Rooftop bars Tampa Bay

Complete guide to the 4 best rooftop bars in Tampa Bay in 2020

Made by the world's leading experts on rooftop bars

So, which is the best rooftop bar in Tampa Bay? Here you'll find the best Tampa rooftop bars with all info you need about each terrace. Opening hours, clothing, pics, maps and much more. If you like beautiful ocean views, Tampa is a great rooftop city. The warm Florida climate contributes to some spectacular roof terraces. A couple of them with fancy rooftop swimming pools and hip rooftop parties. Scroll down and find the Tampa rooftop bar best suited for you.

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Last updated: January 3rd, 2019
Area:Downtown Tampa
Rooftop bar Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina in Tampa Bay
Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina
$$$$ 700 S Florida Ave
  • Highlights
  • 3rd floor
  • Swimming pool
  • Skyline views
  • Relaxing
Tampa Marriott Waterside is located by the water in downtown Tampa, just a short walk from Amalie Arena. On the 3rd floor of the hotel you find a lovely terrace with the Pool Bar & Grill and a large and fantastic rooftop pool. With lovely views of Harbour Island and its surroundings, this is a great spot to relax and enjoy a refreshing drink in a lounge chair with the Tampa sun in your face. Mainly open for guests staying at the hotel but as a non-guest it is worth checking if you can rent one of the poolside cabanas.
Area:Sankt Pete Beach
Rooftop bar Tampa The Hurricane in Tampa Bay
The Hurricane
$$$ 809 Gulf Way
  • Highlights
  • 3rd floor
  • Seafood restaurant
  • Ocean views
  • Casual & relaxing
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.
Area:Ybor City
Rooftop bar Tampa Club Prana in Tampa Bay
Club Prana
$$$$ 1619 E 7th Ave
  • Highlights
  • 5th floor
  • 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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Area:Saint Petersburg
Rooftop bar Tampa The Canopy Rooftop Lounge in Tampa Bay
The Canopy Rooftop Lounge
$$$ 340 Beach Drive NE St
  • Highlights
  • 4th floor
  • 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.

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Rooftop bar Tampa Bay

Rooftop-grade: 7/10
Prime season: all year
Residents: 320 000
Climate: humid subtropical

Which are the best rooftops in Tampa? This complete guide will help you find the best rooftop bars in Tampa. The climate in Tampa 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 is a pretty small city, located in southwest Florida. Tampa is often called “the lightning city” because of the frequently occurring lightning storms. The most famous neighborhood here is Ybor and it is also the city's main street which is filled with clubs and bars.