Celebrating America’s independence feels better with a drink in your hand. Looking up at the rockets’ red glare and sipping a brew—that’s pretty standard. But if that drink comes with a swarm of bug bites and a flock of honking children, your liberty-fueled mood can surrender quicker than Cornwallis at Yorktown (sup). That’s why we’re suggesting that on this Fourth of July, you ditch the picnic blanket in the park in favor of a rooftop bar. The drinks have more variety, the company is classier, and the view of the fireworks can’t be beat. Here are some places we recommend.