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Rooftop bars Fort Lauderdale

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8 best rooftop bars in Fort Lauderdale

Updated:March 14, 2022

Found on Florida's southeastern coast, Ft. Lauderdale might be a bit of a smaller sibling to Miami just 25 miles south, but this beautiful beach- and canal filled city is well worth a trip on its own. And thanks to the Florida weather, you can pretty much always experience it alfresco and from above, at one of the Fort Lauderdale rooftop bars.

But which is the best rooftop bar Fort Lauderdale? This complete guide will help you find out, packed with all info you need about each venue: opening hours, dress code, pics, maps and much more.

From oceanside terraces with a rooftop pool, to buzzing downtown lounges with skyline views, there is a Fort Lauderdale rooftop bar in for everyone. Just scroll down and find the rooftop bar FTL best suited for you.

The list
Rooftop bar Fort Lauderdale Rooftop @1WLO in FTL
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Rooftop @1WLO

$$$ | 7th floor | Downtown
  • Highlights
  • Elevated lounge vibes
  • Panoramic views
  • Sunday brunch

Elevated above Fort Lauderdale’s renowned Las Olas Boulevard and the New River, the Rooftop @1WLO brings a large slice of cosmopolitan vibes to the heart of downtown. Dressed as a garden in the sky, the spacious and trendy rooftop comes with a very lush and natural decor, all surrounded by panoramic views over the FTL skyline. Up here you can enjoy a great selection of hand-crafted, ingredient-focused cocktails, a nice array of wines and a selection of chef driven and seasonal small plates and shareables, served in a swanky, laid back atmosphere.

Rooftop bar Fort Lauderdale Sparrow in FTL
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Sparrow

$$$ | 25th floor | Downtown
  • Highlights
  • Urban hideaway
  • Panoramic views
  • Inventive food & drinks

Perched on top of The Dalmar Hotel in downtown Fort Lauderdale, Sparrow is a chic and trendy rooftop cocktail lounge offering retro vibes and urban views. Half inside and half outside, at the colorful and coastal outdoor patio the sleek design is complemented with panoramic views over the city and ocean. Indulge in inventive food and drinks, ranging from tropically influenced riffs on classic cocktails and large format group offerings, to shareable plates mixing Asian flavours and tropical vibes.

Rooftop bar Fort Lauderdale The Easton Rooftop Pool & Lounge in FTL
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The Easton Rooftop Pool & Lounge

$$$ | 8th floor | Downtown
  • Highlights
  • Vibrant
  • 360° views
  • Rooftop pool

The Easton Rooftop Pool & Lounge is a new addition to the Fort Lauderdale rooftop scene, offering the best of elevated poolside vibes. Found on top of the Courtyard by Marriott in downtown, the spacious rooftop comes with both a lovely pool deck, as well as a lounge and bar, all surrounded with panoramic views over FTL. An exclusive oasis for hotel guests during daytime on weekdays, but other times all are welcome to enjoy everything from happy hour drinks to happening weekend pool party´s with live DJs, as well as Sunday morning yoga.

Rooftop bar Fort Lauderdale Bar Rita in FTL
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Bar Rita

$$$ | 2nd floor | Poinciana Park
  • Highlights
  • Mexican vibes
  • Margaritas
  • Weekend brunch

Easy to spot, thanks to its painted facade and glowing roof, Bar Rita is a vibrant, lush, colorful and spacious venue that mixes indoor and outdoor seating, both on the ground floor and at the second floor rooftop. Open daily for lunch, dinner and drinks, as well as weekend brunch, the bar offers a modern take on Mexican bar food, as well as a large selection of margaritas and tequilas. Pretty much made for great times and good fun, you can visit for a sunny and casual lunch/brunch on the rooftop, or a night out with friends.

Rooftop bar Fort Lauderdale High Tide Lounge at Bahia Mar in FTL
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High Tide Lounge at Bahia Mar

$$$$ | 3rd floor | Fort Lauderdale Beach
  • Highlights
  • Pool party's
  • Panoramic views
  • Rooftop pool

Found at the Bahia Mar at Fort Lauderdale Beach, High Tide Lounge is a coastal-bright and stylish rooftop venue, made for both relaxing and vibrant days with panoramic views over the Intracoastal Waterway and Atlantic Ocean. On a regular day, this is the perfect spot for an elevated daycation, taking dips in the rooftop pool and enjoying poolside food and drinks. But not only made for relaxation, as High Tide rooftop also host special events quite regulary, from themed party nights to vibrant daytime pool party's.

Rooftop bar Fort Lauderdale SKY Bar at The Atlantic Hotel & Spa in FTL
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SKY Bar at The Atlantic Hotel & Spa

$$$$ | 5th floor | Fort Lauderdale Beach
  • Highlights
  • Exclusive
  • Ocean views
  • Rooftop pool

The luxurious The Atlantic Hotel & Spa at Fort Lauderdale Beach comes with an exclusive rooftop oasis, called SKY Bar. Set on the 5th floor, the stylish pool terrace offers a relaxed coastal vibe atmosphere, where teak accents and vibrant colors are combined with panoramic views over the ocean and beach. Here you can enjoy a large selection of poolside dishes and plenty of refreshing specialty cocktails. The prime feature of the SKY Bar is however the glittering rooftop pool, where you can swim above the ocean.

Rooftop bar Fort Lauderdale McSorley's Beach Pub in FTL
7

McSorley's Beach Pub

$$$ | 2nd floor | Fort Lauderdale Beach
  • Highlights
  • Traditional Irish Pub
  • Ocean views
  • Sports bar

Located at the heart of Fort Lauderdale Beach, McSorley's Beach Pub brings a large slice of Ireland to the coast of Florida. Set over several levels, the downstairs pub and sports bar comes with an outdoor patio, but the best views over the beach and ocean are found at the upstairs lounge and rooftop bar. Open daily, here you can indulge in relaxed pub fare, as well as a great selection of beers and cocktails. Come for laid-back happy hours during weekdays, or for vibrant rooftop nights with a group of friends.

Rooftop bar Fort Lauderdale Andy’s Live Fire Grill & Bar in FTL
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Andy’s Live Fire Grill & Bar

$$$ | 2nd floor | Poinciana Park
  • Highlights
  • Live grill
  • Crafted cocktails
  • Live music

A relaxing and contemporary bar and grill, set over two levels. Downstairs, you find a dining room and bar, leading up to a second floor bar and lounge with both indoor and outdoor seating. The main feature at Andy’s is the Santa Maria style live-fire grill, where you can watch everything from grilled meats and local seafood to mouth-watering American classics being made. You should definitely try the food, but you can also visit for some relaxing crafted cocktails and wines with friends and family at the rooftop terrace.

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Rooftop bar Fort Lauderdale

Rooftop-grade: 7/10

Prime season: all year

Residents: 200 000

Climate: tropical rainforest

Which are the best rooftops in Fort Lauderdale? This complete guide will help you find the best FTL rooftop bars. The climate in Ft. Lauderdale is warm and pleasant all year round, with temperatures at 20-35 degrees celsius during the day. Given the climate, the rooftop bars in Fort Lauderdale can stay open year-round.

Most of the Fort Lauderdale rooftop bars are found either in the city or by the beach and coastline. So you can pretty much choose it you want skyline or ocean views. There are rooftops offering daytime relaxation or weekend pool party's, as well as nightlife vibes.

About Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale is located in southeast Florida, by the Atlantic Ocean. Known as the 'Venice of America', the city has long stretches of inland waterways, as well as plenty of fantastic beaches. With 300+ sunshine days a year, it is a popular tourist destination.