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PHD Terrace, New York City
Unless you’re allergic to roses, you have to check out Tao Group Hospitality’s “Winter Rose Garden” at New York City’s PHD Terrace at Dream Midtown. Get your pumpkin spice fix via a Frozen Pumpkin Spice Martini or satisfy your sweet tooth with a Santa Baby – two bestsellers from the Winter Rose Garden’s limited edition cocktail menu.
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Assembly Rooftop Lounge, Philadelphia
Ski lodge chic is once again the winter vibe at The Logan Hotel’s swanky Assembly Rooftop Lounge. It’s one of Philly’s hottest rooftop bars and is open 364 days a year (closed on Christmas Day). Come for après-work cocktails and your favorite comfort foods, including pizza, served piping hot, straight from the rooftop pizza oven. Finish with a chocolate, or cheese, fondue.
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Cerise, Virgin Hotels Chicago, Chicago
Travel back in time at Virgin Hotels Chicago, where its rooftop bar, Cerise, is transformed into the toy store of your childhood. Through the holidays and into mid-January, the “Babes in Toyland” concept means that patrons can sip on cocktails served with Pokémon cards as larger-than-life toy soldiers look on. For a limited time, order a sundae inspired by Kevin McCallister’s room service order in “Home Alone.”
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The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Las Vegas
For more than a decade, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas has been turning its rooftop Boulevard Pool into a 4,200-square-foot ice rink during the holidays and opening to the public. Through January 2, you’ll discover a mini holiday village, complete with firepits for making s’mores, libations and the glittering lights of Las Vegas. New in 2022 is the winter café concept, Overlook Chill.
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The Holding Company, San Diego
Whether you’re in for the weekend or you’re a full-fledged snow bird, don’t miss the sunset from the rooftop lounge at The Holding Company. It’s open year-round and overlooks San Diego’s beloved Ocean Beach. If you’re coming with a private party, book one of the firepit service packages. If you’re parched, order one of The Holding Company’s signature 90-ounce drink towers.
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The Lost Square, Savannah, Georgia
This year, for the first time in its history, The Alida Hotel is transforming its rooftop bar, The Lost Square, into a winter wonderland called Starry Nights. What it may lack in snow, The Lost Square more than makes up for with sparkling lights, seasonal cocktails and sharable plates. Patrons can book a cozy, private greenhouse that seats up to six.
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Devil’s Kitchen, Grand Junction, Colorado
Choose between a heated snow globe or a gondola car for an unforgettable drinking and dining experience at this rooftop culinary hotspot in downtown Grand Junction. Throughout the holiday season, Devil’s Kitchen’s decked-out space features a firepit lounge, Christmas trees and so many holiday lights they can probably be seen from outer space.
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The Davenport Grand Terrace Bar, Spokane, Washington
There are few places where you can sit outside in Spokane in the winter months, but The Davenport is one of them. The posh property’s grand terrace has six heated igloos, including the 10-person Polar Party Igloo. Choose from three drink packages, all featuring cocktail service and stunning views of Spokane’s skyline.
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Sky Shed, Bozeman, Montana
In past years, Sky Shed – Montana’s hippest rooftop bar – had igloos for its winter patrons. But this year, they’re experimenting with the “Snow Shed.” Essentially, it’s a glorified greenhouse, where you and nine of your closest friends and family can enjoy a private three-course meal or tasting menu while taking in panoramic views of the Paradise Valley corridor and Bridger Mountains.