Name a more summer-appropriate activity than enjoying a refreshing cocktail in a lively outdoor or rooftop setting. We'll wait. The good news? Hot spots around Bergen County are on to this summertime fun, and are opening their invisible doors to welcome you. Whether you're having a GNO (girls' night out) or date night, the roof is on FIRE at these rooftop – plus outdoor – bars in and around Bergen County.
The Concourse Club, Wood-Ridge The expertly crafted cocktails at The Concourse Club, the chic rooftop lounge atop the Element by Westin hotel, is matched only by the stylish and trendy vibe of its rooftop area. Kick back with one of their shareable small plates paired with a signature cocktail such as the Pineapple Express. On the outdoor patio, enjoy comfortable couches, tables for small groups, music and of course, incredible views.
Five Dimes Brewery, Westwood Not only does this new brewery offer 3,000 square feet of indoor space, but it's airy rooftop lets you enjoy your beer with a view of bustling downtown Westwood. With plenty of tables for sitting and enjoy your freshly poured flights, stouts or seltzers, as well as food you can bring in from local restaurants, you're guaranteed hours of fun. Plus, check their schedule for live music, which happens often on Saturdays.
Pier 115, Edgewater Not quite a rooftop but still equipped with plenty of city views, this waterfront restaurants and lounge offers everything for your summer lovin' heart: A menu stocked with dishes from fresh fish to wood fire pizza, an extensive craft cocktail and wine list, and an atmosphere to appeal to moms night out or catching a game on one of their 24 flat screen TVs. Plan your day or night out now, for a breath of fresh air.
NoHu Rooftop Bar & Restaurant, Weehawken If you can't be in Manhattan, you might as well enjoy its breathtaking views from the sky. Enter: NoHu Bar & Restaurant, the swanky spot at Port Imperial which is your new go-to for an adult day or night out. From brunch to bar time, you and your crew can relax and enjoy live music, a mouthwatering brunch and dinner menu, plus VIP service if you want a next-level night.
The Craftsman If you have a taste for some of the finest cocktail creations Bergen County has to offer, The Craftsman is worth a visit – or two. Their craft cocktail list contains signature drinks such as the popular Tequila Mockingbird as well as the Painkilla, all which can be enjoyed in their Outdoor Patio Garden, beautifully decorated with greenery and plenty of seating. Plus, Thursdays are ladies night if you want to grab your girls for some fun.
Pearl River Saloon Just over the NJ/NY border in Rockland County lives a bustling rooftop that brings in the noise and the fun(k). At The Saloon, head all the way up top to their rooftop, bedecked with a large square bar and ample seating for enjoying drinks and bites. The rooftop regular hosts live music, and is sizeable enough for your large crew to hang out. While the rooftop bar is for ages 25+, it makes for a fun night out among friends.