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Rooftop Bars Jacksonville

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Rooftop Bar Jacksonville
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Jacksonville Rooftop Guide

Updated:September 2, 2023

This is the ultimate guide to help you find the very best rooftop bar Jacksonville, FL. A complete list with all info you need about each venue. Opening hours, dress code, pictures, maps and much more for every elevated lounge and rooftop restaurant Jacksonville worth a visit.

Jacksonville, often called JAX, is situated in the northern part of Florida, and this locations means pleasant rooftop weather year round. Many of the Jax rooftop bars 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.

The list

11 best rooftop bars in Jacksonville

Rooftop bar Jacksonville River & Post in Jacksonville

River & Post

$$$ | 9th floor | Riverside
  • Highlights
  • 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 is open daily and serves handcrafted and unique cocktails, as well as appetizers and charcuterie boards from the restaurant below.

Rooftop bar Jacksonville Cowford Chophouse in Jacksonville

Cowford Chophouse

$$$$ | 3rd floor | Downtown
  • Highlights
  • "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.

Rooftop bar Jacksonville Estrella Cocina in Jacksonville

Estrella Cocina

$$$ | 7th floor | Downtown
  • Highlights
  • Baja coastal Mexican
  • Panoramic views
  • Modern hot-spot

A modern and stylish rooftop restaurant, bar and lounge, perched on the 7th floor of the VyStar Credit Union in Downtown Jacksonville. Mixing a bright indoor lounge with a spacious outdoor terrace, here you are surrounded by panoramic views of the JAX skyline and St. Johns River. Offering fresh and coastal Mexican-inspired dishes as lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch, along with an impressive selection of specialty cocktails, Estrella is already a hot-spot to enjoy sunny lunches / brunches and elevated evenings.

Rooftop bar Jacksonville Hoptinger Bier Garden & Sausage House in Jacksonville

Hoptinger Bier Garden & Sausage House

$$$ | 3rd floor | Five Points
  • Highlights
  • 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.

Rooftop bar Jacksonville Black Sheep Restaurant in Jacksonville

Black Sheep Restaurant

$$$ | 4th floor | Five Points
  • Highlights
  • 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 most days of the week, you can visit for dinner every evening, brunch on the weekends, and drinks + limited bar menu in beetween. All with a side of atmosphere mixing upscale with good vibes.

Rooftop bar Jacksonville Coop 303 in Jacksonville

Coop 303

$$$ | 3rd floor | Atlantic Beach
  • Highlights
  • Multi-level
  • Florida regional cuisine
  • Day-to-night

Found at the Beaches Town Center, just steps from the beach, Coop 303 offers several floors of indoor and al fresco dining and drinking, including a gorgeous rooftop garden and dining area. Here you can indulge in Florida regional cuisine paired with unique cocktails, a variety of wines and an extensive whiskey collection. Surrounded by a sleek yet soothing ambience, Coop 303 is open daily, offering happy hour specials, lunch, weekend brunch, dinners, and drinks from the two bars anywhere in between.

Rooftop bar Jacksonville Intuition Ale Works in Jacksonville

Intuition Ale Works

$$$ | 2nd floor | Sports Complex
  • Highlights
  • 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 a full menu of pub fare available from the in-house restaurant The Kitchen, and the rooftop host live music and rooftop shows several times every month.

Rooftop bar Jacksonville RH Rooftop Restaurant Jacksonville in Jacksonville

RH Rooftop Restaurant Jacksonville

$$$$ | 3rd floor | Windy Hill
  • Highlights
  • Elegant
  • Lunch/Dinner/Brunch
  • Indoor-outdoor

Found at St. Johns Town Center, the upscale furniture store Restoration Hardware comes with a truly elegant rooftop venue. Dressed with marble surfaces, glimmering chandeliers, fountains and plenty of greenery, the third floor rooftop is just as impressive as the interiors found below. Providing an almost seamless transition between the indoors and the outdoors, RH Rooftop Restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner, as well as weekend brunch, and serves an ingredient driven, timeless and classic menu with American fare, along with a curated selection of craft beers and artisanal wines.

Rooftop bar Jacksonville Burrito Gallery Brooklyn in Jacksonville

Burrito Gallery Brooklyn

$$ | 2nd floor | Brooklyn
  • Highlights
  • "JaxMex"
  • Art, food & fiesta
  • Rooftop table service

The Jacksonville rooftop bar to aim for if you want to mix tasty Mexican food and refreshing margaritas with rooftop views. Colorful and vibrant, Burrito Gallery offers a mix of art, food and fiesta pretty much daily from 11am to around midnight. The second floor rooftop bar has full table and bar service, so you can just sit back and let the burritos, tacos,‘dillas and impressive selection of cocktails come to you.

Rooftop bar Jacksonville The Roof Terrace at TopGolf in Jacksonville

The Roof Terrace at TopGolf

$$$$ | 3rd floor | Windy Hill
  • Highlights
  • 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.

Rooftop bar Jacksonville Casa Marina Hotel & Restaurant in Jacksonville

Casa Marina Hotel & Restaurant

$$$ | 2nd floor | Jacksonville Beach
  • Highlights
  • 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. Visit the Penthouse Lounge for daily rooftop specials and happy hour Mon-Fri, or during the weekend when the rooftop really gets going with rooftop brunch, 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.

Rikard Fredricson
Rikard Fredricson

Rikard has spent the last 10 years exploring, enjoying, researching and working with rooftop venues. During these years he has visited more than 700 rooftops across the globe. The experience he has gained is used to create helpful, in-depth and accessible content, and to share his knowledge and rooftop expertise with fellow rooftop-lovers.

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City info

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.