Rooftop bars Tampa Bay

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5 best rooftop bars in Tampa Bay [2021 update]

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Last updated: January 30th, 2020


Welcome to the west coast of Florida! The sun is most likely shining, and the Gulf of Mexico looks at its best from above. Time to hit the Tampa Bay rooftop bars. But which is the best Tampa rooftop bar? Don't worry, this complete guide will help you find what you need, from Saint Petersburg rooftop bars with ocean views, to a the best sky bar Tampa looking out over the skyline. Packed with all info you need about each terrace: opening hours, dress code, pics, maps and much more.

Escape the bustling streets below and make the most out of the pleasant Florida climate at one of the great rooftop bars in Tampa Bay. Just scroll down and find the Tampa rooftop bar best suited for you.

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Rooftop bar Tampa 360° Rooftop at Hotel Zamora in Tampa Bay

360° Rooftop at Hotel Zamora

$$$ | 5th floor | St Pete Beach
  • Highlights
  • Sunset ocean views
  • Daily happy hour
  • Comfy & relaxing

Spacious and very open-air, the comfy 360° Rooftop Lounge offers panoramic views over St Pete Beach, Intracoastal Waterway and the Gulf of Mexico. Extra fantastic right around the colorful and amazing ocean sunset. Set up like a beachside rooftop garden, the terrace offers both comfy lounge sofas and bar stools right by the edge. The full bar offers everything from well-made cocktails to champagne, served as happy hour daily from 3-7pm. Relaxing in atmopshere, the rooftop bar also offers weekly and monthly happenings, like live music.

Rooftop bar Tampa The Canopy Rooftop Lounge in Tampa Bay

The Canopy Rooftop Lounge

$$$ | 4th floor | Saint Petersburg
  • Highlights
  • Cabanas & fire pits
  • Ocean views
  • Signature cocktails

Perched on top of The Birchwood Hotel in Saint Petersburg, Canopy offers stunning views over Tampa Bay, Straub Park, Beach Drive and the downtown St. Petersburg skyline. Very stylish furnished with cabanas, lounge sofas and fire pits, the rooftop lounge mix the Florida casual lifestyle with a higher-class lounge. Enjoy fresh signature cocktails, a nice selection of wines along with some tasty bar bites. Perfect rooftop for casual afternoon cocktails and a magical sunset, or a more vibrant night out towards the weekend.

Rooftop bar Tampa Hurricane Watch Rooftop in Tampa Bay

Hurricane Watch Rooftop

$$$ | 3rd floor | St Pete Beach
  • Highlights
  • Seafood restaurant
  • Ocean views
  • Fun & lively

Located in St Pete Beach, outside Saint Petersburg, the Hurricane is a legendary seafood restaurant that also holds one of Tampa Bay's best rooftop bars, at least when it comes to views. Situated on the 3rd floor, the rooftop offers a spectacular 360 degree view of the Gulf of Mexico and all surroundings. If you pinpoint a sunset you might be in for one of the best in all of Florida. Open from early morning to late at night, serving great food and tasty cocktails in a fun and friendly atmosphere.

Rooftop bar Tampa Marriott Water Street in Tampa Bay

Tampa Marriott Water Street

$$$$ | 3rd floor | Downtown Tampa
  • Highlights
  • Swimming pool
  • Skyline views
  • Relaxing

Tampa Marriott Water Street is located by the water in downtown Tampa, just a short walk from Amalie Arena. On the 3rd floor of the hotel you find a lovely terrace with the Pool Bar & Grill and a large and fantastic rooftop pool. With lovely views of Harbour Island and its surroundings, this is a great spot to relax and enjoy a refreshing drink in a lounge chair with the Tampa sun in your face. Mainly open for guests staying at the hotel but as a non-guest it is worth checking if you can rent one of the poolside cabanas.

Rooftop bar Tampa Club Prana in Tampa Bay

Club Prana

$$$$ | 5th floor | Ybor City
  • Highlights
  • Night club
  • Panoramic view
  • Live DJs

One of Tampa's hottest and largest nightclubs, spanning over 5 floors, where each floor has its individual style and music format. Up top is the The Sky Bar, the real cherry on the cake, with two bar-tending stations and a tropical bar, a dance floor, reggae music, lounge chairs and a panoramic view of Tampa's party district and skyline. Located in Ybor City, just northeast of downtown, Club Prana is a perfect spot for a great party night out, with a vibrant atmosphere, a mixed crowd and great views.

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Rooftop bar Tampa Bay

Rooftop-grade: 7/10
Prime season: all year
Residents: 4 millions
Climate: humid subtropical

Which are the best rooftops in Tampa Bay? This complete guide will help you find the best Tampa rooftop bars. The climate in Tampa Bay is warm all year round. Between 20-30 degrees celsius during the day. Given the climate, it is common for the rooftop bars in Tampa Bay to have a pool on the terraces, in which you can cool off while enjoying the view of the city harbor and the skyline.

The terrace bars in Tampa Bay are often luxurious and at the later hours turn into nightclubs. The typical Tampa rooftop bar is located at a hotel or restaurant with a nice city or ocean view.

Check out our map of the best Tampa terraces below, where you can find the locations to the best rooftops in this city. What is better than to drink with a view at some of the best bars in Tampa.

About Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay is an area on the central west coast of Florida. Neighbor with the Golf Of Mexico, the area has three major cities: Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater. The area in total is home to about 4 million residents.