Rooftop bars Toronto

The 11 best rooftop bars in Toronto in 2020

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Here you'll find the best Toronto rooftop bars complete with info about each rooftop. Opening hours, dress codes, pics, maps, booking links and much more. If you like a fancy pool party on a roof terrace or just a simple after work with a city view, Toronto is a great city. Specially during the warmer summer months. The skyline is impressive with the high-rise TV tower as a mighty backdrop. So, which is the best rooftop bar in Toronto? Just scroll down and find the Toronto rooftop bar best suited for you.

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Last updated: March 31, 2019
Area:South Core
Rooftop bar The Roof at SOCO in Toronto
The Roof at SOCO
$$$ 75 Lower Simcoe St
  • Highlights
  • 4th floor
  • Relaxed & stylish
  • Skyline-views
  • Perfect location
New and very stylish rooftop bar, located right between the CN Tower and Scotiabank Arena in the South Core neighbourhood of downtown Toronto. This spacious and open-air summer season rooftop terrace for the vibrant SOCO Kitchen + Bar offers fantastic views over the Toronto skyline, CN Tower and the Olympic Park below. Relaxing and casual in vibe, it's a perfect spot for some fun after work or casual weekend drinks, complemented with live DJs every Wednesday through Saturday.
Rooftop bar Thompson Toronto Rooftop Lounge in Toronto
Thompson Toronto Rooftop Lounge
$$$$ 550 Wellington St W
  • Highlights
  • 16th floor
  • Infinity pool
  • 360-view
  • Exclusive
Thompson Toronto has one of the coolest rooftop bars in the city (and the whole North America). With breathtaking 360-degree views over the skyline and Lake Ontario, the terrace is also equipped with the best rooftop pool in Canada. While the infinity pool is mainly for hotel guests and members, the rooftop bar and lounge is open to all. Chic and exclusive in vibe and decor, up here you can enjoy well-crafted and creative signature cocktails, fine wines, bottle service, tasty bar bites and live entertainment every weekend.
Rooftop bar Toronto Hemingway's in Toronto
$$ 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:West Queen West
Rooftop bar Toronto Drake Sky Yard in Toronto
Drake Sky Yard
$$$ Queen St W
  • Highlights
  • 2nd floor
  • Creative cocktails
  • Year round
  • Weekend brunch
The unique design hotel The Drake comes with a top floor Sky Yard, which is one of the most popular rooftop bars in Toronto. At this chic restaurant / lounge / bar you find a little bit of everything necessary for a successful rooftop bar. Creative and tasty cocktails, weekend brunch, plenty of seating, nice atmosphere and a good view over the trendy West Queen West area. Trendy place, open year round, so great for both for sunny cocktails in summer and cosy nights in winter.
Area:The Annex
Rooftop bar Toronto Pauper's Pub in Toronto
Pauper's Pub
$$ 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'.
Rooftop bar Toronto The Pilot in Toronto
The Pilot
$$$ 22 Cumberland St
  • Highlights
  • 3rd floor
  • Pub feel
  • Weekly jazz
The Pilot is (as the name might give away) an aviation-themed bar, located in the Yorkville area. Here you find a ground floor Stealth Lounge, open year round, and up top a seasonal Flight Deck. Quite simple in decoration, the terrace offers an ok view of the surrounding rooftops, along with its own bar and a very good and festive atmosphere. While the ground floor is a place for catching live sports, weekly jazz and trivia nights, the rooftop is more for socializing in the sun while enjoyng something from the classic pub menu.
Area:Wellington Place
Rooftop bar Toronto Gusto 101 in Toronto
Gusto 101
$$$ 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:Garden District
Rooftop bar Toronto Queen and Beaver in Toronto
Queen and Beaver
$$$ 35 Elm St
  • Highlights
  • 2nd floor
  • English country pub
  • Weekend brunch
  • Great ambience
Cozy little restaurant and rooftop bar, and probably as close as you can get to a 'true' English pub in Toronto. Located in the heart of the city, The Queen and Beaver Public House promises fantastic food served alongside a good pint or an excellent glass of wine. With more of a cosy restaurant downstairs, the upstairs is a friendly and classic pub where you can watch sport or, even better, head out and have a drink on the lovely rooftop patio.
Area:Financial District
Rooftop bar Toronto The Chase in Toronto
The Chase
$$$$ 10 Temperance St
  • Highlights
  • 5th floor
  • Elegant
  • Nice views
  • Fine dining restaurant
An elegant rooftop restaurant and bar, perched on the 5th floor at the Dineen Building in the financial district of downtown Toronto. With a sophisticated atmosphere and modern North American menu, it is not to be confused with the more casual sister restaurant The Chase Fish & Oyster on the ground floor of the same building. Beautiful and stylish in decoration, up at The Chase you can enjoy contemporary American cuisine for lunch or dinner, handcrafted cocktails and fine wines.
Area:Old Toronto
Rooftop bar Charlotta Bar at the Beverley Hotel in Toronto
Charlotta Bar at the Beverley Hotel
$$$ 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:Liberty Village
Rooftop bar Toronto Williams Landing in Toronto
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.

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