Complete guide

Rooftop bars Fort Lauderdale

2024 update

From oceanside terraces with a rooftop pool, to buzzing downtown lounges with skyline views, there is a Fort Lauderdale rooftop bar in for everyone.

Rooftop Bar Fort Lauderdale
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Fort Lauderdale Rooftop Guide

Updated:April 19, 2024

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 in 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. Just scroll down and find the FTL rooftop bar best suited for you.

The list

8 best rooftop bars in Fort Lauderdale

Rooftop bar Fort Lauderdale Rooftop @1WLO in FTL

Rooftop @1WLO

7th floor | Downtown
  • Highlights
  • 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 Pier 6 Rooftop in FTL

Pier 6 Rooftop

6th floor | Pompano Beach
  • Highlights
  • Ocean views
  • Live music
  • $$$

Found in Pompano Beach, Pier 6 is a premier rooftop bar, lounge, and event space, mixing amazing views and great vibes. Spacious, modern and airy, the rooftop terrace comes equipped with a stylish bar, high top tables and comfy loungers, all surrounded with panoramic vistas over the ocean and Pompano Beach Pier. In a chill and breezy atmosphere, here you can enjoy unique specialty cocktails, refreshing Mojitos and Margaritas, as well as shareable bites. Visit for daily happy hour, live music Sundays and Thursdays, or fun-filled monthly theme party's.

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

The Easton Rooftop Pool & Lounge

8th floor | Downtown
  • Highlights
  • 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

Bar Rita

2nd floor | Poinciana Park
  • Highlights
  • Mexican vibes
  • 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

High Tide Lounge at Bahia Mar

3rd floor | Fort Lauderdale Beach
  • Highlights
  • 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 Sparrow in FTL


25th floor | Downtown
  • Highlights
  • Urban hideaway
  • Panoramic views
  • $$$$

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 SKY Bar at The Atlantic Hotel & Spa in FTL

SKY Bar at The Atlantic Hotel & Spa

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

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

McSorley's Beach Pub

2nd floor | Fort Lauderdale Beach
  • Highlights
  • 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.

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.

Fort Lauderdale Rooftop Map