These are the best rooftop bars in the world with a view 2020

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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… 

AMERICAS

 

UNITED STATES 

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

CENTRAL AMERICA

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

SOUTH AMERICA 

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

The best rooftop bar views in the world by instagrammers

AFRICA

 

South Africa

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

ASIA

 

Hong Kong

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

Indonesia

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

Malaysia

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

Philippines

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

Thailand

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.

Located Marriot 199 Sukhumvit Soi 22, Klong Ton, Klong Toey, Bangkok  10110 Thailand

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

Singapore

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

EUROPE

 

Czech Republic

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

Finland

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.

France 

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. 

Germany

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!

Greece

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

Hungary

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

Poland

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

Portugal

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

Spain

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. 

Located  Cortina del Muelle, 1, Malaga  29015 Spain

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

UNITED KINGDOM

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. 

Located No 1 Spinningfields, 1 Hardman Square, Spinningfields,

MIDDLE EAST

 

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

Morocco

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

Turkey

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

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If there is one thing that I have learnt, it is the more I see, the more there is to see! My name is Tracy Burrows and I am the managing editor of Out There Global, a community driven travel magazine platform for cost effective, luxury, unusual and extraordinary but mostly immersive travel ideas around the globe. From Jan 2014 - Dec 2016 I managed the LatestSightings.com blog (a United Nations World Summit Award Winner: Culture & Tourism 2016 & National Geographic partner). I was also consulting editor at MOZambique Magazine, and contributor at Sawubona Magazine (South African Airways inflight magazine). Prior to my career I obtained a tourism marketing degree, and graduated from a 2 year 'Hospitality Management in Development Program' in California. Following this I acquired a journalism diploma and since it's been all about travel and writing! And my nourishment comes from all those who have impacted me: family; friends; and strangers alike. So thank you for inspiring me, and for joining our journey!

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