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Rooftop Bars Istanbul

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Mix sunset views over the Bosphorus with tasty food and drinks.

Rooftop Bar Istanbul
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Istanbul Rooftop Guide

Updated:April 16, 2023

Istanbul is one of the biggest cities in the world, and the best way to get an overview of the vast city is to head up to an Istanbul roof bar.

To help you find the top spots, this complete guide will lead you straight to the best rooftop bars in Istanbul, packed with all info you need about each venue: opening hours, dress code, pictures, maps, booking links and much more. From stylish rooftop restaurants to more charming and relaxed rooftop lounges.

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

The list

15 best rooftop bars in Istanbul

Rooftop bar Istanbul The Bank Roof Bar in Istanbul

The Bank Roof Bar

7th floor | Karaköy
  • Highlights
  • Panoramic views
  • Unique flavors
  • $$$

Perched on top of The Bank Hotel in Karaköy, Istanbul's most hip area, The Bank Roof Bar invites to an elevated and imperishable experience. This stylish and open air terrace comes surrounded with magnificent views over the Old City, and up here you can indulge in everything from classic & signature cocktails, a wide variety of whiskies and local & international wines, as well as a unique selection of finger foods. Open daily, The Bank Roof Bar is pretty much always a great choice to enjoy Istanbul from above, in an upscale yet casual atmosphere.

Rooftop bar Istanbul Hood Rooftop Restaurant & Bar in Istanbul

Hood Rooftop Restaurant & Bar

12th floor | Moda
  • Highlights
  • Panoramic views
  • Warm atmosphere
  • $$$$

Perched on top of DoubleTree by Hilton Istanbul - Moda, the stylish Hood Rooftop Restaurant & Bar almost seamlessly blends interior and outdoor seating, as well as elegant dining tables and comfy lounge spots. The beautiful setting is elevated by an amazing panoramic view over the Old Town Peninsula, Princes' Islands and the Bosphorus Strait. In a warm and sophisticated atmosphere, here you can indulge in distinguished flavors from world cuisine as well as authentic tastes, complemented with a carefully curated drink menu.

Rooftop bar Istanbul Simone at RUZ Hotels in Istanbul

Simone at RUZ Hotels

6th floor | Beyoglu
  • Highlights
  • 360° views
  • Rooftop bar + restaurant
  • $$$

Covering the top floors of the luxury boutique hotel RUZ Hotels, Simone includes both a rooftop bar & terrace, and a rooftop restaurant. Blending panoramic interior seating with outdoor terraces, here you get some truly breathtaking views over Istanbul. Indulge in a Mediterranean-inspired menu, complemented with crafted signature cocktails, gorgeous beers and splendid wines. Open daily from breakfast to late night, Simone always invites to elevated hours in a laid back atmosphere.


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Rooftop bar Istanbul Loti Roof Lounge in Istanbul

Loti Roof Lounge

6th floor | Old City
  • Highlights
  • 360° views
  • Sophisticated
  • $$$

Perched on the 6th floor of the Pierre Loti Hotel Old City, and connected with the Loti Bistro on the ground floor, the modern, trendy and sophisticated Loti Roof Lounge offers panoramic 360° views over the Bosphorus, Marmara Sea, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, and Golden Horn. Above the heart of Sultanahmet, here you can indulge in a wide range of Turkish and International cuisine, complemented with an extensive wine list, as well as a variety of cocktails and other local and international drinks.

Rooftop bar Istanbul Mikla (Hotel Marmara Pera) in Istanbul


15th floor | The Marmara Pera
  • Highlights
  • Rooftop pool
  • 360° view
  • $$$$

The rooftop terrace Mikla at the Marmara Pera Hotel has pretty much everything one could ask for. Rooftop pool, rooftop bar, rooftop restaurant and a stunning view over Istanbul in every direction. Most famous is probably the restaurant part of Mikla, listed in “The World's 50 Best Restaurants” every year from 2015 to 2022. But apart from food at the very highest class, you can also visit the rooftop bar, offering great cocktails and mellow vibes in a very stylish setting.

Rooftop bar Istanbul 16 Roof in Istanbul


16th floor | Maçka Democracy Park
  • Highlights
  • Weekend vibes
  • 360° view
  • $$$$

This multi-level terrace bar and restaurant is a real 'happening' place, perched on top of of the Swissotel, located on the European banks of the Bosphorus. From the rooftop you get a magnificent view over Bosphoren and the Asian part of the city. Here you can enjoy great international food nightly, complemented with a really impresive wine menu along with a 'Sky Menu', ranging from well-crefted signature cocktails to a wide range of beers and cigars. The vibrant atmosphere really kicks off during weekends, with live acts and DJs.

Rooftop bar Istanbul Spago Istanbul in Istanbul

Spago Istanbul

8th floor | Maçka Democracy Park
  • Highlights
  • Restaurant & lounge
  • Fantastic views
  • $$$$

A beautiful rooftop restaurant and lounge, found on top of the prestigious The St. Regis Istanbul, in one of the most prestigious areas of the city, the Nişantaşı district. Mixing restaurant and lounge, as well as indoor and year-round outdoor seating, the Spago rooftop offers some amazing views over Bosphoren and the close by Maçka Democracy Park. Here you can enjoy a fusion of dishes mixed with American, Asian and Italian influences, made by famous chef Wolfgang Puck, as well as crafted signature cocktails, high-end spirits and fine champagne.

Rooftop bar Istanbul Restaurant 24 at Georges Hotel Galata in Istanbul

Restaurant 24 at Georges Hotel Galata

5th floor | Galata Tower
  • Highlights
  • Great views
  • Charming
  • $$$$

Close to Galata Tower you find the boutique hotel Georges Hotel Galata, and on the top floor a lovely rooftop restaurant & bar that offers magical views of Bosphorus and the Golden Horn. Open to all, the rooftop has a stylish contemporary setting and here you can enjoy tasty dishes with a local touch, along with well-crafted cocktails and a good selection of Turkish wines. With a relaxed and sophisticated vibe, you can visit for a romantic dinner or just late night cocktails, with the company of amazing night-time vistas of the Bosphorus.

Rooftop bar Istanbul 360 in Istanbul

360 Istanbul

9th floor | Galatasaray
  • Highlights
  • Magical 360° view
  • Entertainment
  • $$$$

From this roof terrace you get one of the best views in Istanbul, really worthy of its name. the 360° vistas reach almost as far as Istanbul can take you. The 360 rooftop has a concept containing 4 words: CUISINE, ENTERTAINMENT, VIBE and AMBIANCE. And this is what you can expect, good Turkish meze fused with international cuisine, a wide range of drinks and a very vibrant and fun atmosphere, often highlighted by different live acts and perfomances. Especially during weekends and the Club360.

Rooftop bar Istanbul Seven Hills Restaurant in Istanbul

Seven Hills Restaurant

6th floor | Blue Mosque
  • Highlights
  • Seafood restaurant
  • Blue Mosque views
  • $$$

Boasting fantastic views over the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia Museum and the Bosphorus, Seven Hills Restaurant is the top seafood restaurant and rooftop Istanbul, if you want to mix tasty food with amazing vistas. Open from breakfast to late dinner, and drinks anywhere in between, the rooftop menu includes fish brought in fresh daily from the Marmara Sea, both Turkish and international dishes, and from the bar you can order everything from fine alcholic drinks to tea, coffee and soft drinks.

Rooftop bar Istanbul Vogue Restaurant & Bar in Istanbul

Vogue Restaurant & Bar

13th floor | Bjk Plaza/Besiktas
  • Highlights
  • Molecular cocktail menu
  • Bosphoren view
  • $$$$

A chic and minimalist rooftop restaurant & bar, located on top of the Bjk Plaza in Besiktas. Vouge delivers amazing food, unbeatable views of the Bosphorus, along with a trendy atmosphere. And, a very cool molecular cocktail menu. Complemented with an impressive list of both local and international wines, as well as a wide range of well made world cuisine dishes, the rooftop is open from noon, so it works well for lunch, dinner or cocktails any time, but preferably timed with the magical sunset.

Rooftop bar Istanbul Serica Restaurant in Istanbul

Serica Restaurant

6th floor | Karaköy
  • Highlights
  • Elegant
  • Soil to plate
  • $$$$

Found in the up-and-coming district of Karaköy, at The Bank Hotel Istanbul, the elegant Serica Restaurant offers an adventure from soil to plate. The venue holds a stylish and sleek interior dining room with open kitchen and panoramic windows, as well as an outdoor terrace stretching around the venue, surrounded by beautiful views over the Old City. Open daily for dinner, here you can experience the fresh Aegean, the rich Black Sea, the cult Central Anatolia and the multicolored Southeast in a truly elevated setting.

Rooftop bar Istanbul The Roof at The Ritz-Carlton in Istanbul

The Roof at The Ritz-Carlton

8th floor | Maçka Democracy Park
  • Highlights
  • Infinity pool
  • Amazing views
  • $$$$

Surrounded by lush greenery, The Roof is a true urban oasis, found on top of The Ritz-Carlton Istanbul. This open-air terrace comes with modern and comfy lounge sofas, complemented with a sleek bar and a truly amazing rooftop infinity pool. Add some magical views of the Bosphorus and Istanbul, and you sense that The Roof is really something special. Open from morning to night, here you can enjoy an intimate atmosphere and everything from 'French Brasserie'-style dishes to refreshing signature cocktails and an impressive selection of wines.

Rooftop bar Istanbul Balkon Restaurant & Bar in Istanbul

Balkon Restaurant & Bar

7th floor | Asmalımescit
  • Highlights
  • Relaxed & casual
  • Fantastic view
  • $$$

This is a relaxed and bohemian Istanbul rooftop, with a lovely view over the Bosporus and the city. Located in Asmalımescit, the rooftop is open from lunch until late night, offering international food and drinks, as well as a great atmosphere. The rooftop menu include pub-like dishes, well-favoured cocktails and cold beers. Nothing fancy, but perfect for a casual meal with views. Visit for relaxing hours in the sun during daytime, or a more vibrant setting at night when the entertainment starts.

Rooftop bar Istanbul 5. Kat in Istanbul

5. Kat

5th floor | Taksim Square
  • Highlights
  • Bosphoren view
  • Live music
  • $$$

About 5 minutes walk from Taksim Square you find the roof terrace 5. Kat, which is a small but very cozy café, bar and restaurant with a breathtaking view over the Bosphorus. With a setting almost as beautiful as the views, the picturesque and stylish terrace comes with intimate dining tables, lots of greenery and a very nice bar. Here you can enjoy large menus of both food and drinks, with great Mediterranean and local style food and a wide range of drinks, from classic cocktails to raki. All in a harmonius vibe and with a very friendly service.

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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