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Rooftop Bars Cleveland

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Best time to visit May - September
Rooftop grade 6/10
Rooftop Bar Cleveland
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Cleveland Rooftop Guide

Updated:September 2, 2023

Located along the southern shore of Lake Erie, Cleveland is not a place for year-round outdoor dining and drinking. But, when the warmer months finally arrive, you should follow the local tradition and head straight to the nearest patio. Since everything is better with a view, make the patio an elevated one, and head to the nearest Cleveland rooftop bar.

This complete guide will take you straight the very best venues for some elevated fun, complete with all info you need about every rooftop bar Cleveland worth a visit: opening hours, dress code, pictures, maps and much more. From stylish downtown rooftop lounges with skyline views, to charming terraces overlooking the water. Just scroll down and find the rooftop bar Cleveland best suited for you.

The list

7 best rooftop bars in Cleveland

Rooftop bar Cleveland Bar 32 in Cleveland

Bar 32

$$$$ | 32nd floor | Downtown
  • Highlights
  • Chic & contemporary
  • Breathtaking views
  • Live music

Perched on top of the Hilton Cleveland Downtown, Bar 32 is an elevated venue made for memorable nights. Set on the 32nd floor, and with floor-to-ceiling windows at the indoor lounge, as well as an open-air terrace, the views over the cityscape and Lake Erie are breathtaking all around. Chic, stylish and contemporary, the rooftop bar offers seasonal and creative cocktails, plenty of craft beers and a nice selection of wines. There are also tasty 'Coast to Coast' small plates. With a trendy yet welcoming atmosphere, and live music on weekends, Bar 32 is really a unique Cleveland rooftop bar.

Rooftop bar Cleveland Punch Bowl Social in Cleveland

Punch Bowl Social

$$$ | 3rd floor | Flat East Bank
  • Highlights
  • Food & fun
  • Spacious terrace
  • Weekend brunch

Punch Bowl Social offers fooding and funning at several locations across the US, but the Cleveland venue in Flats East Bank comes with one extra special feature: a spacious and lovely rooftop terrace. Covering three floors, with multiple bars and multiple fun, here you can play bowling, mini-golf, billiard, foosball and sing some karaoke, or enjoy crafted cocktails, punches, beers and something from the scratch-kitchen menu. Best enjoyed in the sun up on the open-air terrace, overlooking the Flats East Bank.

Rooftop bar Cleveland The Garden of Eden in Cleveland

The Garden of Eden

$$$ | 12th floor | Downtown
  • Highlights
  • New 2022
  • Panoramic views
  • Lush escape

While a rooftop bar at the Metropolitan at The 9 in downtown Cleveland is not a new thing, The Garden of Eden is. Replacing the popular Azure Rooftop Lounge, the new rooftop sky club and lounge opened May 20, 2022, with the promise of a unique experience and a dreamlike atmosphere, aiming to be 'Midwest's best new rooftop'. What's for certain is that the amazing and panoramic views over the Cleveland cityscape will be just the same, and that alone makes The Garden of Eden a rooftop bar Cleveland well worth cheking out.

Rooftop bar Cleveland Alley Cat Oyster Bar in Cleveland

Alley Cat Oyster Bar

$$$ | 2nd floor | Flats East Bank
  • Highlights
  • Seafood
  • Cuyahoga views
  • Sunday brunch

Set right by the Cuyahoga River, Alley Cat Oyster Bar is a two-story restaurant and bar, mixing the best of food, drinks and views. Modern and stylish, the venue is divided into dining room, private dining room and two outdoor patios, with expansive and fantastic views over the Cuyahoga all around. Mixing the comfort food of a New England Shore restaurant with the flair of So-Cal dishes, as well as crafted cocktails and beers with a large selection of wines and spirits, Alley Cat is always a great spot for a fine dinner with a view.

Rooftop bar Cleveland Garden City in Cleveland

Garden City

$$$ | 2nd floor | Shaker Heights
  • Highlights
  • Crafted cocktails
  • Lush terrace
  • Weekday 'Social Hour'

The urban Van Aken District in Shaker Heights offers a great mix of retail, restaurants and entertainment, and since 2020, this includes the stylish Garden City rooftop bar. This second floor venue mixes an airy and stylish indoor lounge with a spacious, modern and lush outdoor terrace. Cocktail-focused, the rooftop bar offers a menu with a dozen of unique and hand crafted creations, but there is also an extensive selection of whiskeys, bourbon and scotches, as well as nice array of wines.

Rooftop bar Cleveland Velvet Dog in Cleveland

Velvet Dog

$$$ | 4th floor | Downtown
  • Highlights
  • Nightclub
  • Skyline views
  • Vibrant

Found in the Warehouse District of downtown Cleveland, Velvet Dog is a premier dance club venue set over several floors. Drenched in sweeping colors, lively remix and Top-40 dance sounds, here you find an upscale and hi-tech first floor club, a third floor Martini lounge, and an outdoor rooftop terrace with fantastic views over the Cleveland skyline. Packed with atmosphere and DJ sets nightly during weekends, the prime experience is to go for bottle service at one of the private rooftop cabanas.

Rooftop bar Cleveland Landshark Rooftop Bar at Margaritaville in Cleveland

Landshark Rooftop Bar at Margaritaville

$$$ | 2nd floor | Flat East Bank
  • Highlights
  • Casual
  • Seasonal
  • Tropical inspiration

Margaritaville Cleveland offers a fun and tropical atmosphere in a vibrant setting. Year-round at the indoor restaurant and 5 o’Clock Somewhere Bar, and seasonally at the outdoor Landshark Rooftop Bar. Elevated adjacent to the main building, the rooftop terrace has its own bar, Adirondack chairs and comfy couches, all surrounded with great views over Flats East Bank and Lake Erie. Casual and relaxed in atmosphere, this is a great rooftop bar Cleveland to chill with an ice-cold LandShark Lager or a Who’s To Blame Margarita.

Rikard Fredricson
Rikard Fredricson

Rikard has spent the last 10 years exploring, enjoying, researching and working with rooftop venues. During these years he has visited more than 700 rooftops across the globe. The experience he has gained is used to create helpful, in-depth and accessible content, and to share his knowledge and rooftop expertise with fellow rooftop-lovers.

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Rooftop bar Cleveland

Rooftop-grade: 6/10

Prime season: May-Sept

Which is the best rooftop bar Cleveland? This complete guide will help you find the all the top rooftop bars in Cleveland. The major city in the state of Ohio, located along the southern shore of Lake Erie, which means that the elevated bars can offer both skyline and water views.

Most of the Cleveland rooftop bars can be found in the Downtown area, and while there are a few sky-high rooftop lounges, most venues are found at lower levels. With a distinct and cold winter season, summer is the prime time to enjoy outdoor drinks and bites with a view in Cleveland. Some rooftops do however offer both indoor and outdoor seating, and panoramic windows that means views year-round.

About Cleveland

Set on the southern shore of Lake Erie, across the U.S. maritime border with Canada, Cleveland is located in the northern part of Ohio, and the northern part of the US. While the city proper is only the 54th-largest city in the US, the Cleveland–Akron–Canton area is one of the most populous urban areas in the country. Cleveland is home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, as well as major professional sports teams in baseball, football and basketball.