Complete guide

Rooftop Bars Pretoria

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Country South Africa
Currency South African rand
Best time to visit September - April
Rooftop grade 5/10
Rooftop Bar Pretoria
Courtesy of 16th by KOI

Pretoria Rooftop Guide

Updated:September 2, 2023

Pretoria is known as a more charming and calm destination, especially compared to its close by and buzzing neighbour Johannesburg just south. Nicknamed 'Jacaranda City', thanks to the purplish blue Jacaranda trees that line the city streets, the city is quite beautiful, and perfect to enjoy from above at a Pretoria rooftop bar.

This complete guide will take you to the best elevated venues, packed with all info you need about each rooftop Pretoria worth a visit: opening hours, dress codes, pics, maps and much more. But which is the best rooftop bar Pretoria? Just scroll down and find the Pretoria rooftop bar best suited for you.

The list

6 best rooftop bars in Pretoria

Rooftop bar Pretoria 16th by KOI in Pretoria
1

16th by KOI

$$$$ | 16th floor | Menlyn
  • Highlights
  • Exclusive
  • Panoramic views
  • Highest

Perched on the 16th floor of The Capital Menlyn Maine Trilogy, the aptly named 16th by KOI is an exclusive rooftop restaurant, bar and venue, and the highest rooftop venue in Pretoria. Dressed with stylish dining tables and comfy lounge sofas, the rooftop blends sleek interior seating with a charming outdoor terrace, surrounded with uninterrupted and panoramic views over Pretoria. High above it all, here you can enjoy sharing plates and charcoal fired speciality dishes, complemented with handpicked wines, crafted cocktails and premium spirits.

Rooftop bar Pretoria Skyline Rooftop Restaurant, Bar & Lounge in Pretoria
2

Skyline Rooftop Restaurant, Bar & Lounge

$$$ | 5th floor | Arcadia
  • Highlights
  • Modern
  • Skyline views
  • Rooftop pool

Found on the 5th floor of Protea Hotel at Loftus Park, Skyline is a modern venue to eat, drink and play with a view. The rooftop offers interior seating by the panoramic windows, or at the outdoor terrace right by the rooftop pool, everywhere surrounded with spectacular views of the Pretoria skyline. While the rooftop pool is exclusive to in-house guests, the rooftop restaurant & bar is open for everyone looking for a light business lunch, office parties or just a fun evening out, with live DJ’s every weekend.

Rooftop bar Pretoria Summit Grill, Sky Bar & Rooftop in Pretoria
3

Summit Grill, Sky Bar & Rooftop

$$$ | 4th floor | Menlyn
  • Highlights
  • Multi-level
  • Sunset views
  • Nightclub

The multi-level and multi-space Summit is an upmarket venue offering plenty of experiences all week long. The first two floors is home to Summit Grill & Sky Bar, offering a luxurious setting of both interior and outdoor restaurant and bar. where you can indulge in breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. On the very top floor you find the Summit Rooftop, offering a one of the kind nightclub experience every weekend. Enjoy your favorite drinks, tasty pizza, top artists, and dance the night away to the panoramic city views.

Rooftop bar Pretoria The View Rooftop Bar in Pretoria
4

The View Rooftop Bar

$$$ | 4th floor | Hazelwood
  • Highlights
  • Chill yet vibrant
  • Sunset views
  • Live entertainment

Located in Hazelwood, The View is a chill yet vibrant Pretoria rooftop bar, made for good vibes and great views. Overlooking the beautiful and lush surroundings, the modern rooftop blends covered seating with open-air spots, and high-top tables with comfy lounge sofas. The rooftop menu includes a nice selection of cocktails and other refreshing drinks, complemented with snacks, pizza and sushi. Visit for amazing sunset views, as well as plenty of happening entertainment, from live music to DJ sessions.

Rooftop bar Pretoria Rockets Menlyn in Pretoria
5

Rockets Menlyn

$$$$ | 2nd floor | Menlyn
  • Highlights
  • Spacious
  • Panoramic views
  • Vibrant

Found on the upper level of the Time Square Casino, Rockets Menlyn is a vibrant and premium mega venue, made for everything from stylish dinners to happening DJ nights. Industrial-chic in setting, the highly spacious and sleek rooftop mixes restaurant, lounge and bar, as well as interior and outdoor seating. And the al fresco spots come with panoramic views over Menlyn and out towards the horizon. Big, bold and buzzing, the Rockets menu includes everything from tapas, sushi, burgers, pizza and steaks, to plenty of cocktails, champagne and wines.

Rooftop bar Pretoria Priva in Pretoria
6

Priva

$$$$ | Waterkloof Heights
  • Highlights
  • Luxurious
  • Restauran & lounge
  • Lush views

Located in Waterkloof Heights, Priva is a contemporary and luxurious venue for adults, offering a very special Pretoria experience. A fine dining restaurant, a champagne and cocktail lounge, a cigar lounge, and a live music venue, Priva is a lot of things. And with seating both indoor and outdoors, it's also a prime spot for great views over some of the most lush and desirable real estate in Pretoria. Indulge in haute cuisine, an impressive wine cellar, and a great selection of fine single malts and other spirits.

Hans Ebenman
Hans Ebenman

Hans has visited over 500 rooftop bars, 200 rooftop pools and 300 rooftop restaurants since 2015. This vast experience has made Hans a true rooftop expert, and one of the most knowledgeable in the field. Today, numerous of travel magazines, bloggers and media websites contact Hans to get his expertise on rooftops.

Pretoria Rooftop Map
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Rooftop bar Pretoria

Rooftop-grade: 6/10

Prime season: Sept-April

Residents: 750 000

Climate: subtropical monsoon

Pretoria has long hot rainy summers, and short, dry and mild winters, so the city rooftop bars can stay open all year round. While not filled with sky-high venues, there are a few elevated Pretoria rooftop bars perfect to enjoy the lush and beautiful enviroment.

Often both modern and quite luxurious, the Pretoria rooftop bars offers some of the more upscale expereinces for food and drinks in the city.

About Pretoria

Pretoria is South Africa's administrative capital, located just north of Johannesburg. Known as a more calm and relaxed city, Pretoria comes filled with both history and beauty. Surrounded by the hills of the Magaliesberg range, and nicknamed 'Jacaranda City' for all the purple blossom trees that line the city streets, nature is highly present here.