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7 Rooftop Bars and Restaurants in the Hudson Valley

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Rooftop bars are ideal destinations for summer evenings in the Valley. Enjoy local beer, wine, or a cocktail at these sky-high hangout spots.

There’s no better way to wind down than relaxing with a cocktail and stunning vistas of the Hudson Valley. Grab a group of friends or head out for a solo adventure to one of these chic rooftop bars.

Freebird Kitchen and Bar

White Plains


Mamaroneck Avenue in White Plains is known for its top-notch restaurants and bars, and Freebird is no exception. As the sun slips beneath the horizon, sip a cocktail on the charming rooftop patio, which is enveloped in greenery and twinkling lights. Graze on southern-style bites like fried green tomatoes or Cajun pasta as you toast to another perfect summer night in the Valley.

Front Street Tavern

Kingston

 

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This historic building turned trendy tavern sports a rooftop bar with soaring views of Kingston’s Stockade District. The upscale atmosphere is ideal for a night on the town with friends or a romantic evening with that special someone. With a modernized pub-style menu including favorites like bang bang shrimp, truffle fries, and lobster macaroni and cheese, Front Street’s bites are as enticing as its beverages.

Maggie Spillane’s Ale House

Mt. Vernon


Whether you’re looking to kick back and watch the game, enjoy a family dinner in fresh air, or party all night long, Maggie’s is the place to be. Happy hour is from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, so the beer stays flowing all day long. The gorgeous rooftop garden brings a lively energy that invites conversation with fellow patrons. Be sure to try one of Maggie’s signature martinis and grab some grub from the special rooftop menu, which features Spillane’s beloved Irish-American pub fare.

The Pearl River Saloon

Pearl River


This local watering hole truly is the pearl of Pearl River. Every night, live music fills the venue, from the rustic main dining room to the spacious rooftop beer garden and bar. The saloon stays open until 4 a.m. on weekends, so the party can last until the wee hours. Enjoy round after round of beers under a blanket of stars while you keep cozy next to the roaring outdoor fireplace.

Red Hat on the River 

Irvington


Situated right on the waterfront in Irvington, this delightful French-American bistro offers breathtaking views of the Hudson River, setting the perfect ambiance to indulge in an evening of dining and drinks. Whether you sit inside in the elegant dining room or lounge outdoors on the rooftop patio, there’s not a seat in the house without a stunning view. Kick back and watch the sunset while sippin’ on a spicy watermelon margarita or a glass of chardonnay, or stop in on a Sunday for a delectable brunch in the open-air.

Zeus Brewing Company

Poughkeepsie

 

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Beer lovers in the Hudson Valley know Zeus is where it’s at for brews and views. The hybrid brewery and rooftop bar is the heart of Poughkeepsie’s Main Street, attracting locals and out-of-towners alike. Zeus offers a dozen beers on tap brewed right here in the Valley, alongside classic bar bites like pizza fries, smoked mozzarella sticks, and crispy calamari. The pizza is the real showstopper here, so order a pie and a few pints to split with friends for a heavenly summer afternoon.

Zulu Time Rooftop Bar & Lounge

Thayer Hotel, West Point


Lounge outside in style at Zulu Time’s exquisite rooftop bar located inside the luxurious Thayer Hotel in West Point. Sip on $4 beers and wines during happy hour as you take in panoramic views of the United States Military Academy and the Hudson River. On Fridays, hit up Zulu Time with friends to enjoy music from a live DJ and dance the night away.

Related: Savor Outdoor Dining at These Hudson Valley Restaurants

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