Unless you can escape to the Hamptons every weekend, summers in NYC can be unbearable. We put together a list of the chicest pools in the city. Some are great for daytime chilling, others are the perfect spot for late night cocktails. Check out these sexy rooftop pools without ever having to leave Manhattan.
THE BEACH AT DREAM DOWNTOWN IN MEATPACKING
This is absolutely a day time spot. Super chill! It feels like you’re hanging out in a sci-fi movie. Day passes available for non-hotel guests.
LA PISCINE HOTEL AMERICANO IN CHELSEA
Pitchers of margarita’s and finger licking food! Do we need to say more? This is a very cool evening spot for cocktails.
THE JAMES HOTEL IN SOHO
The pool is open to the public at 3 p.m. on weekends. Great pool parties with dj and delicious drinks. Sick view!
MR PURPLE IN LES
New spot (opened in 2016). Great rooftop (huge!) for sunset drinks. Crowd is better during the week.
GANSEVOORT IN MEATPACKING
The city skyline view is amazing. Party crowd. Very expensive drinks and poolside bites. Can be fun!
SIXTY IN LES
Orange lounge chairs are matched with a black and white Andy Warhol filmstrip pool. Great cocktails and blue ribbon sushi while tanning. Only for hotel guests or for the braves who are good in crashing places.
MC CARREN HOTEL AND POOL IN WILLIAMSBURG, BK
Saltwater pool, pastel-colored lounges, bright green tables and rainbow-colored changing cabanas. Great hang-out during the week. In the weekends we don’t like the crowd too much to be honest. Day passes available for the public.
SOHO HOUSE IN MEATPACKING
Members only club, no exceptions here. A real summer retreat. Lounge beds are the best in town. Fave spot!