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Top of the Strand

Closed Now: 17:00 - 01:00
Open today: 17:00 - 01:00
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Nice roof top bar with stunning view of the empire state building

Very nice location. Great drinks, perfect service (thanks Gabby) and awesome view of the Empire... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2018
Pfalzgrafenweiler, Germany
Great value and a nice view!

For a rooftop bar in the middle of Midtown, this is a find. The drinks are very reasonable for NYC... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2018
Miami, Florida
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"One of the TOP 10 rooftop bars in the world." - Premier Traveler Magazine Top of the Strand, set like a jewel on the 21st floor of The Strand Hotel, is Midtown Manhattan's most spectacular urban oasis. A retractable glass roof over the intimate...more
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33 W 37th St, In the Strand Hotel, New York City, NY 10018-6201
+64 6-368 6426
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The landscape on the Empire State Building is amazing! However, the cocktails were awkward with way too much alcohol. Music was too loud. I really don’t recommend this bar for a drink!!

Thank Swenn K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Small and intimate, stylish and hip rooftop bar with stunning views of the Empire State Building just a few blocks away. It has a retractable glass roof so unlike some rooftop bars the views can be enjoyed even in poor weather conditions.

Thank 84tommyr
Reviewed 10 September 2018

At 50 dollars, you can see the exact same view with less tourists and less restrictions from a rooftop bar. Being that there were massive building works, and we paid 'sunset' price but no sunset I would say it is overpriced.

Thank Ellie R
Reviewed 24 August 2018

We went here because we were staying at the hotel and checked in very late at night and it was very convenient. I will say that the view was stunning. That being said, the music was so loud you could hardly have a conversation. The...More

2  Thank Stephany C
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

The trouble with NYC is that you are spoilt for choice. As bars goes it’s pleasant enough but there are much better places to get views of NYC.

Thank Ray W
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

My husband and I went to the Top of the Strand after a concert at MSG. You walk through the lobby and take the elevator upstairs. You walk out of the elevator to a grand view of the Empire State Building. It was a crowded...More

Thank NewJerseySky
Reviewed 31 July 2018

Very nice location. Great drinks, perfect service (thanks Gabby) and awesome view of the Empire state building. Worth a drink or two 😉

Thank Saiberman
Reviewed 8 July 2018

For a rooftop bar in the middle of Midtown, this is a find. The drinks are very reasonable for NYC and, the view of the Empire State Building is pretty great. The space is comfortable and, the patrons seemed to be mostly tourists staying in...More

Thank steveC4356MK
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

The bar is on the 21st floor of the hotel. It really is nothing special New York has so many nicer bars on higher floors with better views. The area is not very big, some bar style seating and lounge style seating. We had cocktails...More

Thank Sophia P
Reviewed 2 June 2018

I think we probably landed here at the right time, early evening - pre theatre. It was very chilled, a great vibe - people sharing sofas, an area was reserved in the centre of the bar so limited seating. A DJ was setting up for...More

1  Thank RazzyBthefirst
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This is the iconic New York that so many visitors
imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like
the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building,
iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal
and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop
hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is
a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of
store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the
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16 June 2018|
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Response from Sophia P | Reviewed this property |
Yes just go through lobby of hotel into the lift
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Response from Desmond G | Reviewed this property |
When we were there, there was a family there.
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Response from NinaLover | Reviewed this property |
probably yes, even if nobody asked my ID!
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