Rooftop bars Phoenix

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8 best rooftop bars in Phoenix [2021 update]

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Last updated: April 6th, 2020


With great outdoor-weather pretty much all year round, a rooftop bar Phoenix is the perfect spot to enjoy a mix of sunny hours, refreshing drinks and elevated views over the Valley.

This complete guide will lead you to the very best ones, packed with all info you need about each rooftop: opening hours, dress codes, pictures, locations and much more. From swanky Downtown Phoenix rooftop lounges with skyline views, to relaxing poolside terraces. All you need to do is remember to drink water and put on some sunscreen. So, which is the best rooftop bar Phoenix? Just scroll down and find the Phoenix rooftop bar best suited for you.

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Rooftop bar Phoenix From the Rooftop at Cambria Hotel in Phoenix

From the Rooftop at Cambria Hotel

$$$ | 7th floor | Downtown Phoenix
  • Highlights
  • Rooftop pool
  • New & trendy
  • Events

From the Rooftop (or FTR Phoenix) is a modern and trendy rooftop bar, set on top of the equally modern and trendy Cambria Hotel in Downtown Phoenix. Equipped with comfy loungers and a refreshing rooftop pool, this is a fantastic spot for soaking up some Southwestern sun while enjoying smashing views over the city skyline. Open daily for vibes, views, drinks and bites, FTR also host many events, from rooftop yoga to evenings of 'Cosmic Cocktails'.

Rooftop bar Phoenix Shade Lounge at W Scottsdale in Phoenix

Shade Lounge at W Scottsdale

$$$$ | 2nd floor | Scottsdale
  • Highlights
  • Swimming pool
  • Live DJs
  • Mediterranean style

A trendy and vibrant rooftop bar, located in Scottsdale, a bit north of downtown Phoenix. Situated on the second floor of the W Scottsdale Hotel, this Mediterranean style terrace, with its white daybeds, sofas and large wooden floor, is a slice of LA meets Las Vegas, right in the heart of Arizona. A lovely mix of rooftop bar, lounge and club all at once, the vibe is more chill lounge on weekdays, with plenty of room to enjoy crafted cocktails. At weekend nights / events, the Shade Lounge turns real vibrant, with large crowds enjoying the sky-high atmosphere.

Rooftop bar Phoenix Lustre Rooftop Bar at Hotel Palomar in Phoenix

Lustre Rooftop Bar

$$$ | 3rd floor | Downtown Phoenix
  • Highlights
  • Rooftop pool
  • Great ambience
  • Downtown

A true oasis in the heart of downtown Phoenix, with a stunning view of South Mountain and the Phoenix skyline. Perched on the 3rd floor of the amazing Kimpton Hotel Palomar, Lustre Rooftop Bar is a really lovely spot. Stylish and modern, half part lounge with sofas and bar stools, and half part fantastic rooftop pool with sun beds. From the rooftop bar you can order fresh eats along with crafted house cocktails, crafted beer on tap and a smaller selection of wines.

Rooftop bar Phoenix Floor 13 Rooftop Bar in Phoenix

Floor 13 Rooftop Bar

$$$ | 13th floor | Downtown Phoenix
  • Highlights
  • Skyline views
  • Misters & fire-pits
  • Chic & charming

A chic and charming Phoenix rooftop bar, set on the top floor of the Hilton Garden Inn. Quite small in space, but much more grand when it comes to views, offering breathtaking vistas over the city skyline. Equipped with comfy lounge furniture, the terrace also has misters to keep you cool during hot days, and heaters and fire-pits to keep you warm and cosy during the chilly nights. Expect a relaxing and friendly atmosphere, along with great mixology cocktails and carefully selected beers.

Rooftop bar Phoenix Skydeck at The Clarendon in Phoenix

Skydeck at The Clarendon

$$$ | 5th floor | Encanto
  • Highlights
  • Amazing views
  • Open to all
  • Live music & DJs

The Clarendon Hotel and Spa comes with a lovey rooftop hangout, called the Skydeck. Offering panoramic views over the Phoenix skyline and the surrounding mountains, the Clarendon Hotel Phoenix rooftop bar is known as a great spot to take in a sunset while sipping on a cocktail, but it is also famous for its live events. From vibrant DJ nights to more unplugged and jazzy evenings. Open to all, Skudeck serves food and drinks from the Mexican restaurant Tranquilo below.

Rooftop bar Phoenix Degree 270 at Talking Stick Resort in Phoenix

Orange Sky at Talking Stick Resort

$$$$ | 15th floor | Scottsdale
  • Highlights
  • Live entertainment
  • Magical views
  • Weekend nightclub

At the impressive Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale you do not only find a casino and golf courses, but also more then one fantastic Phoenix rooftop bar experience. The fine dining restaurant Orange Sky is perched on the 15th floor and offers breathtaking views of the desert and mountains. Enjoy dinner by the floor-to-ceiling windows or on the rooftop patio, or head to Orange Sky Lounge for live music and crafted speciality cocktails. One floor below you also find Degree 270, a weekend vibrant night spot with live DJs, dancing and tasty cocktails.

Rooftop bar Phoenix Rockbar Inc. in Phoenix

Rockbar Inc.

$$ | 2nd floor | Scottsdale
  • Highlights
  • Live music
  • Sports bar
  • Great atmosphere

As the name suggests, Rockbar Inc is a bar where the rock'n'roll-vibes are always present. But it is also a place where all are welcome, and it do also come with a lovely rooftop terrace, perfect for a casual beer looking out over the Scottsdale skyline. This is a place where both local and national bands come to play. And if there are no bands playing, you can enjoy yourself with some pool, or catch a game on TV. The rooftop bar serves a classic bar menu with pizza, sandwich, wings and just about anything you could want in terms of drinks.

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Rooftop Bar Smith in Phoenix

Bar Smith

$$$ | 2nd floor | Downtown
  • Highlights
  • Night spot
  • Live DJs
  • Downtown

A bi-level nightclub and Phoenix rooftop bar, where famous DJ's play all night long, both at the indoor main room and up on the rooftop, which holds both dancefloor and an outdoor bar. Bar Smith Phoenix is not your go-to place for sitting down and sipping on a relaxing drink, here you need to put your festive hat on, and preferably also your dance shoes. Open nightly from Wednesday to Saturday, and weekend nights you can expect the dance floor to be packed with a party and dance hungry crowd.

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Rooftop bar Phoenix

Rooftop-grade: 7/10
Prime season: all year
Residents: 1,6 millions
Climate: subtropical dessert

Which are the best rooftops in Phoenix? This complete guide will help you find the best rooftop bars in Phoenix. The temperature in Phoenix is warm all year-round with highs around 40 degrees celsius in summer. The climate allows the rooftop bars in Phoenix to be open all year round.

The terrace bars in Phoenix often have a swimming pool and comfortable lounge furnitures. If you like luxury, party and nice views, this is a great city to visit.

The beautiful desert views of Arizona's landscape makes one think about the old western movies.

About Phoenix

The capital of the US state of Arizona. Phoenix is located in the middle of the Arizona border with Mexico to the south and California to the west. The proximity to Mexico contributes to about 34% of the city's population beeing of Hispanic descent. The city is very scattered with a center consisting of skyscrapers.