Rooftop bars San Francisco

Ultimate guide to the 4 best rooftop bars in San Francisco in 2020

Made by the world's leading experts on rooftop bars

Complete with all info you need about each rooftop. Opening hours, dress code, pics, loaction and much more. San Francisco is a unique and classic city along the beautiful California coast line. During the summer, the city rooftops flourish and you can also find one of the best cheesecakes around from a terrace in the heart of San Francisco. So, which is the best rooftop bar in San Francisco? Just scroll down and find the San Francisco rooftop bar best suited for you.

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Last updated: October 25th, 2019
Area:Union Square
Rooftop bar SF 620 Jones i San Francisco
620 Jones
$$$ 620 Jones St
  • Highlights
  • 2nd floor
  • Signature cocktails
  • Sunday brunch
  • Garden-like
Located on 620 Jones Street, just a few blocks from Unioun Square, Jones is both indoor and outdoor rooftop bar and restaurant, with a spacious second floor terrace. Lush and garden-like in setting and with lots of cozy furnishing, the Jones rooftop bar serves a wide range of crafted signature and Jones cocktails along with a nice selection of wines and Latin-Mediterranean-style dinner and fresh oven-baked pizza's. Relaxing and nice lounge vibes, turning more vibrant on weekend evenings with live music.
Area:Union Square
Rooftop bar SF The Cheesecake Factory in San Francisco
The Cheesecake Factory
$$$ 251 Geary St
  • Highlights
  • 8th floor
  • Cheesecake bar
  • Skyline views
  • Weekend brunch
The Cheesecake Factory can be found all across the US, but the one located at Union Square is special, as it is not only a heaven for cheescake-lovers, but also one of the best rooftop bars San Francisco has to offer. Situated on the 8th floor of the department store Macy's, the views you get over the city's skyscrapers and Union Square are amazing. Apart from 40 different varieties of cheesecake to choose from, there is also food ranging from pasta and steaks to weekend brunch and a drink list with specialty cocktails and a good selection of beer and wine.
Area:Mission District
Rooftop bar SF El Techo de Lolinda in San Francisco
El Techo de Lolinda
$$ 2518 Mission St
  • Highlights
  • 5th floor
  • Great atmosphere
  • Open 364 days
  • Latin American cuisine
Located on top of the Lolinda Steakhouse in the heart of the Mission district, El Techo is a relaxed rooftop bar with latin vibes and stunning 360-degree views of San Francisco. Here you can enjoy Latin American street food along with delicious cocktails 364 days of the year and rooftop brunch every weekend. Open-air, but equipped with retractacle roof and heaters for those chilly nights, El Techo de Lolinda has a fun and vibrant in atmosphere and is a great spot for some relaxing drinks with friends.
Area:Financial District
Rooftop bar SF 343 Sansome Rooftop Deck in San Francisco
343 Sansome Rooftop Deck
BYO 343 Sansome St
  • Highlights
  • 15th floor
  • BYO
  • Garden like
Not really a rooftop bar, but a public terrace where you can bring your own food and drinks and enjoy under the San Francisco sun. Located in the middle of the financial district, the 343 Sansome terrace offers a nice view among the city's skyscrapers and main business district. Rooftop garden in feel, with nice flowers and trees, the 15th floor terrace is open to all and a great spot for a lunch with a view.

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Rooftop-grade: 7/10
Prime season: March-Nov
Residents: 8,4 millions
Climate: subtropical mediterranean

Which are the best rooftops in San Francisco? This complete guide will help you find the best rooftop bars in San Francisco. The climate in San Francisco is subtropical mediterranean, which means mild and dry summers and rainy winters. The temperature varies between 10-25 degrees celsius. This means that the best rooftop bars in San Francisco are open during the warmer months.

The best rooftop bars in SF are often luxurious and with spectacular views and cozy interior.

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