Hideouts During the Height of Summer

Nothing says summer quite like sunshine and libations perched above the skyline. 

Experience the ultimate summer cheers at any of these five Joie de Vivre Hotels, where complimentary rooftop cocktails are included with your stay on dates through Labor Day. Come soak in the rays as you raise your glass and celebrate summer from up high, taking in the views of New York, Chicago, Washington D.C. or Baltimore with these limited time offers

New York City, New York

New York City life always seem a bit rosier from a rooftop. Maybe it’s because the Big Apple looks bite-sized. Here are two places where life is looking way up.

NYC Rooftop Bar from Downtown

The Crown at Hotel 50 Bowery


Perspective: Manhattan spreads before you at The Crown, on the 21st floor of Hotel 50 Bowery. On clear days, you can see beyond downtown and Brookly into Queens and New Jersey.

Eat: Chef Dale Talde presides over Asian fusion bites such as kimchi hot dogs and yuzu hummus.

Drink: Quench the craving for ice-cold with a Frosé  or a Thai basil watermelon margarita.   

Cool factor: An indoors and outdoors seating areas provides top choices. Word is, this spot may be ideal for viewing the NYC skyline all summer.

Frosé anyone? Head to the Heart of Chinatown for cocktails, skyline selfies and river-to-river views of Manhattan from The Crown Rooftop. Chef Dale Talde of Three Kings Restaurant Group serves up guac, hummus, and other light bites daily. Save up to 15% off our best available rate plus receive two complimentary cocktails at The Crown. Book here.

Roof  at Park South Hotel


Perspective: Roof at Park South Hotel is for a limited time only (until November), making it all the more special when it is wide open to the bright lights, big city. Husband-and-wife team Tim and Nancy Cushman are the behind the bites and imbibes in the NoMad spot near Grammercy Park.

Eat: Nothing says upbeat summer like a Kobe-beef hotdog and Wagyu cheeseburger from James Beard award-winning chef Tim Cushman.

Drink: A frozen like a pina colada, perhaps? However, that burger above is a match for the ice-cold martini (straight from the freezer).

Cool factor: The 1906 landmark building serves up a trifecta: relaxed but well executed food and spot-on frozen drinks with unobstructed views. 

Experience Roof at Park South this summer and see why it’s been rated a #1 rooftop by TimeOut Magazine. Plus enjoy a $30 food and beverage credit during your stay. Book here.

Baltimore, Maryland

Topside at Revival Hotel

Baltimore Skyline at Sunset

Perspective: Overlooking downtown Baltimore’s historic Mount Vernon neighborhood sits Topside, a buzzing rooftop restaurant and garden bar celebrating the Chesapeake Bay and all of its bounty.

Eat: Executive Chef Wilbur Cox features a menu flowing with fresh-from-the-sea dishes and other delicious snacks

Drink: Try Hotel Revival’s specialty brew, Thirstay, crafted by Peabody Heights Brewery—one of the oldest breweries in Baltimore. Topside emphasizes unique beers, with 13 taps and more than 60 bottles and cans, as an ode to the strength of the Maryland craft beer movement.

Cool Factor: Home to locals and travelers for lively group happy hours, weekend brunches, and intimate date nights, Topside is host to good times with great company. Catch the best view of the Mount Washington Monument in Baltimore, hands down.

Live it up with specialty cocktails at Topside, one of the only rooftop bars in Baltimore. You’ll sip cocktails while taking in the monumental views and lush rooftop garden surroundings.  Our special Sip ‘n Stay package includes overnight accommodations at Hotel Revival, $30 off our best available rate, two complimentary cocktails, and one Revival kit with unique and local goodies. Book here

Chicago, Illinois

J. Parker Rooftop Bar at Hotel Lincoln 

View of Lake Michigan from Hotel Lincoln Rooftop Bar

Perspective: Sitting proudly on top of Hotel Lincoln, the J. Parker Rooftop Bar offers some of the most spectacular views in all of downtown Chicago. As you sip one of our signature cocktails, enjoy unobstructed water views of North Avenue Beach and the beautiful green scenery of Lincoln Park.

Eat: Enjoy sumptuous small plates from award-winning chefs, including house-made Caesar salad, seared scallops, or the signature J. Parker Burger while dining at our Chicago rooftop bar.

Drink: Craft Beer and Signature Cocktails based around the idea of “A Taste of the Islands, on the shores of Lake Michigan” including the Maya Bay, Ibiza, Tortuga, Lake Geneva, Bondi, and more.

Cool Factor: As you sip on a signature cocktail, enjoy the unobstructed water views from one of the lounges 140 outside seats, or 55 seats inside. The J. Parker is a perfect space for private events, a pre-dinner cocktail, or a night on the town. 

Our Sip & Savor Package gives you the opportunity to enjoy stunning views of Lake Michigan with two complimentary cocktails at J. Parker Rooftop Bar. Book here.

Washington, D.C.

Rooftop Pool & Lounge at Liaison Capitol Hill

Liaison DC Rooftop Pool with Umbrellas

Perspective: The Liaison Capitol Hill offers a premier rooftop pool and lounge – the only open-air rooftop bar on Capitol Hill.
Here, you can unwind with drinks and dining for a perfect balance of relaxation and indulgence.

Eat: Our summer food and beverage menu offerings include a Pressed Cheese Sandwich with a six cheese blend and sourdough; Baby Tomato & Cucumber Salad with fennel, olives, feta, and oregano vinaigrette; and a selection of ice cream and sorbet to stay cool.

Drink: The cocktail menu at our rooftop bar highlights inventive refreshments, including canned craft beers, rosé and sparkling wines, with sangrias and classic cocktails topping off the menu.

Cool Factor: Experience the only open-air rooftop bar on Capitol Hill! 

Our Summer Rooftop Package includes overnight accommodations, all-day, all-access entry to the rooftop, two complimentary signature cocktails per room, per day at the Rooftop Pool & Lounge, a “Fun in the Sun” kit with sunscreen, aloe, and lip balm. Book here.