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Westlight rooftop bar and its amazing view to Manhattan

One of the coolest programs to do here in New York are the rooftops. Located on the terraces of the city’s buildings – mostly hotels – they are bars that have a privileged view to the city. There are countless rooftops in the city and the best thing is that there is always have a new space opening. The new one is WestLight rooftop which is at The William Vale, located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. I had seen some pictures of the view from there on social media and I was blown away. Last Friday, we were there and today I am here to recommend the place.

Located on the 22nd floor of the hotel, WestLight has a view breathtaking! As Williamsburg is at east of Manhattan, you can imagine how amazing is the view from there, right? Nothing less than the city skyline – with buildings like Empire State the One World Trade Center, not to mention the East River, resulting in a spectacular image. No exaggeration: I’ve already been in some city rooftops, I have been at some places with views to Manhattan… The WestLight was, until today, the place that gave the most beautiful city view. It is, for me, the same level as the Top of the Rock and One World Trade Center Observatory. As we were there at the end of the day, we had the opportunity to enjoy the sunset and … that prettiness!

The bar has an indoor area – which will be great for those who want to visit the place during the winter months – and a wide open area, surrounded by glass, which makes the experience even more complete. In addition, there is also a second floor with artificial grass and ample space – but it was closed for adjustments on the day I was there. The hotel is also amazing. With 183 rooms, it opened earlier this month and has an amazing architecture with modern super facilities. I wish I could stay there!

Westlight is a bar, so, the menu offers choices of wines (glasses and bottles), well-served drinks (with average prices of $14) and also a selection of beers (with average prices of $ 7) . If you get hungry, there are also some options like burger, fries, salads and other appetizers. But remember that it’s a bar, not a restaurant. If you want to get out of there very satisfied, the ideal is to ask several plates to share. Prices range from $ 6 to $ 20. Oh, and there are some dessert options as well.

O segundo piso, que não estava aberto. Crédito: @sandrawhyhong
Second floor, that was not open. Pic: @sandrawhyhong

It was a wonderful experience, I have nothing to complain about it. Amazing views, great service, good drinks. Do you need anything else? It is worth noting that the dress code is very informal . Oh, I also suggest to make a reservation to ensure a good spot- you can make it online. The bar is open every day – from Sunday to Wednesday, from 4pm to 12am and from Thursday to Saturday from 4pm to 2am. Remember that you need to show an ID to prove that you are at least 21 years old.

And stay tuned, because The William Vale is gonna open an Italian restaurant soon, Leuca. It means that you can have dinner at the restaurant and having some drinkks at the rooftop after that or vice versa.

Address: 111 North 12th Street – Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Use L subway line.


  1. Oi Laura, tudo bem?
    Estamos viajando com meus filhos, um de 13 é uma de 8. Tem algum rooftop bar q poderíamos ir com eles?

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