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Rooftop Bars Medellín

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Rooftop Bar Medellín
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Medellín Rooftop Guide

Updated:September 2, 2023

Called the 'City of the Eternal Spring', thanks to its pleasant springlike climate all year, Medellín is a great city for open-air pleasures. Located approx 1 500 meters above sea level, you are quite high as it is. But why not get even a little bit higher and mix the great al-fresco climate with a visit to one of the best Medellín rooftop bars.

You might wonder: which is the best rooftop Medellin? To help you find out, this ultimate guide comes packed with all info you need about the top terraces in the second largest city of Colombia: opening hours, dress code, pictures, maps and much more. Just scroll down and find the Medellín rooftop bar best suited for you.

The list

13 best rooftop bars in Medellín

Rooftop bar La Deriva in Medellín

La Deriva

$$$$ | 6th floor | El Poblado
  • Highlights
  • Modern oasis
  • Weekend brunch
  • Rooftop pool

Perched on top of The Click Clack Hotel, La Deriva is a highly stylish and modern rooftop oasis. Lush and trendy, the urban terrace holds a beautiful rooftop pool, as well as a great mix of bar stools, community tables and comfy loungers. All surrounded with smashing views over the city. The fresh and contemporary menu includes a great selection of seafood dishes, complemented with a wide range of both signature and classic cocktail. Visit for classy afternoon drinks and nightly vibes, or maybe try the pool party weekend brunch.

Rooftop bar The Rooftop at Marquee in Medellín

The Rooftop at Marquee

$$$$ | 12th floor | El Poblado
  • Highlights
  • Luxurious
  • 360° views
  • Rooftop pool

The recently opened boutique hotel Marquee Medellín is not only a luxurious place to stay, it also offers one of the most classy and high-end rooftops the city has to offer. Surrounded with panoramic 360° views over El Poblado, the rooftop holds both a beautiful rooftop pool (guests only), as well as a small but very stylish bar and lounge area for about 20. A relaxing Parque Lleras oasis with weekend DJ, Colombian rum tasting, a cigar menu and a rooftop bar that comes alive for the sunset afternoons until midnight. A perfect getaway from crowd below.

Rooftop bar El Purgatorio Roof in Medellín

El Purgatorio Roof

$$$ | 14th floor | Laureles - Estadio
  • Highlights
  • Vibrant
  • 360° views
  • DJ party's

Perched on the top and 14th floor of the Hotel TRYP Medellin Estadio in the center of the city, El Purgatorio Roof is a sexy and vibrant rooftop lounge, offering a unique night experience. Mixing a sleek interior lounge with an airy outdoor terrace, the rooftop comes surrounded with panoramic and fantastic 360° views over Medellín. A prime spot for hot, happening and elevated evenings above the city, the rooftop offers a select menu of spirits, wines and crafted signature cocktails, as well as a varied array of fast food.

Rooftop bar Cierto at Landmark Hotel in Medellín

Cierto at Landmark Hotel

$$$$ | 7th floor | El Poblado
  • Highlights
  • Nikkei-style cuisine
  • Contemporary bar
  • Rooftop pool

Located in Manila, a trendy and upscale neighborhood in El Poblado, the contemporary Landmark Hotel offers an elevated Medellín experience. The top floor of the hotel holds a spacious and refreshing rooftop pool area, as well as a modern rooftop bar, where all are welcome to enjoy panoramic views, drinks and bites. Called Cierto, the rooftop serves everything from fresh spritz and crafted cocktails to a tasty selection of Nikkei-style cuisine, all in an intimate and upscale Manila vibe.

Rooftop bar Envy Rooftop in Medellín

Envy Rooftop

$$$$ | 17th & 18th floor | El Poblado
  • Highlights
  • Rooftop pool
  • Sushi
  • Luxurious

Envy is a trendy and luxurious rooftop bar and lounge, and the very best of its kind in Medellín. Located on top of the Charlee Hotel, it's expensive compared to other bars in Medellín, but the spectacular city view, central location and stylish vibe makes it a top spot nonetheless. Similar to a typical Asian or American style rooftop bar with a vibrant, towards upscale atmosphere and luxurious décor, complete with a aquarium-style swimming pool and live DJs. Enjoy tasty tapas with bubbles or crafted cocktails.

Rooftop bar Los Rooftops By Los Patios in Medellín

Los Rooftops By Los Patios

$$ | 5th floor | El Poblado
  • Highlights
  • Tiki rooftop
  • 360° views
  • Friendly & vibrant

A hostel promoting themselfs as 'More than just a place to sleep', and it is easy to understand why. This fantastic hostel in Medellín has not one, but two of the best rooftop bars in the city where you can both sip cocktails, swim in the rooftop pool and watch the sun set over the mountains. Extra special is Medellíns only Tiki Rooftop Bar, where you can indulge in plenty of exotic cocktails, craft beers and flavourful dishes, along with an unpretentious and vibrant atmosphere, surrounded with fantastic views over Medellín.

Rooftop bar Mosquito Rooftop in Medellín

Mosquito Rooftop

$$$ | 10th floor | El Poblado
  • Highlights
  • Tropical lush
  • 360° views
  • Vibrant & trendy

The Somos Hotel is home to Mosquito Social, which includes Mosquito Basement and Mosquito Rooftop. And while the downstairs bar and diner is cool, seekers of open-air vibes and fantastic 360° views will take the elevator (or the staircase) up to the top floor terrace. Lush, tropical and stylish, the rooftop offers a generous menu, including tasty bites and a large selection of signature cocktails, classics, mocktails, sangria, spirits, wine and beer. Chic and vibrant, you can expect a weekly set of happening events, including live DJs.

Rooftop bar ZÉLEBRE Rooftop (Manrique) in Medellín
  • Highlights
  • Restaurant & bar
  • 360° views
  • Global bites

With the catchphrase 'Closer to Heaven', ZÉLEBRE Rooftop in Manrique is an elegant and elevated venue to enjoy food and drinks high above Medellín. Both rooftop bar and restaurant, here you can enjoy a wide selection of global bites, cocktails, beers, wine and juices, along with amazing 360° views over Medellín and its surroundings. A great spot to gather friends and family for some relaxing bites and drinks during early evenings, or vibrant weekend nights with live DJs creating the soundtrack.

Rooftop bar Lienzo Rooftop in Medellín

Lienzo Rooftop

$$$ | 5th floor | La Candelaria
  • Highlights
  • Authentic
  • All day
  • Gastrobar

Found on top of the Hotel Gallery in the heart of Medellín, Lienzo is a rustic-chic, lush and comfy rooftop, with great views over some of Medellíns most interesting landmarks. Aiming to provide an authentic taste of the city, the rooftop serves a variety of gastrobar dishes, made with high-quality products representative for the region. Open from morning to late night, Lienzo Rooftop is a great spot to gather with friends and family, and enjoy central Medellín from above.

Rooftop bar 360° Rooftop Bar in Medellín

360° Rooftop Bar

$$$ | 11th floor | El Poblado
  • Highlights
  • Great vibes
  • 360° views
  • Rooftop pool

Found close to Lleras Park, the modern and luxurious all-suite Haven A Design Hotel offers a truly amazing Medellín rooftop experience. Perched on top of the hotel, the 360° Rooftop includes a beautiful and climate controlled rooftop pool, a trendy and comfy rooftop bar, and just as the name hints, breathtaking and panoramic 360° views over Medellín. Dip, sip and enjoy the sunshine during the day, or visit the rooftop bar at night for refreshing drinks, great vibes and music, usually with live DJ sets during weekends.

Rooftop bar The Up Garden Rooftop in Medellín

The Up Garden Rooftop

$$$$ | 6th floor | El Poblado
  • Highlights
  • Hidden garden
  • Restaurant & bar
  • Elegant

Located on the top of Art Hotel Boutique in the heart of Medellín, The Up Garden Rooftop is an elegant hidden garden, mixing the lush and the natural minimalistic with lovely views over the mountain and city. Both rooftop restaurant and bar, here you can indulge in an extensive gastropub menu, along with a fine selection of crafted cocktails, sangria, wine, beer and spirits. Expect a trendy and sophisticated ambience, usually surrounded with great music and endless vibes.

Rooftop bar Panorama Rooftop Bar in Medellín

Panorama Rooftop Bar

$$$ | 3rd floor | Laureles & Provenza
  • Highlights
  • Dual locations
  • Modern & vibrant
  • Sunday brunch

Panorama Rooftop Bar can be found at two locations in Medellín, one in the cosy Laureles area and one in the more touristic Provenza in El Poblado. Very similar in setting, vibe and menu, they can be seen as one rooftop. While none of the locations live up to the 'panorama' part of the name, instead of views they offer a lush and green oasis in the concrete jungle, with a modern concept and great vibes. Expect tasty drinks, a fun and laid-back atmosphere, great music and a friendly crowd.

Rooftop bar Alambique in Medellín


$$$ | 3rd floor | Parque El Poblado
  • Highlights
  • Vintage cosy
  • Creative food
  • Great atmosphere

Perched on top of an art gallery in the heart of the city, Alambique is a bit hard to find but well worth the search! With a relaxed vibe and amazing food, the terrace is a lush and charming oasis, feeling more like a cozy and vintage 'living room' than a classic and trendy rooftop bar. No grand city view, but instead the rooftop offers great cocktails and a creative and tasty selection of Latin American dishes in a friendly and vibrant atmosphere.

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 Medellín

Rooftop-grade: 7/10

Prime season: all year

Residents: 3,7 millions

Climate: subtropical highland

The climate in Medellín is pretty warm and even all year round, resulting in the rooftop terraces staying open all year round.

Most of the rooftop bars are located in the upscale neighborhood of El Poblado, the main center of the industrial and commercial life in Medellín and also the place where a majority of the hotels and rental apartments are located.

A typical Medellín rooftop bar is maybe not as high and posh as a lot of others around the world, but instead come with a more laid-back and lovely atmosphere, and very decent prices.

About Medellín

Medellín is Colombia's second largest city, and the capital of the department of Antioquia. The city has a pretty high altitude, with a location at about 1500 meters above sea level. The city has made quite a transformation over the last decades. Being namned “the most dangerous city on earth” in the early '90s, it is now instead being namned “the most innovative city in the world” and blooming in all ways.

Set in a long valley between two Andean mountain ridges, Medellín has a beautiful location. And getting around the steep city has become much easier thanks to development of public transportation, and especially thanks to the cable cars taking people up to the barrios that climb the mountain sides above the city centre.