Rooftop bars Philadelphia

The ultimate guide to the 6 best rooftop bars in Philadelphia in 2020

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Complete with all info you need about each rooftop. Opening hours, dress code, pictures, maps and much more. The home of Rocky and several other classic movies. Philadelphia is a classic American city with skyscrapers and a fairly big “downtown”. And this is where most of the rooftops here are located. It’s mainly the hotels that can boost of with spectacular terraces and views. So, which is the best rooftop bar in Philly? Look down and find the Philadelphia rooftop bar best suited for you.

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Last updated: October 25th, 2019
Area:Old City
Rooftop bar Philadelphia Stratus Rooftop Lounge in Philadelphia
Stratus Rooftop Lounge
$$$$ 433 Chestnut St
  • Highlights
  • 10th floor
  • Crafted cocktails
  • Stylish & lounge
  • Great ambience
Perched on top of the Kimpton Hotel Monaco you find this stylish and upscale Philadelphia rooftop bar. Both indoor and outdoor lounge, Stratus is located in the most hisoric parts of the city center, right next to Independence Hall. Trendy and chic in both vibe and setting, the roof terrace is beautifully decorated with lounge sofas and cosy fire-pits. From the expansive rooftop bar you can order well-crafted signature cocktails (even a few cocktails on draft), a nice selection of wines, beers and some tasty shareable bar bites.
Area:University City
Rooftop bar Philadelphia City Tap House in Philadelphia
City Tap House
$$$ 3925 Walnut St
  • Highlights
  • 2nd floor
  • 60 types of beer
  • Events
  • Weekend brunch
City Tap House at University City is a real mecca for anyone who likes beer. At this rooftop bar you’ll find close to anything there is regarding beer, with as many as 60 varieties on tap. While City Tap House can be found at one more location in Philly, it's the one at University City that comes with a lush, garden like roof terrace with fireplaces and plenty of seating. Only up on the second floor, so no breathtaking panoramics, but very open-air and with a lovely and relaxing atmosphere. Enjoy crafted beers, crafted food and crafted cocktails.
Area:Rittenhouse Square
Rooftop bar Philadelphia Continental Midtown in Philadelphia
Continental Midtown
$$$ 1801 Chestnut St
  • Highlights
  • 3rd floor
  • Retro inspired cocktails
  • Great food
  • Nice ambience
One of the most popular places to hang out at around Rittenhouse Square. With three floors of wonderful atmosphere, good drinks and tasty global food, Continental Midtown's rooftop lounge is really the icing on the cake. Both indoor lounge and outdoor rooftop patio, the setting up here is somewhat of a 1960's living room. Get cosy in the lounge sofa with fire place or head out to the wooden decked terrace and enjoy retro inspired and well-crafted cocktails, along with a great selection of Martini's, beers and wines.
Area:Rittenhouse Square
Rooftop bar Philadelphia XIX Nineteen at Hyatt in Philadelphia
XIX Nineteen at Hyatt
$$$$ 200 S Broad St
  • Highlights
  • 19th floor
  • Balconies
  • Magical views
  • Weekend brunch
A cocktail bar and restaurant in Philadelphia, situated on the 19th floor of the classic The Bellevue Hyatt Hotel. Make sure to book a place on one of the balconies for the best possible experience and enjoy a magical view of the entire city. Located on the Avenue of the Arts in central Philly, XIX Nineteen rooftop comes with a very elegant and luxurious setting. An American Brasserie, lounge and café where you can enjoy both a seafood centric food menu and well crafted signature cocktails.
Area:Rittenhouse Square
Rooftop bar Philadelphia Vango Lounge and Skybar in Philadelphia
Vango Lounge and Skybar
$$$$ 116 S 18th St
  • Highlights
  • 3rd floor
  • Nightclub-vibe
  • King-sized day beds
  • Sushi
Spacious and vibrant lounge and nightclub, located just a block of Rittenhouse Square. The large, darkish and stylish indoor lounge is complemented by a lovely rooftop terrace, which is Vango's absolute best feature. Up on the rooftop you find king-sized day beds, infrared heaters and a really cool upwards-view among the city's sky scrapers. So buy a Vango cocktail from the full service bar, maybe add a nibble from the sushi-menu, and head up to the rooftop terrace.
Area:Northern Liberties
Rooftop bar Philadelphia Standard Tap in Philadelphia
Standard Tap
$$$ 901 N 2nd St
  • Highlights
  • 2nd floor
  • Crafted beers
  • Weekend brunch
  • Beer dinners
A Philly rooftop with a local joint-feel and a very good selection of different beers. Located in Northern Liberties, three blocks from the Spring Garden Station, this pub and restaurant aims to be a a neighborhood tavern that features great beer and wholesome food. While the wooden deck rooftop terrace (or rooftop balcony) is not huge and does not offer any grand views, it is still a great spot for a sunny day to enjoy locally-produced draft beers, or maybe a seasonal margarita, along with some great gastro-pub food.

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Prime season: May-Oct

Which are the best rooftops in Philadelphia? This complete guide will help you find the best rooftop bars in Philadelphia. Like many other skyscraper cities in the United States, there’s are lot of good rooftop bars in Philadelphia. The terraces here are often located at a high altitude and with magnificent views of the city and the surrounding rivers. Many of them serves a classic American menu with burgers, ribs etc. But there are also more healthy options available and lots of vegan options as well. Here's a great guide to vegan food in Philadelphia.

The climate makes it possible to have the Philadelphia rooftop bars open almost throughout the whole year, except for a few months in winter.

"Rooftop bar Philadelphia" and "rooftop bars Philly" are two common search phrases when trying to find a place to drink with a view here. The best rooftop bars Philadelphia has to offer, can be found here and on our map of rooftops in Philly.

About Philadelphia

Philadelphia is America's sixth largest city and the capital of the state of Pennsylvania, located in the north-eastern United States at the confluence of the Delaware River and the Schuylkill River. Philadelphia is considered one of the country's largest music cities and played a significant role in the American pop and disco music in the 70s. Philadelphia is also known from the cult film Rocky. As a tourist, you can run the classic stairs at the Rocky statue.