Complete guide

Rooftop Bars Gothenburg

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Country Sweden
Currency Swedish krona
Best time to visit May - September
Rooftop grade 7/10
Rooftop Bar Gothenburg
Courtesy of Above at Scandic Göteborg Central

Gothenburg Rooftop Guide

Updated:September 2, 2023

The west coast of Sweden is a hot summer destination, and the major city Gothenburg is no exception. Especially if you are in the mood for rooftop bars. From May to September, you will find both small and cozy Gothenburg rooftop bars, as well as bigger and more luxurious ones.

This complete guide will take you straight to the top venues, packed with all info you need about each rooftop: opening hours, dress code, pictures, maps and much more. So, which is the best rooftop bar Gothenburg? Just scroll down and find the Gothenburg rooftop bar best suited for you.

The list

13 best rooftop bars in Gothenburg

Rooftop bar Taket in Gothenburg


$$$$ | 7th floor | Stenpiren
  • Highlights
  • Great atmosphere
  • River views
  • Eventful

Really raising the rooftop scene in Gothenburg, TaKeT is found up on the 7th floor of Comfort Hotel Gothenburg. Located right by the water, and the views you get over the river Göta Älv are absolutely amazing. But TaKeT offers much more than just grand views. Fun-filled and vibrant, the schedule is packed with different events, from DJ sessions and day-parties, to rooftop yoga or brewery takeovers. Events or not, the atmosphere is always friendly and unpretentious, with a cool vibe but inviting to all. There is a reason why TaKeT is considered the best party rooftop in the world.

Rooftop bar Above at Scandic Göteborg Central in Gothenburg

Above at Scandic Göteborg Central

$$$$ | 14th floor | Älvstaden
  • Highlights
  • Miami-inspired
  • Panoramic views
  • Year-round

Above is a sparkling new Gothenburg rooftop bar, found on the 14th floor of the impressive Scandic Göteborg Central. The elevated position makes this the highest rooftop in the city, but it's also the largest, where a sleek interior lounge leads out to a lush and spacious terrace. Surrounded with amazing panoramics over the river and Gothenburg, the Miami-inspired rooftop offers a playful menu filled with both creative cocktails and modern bites perfect to share. The terrace is weather-protected, so the view and the pulsating atmosphere is available all year round.

Rooftop bar PAM’S Pool Deck & Lounge in Gothenburg

PAM’S Pool Deck & Lounge

$$$$ | 3rd floor | Ullevi
  • Highlights
  • LA-inspired
  • Poolside paradise
  • Summer hot-spot

Opening with a bang during 2022, the iconic Jacy’z Hotel & Resort got even better during 2023, with the introduction of PAM’S Pool Deck & Lounge. Looking and feeling like an LA rooftop, and filled with an international atmosphere, the buzzing and lush terrace blends rooftop pool and day beds with a large bar and plenty of comfy lounge areas. Under open skies, here you can mix refreshing cocktails with poolside bites, as well as sunny swims with DJ beats and party vibes.

Rooftop bar Rooftop Bar at Clarion Hotel The Pier in Gothenburg

Rooftop Bar at Clarion Hotel The Pier

$$$$ | 11th floor | Lindholmen
  • Highlights
  • East meets West
  • Panoramic views
  • Sumerish drinks

Set right by the water in Lindholmen, Clarion Hotel The Pier comes with a modern and confident rooftop bar, where East meets West. Opened during 2023, the Rooftop Bar is a new and elevated oasis to enjoy cosy and joyful vibes, and panoramic views over Gothenburg, with vistas that stretches from Hisingsbron to Älvsborgsbron. Apart from grand views, the rooftop also offers a summerish selection of rotating drinks, featuring flavours like strawberry, lychee, yuzu and rhubarb.

Rooftop bar Gothenburg Cielo Rooftop Bar in Gothenburg

Cielo Rooftop Bar

$$$$ | 7th floor | Avenyn
  • Highlights
  • Cosmopolitan feel
  • Lush terrace
  • Live DJs

In the middle of Gothenburg's main street Avenyn, you find the lifestyle hotel Bellora with Cielo Rooftop Bar. A 7th (floor) heaven with a lovely view of the Gothenburg skyline where you can enjoy the sunshine, margaritas, a cosmopolitan feel and soft music, often presented by a live DJ. Apart from margaritas, the Cielo rooftop bar serves a nice selction of well made cocktails, beer and wine, along with cheese, charcuterie and pizza to keep the stomach happy. Choose to sit at one of the smaller tables close to the edge, or cuddle up in the roof covered large lounge sofas a few steps up.

Rooftop bar Gothenburg Pachanga Pool Club in Gothenburg

Pachanga Pool Club

$$$$ | 27th floor | Ullevi
  • Highlights
  • Morning to evening
  • Panoramic views
  • Food, music & drinks

The crown jewel of Jacy’z Hotel & Resort is found on the top and 27th floor, with the energetic spa and pool club Pachanga. Inspired by the best clubs in Miami, Pachanga is far from conventional. Here you find heated pools on both floors, plenty of comfy sunbeds, cosy fire pits, dry and steam saunas, board games, treatments, and amazing views over Gothenburg through the panoramic windows. Start the day off at a slow and relaxed pace, or visit in the evenings, when pulsating pool party vibes surround the venue.

Rooftop bar Gothenburg Skanshof in Gothenburg


$$$$ | 3rd floor | Haga
  • Highlights
  • Rooftop bar & park
  • NYC-inspired
  • Rooftop pool

Opened in 2021, Skanshof is a New York-inspired bistro set over several levels, including both rooftop bar and a lush rooftop park. Bringing life into a former bank building at the square Skanstorget, here you can enjoy panoramic views over Gothenburg and the Skansen Kronan fortress, along with a seafood-bistro menu and plenty of refreshing drinks. Visit for a sunny after work, a fine dinner, weekend brunch or maybe to challenge your friends with a game of boule in the rooftop park.

Rooftop bar Gothenburg Odins TAK at Hotel Odin in Gothenburg

Odins TAK at Hotel Odin

$$$ | 7th floor | Stampen
  • Highlights
  • Summer lounge
  • Spacious terrace
  • Lovely views

Odins TAK (translated into Odins ROOF) is a summer lounge and rooftop bar, set seven floors up at Clarion Collection Hotel Odin. The lush and spacious terrace offers lovely views over the Gothenburg rooftops, and yo can settle down in comfy lounge sofas or sun beds and enjoy the 'rooftop-regulars', like beers on tap, wine, bubbles and refreshing cocktails. Welcoming to all, Odins TAK is a great venue for a relaxing and fun after work in the sun.

Rooftop bar Gothenburg Cuckoo On The Roof at Radisson Blu in Gothenburg

Cuckoo On The Roof at Radisson Blu

$$$$ | 11th floor | Lindholmen
  • Highlights
  • Summer hot-spot
  • Panoramic views
  • Wellness area

A rooftop at the Radisson Blu Riverside Hotel in Gothenburg is not a new thing, but the concept Cuckoo On The Roof is brand new for 2022, and promises a summer experience better than ever before. Aiming to provide the feeling of being on a roof terrace in Palma, the lush and urban terrace offers magical views over the city and the surrounding water, along with bubbles and other summerish drinks. Guest staying at the hotel can also relax in in the rooftop fitness & wellness center year-round.

Rooftop bar Gothenburg Atelier at Hotel Pigalle in Gothenburg

Atelier at Hotel Pigalle

$$$$ | 4th floor | Brunnsparken
  • Highlights
  • Beautiful terrace
  • Crafted cocktails
  • Summer clubs

At the unique Hotel Pigalle you find the French bistro-style Restaurant Atelier, which during the warmer months also offers a charming rooftop terrace. Lush and beautiful in decoration, the rooftop is filled with sunshine from morning to evening, along with a buzzing atmosphere and setting. The Atelier rootop bar menu includes everything from crafted summer cocktails to bistro style dishes, and a cuople of nights a week the terrace host summer clubs, with live DJs and various artists.

Rooftop bar Gothenburg Henriksberg in Gothenburg


$$$ | 2nd floor | Masthugget
  • Highlights
  • Great for events
  • River views
  • Happenings

Henriksbergs rooftop bar offers one of Gothenburg's best views, over the river and towards Lindholmen on the other side. Founded allready in 1894, this used to be a fine dining restaurant, but nowadays it's more towards a youthful pub / club in a three story building, where you can enjoy conserts, quiz, stand up shows, whatch sports, play pool and much more. And of course, sip refreshing drinks on the rooftop terrace. The atmosphere is friendly, realaxing and usually quite lively, from sunset to late night.

Rooftop bar Gothenburg Ruby Rooftop Bar in Gothenburg

Ruby Rooftop Bar

$$$$ | 7th floor | Avenyn
  • Highlights
  • Crafted cocktails
  • Great views
  • Central

This rooftop bar is located on the 7th floor of the hotel Scandic Rubinen in central Gothenburg, right on the most famous street called Avenyn. From the terrace you get a magical view over the city rooftops and down on the buzzing streets. Up here focus is on drinks, with skilled bartenders preparing seasonal crafted cocktails. There is also a good selection of beers on draught, wine and bubbles. A great choice for some summer evening cocktails, but with both an indoor lounge along with blankets, awnings and infrared available on the terrace, it is also a great winter destination.

Rooftop bar Gothenburg John Scotts Avenyn in Gothenburg

John Scotts Avenyn

$$$ | 3rd floor | Avenyn
  • Highlights
  • Sports & quiz
  • Central
  • Pub feel

A lovely little Gothenburg rooftop bar and the perfect destination if you are looking for a classic pub combined with a rooftop terrace. John Scott is located in central Gothenburg, and occupies all three three floors of a classic building. Here you can get the full pub experience year round, watching sports, join in on a quiz, catch a live act or just socialize. When the weather is nice you can head up to the 3rd floor terrace for a relaxed, sunny and friendly atmosphere. The menu is classic pub style, with items like burgers and 28 different beers and ciders on draught.

Hans Ebenman
Hans Ebenman

Hans has visited over 500 rooftop bars, 200 rooftop pools and 300 rooftop restaurants since 2015. This vast experience has made Hans a true rooftop expert, and one of the most knowledgeable in the field. Today, numerous of travel magazines, bloggers and media websites contact Hans to get his expertise on rooftops.

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City info

Rooftop bar Gothenburg

Rooftop-grade: 7/10

Prime season: May-Sept

Residents: 550 000

Climate: temperate

While not packed with rooftop bars, Gothenburg do offer an ok selection of venues to wine and dine with a view. A few of them are even really fantastic, and include great views of the city and its rooftops.

Because of the quite cold climate, the rooftop bars here are usually only open from about April to October. Most of the Gothenburg rooftop bars are located at hotels, so it is easy to mix accommodation with elevated fun.

About Gothenburg

Gothenburg is Sweden's second largest city. The city is located on the west coast and has the largest harbor in Scandinavia. This results in that this is Sweden's most important city in terms of imports and exports to and from other countries. Every year the world's largest youth tournament in soccer Gothia Cup takes place here one week in July. Other attractions in the city is otherwise Feskekyrkan, the Tivoli Liseberg and the shopping street Avenue. The climate here means cold winters and hot summers.