Rooftop Gems on Long Island

What’s warm weather without a good rooftop? Manhattan is filled with great ones, including some popular rooftops right near Penn Station that are perfect for a post-work drink. But those who aren’t traveling west can still enjoy a warm day at an elevation (with a cocktail in hand, of course!). Feast your eyes on five Long Island rooftop bars and start the countdown to summer.

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Rhum, Patchogue

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Take in the vacation vibes at Rhum. Rachel and David Hersh opened this tri-level spot in 2016 bringing Caribbean vibes to Patchogue. The menu is loaded with Caribbean-inspired dishes like Barbados jerk chicken salad and jerk chicken tacos. The drinks are just as tropical with options like piña colada, coconut mojito and rum punch. Walk upstairs to the rooftop for the ultimate experience. Think wooden accents, greenery and hanging benches. Come May, it’s open Wednesday through Sunday with seating, food and drink service. Address: 13 E Main Street | Phone: 631-569-5944 Click to go

BayVue, Lindenhurst

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A cocktail bar and views of the Great South Bay make the rooftop lounge at BayVue a must-visit. Dig into small plates—think sushi rolls, wings and sliders—and sip on cocktails like piña coladas, vodka lemonade and martinis. Another plus: gorgeous sunset views are guaranteed! Address: 854 S Wellwood Avenue | Phone: 631-991-3370 Click to go

Rooftop 32 at Kaseys Kitchen & Cocktails, Rockville Centre

Rooftop 32

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Kaseys is popular all year-round but once the warmer weather hits, customers start flocking upstairs to the rooftop (opened in 2011). There’s a bar serving summer cocktails like coconut martinis, sangria and margaritas, and a restaurant area serving New American seasonal dishes. Tuna nachos, lobster rolls, filet mignon sliders and Thai lettuce wraps—there is a little something for everyone. Expect live music Tuesday through Sunday and happy hour Tuesday through Friday. If you’re lucky, grab a comfy spot on one of the red couches perfect for larger groups. Address: 23 N Park Avenue | Phone: 516-766-5049 Click to go

Deep Water Bar & Grille, Greenport

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Open seven days a week year-round, Deep Water Bar and Grille landed in Greenport in 2015. It focuses on seafood and American dishes with options including chicken nachos, crab cake sandwiches, burgers and steak sandwiches. During warmer months, a trip to the upstairs outdoor deck won’t disappoint. Dubbed Beth’s Upper Deck after owner Beth Pike, it’s the only one in the village and is complete with driftwood gray floors, a bar and gorgeous views of Greenport Harbor. Even better? It’s available for private events. Address: 47 Front Street | Phone: 631-333-2168 Click to go

Shipwreck Tavern, Bayville

Shipwreck Tavern

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Have some tiki fun on the rooftop of this Bayville restaurant that overlooks the Long Island Sound. Adorned with tiki totems and a ship, the colorful escape is a great place to kick back with a tropical cocktail. Several concoctions are on the menu, including a Dark & Stormy (Gosling’s Dark Rum and ginger beer), a Banana Monkey (white rum, crème de danana, grenadine and fresh lime) and a Pink Bikini (lemon vodka, cranberry juice, lemon juice and splash of club soda). Pair it with a New England style lobster roll or the fried chicken sandwich for the perfect evening. Address: 10 Bayville Avenue | Phone: 516-628-2628 Click to go

anna halkidis

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Anna Halkidis is a senior web editor at Long Island Pulse. Feel free to reach out at anna@lipulse.com or on Twitter @annahalkidis.