Craziest rooftop bars around the world
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Good drinks, great vibes, and epic views: our global list of the world’s best rooftop bars covers Europe, Asia, the USA, and beyond. The only thing better than sipping a cocktail in the sun is sipping a cocktail in the sun high above the city streets. The best rooftop bars in the world specialize in jaw-dropping vistas, great drinks, and undeniably chill vibes. They're the kind of places that double as undercover attractions because they offer a bird's-eye view of notable architecture, must-see landmarks, and everyday city life. Some of the bars you’ll find below are undeniably swanky, but others are surprisingly down-to-earth (despite being a long way from the ground). From the USA to South America and Europe to Asia, you’ll find these awesome rooftop bars on top of car parks, hotels, factories, art centers, and shopping malls. Ready to get high? Going up! https://www.timeout.com/bars/best-rooftop-bars-in-the-world
Good drinks, great vibes, and epic views: our global list of the world’s best rooftop bars covers Europe, Asia, the USA, and beyond. The only thing better than sipping a cocktail in the sun is sipping a cocktail in the sun high above the city streets. The best rooftop bars in the world specialize in jaw-dropping vistas, great drinks, and undeniably chill vibes. They're the kind of places that double as undercover attractions because they offer a bird's-eye view of notable architecture, must-see landmarks, and everyday city life. Some of the bars you’ll find below are undeniably swanky, but others are surprisingly down-to-earth (despite being a long way from the ground). From the USA to South America and Europe to Asia, you’ll find these awesome rooftop bars on top of car parks, hotels, factories, art centers, and shopping malls. Ready to get high? Going up! https://www.timeout.com/bars/best-rooftop-bars-in-the-world
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Le Perchoir, Paris
Paris, France
The view A 360-degree panorama of the dreamy Parisian skyline: roofs, chimneys and the distant peak of Montmartre, topped by the Sacré-Cœur Church. The vibe Le Perchoir is a victim of its own success: you won’t escape a small wait before the lift in the inner courtyard takes you up to seventh heaven. But once you’re there, it’s pleasantly unpretentious: cosy benches, mismatched cushions, raw wood tables, aromatic herbs and a trendy but never overdressed crowd. The drinks The simple but well-made cocktails use homemade juices and high-quality booze. Try the acidulous Dark & Stormy, mixing orange-infused rum with ginger beer, lime and DeGroff’s bitters. By Timeout https://www.timeout.com/bars/best-rooftop-bars-in-the-world This card is also included in the following lists: Craziest rooftop bars around the world https://event-scouts.com/lists/2684/craziest-rooftop-bars-around-the-world
The view A 360-degree panorama of the dreamy Parisian skyline: roofs, chimneys and the distant peak of Montmartre, topped by the Sacré-Cœur Church. The vibe Le Perchoir is a victim of its own success: you won’t escape a small wait before the lift in the inner courtyard takes you up to seventh heaven. But once you’re there, it’s pleasantly unpretentious: cosy benches, mismatched cushions, raw wood tables, aromatic herbs and a trendy but never overdressed crowd. The drinks The simple but well-made cocktails use homemade juices and high-quality booze. Try the acidulous Dark & Stormy, mixing orange-infused rum with ginger beer, lime and DeGroff’s bitters. By Timeout https://www.timeout.com/bars/best-rooftop-bars-in-the-world This card is also included in the following lists: Craziest rooftop bars around the world https://event-scouts.com/lists/2684/craziest-rooftop-bars-around-the-world
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Sky Bar by Seen, Lisbon
Lisboa, Portugal
The view The best of both worlds: the city of Lisbon on the left, with its colored rooftops and the Castelo de São Jorge, and the River Tagus on the right. The sweet spot is at the top of the stairs on the ninth floor, before you descend to the terrace. The vibe is Less touristy than many of Lisbon’s rooftop bars, with sofas to relax on and a dancefloor in the central bar. The rotating lineup of guest DJs means the rhythm is constantly changing. The drinks There are all the classics, but it’s worth looking at bartender Lucas Jacques’s signature cocktails – like Red Line (cherry liqueur, lime juice, mint tea, and egg white) or Makes a Wish (rum, white port, lemon juice, and egg white). By Timeout https://www.timeout.com/bars/best-rooftop-bars-in-the-world This card is also included in the following lists: Craziest rooftop bars around the world https://event-scouts.com/lists/2684/craziest-rooftop-bars-around-the-world
The view The best of both worlds: the city of Lisbon on the left, with its colored rooftops and the Castelo de São Jorge, and the River Tagus on the right. The sweet spot is at the top of the stairs on the ninth floor, before you descend to the terrace. The vibe is Less touristy than many of Lisbon’s rooftop bars, with sofas to relax on and a dancefloor in the central bar. The rotating lineup of guest DJs means the rhythm is constantly changing. The drinks There are all the classics, but it’s worth looking at bartender Lucas Jacques’s signature cocktails – like Red Line (cherry liqueur, lime juice, mint tea, and egg white) or Makes a Wish (rum, white port, lemon juice, and egg white). By Timeout https://www.timeout.com/bars/best-rooftop-bars-in-the-world This card is also included in the following lists: Craziest rooftop bars around the world https://event-scouts.com/lists/2684/craziest-rooftop-bars-around-the-world
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Folly rooftop, Dubai
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The view Perched in a prime position overlooking Souk Madinat Jumeirah, folly has a picture-perfect vista of the sparkling Madinat waterways below and the Arabian Gulf beyond – not forgetting a glimpse of the iconic Burj Al Arab. The vibe With a chic yet casual atmosphere, there’s always a friendly buzz at folly, especially come sunset, as the bar’s one of the best spots for sundowners in town. It’s unpretentious and friendly and attracts everyone from residents seeking a happy hour with a view to tourists looking for that perfect snap for the ’gram. The drinks An extensive cocktail menu shows off the flair that folly is known for, but don’t miss the famous folly pops – an ice lolly-cocktail mashup that comes in raspberry, black currant, and blood orange and is the perfect cooling treat to accompany a balmy sunset. There’s also an excellent wine list. Don’t miss Dinner at the renowned folly by Nick & Scott on the floor below – it’s a city favorite thanks to its innovative British dishes and top-notch cooking, so much so there’s now a new outpost – folly Workshop – at Time Out Market Dubai. Amy Mathieson, Time Out Dubai. By Timeout https://www.timeout.com/bars/best-rooftop-bars-in-the-world This card is also included in the following lists: Craziest rooftop bars around the world https://event-scouts.com/lists/2684/craziest-rooftop-bars-around-the-world
The view Perched in a prime position overlooking Souk Madinat Jumeirah, folly has a picture-perfect vista of the sparkling Madinat waterways below and the Arabian Gulf beyond – not forgetting a glimpse of the iconic Burj Al Arab. The vibe With a chic yet casual atmosphere, there’s always a friendly buzz at folly, especially come sunset, as the bar’s one of the best spots for sundowners in town. It’s unpretentious and friendly and attracts everyone from residents seeking a happy hour with a view to tourists looking for that perfect snap for the ’gram. The drinks An extensive cocktail menu shows off the flair that folly is known for, but don’t miss the famous folly pops – an ice lolly-cocktail mashup that comes in raspberry, black currant, and blood orange and is the perfect cooling treat to accompany a balmy sunset. There’s also an excellent wine list. Don’t miss Dinner at the renowned folly by Nick & Scott on the floor below – it’s a city favorite thanks to its innovative British dishes and top-notch cooking, so much so there’s now a new outpost – folly Workshop – at Time Out Market Dubai. Amy Mathieson, Time Out Dubai. By Timeout https://www.timeout.com/bars/best-rooftop-bars-in-the-world This card is also included in the following lists: Craziest rooftop bars around the world https://event-scouts.com/lists/2684/craziest-rooftop-bars-around-the-world
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Frank's Cafe, London
London, United Kingdom
The view A breathtaking sweep of central London from the south, with landmarks poking out all over the shop. It’s hard to find a better spot for ogling one of the world’s most famous skylines. The vibe Perched atop a repurposed multi-story car park, Frank’s is a rough-and-ready wood-and-canvas structure that’s only open in summer. When the sun’s out, the roof is dotted with young, hip Londoners. But the space is so huge that there’s always room to spread out and admire the large-scale sculptures that pop up every year courtesy of Bold Tendencies, the art nonprofit that runs the place. The drinks stay true to Frank Boxer’s original ‘Campari Bar’ brief and order a classic Negroni. Otherwise, there’s a solid selection of classy summer tipples including white port and tonic or Pimm’s, plus the inevitable Aperol Spritz. Don’t miss The immersively lurid, Instagram-famous pink staircase that ushers you up from street level. James Manning, Time Out London By Timeout https://www.timeout.com/bars/best-rooftop-bars-in-the-world This card is also included in the following lists: Craziest rooftop bars around the world https://event-scouts.com/lists/2684/craziest-rooftop-bars-around-the-world
The view A breathtaking sweep of central London from the south, with landmarks poking out all over the shop. It’s hard to find a better spot for ogling one of the world’s most famous skylines. The vibe Perched atop a repurposed multi-story car park, Frank’s is a rough-and-ready wood-and-canvas structure that’s only open in summer. When the sun’s out, the roof is dotted with young, hip Londoners. But the space is so huge that there’s always room to spread out and admire the large-scale sculptures that pop up every year courtesy of Bold Tendencies, the art nonprofit that runs the place. The drinks stay true to Frank Boxer’s original ‘Campari Bar’ brief and order a classic Negroni. Otherwise, there’s a solid selection of classy summer tipples including white port and tonic or Pimm’s, plus the inevitable Aperol Spritz. Don’t miss The immersively lurid, Instagram-famous pink staircase that ushers you up from street level. James Manning, Time Out London By Timeout https://www.timeout.com/bars/best-rooftop-bars-in-the-world This card is also included in the following lists: Craziest rooftop bars around the world https://event-scouts.com/lists/2684/craziest-rooftop-bars-around-the-world
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Chinchilla Rooftop Cafe & Bar, Cape Town
Cape Town, South Africa
The view Sandwiched between Table Mountain National Park and the Atlantic Ocean, Chinchilla overlooks Camps Bay Beach, a gorgeous stretch of white sand that's lined with palm trees. Though this rooftop is only two stories up, the views rival some of the tallest skyscrapers in the world. The vibe Laid-back and loungey, Chinchilla sports a resort-chic vibe that'll make you want to while away an afternoon. (How could you ever get sick of that view?) A rotating cast of live DJs keeps things lively. The drinks After spending the day on the beach, nothing sounds more appetizing than a Watermelon Mint G&T or a carafe of Peach Rosé Sangria. A bottle of crisp Chenin blanc or lush chardonnay would do the trick, too. Don’t miss Staring at the ocean for too long can make you hungry (or so we hear). Luckily, the seafood-centric menu at Chinchilla is rife with prawns, mussels, oysters, and crayfish. Might as well toss in an order of fries while you're at it. By Timeout https://www.timeout.com/bars/best-rooftop-bars-in-the-world This card is also included in the following lists: Craziest rooftop bars around the world https://event-scouts.com/lists/2684/craziest-rooftop-bars-around-the-world
The view Sandwiched between Table Mountain National Park and the Atlantic Ocean, Chinchilla overlooks Camps Bay Beach, a gorgeous stretch of white sand that's lined with palm trees. Though this rooftop is only two stories up, the views rival some of the tallest skyscrapers in the world. The vibe Laid-back and loungey, Chinchilla sports a resort-chic vibe that'll make you want to while away an afternoon. (How could you ever get sick of that view?) A rotating cast of live DJs keeps things lively. The drinks After spending the day on the beach, nothing sounds more appetizing than a Watermelon Mint G&T or a carafe of Peach Rosé Sangria. A bottle of crisp Chenin blanc or lush chardonnay would do the trick, too. Don’t miss Staring at the ocean for too long can make you hungry (or so we hear). Luckily, the seafood-centric menu at Chinchilla is rife with prawns, mussels, oysters, and crayfish. Might as well toss in an order of fries while you're at it. By Timeout https://www.timeout.com/bars/best-rooftop-bars-in-the-world This card is also included in the following lists: Craziest rooftop bars around the world https://event-scouts.com/lists/2684/craziest-rooftop-bars-around-the-world
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