Rooftop bars Madeira

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5 best rooftop bars in Madeira (Funchal) [2021 update]


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Last updated: June 20th, 2020


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.

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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 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.

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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.