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Rooftop Bars Budapest

2022 update
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Country Hungary
Currency Forint
Best time to visit April - September
Rooftop grade 8/10
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10 best rooftop bars in Budapest

Updated:October 20, 2021

It doesn’t matter if you find yourself strolling the beautiful streets of the Buda or the Pest side, both offer some amazing Budapest rooftop bars. To know where to stop for a drink, and to elevate your experience, this compelete guide to the city's top venues will help you out, packed with all info you need about each rooftop bar Budapest: opening hours, dress code, pictures, maps and much more.

From the the most swanky skybar Budapest to more relaxing rooftop terraces, from sunny spots to rooftop igloos. Just scroll down and find the rooftop bar Budapest best suited for you.

The list
Rooftop bar Budapest The Duchess in Budapest
1

The Duchess

$$$$ | 6th floor | Elisabeth Bridge
  • Highlights
  • Unique cocktails
  • Amazing views
  • Hidden gem

Perched on top of the beautiful Matild Palace, close to the Elisabeth Bridge, The Duchess offers a world of decadent luxury, high above the rooftops of Budapest. This cocktail bar comes with an elegant inside lounge, leading out to a bright and airy terrace, surrounded with amazing views over the city. Up here you can indulge in an extensive collection of fantastic and unique cocktails, the finest liquors and exceptional wines. All served with a new and elevated perspective on Budapest.

Rooftop bar Budapest High Note Sky Bar in Budapest
2

High Note SkyBar

$$$$ | 9th floor | St. Stephen's Basilica
  • Highlights
  • Handcrafted cocktails
  • 360-view
  • Perfect location

An amazing rooftop bar Budapest, located at the equally fantastic and world-renowned Aria Hotel, right next to the famous St. Stephen's Basilica. Open all year around, the roof terrace is decorated as a large roof-garden with the opportunity to eat, drink, sunbathe, relax and just enjoy the sweeping views of Budapest and cool close up views of St. Stephen's Basilica. With great service and a sophisticated but relaxed vibe, the rooftop bar offers both tasty mains and desserts, as well as signature cocktails created to perfection.

Rooftop bar Budapest 360 Bar in Budapest
3

360 Bar

$$$ | 9th floor | Budapest Operetta-theater
  • Highlights
  • Handcrafted cocktails
  • Magic 360-view
  • Eventful

This relaxed and urban rooftop bar, located in the central part of Pest, have perhaps the very best view of any Budapest rooftop bar. Sweeping 360-degree vistas, perfect for some relaxing and well made cocktails while taking in the city. The terrace is large and very open air, bathing in sun from morning until night. Quite simple in decoration but with fresh colors and alot of grenery, creating something of a "park-feel". Eventful Budapest rooftop bar with lots going on both day and night, and also offering cool rooftop igloos during winter.

Rooftop bar Budapest Leo Budapest in Budapest
4

Leo Rooftop

$$$$ | 6th floor | Chain Bridge
  • Highlights
  • Amazing views
  • Trendy hot-spot
  • Weekend brunch & live DJs

Right where the Chain Bridge touch Buda ground, perched on top of Hotel Clark Budapest, you find Leo Rooftop Budapest, a trendy rooftop bar and restaurant offering one of the top views found in the city. Apart from gran views, the rooftop bar also serves a great selection of drinks and food. From crafted and unique signature cocktails and champagne to Kobe Beef Bolognese and burgers. Cosmopolitan and stylish in atmosphere, this is a great Budapest rooftop bar for fine drinks and bites with a view, highlighted by live DJs from Thursday to Sunday.

Rooftop bar Budapest The Sky Garden Rooftop Terrace at Mystery Hotel in Budapest
5

The Sky Garden Rooftop Terrace

$$$ | 7th floor | Nyugati Railway Station
  • Highlights
  • Rooftop garden
  • Panoramic views
  • Chic

On top of the new and amazing Mystery Hotel Budapest, you find the lovely and charming Sky Garden. Located right by the Nyugati Railway Station, the terrace is chic in decor, with a mix of modern lounge furniture and lots of greenery. Truly a garden oasis above the city. Up here you can enjoy panoramic views over the city skyline, along with special cocktails. All in all, a very relaxing Budapest rooftop.

Rooftop bar Budapest Solid Rooftop in Budapest
6

Solid

$$$ | 7th floor | Old Town
  • Highlights
  • Wine bar
  • Historical views
  • Year-round

Set on top of Hotel Rum in the heart of Old Town, Solid is a Budapest rooftop wine bar open year round. A retractable roof and panorama glass wall keeps everyone warm and cosy during winter, and opens for drinks and bites under the sky during summer. Being a rooftop wine bar, it is no surprise that wines play a major role in the SOLID concept, offering a wide selection of natural and biodynamic wines, but also bites from the Michelin starred fine dining restaurant SALT below.

Rooftop bar Budapest St. Andrea Wine & Skybar in Budapest
7

St. Andrea Wine & Skybar

$$$$ | 6th floor | Vörösmarty Square
  • Highlights
  • Open year round
  • Hand-crafted cocktails
  • Elegant

St. Andrea Wine & Skybar is a superb and very elegant rooftop bar Budapest, open all year around. The terrace is perched on top of one of the most attractive buildings at the Vörösmarty square, offering fantastic skyline views over Budapest. The stylish and posh setting is also highlighted in drinks and food, with the rooftop bar offering extremly well crafted signature cocktails and special bar food dishes created by an internationally acknowledge chef. And of course, given the name, a large selection of fine wines.

Rooftop bar Intermezzo Restaurant & Roof Terrace in Budapest
8

Intermezzo Restaurant & Roof Terrace

$$$ | 7th floor | Liberty Square
  • Highlights
  • 360-views
  • BBQ & drinks
  • Relaxing

Perched on top of Hotel President, Intermezzo Restaurant & Roof Terrace offers an amazing 360-view over Budapest, but the real treat are the close-up views over the beautiful Hungarian National Treasury building. Open for cocktails, wines and barbecue-like dishes during summer, this rooftop bar Budapest is sometimes also available in winter, when rooftop igloos and an ice skating rink are the main attractions. Usually relaxed in atmosphere, sometimes also spiced up with live DJ sets and rooftop party's.

Rooftop bar Budapest A38 Ship in Budapest
9

A38 Ship

$$ | 3rd floor | Petőfi Bridge
  • Highlights
  • Boat rooftop
  • Concert venue
  • Open day & night

Definitely not your ordinary Budapest rooftop. Located on top of an old Soviet rock carrier ship, this is not only a rooftop bar but also a restaurant, concert venue and exhibition space. Not that high in altitude, but the terrace still offers superb panoramic views of the Southern Pest the Liberty Bridge. The rooftop bar has a nice selection of assorted beverages and the restaurant very good local and European food, but the best thing about A38 rooftop is propably the great atmosphere, and the chance to see live DJs and many well-known bands and artists perform.

Rooftop bar Budapest Fisherman’s Bastion in Budapest
10

Fisherman’s Bastion

$$$$ | Matthias Church
  • Highlights
  • Top of Bastion
  • Hitorical atmosphere
  • Magical 360-view

The Fisherman's Bastion is probably more known as an historic Budapest tourist attraction than as a rooftop bar. This majestic seven tower castle on the hills of Buda does however work as both. Here you find a restaurant serving classic local cusine in a beautiful castle setting, along with a rooftop terrace serving refreshing drinks during summer, but that is also heated and open for warmer beverages during winter. All this to absolutely amazing views over the Donau and the Buda side of town, perfect for an unforgettable and romantic night.

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About the author

This guide was made by The Rooftop Guide, the world's leading experts on rooftop bars. With over 800 rooftops visited over the last five years, we keep you up to date in the ever growing universe of rooftop venues.

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Rooftop bar Budapest

Rooftop-grade: 8/10

Prime season: April-Sept

Residents: 2 millions

Climate: continental

Budapest has a variety of rooftop bars with absolutely stunning views. It is a good idea to visit these places during spring or autumn when the climate probably is the most pleasant

Most of the rooftop bars in Budapest has a fantastic view over the city skyline.

About Budapest

Budapest is Hungary's capital since 1873 when the three towns of Buda, Pest and Óbuda merged into one city. The city is centrally located in the country on both sides of the Donua river. Some of the city's tourist attractions are the Great Market Hall, the hot springs, museums and historic buildings.