Ah you’ve left it to the last minute again. It’s the 4th of July and while everyone’s evening plans are set and ready to go; you, on the other hand, haven’t got the foggiest idea of what to do.

Don’t worry, breathe deep and relax. The best things in life are sometimes unplanned.

We’ve already told you where to go to enjoy the fireworks in privacy but if you want to mingle and meet interesting people, the city’s numerous bars are a great option. The question is, which one?

Our collection is home to three rooftop bars where you can enjoy a great 4th of July experience. Luxurious, stylish and centrally located, these watering holes will put you right at the heart of the action without having to muscle your way through the crowds for a good viewing spot. Their relatively small size and target clientele, means that you won’t be wading through a sea of bodies just to get to the bar too. Perfect.


The Peninsula New York- Salon de Ning Peninsula

The Salon de Ning is part sassy rooftop bar and part chic fantasy boudoir. Confused? Well trust us you’re in for a surprise. Based on the fictional Shanghai socialite Mme Ning, you’ll find that the blend of East meets West – 1930’s Shanghai and modern uptown apartment- is perfection. Located on the 23rd floor of the hotel, the Salon de Ning offers a bird’s eye view over the Big Apple, but on the 4th of July, we’re sure it’s the sky you’ll be more interested in.

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Trump Soho New York – Bar d’Eau

The name says it all, Trump Soho’s poolside rooftop bar is a classy New York watering hole where you go to see and be seen. In a city filled with great rooftop bar options, the Bar d’Eau manages to stand out thanks to its 6000 square foot pool, DiGuiseppe Architect designs and lip smacking cocktails. Incredible views of New York’s skyline make the bar one of the best seats in the house for the 4th of July fireworks.

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Mandarin Oriental New York- MOBAR.

Located on the 35th floor of the Mandarin Oriental New York, the MOBAR is the watering hole of choice for the city’s well to do 30 something’s. It’s a cosy venue, characterised by leather chairs, red walls, mood lighting and a 1930’s themed hammered nickel bar for a centerpiece. With direct views onto Central Park, the MOBAR is a great place to catch the 4th of July fireworks planned there.

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About Nimah Koussa

The best part about being a travel writer is bringing cities and destinations to life: their stories, secret addresses, luxurious gems and unique holiday moments. And I have been one for a little more than 10 years. From the best bars and restaurants in different cities of the world to hotels where you can check-in to get away from it all, this Magazine is all about making every trip just a bit more meaningful.

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