3 of the Best Rooftop Bars in the World Are in New York, According to U.S. News & World Report

Taking in the incredible sights of any major city from a spot five, 10 or 100 stories high can be inspiring. But doing that with a cocktail in your hand --let's just say, "Ahhhh."

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Sky Bar: Bangkok, Thailand -- It's considered one of the highest rooftop bars in the globe, 820 feet up in the air.
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Ozone: Hong Kong, China -- It's an 118th-floor bar at the top of the Ritz Carlton.
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The Refinery Rooftop: Manhattan, New York -- This year-round bar has a retractrable glass roof and gorgeous views of the Empire State Building.
Westlight: Brooklyn, New York -- Check out the view from the 22nd floor of the William Vale in Williamsburg.
The Nest: Seattle, Washington -- It's at the top of the Thompson Seattle hotel in the heart of the downtown area.
Vue Rooftop Lounge: Buffalo, New York -- Get a gorgeous view of the city, along with Lake Erie and the Canadian shoreline, at this bar on top of the legendary Curtiss Hotel in downtown Buffalo.
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Bell Tower Bar: Santa Fe, New Mexico: The bar is located on the fifth floor of the La Fonda on the Plaza hotel.
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Crimson View: Washington, D.C. -- It's on the penthouse level of the Pod DC hotel in the Chinatown neighborhood.
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Q Rooftop Bar: Richmond, Virginia -- Enjoy the view from the open-air bar at the top of the Quirk Hotel.
HG SPLY CO.: Dallas, Texas -- It's a bar/restaurant in the Lower Greenville neighborhood of the city. And the menu is tops.
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