Complete guide

Rooftop Bars Madeira

2024 update
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Country Portugal
Currency Euro
Best time to visit March to November
Rooftop grade 6/10
Rooftop Bar Madeira
Courtesy of Galáxia Skybar at Savoy Palace

Madeira Rooftop Guide

Updated:September 2, 2023

A complete Madeira rooftop guide, with all info you need about each rooftop bar. Opening hours, dress code, pictures, maps and much more.

Belonging to Portugal, the Madeira archipelago is situated in the north Atlantic Ocean. So while it includes several islands, most rooftop bars can be found on the main island, and in the region capital Funchal. Here you can indulge in panoramic views over the ocean and the majestic mountains year round. But which is the best rooftop bar in Madeira? Just scroll down and find the Madeira rooftop bar best suited for you.

The list

8 best rooftop bars in Madeira (Funchal)

Rooftop bar Madeira Galáxia Skybar at Savoy Palace in Funchal

Galáxia Skybar at Savoy Palace

$$$$ | 16th floor | Funchal
  • Highlights
  • Elegant
  • 360° views
  • Infinity pools

Galáxia Skybar is an elegant and modern Madeira rooftop destination, surrounded by amazing 360° views. Part spacious and comfy outdoor terrace and part cool and futuristic indoor lounge, here you can enjoy a menu filled with 'Out Of This World Cocktails', which are crafted signature creations with galactic references.

Open to all from noon to late night, with daily happy hour and live DJs during weekends, the adjacent Galáxia Skyfood also offers a dinner experience with flavours from all around the globe.

Rooftop bar Madeira Cloud Bar at NEXT in Funchal

Cloud Bar at NEXT

$$$ | 12th floor | Funchal
  • Highlights
  • Cosmopolitan
  • Panoramic views
  • Creative cocktails

Perched on top of the modern hotel NEXT, Cloud Bar offers a beautiful, cosmopolitan and urban setting to enjoy the best of drinks, food, vibes and views, a bit closer to the sky. Framed by both a fantastic rooftop pool and panoramic views over the sea and Funchal’s breathtaking landscapes, here you can enjoy the latest takes on food and sip on creative signature cocktails, in an adults-only and vibrant atmosphere.

Rooftop bar Madeira Terrace Bar at Sé Boutique Hotel in Funchal

Terrace Bar at Sé Boutique Hotel

$$$ | 6th floor | Funchal
  • Highlights
  • Cocktail bar
  • 360° views
  • Live music

Terrace Bar is a colorful and lush rooftop oasis, set on top of the Sé Boutique Hotel. Just as charming and urban as the hotel, the rooftop offers amazing 360° views over the city and ocean. Known as Madeira's premium cocktail rooftop bar, here you can enjoy unique and tasty signature creations in a lovely atmosphere. But also visit for live classic and jazz music, or some rooftop cinema.

Rooftop bar Madeira 360º Bar at The Vine Hotel in Funchal

360º Bar at The Vine Hotel

$$$ | 7th floor | Funchal
  • Highlights
  • 360º views
  • Rooftop pool
  • Casual & relaxing

Located in the heart of Funchal, The Vine Hotel offers a slice of 'rooftop heaven'. Here you find the 360º Bar, a casual and relaxed rooftop bar that offers amazing views over Funchal, comfy loungers and an oval bar that serves both refreshing cocktails and a nice food menu. In addition, there is a fine dining rooftop restaurant and hotel guests can also enjoy the amazing rooftop infinity pool.

Rooftop bar Madeira Villa Cipriani at Belmond Reid's Palace in Funchal
  • Highlights
  • Ocean views
  • Italian restaurant
  • Relaxing & romantic

Ristorante Villa Cipriani, located at the classic Belmond Reid's Palace, is a beautiful, Italian influenced rooftop restaurant. Here you can enjoy both some of Madeira's best food, as well as some of the best views. With a cliffside location right on the edge of the Atlantic, the views are truly panoramic. And while the setting is fine-dining and romantic, the atmosphere is still relaxing and perfect for a rooftop dinner.

Rooftop bar Off-Side at Pestana CR7 Funchal in Funchal

Off-Side at Pestana CR7 Funchal

$$$ | 2nd floor | Funchal
  • Highlights
  • Ocean views
  • Rooftop pool
  • Urban chic

A spacious and open air rooftop bar, set on top of the hotel Pestana CR7 Funchal, and also on top of the Cristiano Ronaldo Museu. So a must-visit for any Ronaldo-fan, but the urban chic terrace is a great spot for pretty much everyone. Just two floors up, the rooftop still offers great views over the ocean. Enjoy something from the large selection of drinks to a lovely sunset, or if you stay at the hotel, the red rooftop infinity pool.

Rooftop bar Madeira Three House Rooftop in Funchal

Three House Rooftop

$$$ | 7th floor | Funchal
  • Highlights
  • Mediterranean garden
  • 360° views
  • Cocktail bar

Covering 1,000-square metres, the impressive Three House Rooftop is a lush Mediterranean garden, surrounded with beautiful views of Funchal, the sea and the mountain. During daytime, the rooftop is a retreat of privacy and comfort, where guests staying at the hotel can enjoy the crystal-clear waters of the salt water and natural stone rooftop pool. Most afternoons and evenings, the rooftop cocktail bar opens to the public, offering a great selection of creative signature cocktails and gastronomic world fusion delights.

Rooftop bar Pretas at Castanheiro Boutique Hotel in Funchal

Pretas at Castanheiro Boutique Hotel

$$$ | 5th floor | Funchal
  • Highlights
  • Rooftop pool
  • Amazing views
  • Calm & stylish

Castanheiro Boutique Hotel comes with a stylish rooftop terrace, mostly famous for its beautiful and refreshing year round rooftop pool. But it is also home to the informal and relaxed Pretas Deck & Lounge Bar. The cosy and stylish rooftop bar offers fine cocktails, an exotic range of health drinks and a lighter food menu, all in a sophisticated atmosphere, perfect for a comfy night out with a loved one.

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 Madeira

Rooftop-grade: 6/10

Prime season: March-Nov

Residents: 300 000

Climate: subtropical

Set in the north Atlantic Ocean, Madeira is an archipelago and an autonomous region of Portugal. With a pleasant climate year round, Madeira is a popular tourist destination. And even though a few of the winter months can be a bit wet, the Madeira rooftop bars can stay open year round. Most of the rooftop terraces are found in the capital Funchal, which is also the largest city. Here you can enjoy views over the Atlantic ocean, the hitorical rooftops and the majestic mountains. Quite often also from a refreshing rooftop pool.

About Madeira

Claimed by Portuguese sailors already in 1419, Madeira, which is set on top of a massive shield volcano, comes with a lot of history. Apart from its historical and cultural value, Madeira is also a popular destinations because of its dramatic landscape, flora, gastronomy and pleasant climate. In recent years the island also got new "fame" for being the birthplace of the world famous soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo.