Our Top Four Bars to Celebrate Fourth of July

Didn’t make it to the Hamptons to celebrate Fourth of July this year? Don’t worry, the city has plenty to offer! It’s going to be a fabulous party, and these four bars are our top choices for celebrating Independence Day.

Jimmy at the James

Don’t get caught up in the crowds by the Harbor. Head on up high in the sky — 18 stories to be exact — and watch the Macy’s fireworks from the Jimmy bar at the James Hotel in Soho. 

Photo courtesy of Jimmy at the James

Dark and intimate with a 70s twist, this is the perfect place to come with close friends or snuggle up with your partner as you watch the glittering show. To cool down from the summer heat, we recommend the Frosé Slushie or a dip in the pool. Jimmy’s is a popular place; unless you’re a regular, you’ll need to reserve an area.

The Heights at Arlo NoMad Hotel

Does the thought of Heights make you dizzy? Here at Downtown, we have a penchant for rooftop bars. You can’t really blame us, there’s a much-needed breeze and the views are unparalleled. It should therefore come as no surprise that our second choice for 4th July is the Heights at the Arlo NoMad hotel.
More spacious than most rooftop bars and with a sublime collection of cocktails. Tickets for 4th July cost $59 and include a three-hour session of unlimited wine, beer and frosé.

Photos courtesy of the Heights at Arlo Nomad Hotel

The DL

This afternoon, the multi-level nightclub floor of the DL on the Lower East Side is preparing for a party that will continue on until the early hours. Hit the Red room or exotic, plant-covered roof deck. There’s a ticketed BBQ event until 5pm but after that, the doors are open to everyone.

Photo courtesy of DL

The Hudson Terrace

Tonight, the universe will be re-discovered at the Hudson Terrace Big Bang party in Midtown. Ordinarily, we’d say the universe revolves around festivities Downtown, but we’ve made a special exception for this Independence Day commemoration.

Photo courtesy of  Hudson Terrace