Complete guide

Rooftop Bars Bucharest

2024 update
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Country Romania
Currency Romanian Leu
Best time to visit May - September
Rooftop grade 6/10
Rooftop Bar Bucharest
Courtesy of Linea / Closer to the Moon

Bucharest Rooftop Guide

Updated:September 2, 2023

Elevate your experience and enjoy the beautiful architecture of the city called 'little Paris' from one of the best Bucharest rooftop bars. Starting right here, with the ultimate guide to the best Bucharest rooftops available. Packed with all info you need about each venue: opening hours, dress code, pictures, maps and much more.

From sky bars in Old Town Bucharest to trendy rooftop restaurants, the capital of Romania offers many different al-fresco settings during the warmer months. So, which is the best rooftop in Bucharest? Just scroll down and find the Bucharest rooftop bar best suited for you.

The list

8 best rooftop bars in Bucharest

Rooftop bar Bucharest Linea / Closer to the Moon in Bucharest

Linea / Closer to the Moon

$$$$ | 8th floor | Lipscani/Old Town
  • Highlights
  • Vibrant
  • Panoramic views
  • Rooftop igloos

Set on top of the Victoria department store, Linea / Closer to the Moon is popular and iconic rooftop restaurant and bar, offering breathtaking and panoramic views over the Bucharest skyline. Open-air and sunny during the warm summer months, this Bucharest rooftop is also open during winter, displaying some really cool rooftop igloos. Sip fine and refreshing cocktails and dine from the Mediterranean inspired food menu, all while enjoying the vibrant energy and live music sessions.

Rooftop bar Bucharest Aria TNB in Bucharest

Aria TNB

$$$$ | 3rd floor | Universitate
  • Highlights
  • Elegant
  • Panoramic views
  • Spacious terrace

Found on top of the National Theatre, Aria TNB is a modern and urban oasis of tranquility, above the hectic buzz of central Bucharest. Part impressive interior lounge with panoramic windows, and part spacious and and highly stylish outdoor terrace, here you are surrounded by a breathtaking view of the capital. The rooftop menu features signature and original cocktails, fresh Prosecco drinks, fine spirits and craft brews, as well as an international selection of prime dishes.

Rooftop bar Bucharest DESCHIS Gastrobar in Bucharest

DESCHIS Gastrobar

$$$ | 3rd floor | Tineretului
  • Highlights
  • Outdoors summer / Indoors winter
  • Artistic events
  • Open & friendly

The Romanian word 'deschis' translates into 'open', and while DESCHIS Gastrobar is a year-round venue thanks to an indoor lounge, it is during summer it fully lives up to its name and the spacious and open-air rooftop terrace is in full swing. Relaxing and welcoming in atmosphere, the rooftop bar serves a filling menu of drinks and food, but this is also a venue for for film screenings, educational workshops, creative debates and other artistic events.

Rooftop bar Bucharest Amethyst Sky Bar & Rooftop in Bucharest

Amethyst Sky Bar & Rooftop

$$$$ | 12th floor | Unirii Boulevard
  • Highlights
  • Contemporary
  • Stunning views
  • High-end cocktails

The fantastic Union Plaza Hotel offers an equally fantastic Bucharest rooftop experience, with the Amethyst Sky Bar & Rooftop. Perched on the 12th floor, the contemporary and uber-chic rooftop holds a stylish interior lounge with panoramic windows, as well as a breezy outdoor terrace, all surrounded with stunning views over Bucharest. The rooftop menu includes modern international cuisine with artistic touches, as well as high-end signature cocktails, retro drinks, spirits, a fine selection of wines and artisanal beers.

Rooftop bar Bucharest 18 Lounge by Embassy in Bucharest

18 Lounge by Embassy

$$$$ | 18th floor | King Mihai I Park
  • Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Panoramic view
  • Modern

A fine dining rooftop restaurant, perched on the 18th floor of the City Gate South Tower in the northern part of Bucharest. Up here you get an absolutely magical view over the city skyline and the lake and park below. Modern and stylish in decoration, 18 Lounge comes with seating for 180 inside and 60 on the rooftop terrace. Open daily from lunch to late dinner, the restaurant serves international flavours from a seasonal á la carte menu while the rooftop bar offers crafted signature cocktails made with local and fresh products.

Rooftop bar Bucharest Elfi Sky Bar & Urban Kitchen in Bucharest

Elfi Sky Bar & Urban Kitchen

$$$ | 5th floor | Pipera
  • Highlights
  • Urban eatery
  • Panoramic views
  • Italian flavours

Found in the Pipera area, north of central Bucharest, Elfi Sky Bar & Urban Kitchen is a bright and modern eatery, surrounded with beautiful views. Offering both indoor and outdoor seating, up here you can indulge in an Italian-inspired food menu, complemented with cold beers, a fine selection of wine, and delicious cocktails. Urban relaxing in atmosphere, the rooftop is great spot for amazing sunset drinks, a romantic dinner, or an elevated evening with friends.

Rooftop bar Bucharest NOMAD Skybar in Bucharest

NOMAD Skybar

$$$ | 3rd floor | Lipscani/Old Town
  • Highlights
  • Restaurant / Bar / Club
  • Retractable roof
  • Vibrant

Above the crowded streets and pubs of Old Town Bucharest you find NOMAD Skybar, a trendy and vibrant Bucharest rooftop where a restaurant meets a bar meets a club. Colorful, urban and extravagant in setting, the main part of the venue is covered by a retractable roof, but there is also a narrow open-air terrace with bar stools and cool views over the Old Town rooftops, as well as a secret garden. Here you can indulge in global and local dishes, creative cocktails and an impressive selection of wine, as well as dance until the early morning during the weekend club.

Rooftop bar Bucharest SkyBar in Bucharest

SkyBar Dorobanti

$$$ | 5th floor | Dorobanti
  • Highlights
  • Cosmopolitan
  • Retractable roof
  • Open all day

Situated on the roof of a luxurious building in Dorobanti, SkyBar is a bright, modern and trendy space, inspired by the roof bars from the largest cities in the world. With magnificent views over Bucharest, the rooftop also has a retractable roof, making it a year round destination and a place suitable for all wathers. Open from morning to night, by day this is a great place for a sunny lunch or coffee. Come night the mood turns more towards trendy lounge.

Hans Ebenman
Hans Ebenman

Hans has visited over 500 rooftop bars, 200 rooftop pools and 300 rooftop restaurants since 2015. This vast experience has made Hans a true rooftop expert, and one of the most knowledgeable in the field. Today, numerous of travel magazines, bloggers and media websites contact Hans to get his expertise on rooftops.

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City info

Rooftop bar Bucharest

Rooftop-grade: 6/10

Prime season: May - September

Residents: 1,8 millions

Climate: temperate

The rooftop bars in Bucharest have received a major lift. If you like places to drink with stunning views, there are a few really good ones to visit in Bucharest.

Some of the roof terraces here have fantastic views over Bucharest and the surroundings. The price on drinks is very good which is a little bit diffrent from rooftop bars in other citys.

About Bucharest

Bucharest is located in southeast Romania on the river Dâmboviţa. The city has in recent years evolved into one of Europe's hippest destinations, which means that the town has had to adapt accordingly. This has resulted in lots of newly opened places where you can eat, drink, shop, go clubbing and sleep.