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Rooftop Bars Hamburg

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Country Germany
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Best time to visit May to September
Rooftop grade 7/10
Rooftop Bar Hamburg
Courtesy of Top Seven by Grand Elyseé

Hamburg Rooftop Guide

Updated:September 2, 2023

Filled with both history and a vibrant atmosphere, Hamburg is a major international and domestic tourist destination. If you want to really elevate your experience, and see the city from a new perspective, head to one of the fantastic Hamburg rooftop bars.

To help you find the very best rooftop bar Hamburg, this complete guide will lead you straight to the top spots, packed with all info you need about each venue. Opening hours, dress code, photos, maps and much more, from happening Reeperbahn rooftop lounges to charming terraces right by the Elbe. So, which is the best rooftop bar Hamburg? Just scroll down and find the Hamburg rooftop bar best suited for you.

The list

12 best rooftop bars in Hamburg

Rooftop bar Hamburg HERITAGE Hamburg Rooftop Bar in Hamburg

HERITAGE Hamburg Rooftop Bar

$$$$ | 7th floor | St. Georg
  • Highlights
  • Indoor/outdoor
  • Panoramic lake views
  • Creative mixology

Set over two floors at the design hotel Le Méridien, HERITAGE Hamburg Rooftop Bar is the best place to enjoy the city from above. Modern and stylish, the rooftop holds a year-round indoor lounge with floor-to-ceiling windows, as well as an outdoor terrace made for airy summer sessions, all surrounded with panoramic views over the Alster Lake. Here you can enjoy a great selection of handcrafted fine cocktails and creative mixology, where the local mixes with exotic flavors and complex creations. Open nightly, the HERITAGE Rooftop Bar is a fantastic spot to gather with a group of friends and colleagues, enjoying amazing sundowners and a buzzing atmosphere.

Rooftop bar Hamburg Clouds - Heaven's Nest in Hamburg

Clouds - Heaven's Nest

$$$$ | 24th floor | St. Pauli
  • Highlights
  • Reeperbahn
  • Panoramic view
  • Crafted cocktails

Heaven's Nest is a stunning rooftop bar Hamburg, offering a bit of everything, but foremost an outstanding panoramic view of the city and its surroundings. Part of Clouds, wich also includes a year-round interior restaurant and bar one floor below, the rooftop terrace is open daily during the warmer season. Decorated with standing cocktail tables, lounge sofas and six comfy and exclusive daybeds, the rooftop bar serves an extensive selection of champagnes, wines and crafted cocktails, along with small meals and snacks. Soft lounge atmosphere during afternoon, turning into laid-back rooftop party later at night.

Rooftop bar Hamburg TWOSIX Food & Rooftop Bar in Hamburg

TWOSIX Food & Rooftop Bar Hamburg

$$$$ | 26th floor | St. Pauli
  • Highlights
  • Highest
  • Panoramic views
  • 26 gins & 26 wines

Perched 118 meters up, on top of the Radisson Blu Hotel, the TWOSIX Food & Rooftop Bar is the highest rooftop bar Hamburg has to offer. Part stylish indoor lounge, and part airy outdoor terrace, where you get some breathtaking panoramic views over the city. The rooftop menu includes 26 varieties of gin, from the exotics to the insider tips, as well as 26 exquisite wines, paired with 4-star cuisine. With a casual and relaxed atmosphere, TWOSIX is perfect for an after work with colleagues, or an elevated evening with friends and family.


10 Spectacular Rooftop Bars in Hamburg

Rooftop bar Hamburg Campari Lounge at the George Hotel in Hamburg

Campari Lounge

$$$$ | 7th floor | St. Georg
  • Highlights
  • Sunset views
  • Sophisticated
  • Campari cocktails

A soft and stylish cocktail lounge and rooftop bar, offering a superb panoramic view of Hamburg and its skyline, and more so, a lovely view of the sailboats passing by on Lake Alster. If you pinpoint a sunset here, you are in for a real treat. Open when the weather is fine, the terrace has a classic lounge setting with lots of comfy sofas and a Campari-inspired bar. Choose between champagne, wine or a good selection of speciality cocktails. The perfect Hamburg rooftop bar to just sit back and relax with a loved one or some friends, watch the sun set over the lake and chat the night away.

Rooftop bar Hamburg Top Seven by Grand Elyseé in Hamburg

Top Seven by Grand Elyseé

$$$$ | 7th floor | Rothenbaum
  • Highlights
  • Fashionable
  • Breathtaking views
  • Summer hot-spot

While the 5-star hotel GRAND ELYSEE Hamburg has been around for quite some time, it presented a new and elevated feature in 2020: the open-air Top Seven rooftop bar. This modern and bright terrace comes with comfortable lounge furniture, elegant bar stools, as well as breathtaking views over Hamburg's picturesque cityscape. Open during spring and summer, up here you can indulge creative signature cocktails, fizzy drinks, a sparkling glass of champagne, or maybe something from the Gin Tonic collection, complemented with a tasty tapas selection.

Rooftop bar Hamburg BLOCKBRÄU in Hamburg


$$$ | 2nd floor | Landungsbrücken
  • Highlights
  • Spacious terrace
  • Fantastic views

Located smack in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the Landungsbrücken, BLOCKBRÄU is an equally busy brewery, equipped with a spacious and fantastic rooftop terrace. Here you can enjoy an ice-cold and home-brewed draft beer, or some wine, spirits and a selection of German cuisine, all to some amazing views over the Port of Hamburg, the Landungsbrücken, the Elbphilharmonie and all the action in the Elbe. A perfect spot for a sunny Hamburg afternoon.

Rooftop bar Hamburg Puzzle Bar in Hamburg

Puzzle Bar

$$$$ | 15th floor | HafenCity
  • Highlights
  • Creative cocktails
  • Amazing view
  • Modern

Perched on top of the Campus Tower in HafenCity, the modern and stylish Puzzle Bar comes with both indoor and outdoor seating, offering amazing views over Hamburg, either through the panoramic windows, or from the 15th floor al-fresco terrace. This Hamburg rooftop bar is the latest creation from chef Kevin Fehling, the only Hamburg native to have received three stars from the Michelin Guide. And while there are some luxurious street food on the menu, the star of the show here are the creative and crafted cocktails.

Rooftop bar Hamburg Fontenay Bar in Hamburg

Fontenay Bar

$$$$$ | 6th floor | Rothenbaum
  • Highlights
  • Luxurious
  • 320° views
  • Champagne cocktails

Found on the shore of the Alster Lake, the luxurious hotel The Fontenay offers a Hamburg rooftop experience out of the ordinary. Guests staying at the hotel can enjoy prime relaxation at the rooftop spa, complete with an indoor/outdoor infinity pool. But, there is also The Fontenay Bar, where all are welcome to enjoy liquid pleasures and panoramic 320° views over the lake and city. The high quality rooftop menu comes filled with elegant champagne cocktails and signature creations, complemented with elevated bar bites and sweet temptations.

Rooftop bar Hamburg MOON 46 in Hamburg


$$$ | 9th floor | HadenCity
  • Highlights
  • Casual
  • Panoramic views
  • Rooftop garden

Perched on top of the modern PIERDREI Hotel HafenCity Hamburg, MOON 46 offers a relaxing and lush setting to enjoy drinks with a view. In full swing during the warmer months, the top floor terrace is an airy, charming and spacious rooftop garden, where you are surrounded with plenty of colorful greenery, as well as panoramic views over Hamburg. Casual and chill-out in atmosphere, this is a great Hamburg rooftop spot for sunset after-works, serving a wide selection of refreshing drinks.

Rooftop bar Hamburg Bidges & Sons in Hamburg

Bidges & Sons

$$$ | 2nd floor | St. Pauli
  • Highlights
  • Reeperbahn
  • Hidden gem
  • Exotic cocktails

Located right in the middle of the Reeperbahn, Bidges & Sons is home to a clothing and souvenir shop, vegan café, fast food restaurant of all, a 120sqm rooftop terrace and bar, which is somewhat of a hidden Hamburg gem. Serving a large cocktail menu with exciting exotic cocktails, homemade lemonades and an absinthe bar, the lush rooftop terraces is a perfect spot to settle down in one of the comfy lounge sofas and enjoy some sunny after work drinks.

Rooftop bar Hamburg Sky & Sand Beachclub in Hamburg

Sky & Sand Beachclub

$$$$ | 3rd floor | Barmbek-Süd
  • Highlights
  • Rooftop pool
  • City beach club
  • Restaurant

A rooftop beach club located on top of the Hamburger Meile shopping centre, not on the beach, but right in the middle of Hamburg. Furnished with lovely lounge furniture, sunbeds, beach chairs, and with a floor of Fiji-sand and a small rooftop pool, this really is an urban oasis in the buzzing city center. Here you find three cocktail bars serving bubbles, ice cold beers and a large array of colorful and tasty cocktails along with an integrated restaurant serving a wide range of food. Perfect place for sunny afternoon cocktails with your feet in the pool, as well as vibrant sunset sessions.

Rooftop bar Hamburg Café Vju in Hamburg

Café Vju

$$$ | 30 meters up | Hamburg-Wilhelmsburg
  • Highlights
  • Old energy bunker
  • 360-view
  • Weekend breakfast

The probably the most unique rooftop bar Hamburg is Café Vju, also known as Room with a Vju, located at an old anti-aircraft bunker built in 1943. Set 30 meters above ground, the café and rooftop bar offers seating both inside and out on the 360° panoramic terrace, displaying some beautiful views over Hamburg and its surroundings. A great weekend destination where you can enjoy a tasty energy bunker breakfast buffet, as well as fine cakes, fresh waffles, small dishes, coffee, beer, soda and wine.

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 Hamburg

Rooftop-grade: 7/10

Prime season: May-Sept

Inhabitants: 3,3 millions

Climate: temperate

The climate in Hamburg means cold winters and hot summers. So if you want to get the most out of your visit one of the rooftop bars in Hamburg, then you should go here sometime between April and September.

During this time the roof terraces are very lively and also most beautiful to visit. The best time to visit a sky lounge in Hamburg is in the summer.

The views are fantastic and the atmosphere pleasent, which both are typical criterias for a sky bar Hamburg. So, which is the best rooftop bar in Hamburg? This list will help you find the answer of that question.

About Hamburg

Hamburg is Germany's second largest city and also one of the country's main cities, thanks to one of Europe's largest container ports. It also has one of the highest GDP per capita. The city is situated very beautifuly on the mouth of rivers Alster and Bille. Hamburg is, like many other port cities, famous for its lively nightlife. Most clubs and bars you find on the Reeperbahn. Unexpectedly so, Hamburg has a lot of nice beaches. Blankenese beach in the exclusive district of Blankenese and Elbstrand that is closer to the city center.