Rooftop bars Toronto

Complete guide to the 14 best rooftop bars in Toronto [2020 update]

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Last updated: April 16, 2020

When the warmer summer months finally arrive, a rooftop Toronto is really the place to be. Elevated drinks, bites and views; life is good! To help you find the top venues, this guide will lead you straight to the best Toronto rooftop bars. From sky-high rooftop lounges to charming rooftop patios, packed with all info you need about about each Toronto rooftop: opening hours, dress code, pics, maps, booking links and much more. So, which is the best rooftop bar Toronto? Just scroll down and find the Toronto rooftop bar best suited for you.

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Area:South Core
Rooftop bar The Roof at SOCO in Toronto
1

The Roof at SOCO

$$$ 75 Lower Simcoe St
  • Highlights
  • 4th floor
  • Relaxed & stylish
  • Skyline-views
  • Perfect location

New and very stylish rooftop bar, located right between the CN Tower and Scotiabank Arena in the South Core neighbourhood of downtown Toronto. This spacious and open-air summer season rooftop terrace for the vibrant SOCO Kitchen + Bar offers fantastic views over the Toronto skyline, CN Tower and the Olympic Park below. Relaxing and casual in vibe, it's a perfect spot for some fun after work or casual weekend drinks, complemented with live DJs every Wednesday through Saturday.

Area:Entertainment District
Rooftop bar Kost in Toronto
2

Kost

$$$$ 80 Blue Jays Way
  • Highlights
  • 44th floor
  • Rooftop pool
  • California-vibes
  • Panoramic views

Set 44 floors up at the Bisha Hotel, Kost is a modern and stylish rooftop bar and restaurant, bringing a large slice of California-vibes to the heart of downtown Toronto's Entertainment District. A bright and coastal-inspired indoor lounge is complemented with an open-air rooftop terrace, offering amazing views over Lake Ontario and the city skyline. Open daily for breakfast, lunch, midday snacks, dinner and weekend brunch, the rooftop bar serves fresh, colorful and lively food and drinks.

Area:Yorkville
Rooftop bar Toronto Hemingway's in Toronto
3

Hemingway's

$$ 142 Cumberland St
  • Highlights
  • 2nd floor
  • 4 patios
  • Live music
  • Weekend brunch

Chilled and casual rooftop bar in Toronto, located in the Yorksville area. This place is inspired by New Zealand, both in look, feel, food and drinks. Quite simple decor with classic chairs and tables, which you can find on not less then four different patios. No sky-high panoramic views, but instead a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, live music and sports, large portions of fresh pub-grub and an extensive drink menu, including 24 draught beers on tap.

Area:Riverside
Rooftop bar Toronto The Rooftop at the Broadview Hotel in Toronto
4

The Rooftop at the Broadview Hotel

$$$ 106 Broadview Ave
  • Highlights
  • 5th floor
  • Stunning views
  • Hip & stylish
  • Winter Summit Lodge

The Rooftop at Broadview Hotel comes with both a stylish indoor lounge, equipped with a 360° glass facade, as well as an expansive outdoor terrace. So the stunning views over the Toronto skyline and the Don River are available all around. Hip and hot in atmosphere, with live DJs during weekend nights, The Rooftop Toronto serves a tasty selection of shareable bar bites, well-made signature cocktails and a nice array of wine and beers. Pretty much all you need for a great couple of hours with a group of friends.

Area:West Queen West
Rooftop bar Toronto Drake Sky Yard in Toronto
5

Drake Sky Yard

$$$ Queen St W
  • Highlights
  • 2nd floor
  • Creative cocktails
  • Year round
  • Weekend brunch

The unique design hotel The Drake comes with a top floor Sky Yard, which is one of the most popular rooftop bars in Toronto. At this chic restaurant / lounge / bar you find a little bit of everything necessary for a successful rooftop bar. Creative and tasty cocktails, weekend brunch, plenty of seating, nice atmosphere and a good view over the trendy West Queen West area. Trendy place, open year round, so great for both for sunny cocktails in summer and cosy nights in winter.

Area:Yorkville
Rooftop bar Toronto The One Eighty in Toronto
6

The One Eighty

$$$$ 55 Bloor St W
  • Highlights
  • 51st floor
  • Highest
  • Weekend DJs
  • Sunday brunch

Set on the 51st floor of the Manulife Centre in Yorkville, The One Eighty is Toronto's highest rooftop bar and restaurant. Open nightly for dinner and drinks, as well as Sunday rooftop brunch, this sleek and upscale rooftop offers amazing views over the Toronto skyline, as well as a diversity of approachable dishes and a wide selection of wine and seasonal signature cocktails. The indoor lounge is year-round, while the two rooftop terraces are open seasonal.

Area:Entertainment District
Rooftop bar Toronto The Porch in Toronto
7

The Porch

$$$ 250 Adelaide St W
  • Highlights
  • 5th floor
  • Fun & vibrant
  • Lovely views
  • Signature buckets

The Porch Toronto offers rooftop fun and smashing views, right in the heart of the city's Entertainment District. Located above the Rock ‘n’ Horse Saloon, the spacious and wooden decked terrace serves open-air views over downtown Toronto, all in a vibrant atmosphere. The rooftop menu includes modern bar-food, ice-cold beer and sangria, but is mostly famous for the signature buckets of Margarita, topped with a mexican beer and watermelon.

Area:The Annex
Rooftop bar Toronto Pauper's Pub in Toronto
8

Pauper's Pub

$$ 539 Bloor St W
  • Highlights
  • 3rd floor
  • Skyline views
  • Cheerful atmosphere
  • Live entertainment

Located in the Annex area, Pauper's Pub is a classic neighboorhood pub, going strong since 1986. Spanning over three floors with ground floor main bar and a second floor lounge, the real cherry on the cake is up top: the seasonal Paupers Pub rooftop patio. A very relaxed and casual Toronto rooftop bar, simple in decor but with lovely views over the Toronto skyline. Here you can enjoy a classic pub menu, ranging from burgers and ribs to cocktails and a large selection of beers along with a weekend 'Retro Brunch'.

Area:Financial District
Rooftop bar Toronto The Chase in Toronto
9

The Chase

$$$$ 10 Temperance St
  • Highlights
  • 5th floor
  • Elegant
  • Nice views
  • Fine dining restaurant

An elegant rooftop restaurant and bar, perched on the 5th floor at the Dineen Building in the financial district of downtown Toronto. With a sophisticated atmosphere and modern North American menu, it is not to be confused with the more casual sister restaurant The Chase Fish & Oyster on the ground floor of the same building. Beautiful and stylish in decoration, up at The Chase you can enjoy contemporary American cuisine for lunch or dinner, handcrafted cocktails and fine wines.

Area:Old Toronto
Rooftop bar Charlotta Bar at the Beverley Hotel in Toronto
10

Charlotta Bar at the Beverley Hotel

$$$ 335 Queen St W
  • Highlights
  • 4th floor
  • Boutique Hotel
  • Mexican
  • New 2018

While the combo Beverley Hotel and rooftop bar is not new, the Charlotta Bar is, taking over from Do Not Disturb during 2018. Located in the best bar and restaurant district in Toronto, the Charlotta Bar comes with a year round indoor dining room and bar, and during the warmer months the lovely 4th floor rooftop terrace is open. Here you can enjoy tasty Mexican street food and crafted cocktails in a casual chic atmosphere.

Area:Wellington Place
Rooftop bar Toronto Gusto 101 in Toronto
11

Gusto 101

$$$ 101 Portland St
  • Highlights
  • 2nd floor
  • Italian food
  • House cocktails
  • Weekend brunch

An Italian restaurant and rooftop bar in Toronto where you find two outdoor terraces. One on street level and one up on the roof. And it is usually the roof terrace that fills up most quickly, with people craving some Italian food and drinks. Vibrant in atmosphere, Gusto 101 is a perfect rooftop bar to enjoy tasty South Italian food along with house cocktails and a large selection of wines. Preferably out in the sun, but for bad weather the terrace is also equipped with a retractable roof.

Area:Yorkville
Rooftop bar Toronto The Pilot in Toronto
12

The Pilot

$$$ 22 Cumberland St
  • Highlights
  • 3rd floor
  • Pub feel
  • Weekly jazz

The Pilot is (as the name might give away) an aviation-themed bar, located in the Yorkville area. Here you find a ground floor Stealth Lounge, open year round, and up top a seasonal Flight Deck. Quite simple in decoration, the terrace offers an ok view of the surrounding rooftops, along with its own bar and a very good and festive atmosphere. While the ground floor is a place for catching live sports, weekly jazz and trivia nights, the rooftop is more for socializing in the sun while enjoyng something from the classic pub menu.

Area:Garden District
Rooftop bar Toronto Queen and Beaver in Toronto
13

Queen and Beaver

$$$ 35 Elm St
  • Highlights
  • 2nd floor
  • English country pub
  • Weekend brunch
  • Great ambience

Cozy little restaurant and rooftop bar, and probably as close as you can get to a 'true' English pub in Toronto. Located in the heart of the city, The Queen and Beaver Public House promises fantastic food served alongside a good pint or an excellent glass of wine. With more of a cosy restaurant downstairs, the upstairs is a friendly and classic pub where you can watch sport or, even better, head out and have a drink on the lovely rooftop patio.

Area:Liberty Village
Rooftop bar Toronto Williams Landing in Toronto
14

Williams Landing

$$$ 120 Lynn Williams St
  • Highlights
  • 2nd floor
  • Signature cocktails
  • Weekend brunch
  • Great atmosphere

Located in Liberty Village, just a short walk from BMO Field, this bar and grill restaurant comes with a lovely 2nd floor rooftop terrace. Classic in decoration with a large bar, parasols, high chairs and tables, the terrace offers nice views over the surroundings. Serving a large pub menu towards upscale-casual dining both for lunch, weekend brunch and all day dinner, the rooftop bar also offers an impressive list of signature cocktails, draft beers and different wines. Expect a vibrant and fun atmosphere.

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Rooftop-grade: 7/10
Prime season: May-Sep
Residents: 5 millions
Climate: temperate

Which are the best rooftops in Toronto? This complete guide will help you find the best rooftop bars in Toronto. The climate in Toronto is classic with cold winters and hot summers. This only allows the rooftop bars in Toronto to be open during the warmer months.

The sky lounges here, often gives a good view of the city and with good quality of both food, drinks and service.

Toronto offers a fantastic skyline view and from some rooftop bars here you'll get this fantastic scenery.

The typical Toronto rooftop bar is located at a restaurant at a quite low altitude (for being rooftop bars). But there are of course some terrace bars perched at hotels with a fantastic skyline views, as well.

About Toronto

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