Complete guide

Rooftop Bars Zürich

2023 update
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Best time to visit May - September
Rooftop grade 7/10
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Rooftop Zürich

14 best rooftop bars in Zürich

Updated:September 2, 2023

Up at the Zurich rooftops you can enjoy views over the city, Lake Zurich and the alps. Truly amazing vistas that are hard to beat. This complete guide will help you find you favourite rooftop Zürich, and show you where to have a romantic dinner with views, or some vibrant after-work cocktails. Packed with all info you need about each venue: opening hours, dress code, pictures, maps and much more.

The Zurich rooftops comes in many forms and settings, from lush hillside terraces to modern and swanky rooftop lounges in the heart of town. There is something for everyone. So, which is the best rooftop bar Zürich? Just scroll down and find the rooftop Zürich best suited for you.

The list
Rooftop Zürich La Muña in Zurich

La Muña

$$$$ | 6th floor | Utoquai
  • Highlights
  • Lake views
  • Peruvian / Japanese
  • 'New but old'

Set right by the water, La Réserve Eden au Lac Zurich is not only a beautiful place to stay, but also home to the fantastic La Muña rooftop restaurant and bar. With amazing 360° views over the historic center, Lake Zurich and the alps, the rooftop is open daily for lunch and dinner, and for drinks anywhere in between. The menu includes Peruvian and Japanese inspired dishes, complemented with a very impressive wine list and a bar menu with both signature summer drinks and sake.

Rooftop Zürich The Nest at Storchen Zürich in Zurich

The Nest at Storchen Zürich

$$$$ | 6th floor | District 1
  • Highlights
  • Modern & beautiful
  • Mediterranean inspired
  • Water-views

Opened in 2019, The Nest Rooftop is a modern and beautiful rooftop lounge, located in the heart of the city, right next to River Limmat. This 6th floor rooftop Zürich comes with trendy and comfy lounge sofas and a stylish bar, as well as some stunning views over the water and the historical centrum. Here you can indulge in well-crafted signature cocktails, as well as spritz, beers and a nice selection of wine and champagne. Food is served as more filling lunch, and during evening as small summerful dishes.

Rooftop Zürich Venice Bar in Zurich

Venice Bar

$$$ | 4th floor | Industriequartier
  • Highlights
  • Hotspot
  • Italian flair
  • Retractable windows

Located in the trendy and pulsating Zurich West, Venice Bar is Zurich's newest rooftop hotspot, opening late 2021. Set on top of the beautiful Schiffbau building, the multi-level and pretty much all glass venue comes with panoramic views and cool artistical furnishing. Even cooler: all windows on the upper floor are retractable, creating an open-air feeling when the weather allows. Filled with an Italian flair, here you can immerse yourself in the culinary world of Venetian tapas cuisine, complemented with a great selection of wine and cocktails.

Rooftop Zürich Roof Garden in Zurich

Roof Garden

$$$$ | 5th floor | District 1
  • Highlights
  • Lush
  • Amazing views
  • Riviera-inspired

Set on top of the Globus department store, Roof Garden is a stylish rooftop restaurant & bar, offering a lush oasis above the heart of Zürich. Mostly a colorful and modern indoor lounge with panoramic windows, but Roof Garden also holds a charming, wrap-around outdoor terrace, and the views over the city and the Uetliberg are amazing all around. Indulge in a menu inspired by France and the laid-back Mediterranean Riviera, complemented with an exquisite selection of wines, as well as both classic and surprising cocktails.

Rooftop Zürich • • • Rooftop Restaurant & Bar in Zurich

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$$$$ | 6th floor | District 1
  • Highlights
  • Asian-inspired
  • Vibrant & creative

Above Bahnhofstrasse and the Modehaus Modissa you find this popular and vibrant Zürich rooftop, filled with great views, creative food and smashing drinks. Equipped with both an inside lounge and (when the weather allows) a lovely outdoor terrace, where you get some fantastic views over the Zurich rooftops and all the action on Bahnhofstrasse. The rooftop menu takes a lot of inspiration from Asia, both in food and drinks. There are Dumplings and Pad Thai, as well as cocktails with sake, all served in a relaxed and fun atmosphere.

Rooftop Zürich Sablier Rooftop Restaurant & Bar in Zurich

Sablier Rooftop Restaurant & Bar

$$$$ | 8th floor | Zurich Airport
  • Highlights
  • Largest
  • French dishes
  • Multi-level

Found at The Circle shopping mall at Zurich Airport, Sablier Rooftop Restaurant & Bar is a both impressive and beautiful venue, spread over two levels. Divided into several large and small rooms with individual niches, the most impressive space is probably the outside rooftop terrace, which is the largest in Switzerland. Overlooking the greenery in the idyllic Flughafen Park, Sablier invites guests on a journey through the culinary diversity of France, including exquisite wines as well as crafted and unusual signature cocktails.

Rooftop Zürich George Bar & Grill in Zurich

George Bar & Grill

$$$$ | 5th floor | City
  • Highlights
  • Lovely views
  • Vibrant & elegant
  • Great food & drinks

George is an elegant, cultivated and distinguished rooftop bar and grill restaurant, located right in the heart of Zurich. The rooftop is divided into four different rooms: Living Room, Dining Room, Bar and best of all: the Terrace, where you can enjoy fantastic views over Zurich. The food menu includes farm-fresh meat, as well as 'Catch of the day', while the rooftop bar offers a wide range of well-crafted bartender signatures, as well as sparkling and classic cocktails. This is a rooftop Zürich for many occasions, packed with a sophisticated yet vibrant atmosphere.

Rooftop Zürich Haute in Zurich


$$$$ | 13th-14th floor | City Center
  • Highlights
  • Great service
  • Panoramic views
  • Exclusive

This awesome rooftop bar and restaurant is located on the top two floors of the Hochhaus zur Schanze building, right in the heart of Zurich. Exclusive spot and a club members’ restaurant and bar, so if you are not a member, make sure to call ahead and see if you can book a table. Enjoy premium drinks, European gourmet food and panoramic views stretching over the city and Lake Zurich, both at the 'downstairs' indoor lounge and al-fresco rooftop terrace, and the top floor stylish restaurant.

Rooftop Zürich Hiltl Dachterrasse in Zurich

Hiltl Dachterrasse

$$$ | 3rd floor | Bahnhofstrasse
  • Highlights
  • Cozy atmosphere
  • 2 terraces
  • Vegetarian food

Hiltl is actually the world's oldest vegetarian restaurant, and can be found at various locations around Zurich. Since 2015 also above the PKZ Women in the city center, where the cosy and charming Hiltl Dachterrasse offer not one, but two lovely rooftop terraces. Modern, green and lush, the roof gardens gives you a beautiful view over the busy Bahnhofstrasse. Enjoy great vegetarian food, fine coffee and tea specialties along with a large selection of fresh and tasty cocktails.

Rooftop Zürich Club Hard One in Zurich

Club Hard One

$$$ | 5th floor | Industriequartier
  • Highlights
  • Vibrant
  • National & international DJs

Found between Hardbrücke train station and Escher-Wyss-Platz in Zurich West, Club Hard One is a chic rooftop Zürich where all are welcome to enjoy the mix of vibes and views. With a stylish and year-round interior lounge, the true gem is the 5th floor rooftop terrace. Overlooking the pulsating neighborhood, the cozy and sheltered terrace is a great spot for some elevated hours of summer fun. Buzzing and with a wide selection of entertainment, from salsa evenings to national and international DJs.

Rooftop Zürich Griederbar in Zurich

Griederbar Zurich

$$$ | 5th floor | Bahnhofstrasse
  • Highlights
  • Café
  • Green oasis
  • Shopping mall

A luscious and green rooftop bar and lounge in Zurich, situated on the roof of Grieder shopping malls, right in the heart of the city. The terrace is equipped with classic and comfy lounge couches and white parasols, and up here you get an awesome view over the Paradeplatzof and the city rooftops. Open during retail hours, so mainly a spot perfect to enjoy homemade dishes during a sunny lunch, or a relaxing glass of champagne in between all the shopping.

Rooftop Zürich Rigiblick Terrace in Zurich

Rigiblick Terrace

$$$$ | 2nd floor | Oberstrass
  • Highlights
  • Great food
  • Panoramic views
  • Home-made ice cream

Located at Sorell Hotel Rigiblick, a bit outside and above the city center of Zurich, Rigiblick Terrace offers a quite magical view of the Zurich skyline, the lake and the alps. The 2nd floor do feel a lot higher up here! Belonging to the fine-dining Restaurant Rigiblick and Bistro, here you can enjoy fantastic seasonal, local and sustainable creations ina a very pleasant and relaxing in atmosphere. Great for a sunny lunch, but probably even better for a hard-to-forget sunset dinner.

Rooftop Zurich Sonnenberg in Zurich


$$$$ | 2nd floor | Hottingen
  • Highlights
  • Fine dining
  • Magical views
  • Exstensive wine list

On the hills outside of Zurich you find Sonnenberg, an amazing fine-dining restauarant and rooftop bar with one of the best views in all of Zurich. And happily enough, the food has the same quality as the view. Enjoy modern, exalted brasserie-dishes with influences from both Switzerland and all of Europe, complemented with an extensive wine list. Year round restaurant inside, during the warmer months the second floor terrace opens up for food and views al-fresco style.

Rooftop Zurich SILO Rooftop in Zurich

SILO Rooftop

$$$ | 7th floor | Kemptthal
  • Highlights
  • Two terraces
  • Fantastic event venue
  • Historical site

Located in Kempttal, the SILO Rooftop Bar, Event and Gallery is a unique venue, made for unique moments. It is found in the first Silo built by Julius Maggi in 1937, which has been turned into a beautiful fusion of modern design and historical industrial architecture. Equipped with both a stylish indoor lounge and bar area, SILO also comes with two spacious outdoor terraces where you get some fantastic views over the surrounding countryside. While mainly a fantastic event venue, the top floor rooftop bar and terrace is also available to the public from time to time, like the 'After Work Lounge' every Thursday.

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City info

Rooftop bar Zürich

Rooftop-grade: 7/10

Prime season: May-Sept

Residents: 1,3 millions

Climate: temperate

Which is the best rooftop Zürich? This complete guide will help you find the best rooftop bar Zürich has to offer. The climate here is temperate, which means that the rooftop bars in Zurich are usually closed during the colder winter. But the warmer months can give quite magical days and nights at any of the rooftops available.

Luxurious interiors and superb views of the city and the surrounding alps is some of the stuff you could expect if you visit any of the rooftop bars in Zurich. And here's a list of the best hotels in Zurich with a view

About Zurich

Zürich is Switzerland's largest city. The city is beautifully situated right on Lake Zurich, surrounded by forested mountains. This offers an enchanting view over the entire area. Attractions in the city are museums, the old town, cathedrals and the zoo. Zürich abounds with good restaurants, where you primarily eat fondues, rösti or other Swiss specialty's.