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
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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.