Get to know The Rooftop Guide

Full-time rooftop lovers and avid travelers, yes. But who are we and why are we? Get the full info about The Rooftop Guide and meet the founders and creators behind the world's largest platform about rooftop venues. From rooftop bars and restaurants to rooftop pools.

The Rooftop Guide

Why we are

The Rooftop Guide was founded in Stockholm, Sweden, in 2015. The lack of a complete and transparent guide to the world's best rooftop bars brought the idea, which is now the world's largest website and guide about rooftop venues.

The site has 3 main objectives:

  • Help visitors find the best and most suitable rooftop venue
  • Help rooftop venues attract more visitors
  • Act as an inspiration for anyone about to book a trip

Since the start in 2015, the number of rooftop venues around the world has just kept on growing. Drinking/dining/swimming with a view is more popular than ever, and it is easy to understand why. At the same time, The Rooftop Guide keeps on growing, giving our visitors a reliable and up-to-date experience about rooftops around the world.

To learn everything about rooftops, and to stay current, The Rooftop Guide travel to new destinations every month, and has in total visited over 1000 rooftops (and many associated hotels) during the last ten years.

"Our aim is to help anyone find the ultimate rooftop for the ultimate experience"
The Rooftop Guide
Rikard & Hans, creators of The Rooftop Guide

How it works

The Rooftop Guide works on several platforms, but the main one is this website, Not associated with any specific brand or organization, here you find a complete and transparent guide to all the best rooftop venues around the world.

The website is divided into three (3) major sections:

Rooftop Bars

This is the largets and main area of the website. By browsing continents or using the search tool, you find listings to the best rooftop bars in close to 200 of the world's most popular cities and areas. Click on a specific rooftop bar and you get the full info about that venue, from pictures, what to order and opening hours, to maps and dress code.

Rooftop Pools

Here you find complete listings to the best rooftop pools in many of the world's major cities. Not as vast as our section on rooftop bars, but ever growing. While rooftop pools and rooftop bars often are connected, the rooftop pools are usually more exclusive. Here you find full info about which ones you can visit as an outside guest, or which hotel you need to book to gain access to a specific rooftop pool.


Under this section you find a large collection of inspiring articles written by The Rooftop Guide, all focusing on rooftop venues. From global ones like "50+ amazing rooftops for a fantastic New Year's Eve party", to more specific ones like "Rooftop brunch NYC".

If you like what you see here at the website, you can also follow us on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and Pinterest for more daily inspiration from the grand world of rooftop venues.

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Who we are

The founders behind the The Rooftop Guide is Hans Ebenman and Rikard Fredricson, two childhood friends with a base in Stockholm, but with the world as their workplace.

Our interest in rooftop bars and traveling has always been big, but especially the rooftop-part really exploded around 2014, when the idea of The Rooftop Guide started to take form. We now frequently travel around the world to visit the most exciting rooftop venues. Near, far and everywhere.

As a consequence (and a lot of hard work), we proudly see ourselves as 'rooftop experts'.

Hans Ebenman

Hans Ebenman

CEO, Co-founder & Senior Writer

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Rikard Fredricson

Rikard Fredricson

Creative, Co-founder & Senior Writer

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The site is run by the company TRG International AB, corporate identity number 559044-1167.
Address: Kungsholmsgatan 17A, 112 27, Stockholm, Sweden.