Forget grimy pub crawls and basic sports bars, turn it up a notch this spring and go on a full-fledged rooftop bar tour of New York. In this guide to NYC's best rooftop bars, we're talking skyline views, open-air pools, first-rate cocktails, and unparalleled company. So grab your girlfriends and drop by a new rooftop every weekend this spring, because who wants to spend it anywhere but in the open air?

[Photo courtesy Jimmy at the James]