Rooftop bars Budapest

Complete guide to the 10 best rooftop bars in Budapest [2020 update]


Made by the world's leading experts on rooftop bars

Last updated: June 2nd, 2020

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.

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Area:St. Stephen's Basilica
Rooftop bar Budapest High Note Sky Bar in Budapest

High Note SkyBar

$$$$ Hercegprímás 5
  • Highlights
  • Handcrafted cocktails
  • 9th floor
  • 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 lunch, tasty bar bites and signature cocktails created to perfection.

Area:Budapest Operetta-theater
Rooftop bar Budapest 360 Bar in Budapest

360 Bar

$$$ Andrássy út 39
  • Highlights
  • 9th floor
  • 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 Budapestrooftop bar with lots going on both day and night, and also offering cool rooftop igloos during winter.

Area:Chain Bridge
Rooftop bar Budapest Leo Budapest in Budapest

Leo Budapest

$$$$ Clark Ádám tér 1
  • Highlights
  • 6th floor
  • 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.

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Area:Nyugati Railway Station
Rooftop bar Budapest The Sky Garden Rooftop Terrace at Mystery Hotel in Budapest

The Sky Garden Rooftop Terrace

$$$ Podmaniczky u. 45
  • Highlights
  • 7th floor
  • Rooftop garden
  • Panoramic views
  • New 2019

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.

Area:Old Town
Rooftop bar Budapest TOPRUM SkyBar & Restaurant in Budapest

TOPRUM SkyBar & Restaurant

$$$ Királyi Pál utca 4
  • Highlights
  • 7th floor
  • Year-round
  • Historical views
  • Breakfast & Brunch

Set on top of Hotel Rum in the heart of Old Town, TOPRUM is a Budapest rooftop venue for all 365 days of the year. 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. Serving Hungarian and international classics with a twist as daily all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet, weekend rooftop brunch and as bar bites combined with a great selection of signature cocktails and wine from noon to around midnight, this is a top spot pretty much anytime of the day.

Area:Vörösmarty Square
Rooftop bar Budapest St. Andrea Wine & Skybar in Budapest

St. Andrea Wine & Skybar

$$$$ Deák Ferenc u. 5
  • Highlights
  • 6th floor
  • 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.

Area:Liberty Square
Rooftop bar Intermezzo Restaurant & Roof Terrace in Budapest

Intermezzo Restaurant & Roof Terrace

$$$ Hold utca 5
  • Highlights
  • 7th floor
  • 360-views
  • BBQ & drinks
  • Igloos & ice rink

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 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.

Area:Petőfi Bridge
Rooftop bar Budapest A38 Ship in Budapest

A38 Ship

$$ Petőfi Bridge, Buda side
  • Highlights
  • 3rd floor
  • 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.

Area:Chain Bridge
Rooftop bar Budapest Raqpart in Budapest


$$ Chain Bridge, Pest bridgehead
  • Highlights
  • 2nd floor
  • River views
  • Party vibes

Calling Raqpart a rooftop bar might be a bit generous, but thanks to fantastic views and a second floor open terrace, it is ok. Since it also comes with a small private beach section it is even more ok. This summer hot-spot is located right by the Pest-side bridgehead of the Chain Bridge and offers lovely views over Donau and the bridge. The rooftop bar offers 'Lemonade for adults' and alcoholic smoothies, along with classic cocktails, wine and sparkling. Come early to enjoy sunny drinks and relaxing river views, or at night for live DJs, great vibes and a large crowd.

Area:Matthias Church
Rooftop bar Budapest Fisherman’s Bastion in Budapest

Fisherman’s Bastion

$$$$ Halászbástya - Északi Híradástorony
  • 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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Rooftop-grade: 7/10
Prime season: April-Oct
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.