Rooftop bars Seattle

The ultimate guide to the 5 best rooftop bars in Seattle in 2020

Made by the world's leading experts on rooftop bars

So, which is the best rooftop bar in Seattle? Here you'll find all the best Seattle rooftop bars with all info about each rooftop. Opening hours, dress code, pictures, maps and much more. Seattle is a very good rooftop city during the summer. The fancy restaurants and hotels can boost with nice view and party spots. People gather up on the terraces to enjoy drinks and food with a view over the city and surrounding landscape. Just scroll down and find the Seattle rooftop bar best suited for you.

Or use the Seattle rooftop map in the top right corner.

Last updated: January 3rd, 2019
Rooftop bar Frolik Kitchen + Cocktails in Seattle
Frolik Kitchen + Cocktails
$$$ 1415 5th Ave
  • Highlights
  • 5th floor
  • Speciality cocktails
  • Rooftop cinema
  • Playful
A playful yet stylish rooftop bar, perched on the 5th floor of the hotel Motif in downtown Seattle. Both indoor lounge and spacious rooftop terrace, Frolik Seattle offers a fun and vibrant atmosphere along with cool views admist the downtown skyscrapers. The cusine served is classic American with a modern twist, while the rooftop bar offers specialty cocktails along with 'Poppin’ Pops' (popsicle + bubbles). Long fire-pit bar tables and stylish lounge furniture are mixed with ping-pong tables, giant Jenga games and shuffleboard-areas.
Area:South Lake Union
Rooftop bar Mbar in Seattle
$$$$ 400 Fairview Ave
  • Highlights
  • 14th floor
  • Signature cocktails
  • Panoramic views
  • Large terrace
Perched on the 14th floor, Mbar offers breathtaking views over pretty much all of Seattle. Up here famous chef Jason Stratton serves delicious food with influences from the Middle East, along with a wide selection of drinks, from signature cocktails to an impressive wine list. Friendly, fun and vibrant in both ambience and service the open-air terrace is great for sunny coctails or cosy gatherings by one of the fire-pit lounge areas later at night.
Rooftop bar Hard Rock Café in Seattle
Hard Rock Café
$$$ 116 Pike St
  • Highlights
  • 3rd floor
  • Classic tourist spot
  • Fire pits & loungers
Hard Rock Café Seattle is in many ways similar to other Hard Rock-venues around the world. But this one also comes with a lovely rooftop terrace. Located on the 3rd floor of the downtown venue, the terrace is equipped with cabanas, a fire pit and lots of lounge seatings. The view over the Pike Place and Elliott Bay is great, located behind the markets famous neon sign. Great spot for relaxing, unpretentious and sunny drinks.
Area:North Queen Anne
Rooftop bar Rooftop Brewing Company in Seattle
Rooftop Brewing Company
$$$ 1220 W Nickerson St
  • Highlights
  • 2nd floor
  • Brewery
  • Sunset views
  • Relaxed & social
As the name suggests, Rooftop Brewing Company is a Seattle rooftop bar that focus on beers. Located on the Ship Canal Bike Trail and close to Fishermen's Terminal, the rooftop bar has 10 taps serving a roatating selection of 13 different brews. Fot the hungry ones ther is usually a foodtruck parked outside or you just bring your own bites. Easy-going, harmonious and very social in ambience, perfect spot for sunny beers in a friendly atmosphere.
Rooftop bar The Nest in Seattle
The Nest
$$$$ 110 Stewart St
  • Highlights
  • 12th floor
  • Handcrafted cocktails
  • Panoramic views
  • Stylish
Perched on top of the fantastic Thompson Hotel in downtown Seattle, The Nest is one of the best and most popular rooftop bars Seattle has to offer. Serves as both a rooftop bar, cocktail lounge and terrace, and up here you get one of the best views in town. Breathtaking vistas over Elliott Bay, downtown and the Olympic Mountain Range. Very stylish and trendy in decoration, the beautiful lounge and terrace comes with comfy sofas, fire-pits and quite a lot of greenery and the rooftop bar serves fantastic hand-crafted cocktails.

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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 Seattle

Rooftop-grade: 4/10
Prime season: May-Sept
Residents: 700 000
Climate: temperate

Which are the best rooftops in Seattle? This complete guide will help you find the best rooftop bars in Seattle. You can find some really nice rooftop bars in Seattle. Unfortunately, the climate is not ultimate for being a rooftop city. Lots of rainy days and cold winters. But there are some lovely terrace bars located in Seattle.

Some of them with breathtaking views over to city and surrounding landscape. Most of the rooftop bars in Seattle are located at smaller restaurants, but there are also some bigger ones perched on top of luxurious hotels.

If you like to enjoy any of the sky bars here, you should come here during the warmer summer months.

About Seattle

Seattle is a seaport city and the biggest city in Washington State. With an estimated 700 000 inhabitants, it’s one of the fastest growing cities in US. The city is located in the Pacific Northwest and with a border to Canada. It’s also the fourth’s largest port city in United States with lots of trade with Asia. Seattle is a big home for tech companies and developers. One of the world’s largest companies – the Internet retailer Amazon - was founded here.