Pod 39 April Bloomfield’s Salvation Taco may be the best-known amenity at this Murray Hill hotel, but we like to think the framed roof deck is the real star. 145 E. 39th St. (at Lexington Ave.); 212-865-5700 or thepodhotel.com
Refinery Rooftop A quintessential NYC spot: We love that the views are of the Empire State persuasion. Pre- or post-theater, stranded in midtown, or just a Tuesday night...this is the spot. Refinery Rooftop, 63 West 38th Street (between Fifth and Sixth avenues); 646-664-0372.
Penthouse 808 To see the skyline head-on, look no further than Queens. The Ravel Hotel’s terrace restaurant has views of that, the Queensboro Bridge and the Silvercup Studios sign. 8-08 Queens Plaza S. (at Vernon Blvd.), Long Island City; 718-289-6118 or penthouse808rooftop.com