For some of the best views of the New York City skyline, you have to leave Manhattan. Case in point: the Ides Bar at the Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg. Located on the east side of the East River, this place serves up a view that stretches from the World Trade Center to Midtown and beyond. The bar has soaring floor-to-ceiling windows filling the space with sunlight during the day and providing a glittering backdrop of city lights at night. It's a popular spot and often fills to capacity, but if you get in you can enjoy the signature cocktails along with bar snacks like deviled eggs, salted caramel popcorn, and chips and onion dip. Note: There is a $10 cover on Fridays and Saturdays after 6 p.m.