thank you for taking them somewhere unexpected.

[via nydailynews.com]