Rooftop bars Rio de Janeiro

Complete guide to the 12 best rooftop bars in Rio de Janeiro [2020 update]

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Last updated: September 20th, 2020

One of the most beautfiul cities in the world, Rio is surrounded with ocean, beaches and mountains. The best way to enjoy the scenery is of course from above, preferably with a drink in hand at a rooftop Rio de Janeiro. To help you find the best venues, this ultimated guide comes packed with all info you need about the best Rio de Janeiro rooftop bar: opening hours, dress codes, pics, maps and much more. From relaxing rooftop lounges to luxurious rooftop swimming pools (make sure to book your stay at hotel with rooftop pool), there is a Rooftop Rio de Janeiro for everyone. Just scroll down and find the Rio rooftop bar best suited for you.

Or use the Rio de Janeiro rooftop map in the top right corner.

Area:Copacabana
Rooftop bar Rio Isabel Lounge in Rio de Janeiro
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Isabel Lounge

$$$$ Av. Atlântica, 1020 Cobertura
  • Highlights
  • 39th floor
  • Rooftop pool
  • Ocean views
  • Exclusive

Found on top of the Hilton Copacabana, 39 floors above Avenida Atlântica, the Isabel Lounge and rooftop terrace offers breathtaking views over Rio, with the Sugarloaf Mountain, Christ the Redeemer and Copacabana beach all included in the vistas. Decorated with a boho-chic inspiration, the Isabel Lounge is truly ‘instagramable’, and the rooftop bar offers a menu filled with authentic and delicious cocktails and tasty Brazilian flavors. All served in a sophisticated, yet cosmopolitan and bohemian in atmosphere.

Area:Ipanema
Rooftop bar Rio Fasano Rooftop Pool Lounge in Rio de Janeiro
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Fasano Rooftop Pool Lounge

$$$$ 80 Av Vieira Souto
  • Highlights
  • 8th floor
  • Rooftop pool
  • Ocean views
  • Exclusive

Ranked as one of the best rooftop pool bars in the world. Located on the 8th floor of the fantastic Hotel Fasano, and up here you get a magical view of the Ipanema beach, Rio's skyline, the Two Brothers mountain peaks and the sea. From the rooftop bar you can order refreshing drinks, especially a range of fantastic juices, along with tasty food. Very luxurious in interior, with comfy daybeds and lounge sofas and a large and fantastic rooftop infinity pool in the middle.

Area:Ipanema
Rooftop bar Rio Espaço 7zero6 in Rio de Janeiro
3

Espaço 7zero6

$$$$ Av. Vieira Souto, 706
  • Highlights
  • 16th floor
  • Intimate & stylish
  • 360-views
  • Rooftop pool

A modern and trendy Rio rooftop bar, lounge and restaurant, mixing a bright and stylish indoor setting with glass panel walls, and a lovely open-air terrace, providing an amazing 360-view over Rio de Janeiro. With an intimate, sophisticated and quite luxurious setting, Espaço 7zero6 is available for a fantastic Boulanger breakfast every morning, as well as a la carte lunch / dinner and drinks daily. Reservations are highly recommended, as the space quite often host private and corporate events.

Area:Botafogo
Rooftop bar The Rooftop at Rio Yoo2 Rio de Janeiro in Rio de Janeiro
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The Rooftop at Yoo2 Rio de Janeiro

$$ Praia de Botafogo, 242
  • Highlights
  • 13th floor
  • Signature cocktails
  • Rooftop pool
  • New & chic

The contemporary and stylish Yoo2 Hotel comes with an equally trendy rooftop terrace, with a slightly different view compared to most other rooftop bars in the city. Located in front of Botafogo Beach, here you get a beautiful view of Sugar Loaf Mountain and Jesus statue, but also out over the boats in Guanabara Bay. The rooftop terrace has a modern and chic interior, with comfortable lounge sofas, trendy high stools and a beautiful bar. From the rooftop bar you can choose from a large selection of Yoo2 specialty cocktails, made by mixologist Roger Bastos.

Area:Copacabana
Rooftop bar Moonlounge Rooftop Bar in Rio de Janeiro
5

Moonlounge Rooftop Bar

$$$ Av. Atlântica, 2600
  • Highlights
  • 19th floor
  • Food truck
  • Relaxing
  • Rooftop pool

The JW Marriott offers a rooftop Rio de Janeiro where both hotel guest and vistors can relax with beautiful views over the ocean, the Sugarloaf Mountain and the famous Copacabana beach. The amazing rooftop pool and lounge area is exclusive to in-house guest, but the Moonlounge Rooftop Bar welcomes all to enjoy international street food made with artisanal ingredients, as well as refreshing drinks. What makes the rooftop quite unique is that service comes from a food truck parked on the rooftop.

Area:Copacabana
Rooftop bar Rio BOSSA LOUNGE in Rio de Janeiro
6

Bossa Lounge

$$$ 1500 Ave Atlântica
  • Highlights
  • 20th floor
  • Rooftop pool
  • Ocean views
  • Lounge feel

This comfy and relaxing terrace bar in Rio de Janeiro is located on the roof of the Porto Bay Hotel, with a spectacular panoramic view of Copacabana and the ocean. Dressed in natural colors and fabrics, Bossa Lounge is filled with comfy lounge sofas and has a very stylish bar. While the lounge part has a bit covered feel, it blends together with the open-air pool terrace, complete with sun loungers and a lovely rooftop pool. Enjoy relaxing vibes and the bossa nova music echoing through the speakers.

Area:Vidigal
Rooftop bar Rio Bar da Laje in Rio de Janeiro
7

Bar da Laje

$$$ R. Armando Almeida Lima, 8
  • Highlights
  • 3rd floor
  • Amazing views
  • Vibrant
  • Authentic Rio

Found at the Vidigal Hill, Bar da Laje is not the highest Rio rooftop bar in terms of levels, but thanks to the elevated position, it still offers one of the most amazing views over the city landscape, the Ipanema Beach and the ocean. Open daily, the rooftop bar and restaurant serves a wide range of tasty Brazilian dishes, along with everything from refreshing Caipirinhas to ice-cold beers. Visit for a relaxing and sunny lunch enjoying the views, or some of the even more famous party nights, with live music, DJs, samba and a large crowd.

Area:Copacabana
Rooftop bar Rio Deck Bar at Pestana Rio Atlântica in Rio de Janeiro
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Deck Bar at Pestana Rio Atlântica

$$$$ Av. Atlântica, 2964
  • Highlights
  • 16th floor
  • Rooftop pool
  • Weekend DJ
  • Great ambience

From this two-level roof terrace you get an absolutely magical view of Copacabana, the sea and the city skyline. One of the best views to get in Rio de Janeiro, extra fantastic just around sunset. Equipped with a fantastic rooftop pool, the terrace works as a pool lounge for hotel guests during daytime. But after 7pm The Deck Bar opens up to all, and is a perfect haven after a full day among the crowds on Copacabana or for pre dinner drinks to get the night started. Chill on weekdays, more vibrant with live DJ on weekends.

Area:Centro
Rooftop bar Rio Selina Lapa Rio Rooftop in Rio de Janeiro
9

Selina Lapa Rio Rooftop

$$$ Largo da Lapa, 9
  • Highlights
  • 8th floor
  • Vibrant
  • City center views
  • Cosmopolitan

Found in an old and charming building, the Selina Lapa Rio offers a rooftop experience quite different from many of the other Rio rooftops. Located in the city center, the views are not over the ocean and beaches, but instead over the buildings int the trendy Lapa area. Open to all, the rooftop comes with a relaxing and vibrant atmosphere, where intimate shows, live DJs and other events are all part of the weekly schedule. Enjoy a menu that is straight forward but tasty, serving classic cocktails, crafted beers and selection of bar-style food.

Area:Copacabana
Rooftop bar Rio Emiliano Rooftop in Rio de Janeiro
10

Emiliano Rooftop

$$$$ Av. Atlântica, 3804
  • Highlights
  • 20th floor
  • Rooftop pool
  • Exclusive
  • Full moon dinner

Located right by the Copacabana, hotel Emiliano Rio comes with a fantastic Rio rooftop terrace and bar. Equipped with stylish and comfy sun loungers and sofas, the central focal point is the glass-walled rooftop swimming pool. So you can actually enjoy the panoramic views both above and under water. An exclusive rooftop oasis, where guests staying at the hotel can sip cocktails and indulge in a light menu of dishes prepared with fresh seasonal ingredients. The only exception is full moon nights, when the rooftop is open to non-guests for an intimate and romantic dinner experience.

Area:Niterói
Rooftop bar Rio Deck Bar at H Niteroi Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
11

Deck Bar at H Niteroi Hotel

$$$$ R. Dr. Paulo Alves, 14
  • Highlights
  • 20th floor
  • Rooftop pool
  • Ocean views
  • Exclusive daytime / Lounge night time

This rooftop is not located in Rio city, but in Niterói across the Guanabara Bay, connected with the Rio-Niterói Bridge. Equipped with both a stylish bar and lounge area, as well as a fantastic rooftop infinity pool, the H Niteroi rooftop terrace is an exclusive oasis to guests staying at the hotel during the day, but at night it is open to all. Enjoy amazing views over the ocean, as well as a menu filled with light dishes and excellent drinks, served in a sophisticated rooftop lounge atmosphere.

Area:Copacabana
Rooftop bar Rio Rio Othon Palace in Rio de Janeiro
12

Skylab at Rio Othon Palace

$$$$ 3264 Ave Atlântica
  • Highlights
  • 30th floor
  • Restaurant
  • Panoramic views
  • Rooftop pool

On top of the Rio Othon Palace you find both a superb rooftop pool with a magical view and sunset along with a restaurant and rooftop bar called SkyLab. While the rooftop pool for hotel guests only, SkyLab is open to all and offers (mainly) seating inside, but also some tables out on the open-air terrace. Situated at the edge of Copacabana, SkyLab offers á la carte service of cutting-edge French flavours and Brazilian favorites, while the SkyLab Bar has a large drink menu with both classic cocktails and a very impressive wine list.

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Rooftop-grade: 7/10
Prime season: all year
Residents: 12,1 millions
Climate: tropical

Which are the best rooftops in Rio de Janeiro? This complete guide will help you find the best rooftop bars in Rio de Janeiro. The climate in Rio is tropical, which means that the average temperature is between 25-30 degrees celsius all year round. This contributes to that the rooftop bars in Rio de Janeiro can be open all year.

Many of the terrace bars in Rio de Janeiro are magnificent, luxurious and with absolutely stunning views over the city and the sea.

The typical Rio rooftop bar is located near the beach and with spectacular views over both the city and sea. When searching for rooftop bars in Rio de Janeiro, make sure to look at this page to find the best ones.

About Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro is Brazil's second largest city, after Sao Paulo. The city is situated on the southeastern coast at the Atlantic Ocean. Many suggest that Rio is one of the most beautiful cities in the world because of the surrounding mountains, the rainforest and the sea. What the city is most famous for, however, is the carnival that takes place here once every year. Rio gathers party people from all over the world, dressing up and partying all day long. Copacabana is the city´s most famous beach with millions of visitors each year.