Rooftop bars Rio de Janeiro

Complete guide to the 6 best rooftop bars in Rio de Janeiro in 2020

Made by the world's leading experts on rooftop bars

So, which is the best rooftop bar in Rio de Janeiro? Find out everything you need to know about each roof terrace. Opening hours, dress codes, pics, maps and much more. Find rooftops in Rio with breathtaking ocean, city and beach views. Rio is one of few cities in the world that can offer all these things in the same view. There are also some luxurious rooftop swimming pools here. Make sure to book your stay at any of these hotels, if you want the most out of your visit. Look down and find the Rio rooftop bar best suited for you.

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

Last updated: October 25th, 2019
Rooftop bar Rio 23 Ocean Lounge in Rio de Janeiro
23 Ocean Lounge
$$$$ 460 Avenida Vieira Souto
  • Highlights
  • 23rd floor
  • Crafted cocktails
  • Ocean views
  • Rooftop pool
Perched on top of the luxurious Sofitel Ipanema, 23 Ocean Lounge comes wtigh 23rd floor views that are breathtaking. The ocean, the beach and what feels like all of Rio is on display. The rooftop is bright and modern in decor and has seating both inside and out by the rooftop pool. Open from early morning til midnight, the rooftop bar serves fresh international cuisine as both lunch and dinner along with fantastic cocktails, made by Renato Tavares, crowned as the third best bartender in Brazil.
Rooftop bar Rio Fasano Rooftop Pool Lounge in Rio de Janeiro
Fasano Rooftop Pool Lounge
$$$$ 80 Av Vieira Souto
  • Highlights
  • 8th floor
  • Rooftop pool
  • Ocean views
  • Exclusive
Ranked as one of the best rooftop bars in the world. Located on the 8th floor of the fantastic Hotel Fasano, and up here you get a magical view of the Ipanema beach, Rio's skyline, the Two Brothers mountain peaks and the sea. From the rooftop bar you can order refreshing drinks, especially a range of fantastic juices, along with tasty food. Very luxurious in interior, with comfy daybeds and lounge sofas and a large and fantastic rooftop infinity pool in the middle.
Rooftop bar Rio BOSSA LOUNGE in Rio de Janeiro
Bossa Lounge
$$$ 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.
Rooftop bar Rio Deck Bar at Pestana Rio Atlântica in Rio de Janeiro
Deck Bar at Pestana Rio Atlântica
$$$$ Av. Atlântica, 2964
  • Highlights
  • 16th floor
  • Rooftop pool
  • Weekend DJ
  • Great ambience
From this two-level roof terrace you get an absolutely magical view of Copacabana, the sea and the city skyline. One of the best views to get in Rio de Janeiro, extra fantastic just around sunset. Equipped with a fantastic rooftop pool, the terrace works as a pool lounge for hotel guests during daytime. But after 7pm The Deck Bar opens up to all, and is a perfect haven after a full day among the crowds on Copacabana or for pre dinner drinks to get the night started. Chill on weekdays, more vibrant with live DJ on weekends.
Rooftop bar Rio Yoo2 Rio de Janeiro in Rio de Janeiro
Yoo2 Rio de Janeiro
$$ 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.
Rooftop bar Rio Rio Othon Palace in Rio de Janeiro
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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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 Rio de Janeiro

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.