Complete guide

Rooftop Bars San Juan

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Best time to visit Year round
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Rooftop Bar San Juan
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San Juan Rooftop Guide

Updated:September 2, 2023

With a lovely climate year-round, San Juan is just made for enjoying al fresco food and drinks. To elevate the experience even more, head up to a San Juan rooftop bar, and you can enjoy the breeze mixed with amazing views over both the city skyline and the Atlantic Ocean.

The capital of Puerto Rico offers quite a few options where you can enjoy your lunch, brunch, dinner or cocktail with a view. But which is the best rooftop bar San Juan? This complete guide will lead you stright to the top venues, packed with all info you need: opening hours, dress code, pictures, maps and much more. Just scroll down and find the San Juan rooftop bar best suited for you.

The list

9 best rooftop bars in San Juan

Rooftop bar San Juan Atelier Rooftop Terrace in San Juan

Atelier Rooftop Terrace

$$$ | 3rd floor | Old San Juan
  • Highlights
  • Modern
  • Amazing views
  • Infinity pool

From the rooftop of the boutique Hotel Palacio Provincial in the heart of Old San Juan, Atelier Rooftop Terrace invites to a modern and panoramic San Juan rooftop experience. With stylish furnishings, ambient lighting, and a vibrant energy, the natural and spacious terrace blends urban sophistication with laid-back charm, all surrounded with amazing views of San Juan Bay, the Colonial city and the majestic cathedral. Indulge in a menu that features artisan cocktails, as well as tapas drawing inspiration from global cuisines and filled with a local flair.

Rooftop bar San Juan KUMO Rooftop in San Juan

KUMO Rooftop

$$$$ | 10th floor | Isla Verde
  • Highlights
  • Panoramic views
  • Earthy
  • Japanese flavours

Located on an exclusive corner of Isla Verde Beach, KUMO Rooftop is found on top of the modern and earthy Aire de O:live. Surrounded with panoramic views over the Atlantic Ocean and the beach, the picturesque rooftop terrace is as beautiful as all of the hotel. Up here you can indulge in authentic flavors of Japan and South America, presented with a fresh and simple twist, and complemented with crafted original cocktails and a fine selection of wines. Visit for a long and sunny lunch, a date night, or an evening with friends, enjoying a celebration of the culinary senses.

Rooftop bar San Juan Eter Rooftop & Lounge in San Juan

Eter Rooftop & Lounge

$$$ | 10th floor | Miramar
  • Highlights
  • 360° views
  • Noon to midnight
  • Upscale casual

Found in the Miramar neighborhood, on top of the Ciqala Luxury Suites, Eter Rooftop & Lounge offers an elevated mix of cocktails, Puerto Rican cuisine and amazing 360° views of San Juan. The wooden-decked rooftop terrace comes equipped with a mix of dining tables, bar stools and comfy loungers. Open daily from around noon to midnight, Eter Rooftop serves everything from lunch, all day brunch and dinner, to drinks in between. The menu includes Puerto Rican cuisine and tapas bites, as well as house special cocktails, wines, aprkling and beers.

Rooftop bar San Juan ARYA Rooftop at O:LV Fifty Five Hotel in San Juan

ARYA Rooftop at O:LV Fifty Five Hotel

$$$$ | 6th floor | Condado
  • Highlights
  • Chic & stylish
  • Amazing views
  • Rooftop pool

Set in front of Condado Lagoon, ARYA Rooftop is the crowning jewel of the adults only O:LV Fifty Five Hotel. And the rooftop is really something special. Set over several levels, the rooftop comes with both a really cool pool and a jacuzzi, as well as plenty of stylish and comfy cabanas, sun beds and lounges. While the rooftop pool is exclusive to hotel guests, anyone can visit the ARYA Rooftop and enjoy the amazing views. Divided into indoor seating with A/C and an outdoor terrace with tables and lounge areas, the rooftop is available for relaxing breakfast or lunch by day, as well as more vibrant nights.

Rooftop bar San Juan Bar.C.Lona Rooftop in San Juan

Bar.C.Lona Rooftop

$$$ | 8th floor | Condado
  • Highlights
  • Tapas, wine & cocktails
  • Mediterranean-chic
  • Rooftop pool

On top of the AC Hotel San Juan Condado you find Bar.C.Lona Rooftop, a stylish rooftop bar and restaurant, offering a great mix of tasty tapas and fine views. Located in the heart of San Juan, the rooftop terrace is decorated in a chic Mediterranean style, with lots of white, comfy lounge sofas, grenery and panoramics over both the Atlantic Ocean and the elegant Condado neighborhood. The rooftop menu includes a wide range of tasty tapas, a Spanish-centric wine list, local beers, as well as a great selection of handcrafted cocktails. Just about all you need for a relaxing al-fresco afternoon or night with views.

Rooftop bar San Juan Bar Catedral Rooftop in San Juan

Bar Catedral Rooftop

$$$ | 8th floor | Condado
  • Highlights
  • Lush
  • Spectacular views
  • Cocktail bar

Nestled in the heart of Old San Juan, in a restored 19th century colonial-style building, the Decanter Hotel holds a prime location, and also offers a prime rooftop experience. Covering the top floor of the hotel, Bar Catedral Rooftop comes with a lush and quite casual setting, but the spectacular views of Old San Juan are anything but casual. Usually open evenings towards the end of the week, the rooftop serves a great selection of crafted signature cocktails and wine, complemented with elevated tapas and sharable snack boards.

Rooftop bar San Juan La Vergüenza in San Juan

La Vergüenza

$$ | 3rd floor | Old San Juan
  • Highlights
  • Charming & genuine
  • Puerto Rican & Caribbean cuisine
  • Ocean views

Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and the San Cristóbal fort, La Vergüenza is a low-key and charming rooftop bar and restaurant, specializing in Puerto Rican and Caribbean cuisine. Set over three floors, the venue offers both indoor seating, a backyard and two levels of outdoor terrace, perfect to get a taste of the 'real' Puerto Rico. With a warm and friendly atmosphere, La Vergüenza is open to enjoy food, drinks and views daily, turning extra vibrant and crowded during weekends, when both DJs and live bands gets the party started.

Rooftop bar San Juan Al Fresco Rooftop Wine Bar in San Juan

Al Fresco Rooftop Wine Bar

$$$ | 3rd floor | Old San Juan
  • Highlights
  • Intimate
  • Handcrafted cocktails
  • Relaxing

Found in the heart of Old San Juan, Al Fresco Rooftop Wine Bar offers both a unique and intimate rooftop experience, filled with tasty tapas and wine, as well as delicious cocktails. The Al Fresco terrace is more small and cosy than anything else, with hanging lanterns, a lovely Andalucian wall and charming views over the colonial buildings of Old San Juan. The rooftop menu includes a large selection of handcrafted cocktails, an extensive wine list, sangria and a wide range of tapas, all offered with a personal and elegant service, combined with a relaxing atmosphere.

Rooftop bar San Juan SunCity Rooftop Beach Bar & Restaurant in San Juan

SunCity Rooftop Beach Bar & Restaurant

$$$ | 2nd floor | Piñones
  • Highlights
  • Ocean views
  • Games & karaoke
  • Sports bar

Branded as the only rooftop bar and restaurant in Piñones, SunCity Rooftop Beach Bar & Restaurant offers a great mix of food, drinks, views, fun and sports. Located just steps from the beach, the spacious rooftop terrace offers fantastic views over the ocean. A great venue to escape the heat and gather with friends and family to enjoy refreshing drinks, casual food and a relaxing atmosphere. Apart from sports on the TV, there is also other entertainment and fun for all, including different board games, live music and karaoke nights.

Rikard Fredricson
Rikard Fredricson

Rikard has spent the last 10 years exploring, enjoying, researching and working with rooftop venues. During these years he has visited more than 700 rooftops across the globe. The experience he has gained is used to create helpful, in-depth and accessible content, and to share his knowledge and rooftop expertise with fellow rooftop-lovers.

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City info

Rooftop bar San Juan

Rooftop-grade: 7/10

Prime season: all year

Residents: 2 millions

Climate: tropical monsoon

Which are the best rooftops in San Juan? This complete guide will help you find the best rooftop bar San Juan. With a pleasant climate year-round, San Juan is really a prime spot for al fresco dining and drinking, and there are quite a few great rooftop available.

These elevated venues offer grand views over both the city skyline and the Atlantic Ocean. From luxurious rooftop lounges at hotels, often also equipped with rooftop pools, to more charming terraces in Old San Juan, where you can enjoy both the atmosphere and tastes of the genuine Puerto Rico.

About San Juan

San Juan is the capital of Puerto Rico, which is an unincorporated territory of the United States, found in the very center of the Caribbean. Divided into 18 barrios, San Juan is a popular tourist destination, with both beaches and shopping centres, as well as the more historical colonial buildings and narrow streets in Old San Juan.