Best rooftop bars in the world

Is there anything better than sipping your favorite drink with the spectacular backdrop of a panoramic city view?

Good friends, delicious drinks and epic vibes are a must for any night out. Adding altitude and a twinkling city skyline takes the fun to a whole new level.

But choosing the best rooftop bar can be tricky and your reputation might be riding on it. Are you after the best view? Or is it more important to avoid bad service, over-priced drinks and big crowds?

Whether planning your next night out or dreaming up a global bar hop, you’ll find inspiration in our list of the world’s best rooftop bars. Let’s check them out.

How we chose the best rooftop bars

To make our lists, these rooftop bars needed more than cold drinks and nice views.

Instead of a global bar crawl to decide the world’s top rooftop bars, we crawled the internet instead. Granted, it was a less fun way to go about it, but you can’t argue with the numbers.

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135
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997
Rooftop bars
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703,289
Customer reviews
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2M+
Data points

Here’s the cream of the crop.

The world’s very best rooftop bars

This lot are the best of the best.

They had the most ‘excellent’ reviews, best cost ratings and most social shares of any rooftop bar in the world.

  1. AkaAza Rooftop Bar

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4994
Insta shares
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86.67%
Excellent reviews
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US$28.30
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AkaAza Rooftop Bar

PHOTO CREDIT: Amara Hotels

  1. The Rooftop at Serras

  • Location:

    6th floor of the Serras Hotel
  • View:

    Spectacular views of the Mediterranean Sea
  • Vibe:

    Informal cocktail terrace that comes to life with DJs on weekends
  • Don’t miss:

    Traditional Catalan meals
  • Where?:

    Passeig de Colom, 9, 08002 Barcelona
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2061
Insta shares
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93.50%
Excellent reviews
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US$23.17
Bottle of wine
The Rooftop at Serras

PHOTO CREDIT: Serras Hotel

  1. Rooftop La Terraza

  • Location:

    7th floor of the Principal Madrid Hotel
  • View:

    Landmark buildings around central Madrid
  • Vibe:

    Stylish garden setting with olive trees and live music
  • Don’t miss:

    Cocktails by a renowned mixologist
  • Where?:

    Calle Marqués de Valdeiglesias 1, 28004 Madrid
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Insta shares
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81.92%
Excellent reviews
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US$21.06
Bottle of wine
Rooftop La Terraza

PHOTO CREDIT: Principal Madrid Hotel

Which cities have the best rooftop bars?

If you want to choose a holiday destination with the best rooftop bars, go to Bangkok or Barcelona (or both!).

It’s official. Bangkok and Barcelona have the most top-rated rooftop bars, with three bars each in our list of the world’s best 25 rooftop bars.

Rooftop bars with the best customer experience

If you want amazing service, these rooftop bars have the highest customer satisfaction in the world.

These rooftop bars had the highest percentage of ‘excellent’ reviews from customers.

  1. The Rooftop at Serras

After taking second place in the best rooftop bar category, the Rooftop at Serras has won the top spot for best customer experience. Customers said the staff were ‘friendly, accommodating, gracious, professional, and helpful’ – who could ask for more?

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93.5%
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The Rooftop at Serras

PHOTO CREDIT: Serras Hotel

  1. Yao Restaurant & Rooftop Bar

  • Location:

    32nd and 33rd floor of the Marriot Hotel
  • View:

    360-degree views of the glittering Bangkok skyline
  • Vibe:

    Sophisticated and relaxing with modern Chinese food and decor
  • Don’t miss:

    Signature mocktails and cocktails
  • Where?:

    262 Surawong Road, Bangkok, 10500
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90.83%
Of customer ratings were ‘Excellent’
Yao Restaurant & Rooftop Bar

PHOTO CREDIT: Yao Rooftop Bar

  1. Gansevoort Rooftop

  • Location:

    14th floor of the Gansevoort Meatpacking Hotel
  • View:

    Magical views of the iconic Manhattan skyline and Hudson River
  • Vibe:

    Stylish, chic and modern yet relaxed
  • Don’t miss:

    Shareable bites and craft cocktails
  • Where?:

    18 9th Ave, New York, NY 10014
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90.70%
Of customer ratings were ‘Excellent’
Gansevoort Rooftop

PHOTO CREDIT: Gansevoort Rooftop

Most affordable rooftop bars in the world

If you’re on a budget, these cheap rooftop bars are just the ticket.

We compared average prices for a bottle of wine, and these rooftop bars had the most reasonable prices in the world.

  1. Hoptinger Bier Garden & Sausage House

  • Location:

    3rd floor rooftop bar
  • View:

    Bird’s eye view of the Five-Points District
  • Vibe:

    Modern American gastropub crossed with traditional Bavarian beer garden
  • Don’t miss:

    60 local beers on tap plus cocktails, burgers, hotdogs and foosball
  • Where?:

    1037 Park Street, Jacksonville, FL 32204
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US$20.00
Average price for a bottle of wine
Hoptinger Bier Garden & Sausage House

PHOTO CREDIT: Hoptinger Bier Garden & Sausage House

  1. 1881 per SAGARDI

  • Location:

    On the 4th floor above the Museu d'Historia de Catalunya
  • View:

    Gorgeous views of the harbor and Barceloneta neighborhood
  • Vibe:

    Sun-drenched, sleek and modern with a DJ most nights
  • Don’t miss:

    Well-priced creative cocktails and traditional tapas
  • Where?:

    Pl.Pau de la Vila, 3, 08003 Barcelona
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US$20.01
Average price for a bottle of wine
1881 per SAGARDI

PHOTO CREDIT: 1881 per SAGARDI

  1. La Isabela at Hotel 1898

  • Location:

    7th floor of Hotel 1898, located on the famous La Rambla
  • View:

    Magnificent 360-degree views of central Barcelona
  • Vibe:

    A calm oasis to escape the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Don’t miss:

    Top-class cocktails and tapas made from local ingredients from the Boquería marketplace
  • Where?:

    La Rambla, 109, 08002 Barcelona
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US$20.07
Average price for a bottle of wine
La Isabela at Hotel 1898

PHOTO CREDIT: La Isabela at Hotel 1898

Most Instagrammable rooftop bars in the world

Pics or it didn’t happen, right?

If you’re looking for the selfie of the century, these rooftop bars make a stunning backdrop. They also have the most social shares of any rooftop bar worldwide.

  1. 230 Fifth Rooftop Bar

  • Location:

    20th floor at 230 Fifth Avenue
  • View:

    The iconic Manhattan skyline and Empire State Building
  • Vibe:

    New York’s biggest rooftop garden, seating over 1,000 patrons
  • Don’t miss:

    The famous brunch buffet or a Bailey's Boozy Hot Chocolate
  • Where?:

    230 5th Avenue, New York City, New York, 10001
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32,583
Number of Insta shares
230 Fifth Rooftop Bar

PHOTO CREDIT: 230 Fifth Rooftop Bar

  1. Coogee Pavilion Rooftop

  • Location:

    The iconic Australian beachside suburb of Coogee
  • View:

    Magical sea views from the wraparound balcony
  • Vibe:

    Hip, fun and relaxed with four separate bars to try
  • Don’t miss:

    Mediterranean menu, exotic cocktails and refreshing beers
  • Where?:

    169 Dolphin Street, Coogee, Sydney
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23,971
Number of Insta shares
Coogee Pavilion Rooftop

PHOTO CREDIT: Coogee Pavilion

  1. Sky Bar Bangkok

  • Location:

    On the 63rd floor of Bangkok’s lebua at State Tower, at 250 meters high, it’s one of the highest bars in the world
  • View:

    The views of Bangkok are so breathtaking it’s featured in movies
  • Vibe:

    A busy bucket-list rooftop bar with an electric atmosphere
  • Don’t miss:

    Order Hangovertinis from the glowing circular bar while taking lots (and lots) of pics
  • Where?:

    Dome, 63rd Floor State Tower at The, 1055 Si Lom, Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500
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19,364
Number of Insta shares
Sky Bar Bangkok

PHOTO CREDIT: Sky Bar Bangkok

Best ‘hidden gem’ rooftop bars

Want to find the world’s best-kept secrets?

These bars have high customer ratings, but they score low for social shares. Pity the secrets aren’t safe with us.

  1. Ellipse Rooftop Bar

  • Location:

    On the 12th floor of the Hyatt, a few blocks from the White House
  • View:

    Impressive panoramic views of the US capital
  • Vibe:

    Relaxing rooftop lounge with plush sofas and cozy firepits
  • Don’t miss:

    Signature cocktails, comfort food and attentive staff
  • Where?:

    1522 K St NW, Washington, DC 20005
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52
Insta shares
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90.00%
Excellent reviews
Ellipse Rooftop Bar

PHOTO CREDIT: Ellipse Rooftop Bar

  1. Beatnik Palma by Puro

  • Location:

    On the 5th floor of the Puro Hotel in Palma
  • View:

    Impressive panoramic views of the US capital
  • Vibe:

    Contemporary, vibrant and distinctive with comfy lounges and day beds plus live music or DJs each night
  • Don’t miss:

    Lobster tacos and chicken lollipops
  • Where?:

    Carrer de Montenegro, 10, 07012 Palma, Illes Balears
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193
Insta shares
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86.39%
Excellent reviews
Beatnik Palma by Puro

PHOTO CREDIT: Beatnik Palma

  1. Level 27

  • Location:

    On the 27th floor in the heart of Warsaw
  • View:

    Intoxicating city skyline views and unforgettable sunsets
  • Vibe:

    Stylish rooftop club with popular DJs and killer views
  • Don’t miss:

    Late-night parties in the sky
  • Where?:

    al. Jerozolimskie 123A, 02-017 Warsaw, Poland
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273
Insta shares
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82.53%
Excellent reviews
Level 27

PHOTO CREDIT: Level 27

Best rooftop bars in the UK

Is the UK a mecca for rooftop bars?

Rooftop bars are synonymous with warm weather and let’s face it, Britain isn’t exactly known for its sunshine. These bars have defied the odds (and the weather) to deliver a world-class experience and the UK’s best rooftop bars.

  1. 20 Stories

  • Location:

    On the 20th floor of No. 1 Spinningfields
  • View:

    The beautiful backdrop of Manchester’s skyline
  • Vibe:

    Cozy lounges under a canopy of trees with al fresco fireplaces
  • Don’t miss:

    Modern, locally-sourced British food and drinks
  • Where?:

    NO. 1, 1 Hardman Square, Manchester M3 3EB
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5,812
Insta shares
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55.95%
Excellent reviews
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US$32.22
Bottle of wine
20 Stories

PHOTO CREDIT: 20 Stories

  1. Madison

  • Location:

    On the 6th floor of the One New Exchange in London
  • View:

    Up-close and personal with St. Paul’s Cathedral
  • Vibe:

    Renowned as one of the top rooftop bars in London with its views, vibrant atmosphere, DJs and live music
  • Don’t miss:

    The eclectic New York inspired menu
  • Where?:

    Rooftop Terrace One, New Change, London EC4M 9AF
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8,720
Insta shares
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53.50%
Excellent reviews
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US$40.38
Bottle of wine
Madison

PHOTO CREDIT: Madison

  1. Roof East

  • Location:

    On the 7th and 8th floor of an old rooftop carpark
  • View:

    Great views over Stratford, but this bar is more about the activities
  • Vibe:

    Ultimate adult playground for grownups with an open-air cinema and games like mini-golf and lawn bowls
  • Don’t miss:

    Sip wine, craft beers, mocktails or cocktails, and indulge in global street food from their many food stalls
  • Where?:

    7 & 8 Stratford Multi Storey Car Park, Great Eastern Rd, London E15 1XE
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8,998
Insta shares
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37.21%
Excellent reviews
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US$27.00
Bottle of wine
Roof East

PHOTO CREDIT: Roof East

Ready to get a taste of the high life?

Let’s raise a glass to our winners for creating these top spots for sipping cocktails in the sky.

Now that you’ve experienced the best rooftop bars in the world from the comfort of your sofa, it’s time to take to the skies and experience them IRL. Enjoy!

The index

The complete list

Below is an interactive version of our index of the best Rooftop bars in the world. You can sort the data by each column, so you can see what had the most Instagram shares or which was the best value for money. You can also switch the currency and see the data in dollars, euros or pounds.

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Bottle of wine
1 AkaAza Bar at Amara Bangkok Hotel Bangkok 4994 86.67% 28.30
2 The Rooftop at Serras Barcelona 2061 93.50% 23.17
3 Terraza at The Principal MadridHotel Madrid 1991 81.92% 21.06
4 La Isabela at Hotel 1898 Barcelona 5709 46.76% 20.07
5 20 Stories Manchester 5812 55.95% 32.22
6 The Tremont House Rooftop Bar Houston 2203 66.75% 31.00
7 Above Eleven Bangkok 16164 66.69% 43.02
8 16ROOF Istanbul 3592 70.91% 35.97
9 Hoptinger Bier Garden & Sausage House Jacksonville 4995 41.18% 20.00
10 Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel Sydney 11348 43.48% 31.38
11 UP, a rooftop lounge Nashville 658 67.65% 25.00
12 Madison London 8720 53.50% 40.38
13 Rustic Root San Diego 6722 46.97% 34.00
14 Roof East London 8998 37.21% 27.00
15 Naked in the Sky Melbourne 3789 63.36% 40.26
16 The Pulitzer Terrace at Hotel Pulitzer Barcelona 1666 52.92% 26.33
17 Black Sheep Restaurant Jacksonville 1308 55.52% 28.00
18 Level 27 Warsaw 273 82.53% 24.68
19 I|O Godfrey Rooftop Lounge Chicago 4230 75.63% 48.00
20 The St. Regis Bar Bangkok 16122 80.00% 64.99
21 Fado Atlanta 6220 38.52% 28.00
22 Beatnik Palma by Puro Palma 193 86.39% 25.38
23 Five Liverpool 248 82.14% 26.13
24 Liberte Liverpool 341 69.00% 23.70
25 54thirty Rooftop Denver 3733 77.27% 48.00
26 Kettner Exchange San Diego 7358 53.46% 43.00
27 Legal Harborside Boston 10135 46.14% 39.00
28 The Rooftop Terrace at Hotel de Rome Berlin 10061 73.36% 61.09
29 Linger Denver 2107 57.65% 35.00
30 Elevate Rooftop Lounge Orlando 571 77.78% 32.00
31 Gansevoort Rooftop New York 5907 90.70% 65.00
32 Gusto 101 Toronto 8088 45.34% 38.77
33 Fasano Rooftop Pool Lounge Rio de Janeiro 9568 68.19% 61.19
34 Coogee Pavilion Sydney 23971 36.29% 34.69
35 Marini’s on 57 Kuala Lumpur 12010 48.31% 44.99
36 Acme Feed & Seed Nashville 2091 46.83% 30.00
37 Cerise Rooftop Chicago 2199 77.58% 48.00
38 Eagles Nest Brisbane Brisbane 590 76.71% 34.86
39 Terrass'' Rooftop Bar Paris 5335 34.84% 29.21
40 1881 per SAGARDI Barcelona 2609 34.72% 20.01
41 Bomba Melbourne 2398 52.95% 38.35
42 SkyLounge Amsterdam Amsterdam 8412 49.05% 46.29
43 The Glenmore Sydney 3775 38.66% 29.98
44 Capella on 9 Asheville 1185 52.83% 32.00
45 Yao Restaurant & Rooftop Bar Bangkok 778 90.83% 42.11
46 Red Sky Bar Glasgow 183 69.44% 27.95
47 Franco’s Bar Amalfi Coast 5507 62.06% 58.21
48 Cannonball San Diego 907 59.82% 35.00
49 Upstairs at the Gwen Chicago 2077 80.81% 53.00
50 Coq d’Argent London 6945 46.22% 44.12
51 Hotel AMANO Rooftop Bar Berlin 3826 43.47% 36.86
52 Fahrenheit Charlotte Charlotte 7988 41.92% 40.00
53 Rooftop at QT Melbourne 6174 40.86% 37.98
54 The Culpeper Rooftop London 2781 41.34% 31.65
55 Jin Bo Law Skybar London 3656 62.05% 53.60
56 Broken Shaker Los Angeles 18269 42.19% 45.00
57 Angelica Leeds 2124 48.57% 34.75
58 The Roof Garden at The Peninsula Beverly Hills Los Angeles 1169 85.62% 48.00
59 KEE Sky Lounge Phuket 1253 60.84% 41.04
60 B&B Butchers & Restaurant Houston 3088 57.91% 52.00
61 Rooftop Bar Melbourne 2675 29.41% 22.31
62 The Speakeasy Rooftop Bar Bangkok 2821 63.98% 56.60
63 The Winery Hotel Stockholm 8933 51.10% 57.34
64 230 Fifth Rooftop Bar New York 32583 49.44% 58.00
65 The Standard Rooftop Bar London 2081 73.11% 54.70
66 Mama Shelter's Rooftop Los Angeles 3992 52.72% 48.00
67 Ellipse Rooftop Bar Washington DC 52 90.00% 34.00
68 Willows On The Roof London 402 72.00% 36.75
69 Refinery Rooftop New York 11548 52.43% 60.00
70 Corridor Sydney 550 50.00% 26.39
71 Merchant & Trade Charlotte 2339 50.91% 40.00
72 Belmond Hotel Caruso Amalfi Coast 4444 63.83% 68.46
73 Rules & Regs Austin 2412 76.32% 60.00
74 Lustre Rooftop Bar Phoenix 1149 54.05% 38.00
75 Pure Sky Lounge & Dining Dubai 3813 57.71% 59.90
76 Westlight NYC New York 3312 56.68% 56.00
77 Sugar Miami 5337 55.88% 60.00
78 Crimson View Washington DC 504 48.61% 26.00
79 Market Street Bar at Hyatt Centric Houston 104 72.62% 32.00
80 Mater Terrae at Bio Hotel Raphael Rome 615 58.65% 36.86
81 Pescado Seafood Grill & Rooftop Bar Emerald Coast 1306 61.18% 46.00
82 Cielo Sky Bar & Restaurant Bangkok 4034 51.31% 51.06
83 Captain Baxter Melbourne 910 51.09% 33.97
84 Harvey Nichols Forth Floor Edinburgh 1160 44.70% 31.60
85 Whiskey Warehouse Charlotte 2926 31.11% 30.00
86 620 Jones Bar San Francisco 2715 29.82% 28.00
87 Das LOFT Bar & Lounge Vienna 3736 45.34% 42.13
88 Dear Irving on Hudson New York 4047 63.16% 76.00
89 The Marker Bar Dublin 320 58.33% 33.45
90 The Pump House Charlotte 823 49.81% 33.00
91 Angel Rooftop at Hotel Calimala Florence 457 80.70% 42.13
92 Rooftop 25 San Francisco 2069 45.95% 38.00
93 Level 9 Rooftop Bar San Diego 735 57.83% 40.00
94 Bud & Alley's Waterfront Restaurant & Bar Emerald Coast 7430 36.11% 42.00
95 Soleil Pool Bar Brisbane 1707 35.94% 29.29
96 VUE Rooftop Washington DC 1716 85.71% 70.00
97 SoCal Sydney 2136 41.62% 36.26
98 CÉ LA VI Taipei Taipei 4326 55.38% 64.08
99 Jack Rose Dining Saloon Washington DC 1038 65.53% 48.00
100 Straight Up (BGC) Manila 25 51.00% 21.25
101 VU Rooftop Bar Chicago 951 62.86% 48.00
102 Entretanto Rooftop Bar Lisbon 401 41.99% 23.70
103 Settimo Roman Cuisine & Terrace Rome 1381 62.80% 57.93
104 Nuvole Rooftop TwentyTwo Charlotte 917 52.63% 40.00
105 Nice To Meet You at Dear Hotel Madrid Madrid 267 42.80% 21.06
106 Upstairs at Ace Hotel Los Angeles 5938 40.98% 50.00
107 The Rooftop St. James London 276 77.21% 42.13
108 Spire 73 Los Angeles 4273 44.92% 55.00
109 High Rooftop Lounge at Hotel Erwin Los Angeles 2639 46.63% 48.00
110 Sky on 20 Bangkok 1066 55.91% 48.32
111 Dolores But You Can Call Me Lolita Miami 2459 41.55% 42.00
112 The Golden Sheaf Sydney 2436 21.69% 31.38
113 L.A. Jackson Nashville 546 55.14% 40.00
114 L.P. Rooftop Bar Los Angeles 2642 54.10% 63.00
115 Z Bar Chicago 1324 68.29% 64.00
116 Gallow Green New York 13870 41.02% 60.00
117 The Light Brigade Sydney 1218 20.97% 24.41
118 Astra Miami 6494 32.91% 45.00
119 Terrat at Mandarin Oriental Barcelona Barcelona 1749 52.32% 52.66
120 Royal Hotel Paddington Sydney 1697 25.00% 29.51
121 Le Perchoir Ménilmontant Paris 2763 8.17% 32.34
122 LSQ Rooftop London 626 55.44% 44.98
123 AIR Saigon Ho Chi Minh 629 40.07% 30.11
124 Hemingway's Cuba Rooftop Restaurant & Bar Asheville 745 46.60% 38.00
125 Republic Social House Atlanta 1050 23.33% 25.00
126 Homestead On The Roof Chicago 626 55.00% 44.00
127 Bridgeview Hotel Sydney 938 31.82% 27.89
128 Cloud 23 Manchester 2232 32.00% 35.24
129 El Alma Austin 125 53.85% 34.00
130 La Dolce Vitae at Majestic Hotel Barcelona 808 44.52% 37.92
131 From the Rooftop Phoenix 393 37.50% 24.00
132 La Zeppa Auckland 1140 34.48% 31.38
133 Strawberry Hills Hotel Sydney 557 32.22% 22.31
134 Palmz Rooftop Bar Melbourne 2177 27.91% 34.61
135 Juvia Miami 5579 46.86% 75.00
136 Haven Rooftop NYC New York 5623 35.28% 48.00
137 The J. Parker Chicago 1612 55.43% 60.00
138 Orange Sky at Talking Stick Resort Phoenix 40 51.75% 32.00
139 Perruche Paris 2140 42.04% 47.35
140 Silk Club Lisbon 190 42.14% 27.38
141 Brick Rooftop Kitchen & Bar Abu Dhabi 39 93.08% 50.37
142 Golden Bee London 358 43.80% 32.53
143 KŌST Toronto 2085 50.92% 58.20
144 STATS Brewpub Atlanta 338 34.41% 22.00
145 Up & Below Abu Dhabi 726 51.67% 46.28
146 Sky Bar Bangkok Bangkok 19364 40.08% 110.28
147 Waterproof Dallas 871 21.43% 27.00
148 Loggia Roof Bar at Hotel Palazzo Guadagni Florence 394 53.85% 42.13
149 Aqua Spirit London 3818 20.98% 41.07
150 SkyBar 747 Amsterdam 503 37.63% 31.07
151 Estrella Rooftop Atlanta 199 55.56% 42.00
152 Brass Monkey New York 1336 39.83% 42.00
153 Terilli’s Dallas 24 56.45% 40.00
154 Gypsy Kitchen Atlanta 793 36.71% 36.00
155 Boundary Rooftop London 1153 36.53% 39.17
156 SkyBar Edinburgh Edinburgh 630 23.00% 27.96
157 El Viajero Madrid 517 19.32% 23.17
158 The Empire Rooftop New York 6277 31.10% 56.00
159 Sophie's Dublin 297 39.48% 31.36
160 The Emerson Melbourne 1356 35.19% 41.84
161 Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill Birmingham 787 31.07% 32.73
162 Floor17 Amsterdam 295 39.04% 31.60
163 A.R.T. NoMad (Arlo Roof Top) New York 316 74.47% 62.00
164 Vista Sky Bar at Hotel Mediterraneo Sorrento Amalfi Coast 441 73.96% 74.08
165 Mr Purple NYC New York 4440 38.94% 64.00
166 Raised Bar Chicago 1046 49.47% 58.00
167 Wolf’s Lair Melbourne 369 33.33% 31.24
168 VERSA NYC New York 602 51.43% 54.00
169 Arc at Blique by Nobis Stockholm 206 64.15% 58.00
170 Top of the Gate Washington DC 2879 42.72% 115.00
171 Terrazza Rossini at Hotel Kraft Florence 151 35.85% 29.49
172 Monarch Rooftop Bar New York 3804 40.50% 75.00
173 Elsie Rooftop New York 2706 42.11% 75.00
174 Cottontail Lounge at W Scottsdale Phoenix 528 50.00% 52.00
175 Sky Bar at Hotel Hostal Cuba Palma 652 33.33% 36.86
176 Upstairs at the Kimberly New York 1178 45.45% 60.00
177 W Lounge at W Amsterdam Amsterdam 407 45.05% 47.39
178 Loopy Doopy Rooftop Bar New York 2847 34.90% 60.00
179 Le Hibou Stockholm 1543 42.86% 64.26
180 The Roof at SOCO Toronto 112 42.14% 38.77
181 H St Country Club Washington DC 654 17.65% 35.00
182 Belvue Rooftop Bar Marbella 305 31.25% 32.82
183 The Tchin Tchin! Bar Hawaii 160 42.31% 40.00
184 Magic Hour Rooftop Bar & Lounge New York 5837 23.08% 70.00
185 Radio Rooftop London London 1469 34.43% 53.60
186 The Pilot Toronto 35 22.43% 27.27
187 The Rooftop at the Graham Georgetown Washington DC 357 52.86% 60.00
188 Devereaux Chicago 336 53.13% 63.00
189 Bar Blondeau at Wythe Hotel New York 78 54.95% 58.00
190 Pier 6 Boston 509 41.44% 55.00
191 [email protected] Boston 1058 26.97% 50.00
192 The Crown New York 1071 36.36% 64.00
193 FABLE Melbourne Melbourne 113 33.33% 41.84
194 Goldilocks Rooftop Bar Melbourne 45 27.27% 38.35
195 JIMMY SoHo New York 692 39.80% 95.00
196 Social Drink & Food New York 217 35.00% 48.00
197 Terra at Eataly LA Los Angeles 241 32.61% 52.00
198 Bookmarks Rooftop Lounge New York 328 27.59% 55.00
199 Distil Rooftop Bar Bangkok 211 40.85% 110.28
200 12 Stories Washington DC 552 25.00% 64.00

Methodology

Individual ranking data for each rooftop bar was taken from the following sources:

Customer Experience — data was based on the percentage of reviews that rated the establishment as ‘excellent’ on the Tripadvisor platform.

Wine Prices — the lowest price for a standard-sized bottle of wine was obtained from the website and menu of each rooftop bar.

Instagram Shares — data was obtained by analysing the number of hashtags mentioning the rooftop bar on Instagram. For each bar, the hashtag with the highest number of posts was used.

The website TheRooftopGuide.com was used to compile the list of rooftop bars and all data for the index was collected in June 2022

Full data is available upon request.