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18 best rooftop bars in Tampa Bay

Updated:September 5, 2022

Welcome to the west coast of Florida! The sun is most likely shining, and the Gulf of Mexico looks at its best from above. High 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 rooftop 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.

The list
Rooftop bar Tampa Sal Y Mar in Tampa Bay
1

Sal Y Mar

$$$$ | 7th floor | Midtown Tampa
  • Highlights
  • Riviera Maya-vibes
  • 360° views
  • Rooftop pool

One of the lates additions to the Tampa rooftop heaven, Sal Y Mar rooftop bar brings a large slice of Riviera Maya-vibes to the heart of Midtown Tampa. Inspired by the beautiful city of Tulum, the 4 900 square feet rooftop mixes indoor and outdoor seating, where you are surrounded with a natural and charming coastal decor, as well as amazing 360-degree views. The rooftop serves Latin inspired cuisine, along with a selction of crafted signature cocktails and an impressive wine list, all in a casual yet sophisticated vibe.

Rooftop bar Tampa 360° Rooftop at Hotel Zamora in Tampa Bay
2

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 4-6pm. Relaxing in atmopshere, the rooftop bar also offers weekly and monthly happenings, like live music.

Rooftop bar Tampa M.Bird in Tampa Bay
3

M.Bird

$$$ | 2nd floor | Tampa Heights
  • Highlights
  • Panoramic views
  • Deco inspired
  • Live DJs

Perched above the historic Armature Works in Tampa Heights, M.Bird is definitely one of the most stylish rooftop bars Tampa Bay has to offer. Modern deco inspired, the second floor terrace mixes covered and open-air seating, and pretty much wherever you sit, the views over Downtown Tampa and the Hillsborough River are amazing. Treat yourself to tropical curated cocktails and sharable small plates to breathtaking sunset views, as well as bottle service and live DJs several nights a week. Weekends also means rooftop brunch.

Rooftop bar Tampa Luna Lounge at Bulla Gastrobar in Tampa Bay
4

Luna Lounge at Bulla Gastrobar

$$$ | 5th floor | South Tampa
  • Highlights
  • Tapas & crafted cocktails
  • Intimate yet vibrant
  • Downtown views

The Spanish-inspired Bulla Gastrobar can be found at several locations across the US. But the version found in the trendy SoHo and Hyde Park neighborhood in Tampa comes with a unique feature: a top floor rooftop bar called Luna Lounge. Stylish and trendy in setting and open nightly, here you can enjoy handcrafted cocktails, a wide assortment of beers and wines and a special tapas menu. Luna Lounge is a great spot for an elevated after work, or to start a night out.

Rooftop bar Tampa Birchwood Canopy in Tampa Bay
5

Birchwood Canopy

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

Perched on top of The Birchwood Hotel in Saint Petersburg, Birchwood 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 Rox Rooftop Bar in Tampa Bay
6

Rox Rooftop Bar

$$$$ | 10th floor | Tampa Bay Harbor
  • Highlights
  • Tallest
  • 360° views
  • Unique cocktails

Found on Rocky Point Island and branded as Tampa Bay's tallest rooftop bar, the very stylish indoor-outdoor Rox Rooftop Bar comes with amazing 360-degree views over the surroundings. Inspired by the history of Tampa, the rooftop Bar serves a cocktail program filled with unique, artful and expertly crafted creations. From Barrel Smoked Old Fashioned to drinks served in rose gold chalices. Complementing the cocktails, the menu also holds a fine selection of wines and a smaller array of bites.

Rooftop bar Tampa Hi-Fi Rooftop Bar in Tampa Bay
7

Hi-Fi Rooftop Bar

$$$ | 3rd floor | Dunedin
  • Highlights
  • Crafted experience
  • Sunset views
  • Modern

Located in Dunedin, Hi-Fi Rooftop Bar is an elevated venue offering a crafted experience surrounded with prime views. With a stylish and open bar in the middle, and a mix of lounge sofas and tables around the edge, the terrace opens up to panoramic vistas over the ocean and Caladesi & Honeymoon Islands. Enjoy the nice selection of wine and crafted beers, but what you really should try is one of the creative and crafted cocktails. Modern and trendy, yet coastal-relaxing in atmosphere, this is a fantastic venue for a date night.

Rooftop bar Tampa EDGE Rooftop Cocktail Lounge in Tampa Bay
8

EDGE Rooftop Cocktail Lounge

$$$ | 5th floor | South Tampa
  • Highlights
  • Lively
  • Skyline views
  • Colorful

The Epicurean Hotel comes with a modern and stylish rooftop bar Tampa, called EDGE Rooftop Cocktail Lounge. Mixing covered seating with open-air lounge spots, the colorful terrace comes with dazzling views of Tampa’s skyline, as well as plenty of cool art installations. With a focus on presenting the best of flavors, here you can indulge in everything from crafted signature cocktails, a delicious wine list and a rotating selection of drafts from craft microbreweries, to small plates perfect to share.

Rooftop bar Tampa Vista at the Top in Tampa Bay
9

Vista at the Top

$$$ | 7th floor | Tierra Verde
  • Highlights
  • Panoramic views
  • Daily happy hour
  • Live music

Found in Tierra Verde, just outside St. Petersburg, Vista at the Top offers a bright and beautiful coastal setting, high above Tampa Bay. With magnificent panoramic views stretching from Tampa Bay to the Gulf of Mexico. the rooftop is open daily from lunch to late night, serving tapas style contemporary American cuisine, as well as signature cocktails, frozen drinks, a progressive wine menu and craft beers. Come for the daily happy hour combined with amazing sunsets, or live music every weekend.

Rooftop bar Tampa Level 11 Rooftop Bar in Tampa Bay
10

Level 11 Rooftop Bar

$$$ | 11th floor | St Pete Beach
  • Highlights
  • Vibrant
  • Panoramic views
  • Below revolving restaurant

Located just a a few steps from St. Pete Beach, the vibrant and stylish Level 11 Rooftop Bar comes surrounded with amazing panoramic views over the sand and the sparkling Gulf of Mexico. Here you can indulge in signature cocktails, frozen drinks and local spirits and brews to a spectacular sunset. When darkness falls, the LED lighted terrace turns into an adult-centric spot with live music and bottle service. Above the open-air rooftop bar you also find Spinners Rooftop Grille, the only revolving restaurant in the Tampa Bay area.

Rooftop bar Tampa Pier Teaki in Tampa Bay
11

Pier Teaki

$$$ | 5th floor | St. Petersburg
  • Highlights
  • Tiki bar
  • 360° views
  • Upscale casual

Located on top of The Pier in St. Petersburg, the modern rooftop Pier Teaki comes filled with tropical inspiration, all surrounded with panoramic 360° views over the water and St. Pete skyline. The tropical connotations continues in the menu, which include colorful and unique specialty drinks, frozen cocktails, a large selection of rum, as well as plenty of bar bites. The perfect setting to enjoy drinks and bites in the sun, but with a mix of upscale and resort casual setting, it is also a great spot for nightly visits.

Rooftop bar Tampa Jimmy's On The Edge in Tampa Bay
12

Jimmy's On The Edge

$$$ | 10th floor | Clearwater Beach
  • Highlights
  • Vibrant
  • Panoramic views
  • 30 square foot projection screen

Perched on top of the Edge Hotel, Jimmy's On The Edge is Clearwater Beaches largest rooftop bar. Spanning over 2 500 square foot, the covered / open-air terrace includes plenty of dining tables and lounge sofas, a 24-foot long fire bar, and panoramic views over the Gulf of Mexico. Open daily, the rooftop bar serves a wide array of craft beer, fine wine and refreshing tropical drinks, as well as an island-inspired dinning menu. Come for a sunny lunch, a casual sunset dinner, or visit for a vibrant night, starting pretty much at 9pm with the free Fireball Shot.

Rooftop bar Tampa Ember Rooftop Lounge at the Cambria Madeira Beach in Tampa Bay
13

Ember Rooftop Lounge at the Cambria Madeira Beach

$$$ | 5th floor | Madeira Beach
  • Highlights
  • Vibrant
  • 360° views
  • Rooftop pool

Ember Rooftop Lounge offers a modern rooftop pool and lounge experience, from the top of the Cambria Hotel St Petersburg. Equipped with comfy lounge spots, dining tables, cabanas and a stylish bar, the prime feature of Ember is the amazing rooftop infinity pool. To get the full experience of sipping and dipping, you need to book your stay at the hotel or rent one of the cabanas / daybeds. But anyone can visit the rooftop bar for tropical signature cocktails, crafted beers, wine and plenty of shareable bites with a panoramic 360° view.

Rooftop bar Tampa Evy's Terrace Bar & Bistro in Tampa Bay
14

Evy's Terrace Bar & Bistro

$$$ | 6th floor | Clearwater Beach
  • Highlights
  • Initmate & relaxing
  • Panoramic views
  • Open nightly

The open-air Evy's Terrace Bar & Bistro is the go-to spot for drinks, bites and amazing sunsets. Mixing dining tables with comfy fire-pit lounge seats, and a stylish bar with lawn games, the terrace comes surrounded with panoramic views over the white sand beach and the Gulf of Mexico. Up here you can indulge in hand-crafted and fashionable cocktails and a selection of wine and beer, as well as American-style cuisine served as appetizers, shareables and flatbreads.

Rooftop bar Tampa Hurricane Watch Rooftop in Tampa Bay
15

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 daily from lunch to late at night, serving great food and tasty cocktails in a fun and friendly atmosphere.

Rooftop bar Tampa Vantage Rooftop Bar in Tampa Bay
16

Vantage Rooftop Bar

$$$ | 12th floor | Feather Sound
  • Highlights
  • Stylish
  • Panoramic views
  • Craft cocktails

Perched on top of The Karol Hotel in Feather Sound, right between Clearwater, St. Pete and Tampa, Vantage Rooftop Bar offers a chic and relaxing setting to enjoy bites and drinks with a view. The climate-controlled rooftop mainly holds indoor seating, but the floor-to-ceiling windows also leads out to a smaller terrace, opening up to amazing views over Feather Sound and Tampa Bay. Sip artisan cocktails, cool off with local craft beers and indulge in enticing wine, complemented with a seafood-inspired set of bar bites.

Rooftop bar Tampa Club Prana in Tampa Bay
17

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.

Rooftop bar Tampa Marriott Water Street in Tampa Bay
18

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 non-guests can either reserve a daybed or cabana, or visit for a sunny weekend lunch.

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Rooftop bar Tampa Bay

Rooftop-grade: 8/10

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 modern hotel, with a nice city or ocean view.

Check out our map of the best Tampa terraces above, where you can find the locations to the best rooftops in the area. 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.