Rooftop bars Jacksonville

Complete guide to the 8 best rooftop bars in Jacksonville [2020 update]

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Last updated: January 8th, 2020

The ultimate guide to the very best roof terraces in Jacksonville, Florida. Complete list with all info you need about each place. Opening hours, dress code, pictures, maps and much more. Jacksonville, often called JAX, is situated in the northern part of Florida, and this locations means pleasant rooftop weather year round. Many of the rooftops overlook the St. Johns River running through the city, and just a short drive away are the Jacksonville Beaches, where you can swap river views to ocean views. But which are the best rooftop bars in Jacksonville? Just scroll down and find the Jacksonville rooftop bar best suited for you.

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Area:Riverside
Rooftop bar Jacksonville River & Post in Jacksonville
1
River & Post
$$$ 1000 Riverside Ave #100
  • Highlights
  • 9th floor
  • Restaurant & rooftop lounge
  • Skyline views
  • Sophisticated

River & Post comes with a dual setting, offering both a ground floor upscale casual restaurant and a lovely 9th floor rooftop lounge. Stylish and swanky in decoration, the rooftop offers fantastic views over St. Johns River and downtown Jacksonville. Calm and sophisticated in atmosphere, the rooftop bar serves handcrafted and unique cocktails, as well as appetizers and charcuterie boards from the restaurant below.

Area:Downtown
Rooftop bar Jacksonville Cowford Chophouse in Jacksonville
2
Cowford Chophouse
$$$$ 101 E Bay St
  • Highlights
  • 3rd floor
  • "Steak, Seafood & Rooftop Views"
  • Skyline views
  • Historic location

Cowford Chophouse comes with a slogan that makes your mouth water: "Steak, Seafood & Rooftop Views". One of downtown Jacksonville's hottest new restaurants is set over several floors, where the true gem is the open-air rooftop bar with fantastic views over the city skyline and St. Johns River. Mixing steakhouse dining with seafood, the rooftop bar also offers crafted signature cocktails and an impressive wine list.

Area:Five Points
Rooftop bar Jacksonville Hoptinger Bier Garden & Sausage House in Jacksonville
3
Hoptinger Bier Garden & Sausage House
$$$ 1037 Park St
  • Highlights
  • 3rd floor
  • Beer garden
  • Outdoor games
  • Craft cocktails & beers

Hoptinger in Five Points offers a setting of modern American gastropub meets a traditional Bavarian beer garden. And 'beer garden' is really the rigth name for this lush and spacious rooftop bar. Apart from the suspected wide selection of crafted beers, there is also a range of unique and crafted cocktails and a tasty rooftop food menu. Come for the food and drinks, stay for the fun outdoor games like billiards, foosball and shuffleboard.

Check out: The Rooftop Shop

Area:Five Points
Rooftop bar Jacksonville Black Sheep Restaurant in Jacksonville
4
Black Sheep Restaurant
$$$ 1534 Oak St
  • Highlights
  • 4th floor
  • Awesome views
  • Crafted food + drinks
  • Lunch/Brunch/Dinner

A modern American restaurant, offering handcrafted food and cocktails, along with a fantastic 4th floor rooftop bar. Have a seat at one of the dining tables, or get comfy in the lounge sofas, and enjoy awesome views over Riverside, the downtown skyline and the St. Johns River. Open seven days a week, you can visit for lunch weekdays, brunch on weekends, dinner every evening and drinks + limited bar menu anywhere in beetween.

Area:Sports Complex
Rooftop bar Jacksonville Intuition Ale Works in Jacksonville
5
Intuition Ale Works
$$$ 929 E Bay St
  • Highlights
  • 2nd floor
  • Brewery
  • Rooftop bier garden
  • Live music

A slice of heaven for all the rooftop / craft beer lovers. This Jacksonville-based craft brewery does not only create approachable, flavorful and inspired beers, it also comes with a fantastic rooftop bier garden. While the main event might be the wide range of delicious craft beers, there is also food available from MOJO BBQ and the rooftop host live music and rooftop shows several times every month.

Area:Windy Hill
Rooftop bar Jacksonville The Roof Terrace at TopGolf in Jacksonville
7
The Roof Terrace at TopGolf
$$$$ 10531 Brightman Blvd
  • Highlights
  • 3rd floor
  • Golf + views
  • Fimily friendly

A dream come true to anyone who like their golf just about as much as they like their rooftop bars. Here you can combine hitting balls from your "bay", with food, drinks and fine views over JAX. While you don't have to play anything to visit the rooftop bar, it is a perfect spot for a full and fun day with family and friends, combining some swings with food and drinks. The stylish rooftop bar offer fresh pubish food and a large range of drinks.

Area:Jacksonville Beach
Rooftop bar Jacksonville Casa Marina Hotel & Restaurant in Jacksonville
8
Casa Marina Hotel & Restaurant
$$$ 691 1st St N
  • Highlights
  • 2nd floor
  • Ocean views
  • Live DJs
  • Impressive Martini List

A classic venue, dating back to the 1920s, offering unforgettable views over the beach and the Atlantic ocean. But also so much more. Come for daily rooftop specials and happy hour Mon-Fri, or during the weekend when the rooftop really gets going with live DJ every Friday and Saturday night, along with live music during Sunday afternoons. The rooftop bar offers a full dinner menu, but are mostly famous for their very impressive Martini List.

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Rooftop bar Jacksonville

Rooftop-grade: 7/10
Prime season: Nov-May
Inhabitants: 900 000
Climate: humid subtropical

Located in the northern part of Florida, also known as “The Sunshine State", Jacksonville has an average of 221 sunny days per year. The pleasant climate means that the city's rooftop bars can stay open year round. The "worst" rooftop season is actually during summer, when it is hot and humid, but also a bit more rain.

Jacksonville is centered on the banks of the St. Johns River, and most rooftop bars are found close to the river. This means that the terraces often offer great views over both the city skyline and the water. Many Jacksonville rooftop bars also has a nice tradition of serving well-crafted product, both in terms of food and in terms of beer and cocktails.

About Jacksonville

Jacksonville is the most populated city in Florida, and actually also the largest city by area in the contiguous United States. While downtown JAX is centered around St. Johns River, you only have to travel a short distance to reach the Atlantic Ocean. Jacksonville also operates the largest urban park system in the US, giving a lot of opportunities for outdoor activities, like swimming, fishing, sailing, jet ski, surf and waterski.