Rooftop bars Sao Paulo

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11 best rooftop bars in São Paulo [2020 update]

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Last updated: September 20, 2020

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When the warm days and hot nights hit São Paulo, there is pretty much only one place to be: enjoying breeze, drinks and views at a São Paulo rooftop bar. But which is the best rooftop SP? Find out right here, with this ultimate guide to the best elevated venue, packed with all info you need about each place: opening hours, dress codes, pics, locations and much more.

Sao Paulo is one of the biggest cities in the world, and while the all the skyscrapers are mighty impressive, most of the São Paulo rooftops are not found on top of the highest buildings. But that does not stop them from offering amazing skyline views. From fancy rooftop restaurants to casual terraces, there is a rooftop SP for everyone. Just scroll down and find the Sao Paulo rooftop bar best suited for you.

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Rooftop bar Sao Paulo Skye Bar in Sao Paulo
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Skye Bar

$$$$ | 8th floor | Jardins
  • Highlights
  • Rooftop pool
  • Magical 360-view
  • Evening DJs

Perched on top of the luxurious design Hotel Unique you find the amazing Skye Bar & Restaurant. Often mentioned as one of the coolest in the world, the rooftop has two distinctive features: the crimson red rooftop pool and the magical 360-views over the Sao Paulo skyline. But pool and views are not the only great features. The wooden decked terrace is equipped with stylish lounge furniture, an underwater sound system, and the rooftop bar offers tasty Brazilian food, a sushi bar and a wide variety of fine drinks.

Rooftop bar Sao Paulo Bar Obelisco in Sao Paulo
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Bar Obelisco

$$$$ | 9th floor | Vila Mariana
  • Highlights
  • Obelisk views
  • Live music & DJs
  • Mixology cocktails

On the roof of the Museum of Contemporary Art at USP you find the Bar Obelisco, a vibrant and Brazilian-inspired rooftop SP. As the name hints, the spacious open-air terrace offers absolutely fantastic views over the Obelisk, but also over Ibirapuera Park. The rooftop bar offers a drink menu created by mixologist Jairo Gama, as well as a selection of tasty bites, made by chef Marcelo Corrêa Bastos. Open most nights of the week, Bar Obelisco comes packed with a great atmosphere and live music.

Rooftop bar Sao Paulo Esther Rooftop in Sao Paulo
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Esther Rooftop

$$$ | 12th floor | Vila Mariana
  • Highlights
  • Praça da República views
  • French bistro
  • Stylish

Overlooking the Praça da República and the city skyline, Esther Rooftop comes with a beautiful and stylish setting, where comfy sofas and fine dining tables are found side by side under the retractable roof. One of two venues is the same house created by chef and TV presenter Olivier Anquier, the sophisticated and pleasant rooftop restaurant is led by French chef Benoit Mathurin, and offers a menu that combines French bistro cuisine with diverse influences, along with an impressive selection of wines.

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Rooftop bar Sao Paulo Terraço Italia in Sao Paulo
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Terraço Italia

$$$$ | 42nd floor | Vila Buarque
  • Highlights
  • Restaurant & bar
  • 360-view
  • Sophisticated

Both a sophisticated fine dining restaurant and one of Sao Paulo's highest rooftop bars, Terraço Italia is perched on the 41st floor of one of the most iconic Sao Paulo buildings. The rooftop offers magical views of the city skyline and surroundings along with Italian cuisine of the very highest class in the restaurant and fine wines and classic cocktails in the bar. Seating is mainly indoors, but there is also an outdoor terrace spanning around the building where you can enjoy the fresh air and take in the fantastic views.

Rooftop bar Sao Paulo High Line Bar in Sao Paulo
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High Line Bar

$$$ | 3rd floor | Vila Madalena
  • Highlights
  • NYC-inspired
  • Garden, bar, lounge & rooftop
  • Live DJs

Located in Vila Madalena, the High Line Bar brings a slice of NYC to Sao Paulo, taking a lot of inspiration from the famous park / walkway with the same name. Mixing art, music, gastronomy and high cocktails with a cool and sophisticated atmosphere, High Line offers both relaxing rooftop day's and vibrant rooftop nights, with live DJs creating the soundtrack. Urban and trendy in design, this rooftop SP comes with great views over the surroundings, with the skyline as mighty backdrop.

Rooftop bar Sao Paulo Goose Island Brewhouse in Sao Paulo
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Goose Island Brewhouse

$$$ | 2nd floor | Pinheiros
  • Highlights
  • Beer garden
  • Great atmosphere
  • Beer-cocktails

Goose Island Beer Company operates different concept locations across the globe, one of them found in the Pinheiros area of Sao Paulo. Set in a two-story townhouse, this rooftop SP comes with an industrial and rustic setting that really feels brewpub. Apart from the suspected and very large selection of beers, the rooftop menu also includes beer-cocktails, as well as a large selection of pub-style American food. With a friendly service and great atmosphere, Goose Island Brewhouse offers a top class rooftop beer garden experience.

Rooftop bar Sao Paulo The View Bar in Sao Paulo
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The View Bar

$$$$ | 30th floor | Jardim Paulista
  • Highlights
  • Nice atmosphere
  • Panoramic views
  • Live music

Perched on the 30th floor, The View bar and lounge comes with (as the name might tell you) great views from over the Sao Paulo skyline. Both indoor lounge and outdoor terrace, The View is decorated with wide and confortable armchairs and the rooftop bar offers both a food menu ranging from canapés to mains, and drinks including crafted signature cocktails, classics and an impressive wine list. With live music all nights and a comfy and relaxed ambience, this is a great spot for a date-night or pre dinner cocktails.

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Rooftop bar Sao Paulo Sky Hall Terrace Bar in Sao Paulo
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Sky Hall Terrace Bar

$$$$ | 4th floor | Vila Nova Conceição
  • Highlights
  • Gastropub
  • Lounge vibes
  • Weekend DJs

Branded as 'an oasis above chaos', Sky Hall Terrace Bar is found on the corner of JK and Faria Lima in one of the busiest spots in Sao Paulo. Working as a gastropub rooftop, Sky Hall Terrace offers haute cuisine as both lunch and dinner, as well as beautiful and crafted cocktails created by mixologist Renan Tarantino. Stylish rooftop lounge in setting and atmosphere, Sky Hall Terrace Bar is a popular after-work spot on weekdays, turning even more vibrant on weekends, with parties and live-DJs.

Rooftop bar Sao Paulo Balsa in Sao Paulo
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Balsa

$$$ | 4th floor | Anhagabaú Valleya
  • Highlights
  • Charming
  • Amazing views
  • Exclusive hours

A unique and trendy Sao Paulo rooftop bar, found in the Anhagabaú Valleya. Or actually, as Balsa themselves put it: 'we are not a bar, but a house of meetings, a space for parties, events, courses, conferences and lectures'. The 'not a bar' statement means the rooftop does not have fixed opening hours, and are only open when there is a schedule. Once inside, you find a hip, quirky and chic lounge, complemented with a charming rooftop terrace, filled with personality, great music and a vibrant yet intimate atmosphere.

Rooftop bar Sao Paulo Air Rooftop in Sao Paulo
10

Air Rooftop

$$$$ | 6th floor | República
  • Highlights
  • Rooftop night club
  • Amazing views
  • Weekly parties

Perched on top of the Shopping Light department store, Air Rooftop started as a pop-up rooftop night club in 2016. But going strong ever since, its now a 'regular feauture' of the rooftop line-up in Sao Paulo. Six floors up, the Air terrace offers some fantastic views over the old center, Anhangabaú Valley and the Viaduto do Chá. Not your daily go-to venue, Air is exclusive for weekly parties, when a large crowd enjoy sky-high vibes and electronic beats from renowned artists, both national and international.

Rooftop bar Sao Paulo Oh Freguês in Sao Paulo
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Oh Freguês

$$$ | 2nd floor | Freguesia do Ó
  • Highlights
  • Skyline views
  • Relaxing & vibrant
  • Live music

Located in the northern part of São Paulo, Oh Freguês is a casual and vibrant rooftop bar, with a top floor terrace only set on the second floor, but thanks to an elevated position it still offers some amazing views over the Sao Paulo skyline. With a decor and style inspired by hostels around the world, the rooftop bar offers a diverse menu of Brazilian bites and dishes, as well as cold draft beer and a large selection of refreshing cocktails and spritzers.

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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 Sao Paulo

Rooftop-grade: 7/10
Prime season: all year
Residents: 21 millions
Climate: humid subtropical

Which are the best rooftops in Sao Paulo? This complete guide will help you find the best rooftop bars in Sao Paulo. The climate in Sao Paulo is warm all year round, resulting in that the rooftop bars in Sao Paulo can stay open all year long.

And here you will find some of the world's best rooftop bars. Luxuriously furnished and completely stunning views of the city skyline and surroundings.

Most rooftop bars in Sao Paulo are situated at grand hotels or some fine dining restaurant. Nice prices, tasty cocktails and superb views is some of the things you can expect when visiting a rooftop bar in Sao Paulo.

About Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo - which means "I am not led, I lead" - is Brazil's largest city, with a population of as many as 21 million in the metropolitan area. This makes the city one of the worlds largest in terms of population. It also counts as one of the world's 20 richest cities. The airport here is the country's largest, with departures to Rio every 15 minutes. Sao Paulo is very famous for its sport. There are lots of good football teams like Sao Paulo, Palmeiras, Santos and Corinthians. The city also host a Formula 1 Grand Prix every year and the also hold the remains of one of the gretaest F1-drivers, Ayrton Senna.