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14 best rooftop bars in Orlando

Updated:September 5, 2022

The perfect way to relax in between all the family-fun theme parks and the golf? Catch some breeze at a rooftop bar Orlando. While the Orlando skyline is not as impressive as other major US cities, there are some great venues to enjoy elevated food, drinks & vibes.

The typical rooftop bar Orlando is found a couple of floors up in the Downtown area, but there are also some lovely terraces around the theme parks. This complete guide will help you find just what you are looking for, packed with all info you need about each Orlando rooftop: opening hours, dress codes, photos, maps and much more.

Which is the best rooftop bar Orlando? Just scroll down and find the Orlando rooftop bar best suited for you.

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Rooftop bar Orlando AC Sky Bar in Orlando
1

AC Sky Bar

$$$$ | 18th floor | Downtown
  • Highlights
  • Modenr lounge
  • 360° views
  • Sunday brunch

The new for 2021 AC Hotel By Marriott Orlando Downtown comes with an elevated and buzzing hot-spot, called AC Sky Bar. This modern Orlando rooftop bar and restaurant offers an interior with floor-to-ceiling windows, as well as a stylish outside terrace, all surrounded with panoramic 360° views over the city. Here you can indulge in a wide range of Spanish-inspired small plates and bites, as well as artisanal cocktails, local craft brews, and an international wine list.

Rooftop Bar Orlando Bar 17 Bistro in Orlando
2

Bar 17 Bistro

$$$ | 17th floor | Universal Orlando
  • Highlights
  • Universal views
  • Modern & stylish
  • Bao Buns

Among the family-fun of Universal Orlando you find Bar 17 Bistro, a stylish and relaxing rooftop lounge retreat for great views, food and drinks. The bright and modern terrace is set on top of Universal's Aventura Hotel, offering spectacular views over the theme parks, all the way to the Orlando skyline. Open nightly, here you can enjoy friendly service and relaxing lounge vibes, while sipping custom-crafted cocktails and munching Signature Bao Buns.

Rooftop Bar Orlando illume in Orlando
3

illume

$$$$ | 917th floor | Lake Buena Vista
  • Highlights
  • Contemporary Asian
  • Stunning views
  • Stylish

At the ninth floor of JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek you find one of Orlando's most beautiful and unique rooftops, called Illume. The modern and stylish rooftop lounge offers stunning views of the Lake Buena Vista area and the nightly Disney fireworks, together with contemporary Japanese dishes, handcrafted cocktails, sake, craft beer, wine and Japanese whiskey. Open nightly, Illume is set to offer everything you could want from an elevated evening.

Rooftop bar Orlando Sky Lounge Orlando in Orlando
4

Sky Lounge Orlando

$$$$ | 6th floor | Amway Center
  • Highlights
  • Nightclub
  • Skyline views
  • Trendy

A very luxurious and stylish Orlando rooftop bar. Nestled below the spire of the Amway Center in downtown Orlando, the décor of the quite spacious roof terrace is neat and stylish, with a large number of lounge sofas and a very cool and futuristic bar. Both indoor and outdoor lounge, the ambience at Sky Lounge Orlando is towards nightclub, but still with classy and pretty chill vibes. And amazing views! A perfect Orlando rooftop for a classy and memorable night out.

Rooftop bar Orlando The Whole Enchilada in Orlando
5

The Whole Enchilada

$$$ | 2nd floor | Winter Garden
  • Highlights
  • Nightclub
  • Skyline views
  • Trendy

The Whole Enchilada invites you to mix your favorite Mexican dishes and drinks with rooftop views. The charming and brick covered rooftop patio comes with lush greenery, colorful furniture and cosy string lights, and it is a beautiful spot to enjoy views over the surrounding area of downtown Winter Garden. Packed with all the Mexican influences and open daily from lunch to late night, the rooftop pretty much always offer a fun and relaxing rooftop atmosphere.

Rooftop bar Orlando  Elevate Rooftop Lounge in Orlando
6

Elevate Rooftop Lounge

$$$ | 3rd floor | Lake Ivanhoe
  • Highlights
  • Upscale
  • Panoramic views
  • Elegant & playful

Located in the Lake Ivanhoe District, just north of downtown Orlando, Elevate Rooftop Lounge is an upscale rooftop bar and lounge, perfect for your nightly dose of fine drinks and fine views. Taking over the space from M Lounge, the rooftop offers a relaxing and intimate setting where the locals and out of town guests can come to relax and wind down after work and stay into the late evening hours, all surrounded with panoramic views of downtown Orlando and Winter Park.

Rooftop bar Orlando High Tide in Orlando
7

High Tide

$$$ | 3rd floor | Downtown
  • Highlights
  • Tropical bar
  • Nightlife complex
  • Good vibes

High Tide is a tropical Orlando rooftop bar, perched on the third floor of the nightlife complex Church Street Bars. Here you find the classic Orlando fun-time spot Chillers on the ground floor, Cahoots with retro & modern arcade games on second, and up top is High Tide, Orlando's largest rooftop bar. Taking over the space from Latitudes, it is also Orlando's newest rooftop bar, but with a classic rooftop location. The spacious and wooden-decked terrace offers cool views among the downtown buildings, a tropical, island-fantasy beach vibe, and a fun atmosphere.

Rooftop bar Orlando Hollerbach's Willow Tree Café in Orlando
8

Hollerbach's Willow Tree Café

$$$ | 2nd floor | Sanford
  • Highlights
  • German-inspired
  • Rooftop biergarten
  • Entertainment

Located in historic downtown Sanford, north of central Orlando, Hollerbach's Willow Tree Café is a German restaurant & bar, and a place 'where Gemütlichkeit Happens'. Part a 665 seat restaurant, but also equipped with a spacious and wooden decked second floor rooftop biergarten. All around, Hollerbach's offers and authentic German food, beverage and entertainment experience, and the menu comes filled with everything from Flammkuchen and Schnitzel, to a large selection of draft beers, wine, schnaps and haus cocktails.

Rooftop bar Orlando Hanson's Shoe Repair Orlando
9

Hanson's Shoe Repair

$$$ | 3rd floor | Downtown
  • Highlights
  • Speakeasy bar
  • Handcrafted cocktails
  • Live music

A small and charming Orlando rooftop bar, located in the downtown Hanson Building. This is one of the city's oldest houses, where you find Bauhaus Bar on the ground floor and Hanson's Shoe Repair up on the rooftop. Truly a 'hidden gem', as it is a speakeasy bar, and to get in you need a password. Once inside you find a cosy bar that in many ways take you back a century, along with a lovely little rooftop patio. Enjoy fantastic cocktails, live music and a unique experience.

Rooftop bar Orlando Celine Orlando in Orlando
10

Celine Orlando

$$$ | 2nd floor | Downtown
  • Highlights
  • Premier entertainment venue
  • Live DJs
  • Great vibes

Located in the heart of Downtown Orlando, Celine is a premier entertainment venue, hosting everything from live music shows and weekly parties, to corporate rentals and private events. Divided into several different areas, the crown jewel is the second floor Rooftop Lounge. Lush and urban-chic, the rooftop terrace is a go-to spot for vibrant and open-air Orlando fun, with live DJs keeping the atmosphere going all night long.

Rooftop bar Orlando Eleven at Reunion Resort in Orlando
11

Eleven at Reunion Resort

$$$$ | 11th floor | Kissimmee
  • Highlights
  • Elegant
  • Panoramic views
  • Live entertainment

Found in Kissimmee, just south of central Orlando, the aptly named Eleven is perched on the 11th floor of the Reunion Resort. An upscale and elegant rooftop bar and tapas restaurant, mixing indoor seating with lounge spots out on the spacious and stylish terrace. Here you are surrounded by panoramic views over Orlando, and if you plan accordingly, you may also see the firework shows at the nearby theme parks. The rooftop serves both a variety of small plates and craft cocktails, as well as nightly live entertainment.

Rooftop Bar Orlando Aero Rooftop Bar & Lounge in Orlando
12

Aero Rooftop Bar & Lounge

$$$ | 2nd floor | Downtown
  • Highlights
  • Nightclub
  • Live DJs

A highly popular nightclub and rooftop bar in downtown Orlando. Open during the later evenings towards the weekend, this roof terrace a lot about high vibes and less about a soft roof bar. This upstairs venue is the place to visit for cool views of the glittering downtown Orlando skyline, live DJs playing commercial tunes with house twist, neon lasers, signature cocktails and a large crowd creating a great party atmosphere. For a VIP night, there are private cabanas to rent.

Rooftop Bar Orlando STK Steakhouse in Orlando
13

STK Steakhouse

$$$$ | 2nd floor | Lake Buena Vista
  • Highlights
  • Steakhouse & Lounge
  • Weekend brunch
  • Live DJs

Located in Disney Springs, the stylish STK Orlando combines a modern steakhouse and chic lounge, as well as dual levels of indoor and outdoor seating, where the true gem is the second floor rooftop terrace. Overlooking The Landing, this is a prime spot to enjoy premium cuts of meat, crafted cocktails, along with a vibrant and happening atmosphere. Open throughout the day and night, you can visit STK Orlando for weekday lunch or weekend brunch, as well as stylish and vibrant dinners, with DJs creating an energetic vibe.

Rooftop bar Orlando Capa at Four Seasons in Orlando
14

Capa at Four Seasons Orlando

$$$$ | 17th floor | Walt Disney World Resort
  • Highlights
  • Signature cocktails
  • Steakhouse
  • Live music

Rooftop bar and restaurant perched on the 17th floor of the luxurious hotel Four Seasons at the Walt Disney World Resort. So not your downtown destination or skyline views, but instead fantastic vistas over the surroundings and the perfect spot to catch the nightly fireworks displays. In the restaurant you can enjoy fantastic meat options, but also fresh Florida seafood and Spanish-influenced tapas. Or head over to the rooftop lounge and choose from crafted mixologist cocktails or any of the more than 50 Spanish wines.

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Rooftop bar Orlando

Rooftop-grade: 7/10

Prime season: All year

Residents: 300 000

Climate: Humid subtropical

Which are the best rooftops in Orlando? This complete guide will help you find the best rooftop bars in Orlando. The climate here is a humid subtropical, like almost all of Florida. The climate and the 19 skyscrapers of the city makes it an OK rooftop city.

There’re not super many Orlando rooftop bars. But some of them have nice views and with a good party atmosphere.

Unlike many other terrace bars in other cities, where it's most common to be located at hotels, most of the rooftop bars in Orlando are located at restaurants. This means that the dress code is a little bit more relaxed and casual then the regular case of rooftop bars. More info about Orlando can be found here.

About Orlando

Orlando is a city in the state of Florida with around 270 000 inhabitants, making it the 74th largest city in US. Orlando is one of the most visited tourist destinations. Walt Disney World and universal Studios are two big reasons for this. And it’s no secret that Orlando is named “The theme park capital of the world”, with over 62 million visitors every year.