The best rooftop bars in the world with a view
In December 2019, “Instagrammers” from all around the world helped Out There Global in their hunt to find some of the “Best Rooftop Bars with a View”! Through these Instagrammers phenomenal photos we have rallied some of the best views for you, from the Americas to Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East!
Enjoy this guide to some of the best rooftop views around the world but please note that this guide is solely based on views, not an overall experience. To avoid disappointment please review the venue beforehand to properly understand its dress code, reservations policy, pricing, dining and cocktails etc.
Thanks to all these exceptional Instagrammers and their photos who helped us locate and capture rooftop bars around the world with an ultimate view!
So if it is the view that you are after, or an Instagram photo check out our 2020 guide and flickr album via some phenomenal and passionate contributors:
Broken Shaker California by @quincyvillanueva
Radiating a south beach vibe this hip and happening rooftop bar offers superb views of LA, vintage flourishes and inventive drinks!
Located at the top of the Freeland Hotel Los Angeles
The Highlight Room Hollywood by @iam4everkayla
Guests can experience the chic and modern glam of Los Angeles on the top floor of Dream Hollywood. Ten stories up it has unobstructed views of the city including the Hollywood Sign, Hollywood Hills and the Downtown skyline.
Located 6417 SELMA AVENUE, HOLLYWOOD, CA 90028 | 323.366.8007
Mama Shelter Los Angeles by @tiffanyzand
Honouring the beauty of the Californian landscape Mama Shelter is uniquely decorated and quirky. The award-winning rooftop bar offers guests views of everything there is to see between the Hollywood sign and Downtown, without missing out on South Bay and the Westside.
Located 6500 Selma Avenue 90028 Los Angeles Ca
LondonHouse Chicago by @amyulo and @ marvelous_life_of
In Chicago, everyone wants to be on top with its sensational views and at LH you can! Sip, converse, taste, and connect over American cuisine while absorbing the sweeping views.
Located is at 85 East Wacker Drive At North Michigan Avenue Chicago IL 60601
Jimmys Crow Nest Rooftop Bar by @abiswanger
Here you can expect casual American fare and panoramic water views where it is all about the sunset!
Located 101 Coronado Drive Clearwater Beach Florida
Dear Irving on Hudson New York by @alexis.latshaw
A swanky space with midtown skyline views, it is complemented by a James Bond-inspired interior decor!
Located Aliz Hotel Times Square
Exchange Place New York by @stn718
With multilevel indoor and outdoor contemporary spaces, it has a retractable glass roof, good vibes & a phenomenal skyline view of Manhattan, Hudson River, Statue of Liberty, Staten Island and beyond.
Located at 1 Exchange Pl, Jersey City
Jimmy At the James Rooftop Bar New York by @andres164ts
18th-story cocktail lounge in James Hotel features an elegant, contemporary interior & rooftop deck.
Located 15 Thompson St, New York, NY 10013, United States
Loopy Doopy New York City by @amyeatsnyc
An inspiring venue overlooking the Hudson River, Battery Park, and the Statue of Liberty! The views are second to none and they also offer innovative cocktails including pop ice which flavours rotate each month.
Located at the Conrad Hotel
The Press Lounge New York by @lev_oz
Guests to the Press Lounge can be sure of dramatic views of Manhattan day and night while enjoying refined elegance with the venue’s subtle luxuries and glass-walled interior space.
Located 653 Eleventh Ave, at 48th St, New York City, NY 10036
St. Cloud New York by @wildkidstravel
Seat yourself in a glamorous setting overlooking the “Big Apple’s” Time Square while you enjoy cocktails, craft beer, global tapas and entertainment. The sophisticated entertainment is an understated-yet-eclectic mix of cirque-like, Biergarten and speak-easy fun!
Located in the Knickerbocker Hotel, 6 Times Square, 17th Floor, New York City
Lincoln Social Rooftop Ohio by @Jackysbags
This rooftop oasis 9 floors up is urban cool with its jaw-dropping views of Colombus Ohio and uber impressive drinks.
Located 711 N High St, Columbus
Azul Rooftop Bar and Lounge Texas by @alliblakely
Being 20 floors above Austin you can relax on the modern designed deck and soak up the view! Once the suns gone down the fire pits turn on and the rooftop bar transform into a chic lounge.
Located in the Westin Austin Downtown, 310 E 5th St
Casa del Rector Mexico by @maneemr
An open air bar with a near 360 degree view overlooking Guanajuato and the surrounding hills this rooftop bar offers carefully crafted cocktails! It offers a neoclassical facade dating from the viceroyalty within an eclectic neighbourhood.
Located Positos 33, Downtown Guanajuato
Hotel Panamericano Rooftop Buenos Aires by andres164ts
Be impressed because the history of Buenos Aires can be told from this viewpoint. Magnificent details of Buenos Aires architecture, domes, century-old buildings, modern skyscrapers, the privileged view of the obelisk, Colon Theatre, the Palace of Justice and 9 de Julio Avenue.
Located Carlos Pellegrini 551
Vuelta Abajo Social Club Buenos Aires by @laap25
Disconnect from the city chaos at this emblematic Comega Building’s 15th floor! The cigar lounge is a must go for cigar lovers with it’s incredible variety.
Located Comega Building, Av Corrientes 222
Sunset Rooftop Bar Peru by paolacalla25
At Sunset Rooftop Bar the view and sunset are the star of the show, although it’s the perfect spot to mix contemplate with different cultures from around the world!
Located 4th Floor, Calle Ugarte 114, Cercado. Arequipa 04001, Peru
Elevate Johannesburg by @glenda_mabunda
Situated on the 16th floor and in the heart of the banking district Elevate brings guests the ultimate sunset views over the “City of Gold”.
Located in the Reef Hotel
RED Roof Cape Town by @missleyya
Situated within the V&A waterfront, here there is something to satisfy all of your senses from art, craft food and drinks to killer views of the city. Guests can especially enjoy the view of Table Mountain, one of the new 7 wonders of the world, 2011!
Located in the Radisson Red Hotel, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town
SEVVA Hong Kong by @moannaxdessire and @bern.c
Contemporary, uber-chic, and in a class of its own, SEVVA offers a total sensory experience with views of the glamour of what is Hong Kong.
Located 25/F, Prince’s Building, 10 Chater Road, Central, Hong Kong, China
Popinjays Hong Kong by @popinjayshk
A contemporary lifestyle rooftop bar reflects Hong Kong’s cosmopolitan style and attracts a fashionable crowd. Add to this a great vibe and view!
Located on the top floor of The Murray Hotel
Single Fin Beach Club Bali by @trevent_tours
Perched upon the cliffs of Uluwatu it bustles at sunset! Spectacular clear views of the ocean and sky will leave you mesmerised.
Located Jl. Labuan Sait | Pecatu, Uluwatu
Banyan Tree Kuala Lampur by @leetran_ and @fazlizu_kamaruzaman
The highest rooftop bar in Kaula Lampur this stylish bar will make you feel like you are dining in the skies. With indoor and outdoor seating mixologists are on hand to create personalised drinks
Located 2 Jalan Conlay, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Firefly Roofdeck Makati City Philippines by @kevinlobarbio
High up on the 32nd floor where you can treat yourself to some of the most vantage views of Makati City and this alongside their expert signature drinks.
Located City Garden Grand Hotel
Abar Rooftop Bangkok by @ipaoza
Nestled on the 37th Floor this rooftop evokes the ambience of a bygone era with rich wooden décor, wingback chairs and leather-bound books.
Baiyoke Sky Bangkok by @ilmadeserve
Soaring 88 stories above the Bangkok famous Pratunam, Baiyoke Sky Hotel, Bangkok offers the dynamic highest views of the city and beyond.
Located 222 Ratchaprarop Rd, Thanon Phaya Thai, Ratchathewi, Bangkok
CRU Champagne Bar Bangkok by jetsaris_p
Being one of the world’s highest champagne bars this is a sky pleasure where angels play in the heart of Bangkok! As you unwind, watch the city snake beneath …
Located is at Red Sky, Centara Grand at Centralworld
Mahanakhon Bangkok by @sikelia.touristguide
A Trendy sky bar lounge overlooking Bangkok not only offers visitors exceptional views of the city but food with an unusual flair and bold interpretations from the bar.
Located at King Power Bangkok Thailand
Moon Bar Bangkok by @mina.wu
Often nominated as one of the world’s best rooftop bars it is located on the 61st floor. It is recommended to arrive in time for sunset and then enjoy the glitzy Bangkok lights.
Located Banyan Tree, 21/100 South Sathorn Road, Sathorn, Bangkok 10120, Thailand
Octave Rooftop Bangkok by @tonych_inc
Mix with the best of Bangkok’s social scene and elevate your senses at this phenomenal rooftop bar and lounge.
Located in Bangkok Marriott Hotel Sukhumvit
Skyline at Avani & Riverside Bangkok by @amermaidtravels
A seamless blend of contemporary style and modern warmth, it also has cosmopolitan, lively, and sophisticated atmosphere overlooking Bangkok’s bustling Chao Phraya River,
Located AVANI Riverside Hotel F11, Bangkok, Thailand
Spectrum Lounge Bar Bangkok by @spectrumrooftopbkk and @hacchi_jp
With the venue featuring spectacular views of the Bangkok skyline, a live piano bar and the friendly Thai hospitality, it certainly has guests not wanting to leave!
Located Hyatt Regency Sukhumvit Hotel
Horizon Rooftop Bar Pattaya jakester_83
The next level of style this unique rooftop venue offers some of the most breathtaking views of Pattaya! On the 34th floor guests can also chill out to the DJ beats while sipping on signature cocktails
Located Level 34 of Hilton Pattaya
Baba Nest Phuket by @ramitase
The award-winning rooftop bar in Phuket, Baba Nest Rooftop Bar has ideal 360° ocean and sunset views, coupled with delicious cocktails overlooking Thailand’s largest island.
Located at Sri Panwa Hotel Phuket Thailand
Marina Bay Sands Singapore by luxplush and r_ryuxx
Here you will experience an iconic view of Singapore while you party the night away! Apparently no visit to Singapore is complete without a night in Ce La Vi!
Located 10 Bayfront Avenue
Dancing House Prague by @alejandroo_mf
Famous for its architecture inspired by two dancers it is located on the seventh floor where guests can enjoy works of modern art and unbelievable views of Hradčany
Located Jiráskovo nám. 1981/6, 120 00 Nové Město, Czechia
Hotel U Prince Prague by @Desai.mike
Housed in a renovated 12th-century building, the rooftop bar amidst a chic terrace affords guests the best views of the old town square, and Prague’s astronomical clock.
Located Staroměstské náměstí 29 Praha 1, 110 00 GPS: 50.086482″N 14.419941″E
Ateljee bar Helsinki by @ilkawohl
The Ateljee Bar with its famous terrace has a rather unique view over the Helsinki skyline. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE ROOFTOP IS CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR RENOVATIONS
Located top floor of Sokos Hotel Torni.
43 Up on the Roof by isabellasignature
This was once a ministry but now it has been transformed into an eco-hotel of Notre Dame! It has a superb view of the Eiffel Tower, especially lit up at night. And it is also a great place to meet people.
Monkey Bar Berlin by @el_khalifeh
Situated on the 10th floor of the Hotel Bikini Berlin its where “Monkey Business” happens! A great spot and night-time views over Berlin with funky interior and retro tunes! PLEASE NOTE THE BAR IS CLOSED FOR RENOVATION UNTIL THE END OF MARCH 2020.
Located Budapester Str. 40, 10787 Berlin
Lili’s Bar Frankfurt by @lilies.sofitel
Serving as a lounge during the day, traditional bar in the evening and concert venue on Thursdays. And there is no better place in Frankfurt to enjoy the skyline view!
180º Sunset Bar Mykonos by @alinehoch
Awaken your senses and celebrate the good life with these endless views of Mykonos island and it’s summer party atmosphere.
Located Epar.Od. Mikonou, Mikonos 846 00, Greece
Cave Tagoo Mykonos by @steveebarbierii
What could possibly beat a breathtaking sunset, an infinity pool, plus an aquarium bar, fine dining and good vibes? And let us not forget the architecture! You most likely do not want to skip this rooftop bar…
Located Mykonos Town 84600 Mykonos-Town Greece
360° Rooftop Bar by @vanessanarotam and @garden.igloo
The highest rooftop in Budapest and as the name suggest it offers 360-degree views of the city. And during winter the Bar awaits you with 9 heated igloos.
Located Andrassy ut 39., Budapest 1061
Level 27 Warsaw by @djbajo
A stylish rooftop bar located on the 27th floor in the heart of Warsaw it is considered one of the “50 Best rooftop bars” in Europe. And the view fro
Rooftop Bar Mundial Lisbon by @ninioo93
One of the best Lisbon terraces, Hotel Mundial’s ROOFTOP BAR is famous for its stunning view over the heart of the city and for its ‘Sunset Parties Seasons’ which are the perfect invitation for a late summer afternoon!
Located Praça Martim Moniz 2 – 1100-341 Lisboa, Portugal
H10 Cubic Barcelona by @hongkonglifebyakorean
A modern four-star hotel with cutting edge interior and futuristic touches offers guests panoramic views of Barcelona.
Located Via Laietana, 69, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
The Barcelona EDITION Rooftop by @josssjeee
Considered a cultural precedent in Barcelona it is a favoured social gathering place in Barcelona the rooftop is located on the 10th floor offering sweeping views of the centuries-old city. The kitchen offers Latin-American dishes designed to be shared.
Located Av. de Francesc Cambó, 14 Barcelona
WXYZ Rooftop Bar Madrid by @andres14ts
Starring on the 11th floor, with a rooftop vantage is WXYZ® Bar, where the fun flows! It’s casual, with an urban vibe, not forgetting the great views across Madrid’s skyline.
Located Aloft Madrid Gran Vía Jacometrezo, 4, Madrid, 28013
AC Hotel by Marriott Malaga Palacio by @lore.talianu
Perhaps one of the finest locations in Malaga the rooftop overlooks the promenade and marina while its menu is focused on regional cuisine.
Hotel Inglaterra Sevilla by @Desai.mike
This unique space in the historic centre of the city offers guests spectacular views of La Terraza. Enjoy Sevilla from the heights this terrace offers!
Located Plaza Nueva, 7 41001 Seville Spain
Jin Bo Law Sky Bar Dorsett City by @oscar_ontheworld
A plush spot on the 14th floor of Dorsett City, guests can enjoy breathtaking views of London’s most iconic skyline. Here you can also raise your glasses to a journey of mixology that transforms the most unique ingredients into unexpected treasures.
Located 14th floor, 9, Dorsett City, Aldgate High St, London
Savage Garden London by @savagegardenldn
One of London’s wildest rooftop bar scenes that serves food and cocktails with stunning city views!
Located on the 12th floor of DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London – Tower Hill
20 Stories Manchester by @thea_megra
An alluring rooftop garden terrace with trees scaling 2 stories high. This outdoor lounge bar under a canopy of trees has dramatic lighting for the perfect setting.
United Arab Emirates
The Penthouse at FIVE palm Jumeirah Dubai by @adriiandr
A rooftop day club and evening lounge offering spectacular views of the stunning Dubai skyline. Featuring two glass-lined swimming pools, guests can enjoy the sunset overlooking the Palm.
Located No 1 Palm Jumeirah – Dubai – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
Hotel la Renaissance Rooftop Bar Marrakech by @elolariv
The rooftop bar located on the posh end and busy streets has great views across Marrakech city, and on a clear day you can see the Atlas mountains!
Location 89 angle Bld Zerktouni et Mohamed V | Gueliz, Marrakech, Morocco
Munga Guesthouse Taghazout by @pascalebal
A small jewel with tremendous creativity and artistry, it is located on the top floor and offers guests unique views of the medina.
Location 17 Rue Ilwite, Taghazout 82000 Morocco
Rox Cappadocia Turkey by ____mek____
Right next to Uchisar Castle, Rox Cappadocia offers panoramic views of Goreme and Guvercinlik Valley and colourful hot-air balloons from its terraces.
Located Kesek Sokak no 11, 50240 Uchisar/Nevşehir Merkez/Nevşehir, Turkey