Gansevoort Park Avenue Rooftop

Hotel Bar / Rooftop Bar / Rooftop Lounge
Gansevoort Park Avenue Rooftop "Fashionable patrons taking in the unobstructed view of the Empire State Building from this twentieth-floor hotspot will understand why Gansevoort Park Avenue Rooftop chose ""always on top"" as its motto." New York United States 40.74727 -73.9800645
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Gansevoort Park Avenue Rooftop - Hotel Bar | Rooftop Bar | Rooftop Lounge in New York.
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Party Earth Review Fashionable patrons taking in the unobstructed view of the Empire State Building from this twentieth-floor hotspot will understand why Gansevoort Park Avenue Rooftop chose “always on top” as its motto. Sleek and sexy... ... read full review

  • Subway:

    4, 6: 28th Street-Lexington

  • Phone:

    212-317-2900

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  • Hours:

    Daily 8pm–4am

  • Recommended as:

    • Night Spot

Party Earth Gansevoort Park Avenue Rooftop Review

The Scene

"Fashionable patrons taking in the unobstructed view of the Empire State Building from this twentieth-floor hotspot will understand why Gansevoort Park Avenue Rooftop chose ""always on top"" as its motto."

Fashionable patrons taking in the unobstructed view of the Empire State Building from this twentieth-floor hotspot will understand why Gansevoort Park Avenue Rooftop chose “always on top” as its motto.

Sleek and sexy, the space features floor-to-ceiling windows and plenty of sitting areas with suede sofas and wingbacks to accommodate the fashion-industry notables and upscale preppy partiers who gather to check each other out over bottle service.

Clutches of chic Europeans sipping expensive cocktails add just the right jet-set touch to an already swanky scene, complete with the requisite young professionals in tight t-shirts scoping out the beautiful ladies at the brown granite bar.

On warm nights, patrons flock to the spacious terrace to lounge on blue vinyl chaises by the illuminated pool, which features a mosaic of a vintage bathing beauty and is divided into indoor and outdoor sections, allowing guests to dip their toes in year round.

A narrow wraparound balcony bordering two sides of the venue features leather benches and glass floor panels with a dizzying view, while the private Blue Room one floor down offers a true VIP experience that includes exclusive sets spun by renowned DJs.

Stylish party-seekers looking for a combination of upscale vibe, breathtaking views, and a flirty clientele ready to mingle should definitely put this Park Avenue Rooftop on the top of the must-see list.

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Tip from Adriana:

The swankiest seats in the house are definitely outside, either by the pool with its great views or on the wraparound balcony. However, those with vertigo, beware – the balcony has glass floor tiles with a direct view of the street twenty floors down!

  • Crowd

    People in the fashion industry, Europeans, and artsy young professionals, early 20s to 30s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Nightly DJ spins everything from Prince to MGMT.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Menu of sliders, small plates, and entrées ranging from Kobe pigs in a blanket to fish and chips. Kitchen closes at 11pm.

  • Prices

    Sliders and small plates $9–$16, entrées $18–$32, desserts $9+. Beer $12, wine $13+/glass or $60/bottle, cocktails $15, bottle service $325+.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Casual chic: jeans, tight-fitting graphic t-shirts, mod dresses, heels.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Friday and Saturday nights are busiest.

  • Close By

    Exhale, the hotel’s spa, is a great place for a pre-party pamper session, followed by dinner at Les Halles (411 Park Avenue South), Anthony Bourdain’s Michelin-rated brasserie.

Gansevoort Park Avenue Rooftop User Reviews

Average rating:
Great Times
Michelangelo P. Oct 7, 2013
If you want to meet people from not only NYC, but people visiting from other countries while listening to great house and open format music under a cool lighting system, this is the place to be. The Gansevoort is cool because it has different rooms. You can go up top and get some fresh air, or stay inside one of three lounge areas. Always a great time.
Great hookup spot for tourists & locals alike
Gabriel W. Mar 27, 2013
If you want to go to a place that has class, ambiance and a beautiful view, this is the place. This is where locals let their inhibitions go and tourists be who they normally are not while trying to make the most of their time abroad. The drink prices are what you'd expect (double what you'd expect to pay in a normal dive) so start saving and be sure to look your absolute best. The music is current top 40 with a mix of underground sounds thrown in. The people range from yuppies to French tourists. Most of the guys there are trying to hook up while the ladies are just looking for a night out so let's get that contrast out of the way first. There usually are exceptions by the end of the night, but even if you don't hook up then at least it takes you away from the rest of your stresses. Dress to impress and be sure to be approachable!
Pricey but fun night out
Joey B. Feb 28, 2013
Any weekend, any season, the Gansevoort Park Rooftop is a fun venue to go. Although it is hard to gain entry unless you know a promoter, this venue will surely give you the experience of a life time. Yes the drinks can be a bit pricey but you are paying for excellence and atmosphere. Fancy dress and beauty surround you as you enjoy the sounds of New York's top DJs. Even if you do not know a promoter, I would say that if you are looking to have a great time with some friends, it is worth it to drop a couple of $$$ to get a table.
Gansevoort Knocks it out of the 'Park'
freddie c. Jan 28, 2013
They say that no one stays in New York over the summer, but a Saturday night crowd at the posh, sophisticated Gansevoort Park Rooftop would beg to differ. In the tradition of other Gansevoort Hotels including the Meatpacking location, the now defunct Miami Beach location and the international Turks and Caicos getaway, Park Avenue offers great djs, ambiance, food, drinks and beautiful people. Bartenders may not be the fastest, but the top-notch service and decadent poolside may offer some compensation. In fact, having had the luxury to experience this venue as both a promoter and a patron has given me hope for the unassuming, occasional club-goer. While nightlife regulars may completely ignore the typical lack of courtesy from the doorman, the Gansevoort Park Ave. holds a rare gem in nightlife, in that all of it's staff members will treat you with respect. Granted you are dressed accordingly. The rule of thumb (that for some reason people still don't get) is to get there early for quick and semi-guaranteed admission, unless of course you've reserved a table. Rooftop parties in New York City cause long lines by 11:30p, not matter how efficient the staff is. Once you're upstairs, check out the different themed rooms playing different types of music. You're cover charge is in the form of your appearance, so when in doubt over-dress, no one ever got denied from a club for looking too good.
The Ideal Summer Sunday
Nina S. Jan 6, 2013
I went here for a few of the Gansevoort Summer Series events and had an unbelievable time! On Sunday afternoons throughout the summer the Gansevoort Park Avenue rooftop turns into absolute madness. The first time my friend and I went we had no trouble getting in. We waited on the line for a minute but after chatting up the bouncer got in ahead. However, we didn’t realize that there are specific bracelets that you need for pool access and the color we were given only allowed us access to the indoor bar. Had we known that this would be an issue we would have named our friend who had paid large amounts of money to score a table next to the pool. Instead it became a whole ordeal – once you were given one bracelet color, it could not be switched for another – so my friend with the table had to go back downstairs on our behalf and have it sorted out. It was a frustrating misunderstanding but as soon as we got to the pool area it was worth the wait. Every weekend the place is packed! Everyone is far more social than on a typical club night. Everyone mingles at each other’s tables and the alcohol is flowing. You just have to be careful not to fall in the pool as you navigate the edges (or you can voluntarily jump in as I did)! The music was always great – although I heard the neighbors had some complaints. The exclusivity of the event varied based on how famous the DJ spinning that weekend was. Overall the party was an absolute blast! You won’t find anything else like it in NYC and I can’t think of a better way to spend a summer Sunday afternoon. Of course make sure to continue raging at an after party so you don’t get hit with an 8pm hangover. Drink, drink and drink some more!
Standard club night out
Risa C. Nov 26, 2012
I have a few friends that promote here so I've gone to check it out a few times, but it's not a place I would go out of my way to go to. The view on the top roof, if you can find your way there through a whole lot of club rooms is very nice. Other than that it's your basic mixed format music - pop, top 40 and hip hop throwbacks combined with bottle service, promoter tables and aspiring models dancing on the furniture. My friends also ended up staying in the hotel that night and they said the pool by day was nice and relaxing, so maybe I'd say stay at the hotel, but go elsewhere for the party.
Mixed Feelings
Chelsea D. Oct 4, 2012
I went here one night after a friend claimed she could get us in without a problem. When we got there, there was a massive line (typical for this place on the weekend). Immediately, the doormen started yelling at us because we weren't standing in the right spot. This continued no matter where we moved to. The staff inside weren't any more pleasant. I had a decent time with my friends, but generally felt that this place was way too snobby for my taste. However, I have stayed with friends at the Gansevoort before and my experience was great. My review is just about my experience at the Park Ave. Rooftop on the weekend, not a reflection of the hotel itself.
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