Rooftop bars Philadelphia

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10 best rooftop bars in Philadelphia [2021 update]

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Last updated: April 5th, 2020

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When the warm weather hits Philly, it's high time to take your dining and drinking experience to a new level, and enjoy a new perspective on the city skyline. It's time to hit the Philadelphia rooftop bars.

This complete guide will help you find the very best venues for some elevated fun, complete with all info you need about every rooftop bar in Philly worth a visit: opening hours, dress code, pictures, maps and much more. From Downtown rooftop lounges to South Philadelphia beer gardens. So, which is the best rooftop bar Philly? Just scroll down and find the Philadelphia rooftop bar best suited for you.

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Rooftop bar Philly Stratus Rooftop Lounge in Philadelphia
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Stratus Rooftop Lounge

$$$$ | 10th floor | Old City
  • Highlights
  • 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.

Rooftop bar Philly Bok Bar in Philadelphia
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Bok Bar

$$$ | 8th floor | South Philadelphia
  • Highlights
  • Amazing skyline views
  • Seasonal
  • Beer-garden vibes

Set on top of former Bok High School building in South Philadelphia, the Bok Bar is a seasonal rooftop bar, offering beer-garden vibes and spectacular views over the Philly skyline. From May to September, everyone are welcome to enjoy the open-air vibes, a large selection of beers, some wines and some yummy bar bites. During the colder months you can head to Irwin’s, an inviting neighborhood rooftop restaurant, located on the same floor and open year round.

Rooftop bar Philly Assembly Rooftop Lounge in Philadelphia
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Assembly Rooftop Lounge

$$$$ | 9th floor | Logan Square
  • Highlights
  • Upscale & chic
  • Panoramic views
  • Seasonal cocktails

The Hotel Logan, set right in the heart of Philly, comes with an upscale rooftop bar and cocktail lounge called Assembly. Set on the 9th floor, the modern and chic rooftop terrace serves as a great vantage point for panoramic views over the city. Serveing a wide range of champagnes and sparkling wines, as well as bubbly cocktails, Assembly is the perfect spot to unwind and relax in some luxurious and sophisticated vibes.

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Rooftop bar Philly El Techo in Philadelphia
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El Techo

$$$ | 11th floor | Rittenhouse Square
  • Highlights
  • Mexican flavours
  • Modern & stylish
  • Year round

El Techo is an 11th floor rooftop taqueria, set on top of the Pod Philly hotel, between Market Street and Rittenhouse Square. Open nightly for al fresco drinking and dining, and on weekends for rooftop brunch, the rooftop bar offers Latin American vibes and flavours. Stylish and modern in decoration, the terrace is aslo equipped with a retractable roof, so you can visit for rooftop fun all year long.

Rooftop bar Philly Attico Rooftop Lounge in Philadelphia
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Attico Rooftop Lounge

$$$ | 16th floor | Downtown Center City
  • Highlights
  • Urban rooftop oasis
  • Year-round
  • Brunch Party

Blending cosy indoor lounge with a modern outdoor terrace, Attico is a lush and lovely year-round rooftop destination to enjoy drinks, bites and fantastic views over the south and east Philly skyline. Set 16 floors up at Cambria Hotel, the rooftop bar offers daily happy hour deals, as well as a monthly 'Brunch Party'. Great spot for both relaxing pre-show cocktails and more vibrant late night drinks.

Rooftop bar Philadelphia XIX Nineteen at Hyatt in Philadelphia
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XIX (Nineteen) at Hyatt

$$$$ | 19th floor | Rittenhouse Square
  • Highlights
  • 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.

Rooftop bar Philadelphia Standard Tap in Philadelphia
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Standard Tap

$$$ | 2nd floor | Northern Liberties
  • Highlights
  • 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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Rooftop bar Philadelphia Continental Midtown in Philadelphia
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Continental Midtown

$$$ | 3rd floor | Rittenhouse Square
  • Highlights
  • 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.

Rooftop bar Philadelphia City Tap House in Philadelphia
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City Tap House

$$$ | 2nd floor | University City
  • Highlights
  • 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.

Rooftop bar Philadelphia Vango Lounge and Skybar in Philadelphia
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Vango Lounge and Skybar

$$$$ | 3rd floor | Rittenhouse Square
  • Highlights
  • 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.

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This guide was made by The Rooftop Guide, the world's leading experts on rooftop bars. With over 600 rooftops visited over the last two years, we keep you up to date in the ever growing universe of rooftop venues.

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Rooftop bar Philadelphia

Rooftop-grade: 7/10
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.