Rooftop bars Houston

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7 best rooftop bars in Houston [2021 update]

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Last updated: March 11th, 2020


From a sky-high downtown cocktail lounge to charming restaurant patios, we will guide to the elevated and open-air venues to see Houston from a new perspective. Packed with all the info you need about every great Houston rooftop bar: opening hours, dress code, pictures, maps and much more.

As one of the biggest cities in the US, a warm climate and lots of skyscrapers, Houston has all the features for a good rooftop city. AnD there’s something for everyone here, whether you want to wine & dine or relax in a rooftop swimming pool. But which is the best rooftop bar Houston? Just scroll down and find the Houston rooftop bar best suited for you.

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Rooftop bar Houston Z on23 Rooftop Bar

Z on23 Rooftop Bar

$$$ | 23rd floor | Downtown Houston
  • Highlights
  • Amazing views
  • Stylish
  • Crafted cocktails

Perched on top of Le Méridien Houston Downtown you find Z on23 Rooftop Bar, a stylish and open-air cocktail bar with fantastic 360-degree views over Houston, beautiful both around sunset and later on, when the skyline is twinkling with lights. Equipped with comfy lounge seating and a sleek, open-air rooftop bar, the Z on23 rooftop menu includes a nice selection of crafted signature cocktails, premium spirits and wine, all served in a stylish yet warm atmosphere.

Rooftop bar Houston Rosemont Houston

Rosemont Houston

$$$ | 2nd floor | Montrose
  • Highlights
  • Seasonal cocktails
  • Sunday brunch
  • Live DJs

Elegant and trendy Houston rooftop bar, located in the heart of the Rosemont area. Here you can enjoy vibes along with fantastic seasonal crafted cocktails, wine and a few different beers along with a smaller menu of tasty bar bites. The spacious terrace with cabanas and comfy lounge sofas is a great spot for pre-dinner cocktails earlier at night, especially on weekdays and the 5-7pm happy hour. On weekends this venue works just as well for a full night out, with live DJs, great atmosphere and rooftop party both Friday and Saturday, along with 'Sunday Funday'.

Rooftop bar Houston B&B Butchers & Restaurant

B&B Butchers & Restaurant

$$$$ | 2nd floor | Washington
  • Highlights
  • Kobe Beef certified
  • Skyline views
  • Vibrant upscale

B&B Butcher’s mixes a traditional in-house butcher shop with an upscale steakhouse restaurant. And best of all, lunch and dinner can be enjoyed on the charming second floor rooftop terrace, where you get great and unobstructed views of the Houston skyline. One of only nine US restaurants certified by the Kobe Beef Association in Japan, this is obviously a perfect spot for a good steak. But also for crafted, Texas-spirited signature cocktails during weekday Social Hour (3-6pm), or for a weekend rooftop brunch.

Rooftop bar Houston Parkview Terrace at Marriot Marquis Houston

Parkview Terrace at Marriot Marquis Houston

$$$$ | 6th floor | Downtown Houston
  • Highlights
  • Infinity pool
  • Tropical park
  • Day pass / hotel guest

The Marriott Marquis in downtown Houston comes with several resort-like amenities, where the crown jewel is the spacious and amazing 6th floor rooftop terrace. Called Parkview Terrace, this impressive venue looks and feels a lot like a tropical rooftop park, and comes with both a heated rooftop infinity pool and a Texas-shaped lazy river. A hot-spot for long hours of fun relaxation under the Texas sun, which you can enjoy either by staying at the hotel or purchase a day pass.

Rooftop bar Houston Benjy's in Houston


$$$ | 2nd floor | Rice Village
  • Highlights
  • Brunch all days
  • New American restaurant
  • Festive

Mostly known as a fantastic restaurant, Benjy's in the Village also come with a second floor bar and rooftop patio. While the views over the surroundings are nothing spectacular, it's still well worth a visit thanks to the lovely atmosphere and great selection of food and drinks. Serving both brunch and dinner 7 days a week from a New American menu, the rooftop bar also offers well made signature cocktails, crafted beers and a very impressive wine list. Stylish in decor, but very comfy, relaxed and friendly in vibe.

Rooftop bar Houston Tremont House Rooftop Bar in Houston

Tremont House Rooftop Bar

$$$ | 5th floor | Galveston
  • Highlights
  • Signature cocktails
  • Great views
  • Sophisticated

The perhaps best looking rooftop bar Houston has to offer is not located in the city center, but at Galveston Island out by the Gulf of Mexico. The Tremont House Rooft Bar is a sophisticated open-air venue with a beatiful setting. Here you find a mix of lounge sofas and bar stools, looking extra sharp at night thanks to a lighted Manzanita tree and illuminated pots. Enjoy great views over downtown Galveston and the harbor, along with well made signature cocktails, rooftop Sangria, crafted beers and a nice selection of wines.

Rooftop bar Houston Hyatt Market Street in Houston

Hyatt Market Street

$$$ | 2nd floor | The Woodlands
  • Highlights
  • Signature cocktails
  • Relaxed atmosphere
  • Rooftop pool

Situated on the second floor of the Hyatt Centric The Woodlands, a bit north of downtown Houston, The Market Street Rooftop Bar is most likely the chicest venue in the area. Both a stylish indoor lounge and an outdoor terrace, complete with lounge chairs, bar stools, cosy fire-pits, a swimming pool and cool views over the popular Market Street shopping area. With a stylish yet laid-back vibe, this is the ideal lounge-terrace for pre- or post dinner signature cocktails, microbrews or something from the extensive wine menu.

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Rooftop bar Houston

Rooftop-grade: 7/10
Prime season: all year
Inhabitants: 6,3 millions
Climate: humid subtropic

The climate in Houston is pleasant all year round, except for summer, when it can get very hot. The climate allows the rooftop bars here to have open all year round.

Which are the best rooftops in Houston? There are many rooftop bars in Houston with awesome views, luxurious furnishings, and usually with a swimming pool. Dispite the perfect climate and the large amount of terraces in Houston, there should be more cool rooftops here.

A typical Houston rooftop bar is located at a hotel or restaurant with downtown city views, the same as many regular Houston bars. Use the map to find best sky lounges, that are close to your location.

About Houston

Houston is the fourth largest city in the US after New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. Houston is probably best known for its industrial energy, technology and space industries, NASA being the primarily reason for this. A visit to Space Center Houston is a must if you have never been there.