Rooftop bars and sunsets are the perfect match! It’s hard to find a better photo opportunity than when the sun sets from a grand rooftop. The sun behind the city skyline or over the ocean is something one never gets tired of watching.
We have gathered 15 of the very best rooftop bars from around the world, all offering a truly spectacular sunset. Enjoy!
Sunset Park is a rooftop bar on the shores of the Indian Ocean, offering Bali’s ultimate sundown experience. If you have witnessed it, you know this equals one of the best sundown experiences in the world.
Situated on the roof of Desa Potato Head’s cultural hub, Potato Head Studios, and surrounded with panoramic views over the ocean, Sunset Park is made for get-togethers, blending tasty cocktails with irresistible bites as music floats across the panorama.
Up here you can enjoy a food menu that combines distinct Indonesian flavours with tropical favourites from around the world, as well as drinks that reimagine classics with an Indonesian twist.
Relaxed and breezy, Sunset Park at Desa Potato Head is a prime spot for good times and sunset views every evening.
Jl. Petitenget No.51B, Kerobokan Kelod, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
Found in the heart of Costa Smeralda, in the northern part of the Italian island Sardinia, Le Terrazze Ritual offers a one-of-a-kind rooftop experience, and a one-of-a-kind sunset experience.
Surrounded with green and luxuriant nature. this beautiful and natuarl venue is carved into a rock, where several terraces offers amazing views over the Gulf of Cannigione and the Maddalena archipelago.
Here you can indulge in top class mixology to an amazing sunset, or make it a full and memorable dinner, with Chef Ricardo Pacifico creating cuisine where flavors of tradition meet exotic notes.
Le Terrazze Ritual is a must-visit destination during a summer in Sardinia, but it is also a rather exclusive destination. Only open during two months in summer (starting June 24 in 2021), reservations are highly recommended.
LE TERRAZE RITUAL
SP59, 07021 Arzachena SS, Sardinia
Overlooking Venice Beach and the Pacific Ocean, the High Rooftop Lounge at Hotel Erwin is known not only for its beach club-like atmosphere, but also for its variety of signature cocktails and Californian beers.
While High is the only rooftop bar in Venice, the bar is famous for its service, as well as its delicious bar bites and weekend brunch, which makes it an ideal place for a quick cocktail or a more extended visit.
Offering a relaxing and laid-back atmosphere during the day, and a livelier, party-like ambiance during the night, High at Hotel Edwin is a great place to visit at all times of the day, but it's a specially good spot for the afternoons and an amazing sunset.
Kick back and relax on one of the bar's plush lounge sofas while drinking a fresh cocktail and watch the sun go down over the Pacific Ocean.
HIGH ROOFTOP LOUNGE
1697 Pacific Avenue, Los Angeles
Found on Seminyak Beach, Anantara Seminyak Bali Resort comes with a classy and modern rooftop venue, called MoonLite Kitchen & Bar.
The sleek and open-air venue includes a Balinese dining room, a spacious deck, and a stylish bar and lounge, all surrounded with panoramic views over Seminyak Beach and the endless sea. This means front-row seats to the magical display of the sun setting in the Indian Ocean.
The rooftop bar and restaurant serves a dinner menu that features modern flavours from all across Asia, as well as inspired cocktails, a well-stocked wine list and DJ beats.
Mixing the friendly with the sophisticated, MoonLite Kitchen & Bar is a prime spot for elevated Balinese evenings.
Jl. Abimanyu Jl. Dhyana Pura, Seminyak, Kec. Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
Widely considered one of the most romantic rooftop bars in the entirety of Bangkok, the Three Sixty is known not only for its delicious drinks but also for its large and luxurious terrace.
This rooftop venue offers jaw-dropping 360-degree views over the Bangkok skyline, as well as some of the most insta-worthy locations in town.
If that wasn't enough, the lounge sofas scattered around the terrace offer a fantastic spot from which to enjoy the sunset.
The Three Sixty rooftop bar offers an extensive list of classic drinks, signature cocktails, and delicious Asian bar bites.
The venue is split into two different areas, the ThreeSixty Outdoor Rooftop, where you'll enjoy the best views, and the ThreeSixty Jazz Lounge, where you can enjoy this musical genre along with delicious cocktails.
Millennium Hilton Bangkok, 123 Charoennakorn Road, Bangkok
Located in the heart of Chinatown NYC, The Crown is a well-known spot amongst locals and tourists, thanks to its stunning views of the city and its delicious signature cocktails.
Equipped with two outdoor rooftop terraces, up here you get an absolutely fantastic and unobstructed 360-degree view over the Big Apple.
Boasting a minimalist and clean interior, comfortable lounge furniture, a stylish bar, and top-notch service, The Crown is a fantastic venue for casual drinks after work, romantic dates, or fun nights out with your friends.
During the afternoon, The Crown offers a casual and relaxed environment, where you can enjoy a long list of wines and a jaw-dropping sunset from one of the venue's many seating options.
During the night, the atmosphere picks up a little, with modern live beats, a livelier atmosphere, and a younger, more active crowd.
The Crown is also known for its pop-up exhibitions, music events, live DJ shows, and more, though those change with the season, so you'll want to call ahead to discover what's in store for you. You can make your fully refundable reservations online with ease. And if you are within New York, take advantage of the superfast internet service like Kinetic Internet there and plan your stay at this fantastic venue ahead.
50 Bowery, New York
Set in a 16th-century building, Hotel Palazzo Guadagni is beautiful all around, but the real pride of the hotel is still the Loggia Roof Bar.
One of the most picturesque and iconic landmarks of the Florentine Oltrarno, the charming and intimate terrace comes with both history and amazing views over Florence.
Decorated with classic and elegant lounge furniture and open daily to all, this is a prime spot to enjoy an aperitif with a view. Time it around sunset, and you are in for a truly magical display, watching day turn to night over over Florence and its surrounding hills.
The rooftop menu includes crafted classic cocktails and plenty of Tuscan wine, as well as tasty Italian bites. All you need for a romanitc and authentic Florence evening.
LOGGIA ROOF BAR
Piazza Santo Spirito, 9, 50125 Florence FI
Found right above the main pedestrian street in Taormina, Sicily, Sky Rooftop Bar Taormina is a beutiful rooftop retreat. Close to everything, yet elevated high above the crowd.
Set on top of the lovely Continental Hotel, the spacious, open-air and classic elegant terrace mixes comfy lounge sofas with more regular dining tables.
Up here you can indulge in refreshing cocktails and favourite Sicilian food locally sourced as light lunch or dinner.
Food and drinks are served with amazing panoramic views across the Bay of Naxos, Mount Etna and Castelmola. Always fantastic, but extra magical around sunset, and watching day turn into night with the company of the majestic Etna is truly an experience.
Intimate and relaxing in atmosphere, Sky Rooftop Bar offers the perfect and elevated touch to the special Taormina feel.
SKY ROOFTOP BAR TAORMINA
Via Tommaso Fazzello, 45 98039 Taormina ME, Sicily
Located on the 59th floor of Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur, the rooftop bar Vertigo honors its name by providing some of the most stunning views of the city and the entire country.
Spreading over three sides of the same building, Vertigo offers not only stunning views but also plenty of walking space, comfortable lounge furniture, a large bar, and top-notch service.
Vertigo serves world spirits, beers, wines, and classic cocktails, as well as creative signature cocktails with South Eastern Asian inspiration.
Up here, you can also find South East Asian inspired tapas and stunning sunset views that will keep your visit to Kuala Lumpur fresh in your mind.
If you're feeling hungry before or after your visit to the rooftop bar, one story down, you can find the Horizon Grill restaurant, which offers views almost as spectacular, plus fantastic steaks and an extensive menu.
VERTIGO & HORIZON GRILL
2 Jalan Conlay, 50450 Kuala Lumpur
This stunning rooftop venue focuses on views and food, which makes it a fantastic choice to watch a beautiful sunset while enjoying delicious food.
Two Rooms offers both indoor and outdoor seating, with a stylish indoor dining room and a comfortable rooftop terrace overlooking Tokyo's fashion district.
Though this venue is located only five stories up, it still offers striking vistas of Toko's skyline, as well as a beautiful setting for jaw-dropping sunsets.
While Two Room's restaurant focuses on fine dining with obligatory reservations, the rooftop bar is open to the public and offers wines, beers, expertly mixed cocktails, a wide selection of mojitos, and more.
Two Rooms also offers a weekend brunch, as well as live DJ music and top-notch service.
TWO ROOMS GRILL | BAR
5F Ao Bldg, 3-11-7 Kita-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Well known for its vibrant, welcoming and relaxing atmosphere, TaKeT rooftop bar in Gothenburg also offers one of the best sunset views that the west coast of Sweden has to offer.
Located on the 7th floor of Comfort Hotel Gothenburg, right by Stenpiren and the river Göta Älv, here you can watch the boats go by all day long. And as the sun starts to set behind the cranes and dockyards on the other side of the water, you get an amazing view that is both beautiful and filled with history.
Apart from great vistas, TaKeT serves a full selection of well made cocktails, wines, beer on tap and local bottles, as well as bottle service of bubble and spirits.
Get comfy in some of the lounge sofas for sunny afternoon cocktails and chill ambience, and then stick around for the late night vibes, when pretty much all of the wooden decked terrace is a packed with people enjoying DJ sets and a sky-high atmosphere.
Skeppsbroplatsen 1, 41121 Gothenburg
Offering awe-worthy views of the Seminyak beach, the Rooftop Sunset Bar is one of Bali's most exclusive rooftop bars, as well as one of the largest.
With 1700 square feet of rooftop surface, the Rooftop Sunset Bar has space for everyone, which it showcases with glorious lounge-pods, an enormous bar, and plenty of space to walk around.
Offering world liquors, tasty bar bites, signature cocktails, classic cocktails, and a vast collection of wines and beers, the Rooftop Sunset Bar offers drinks for everyone, making it a great place to visit with your friends.
The bar also offers full dining options, which means it's also a good spot for romantic dinners or to celebrate some anniversary.
The atmosphere is relaxed but sophisticated, with a casual formal dress code at the very least.
Rooftop Sunset Bar offers relaxed lounge vibes during the afternoon, coupled with truly stunning sunset views and famous '80s and 90's hits to complement the mood.
During the nights, the atmosphere is a lot livelier, with live music, club beats, and a larger crowd.
Rooftop Sunset Bar is also known for its Sunday mornings buffet breakfasts, where you can enjoy pancakes, waffles, eggs done in a myriad of ways, and much more.
Though the bar accepts walk-ins, the lounge pods are particularly popular, so you'll want to make reservations if you want to sit there and enjoy some fantastic sunset views.
Double-Six Luxury Hotel, Jl. Arjuna No. 66, Seminyak, Bali
One of the most beautiful rooftop venues on this list, Vista Sky Bar is a treat to the eye both because of its architecture and unique style but also because of its vistas.
Perched on a 6th floor of Hotel Mediterraneo Sorrento in Italy, overlooking the ocean as well as the Vesuvio Volcano, Vista is the perfect venue for a romantic dinner or a night out that you simply won't forget.
Modern and stylish, yet comfortable, Vista Sky Bar offers comfortable lounge furniture, dining tables, and umbrellas, to ensure your experience in the bar is as memorable as it is comfortable.
With no walls to speak of, Vista Sky Bar's objective is clear: Provide guests with the best views of Sorrento, and sunsets they'll never forget.
Up here, you can enjoy signature cocktails, champagne, fine Italian wines, world spirits, and more, all paired with delicious finger food.
Reservations are highly encouraged, as the venue has both exclusive opening hours and is highly popular.
VISTA SKY BAR
Corso Marion Crawford, 85, 80065 Sant'Agnello
Located around 200 meters above the sea, CÉ LA VI is not only the highest rooftop bar in this list but also one of the tallest in the world.
Up here you can enjoy breathtaking views of the ocean, Gardens by the Bay and the amazing rooftop pool, as well as some fantastic sunset vistas over Singapore's skyline and the Marina Bay.
This impressive venue is split into two sections: The first one, where you can find a high-end restaurant and a sky bar, and the second one, where you can find a lounge club with comfortable outdoor seating and stunning views.
Featuring modern Asian cuisine throughout the day, the restaurant is a fantastic venue to visit with friends, family, and your loved ones.
The lounge features well-crafted and delicious signature cocktails, as well as beers, wines, and other traditional drinks.
While reservations are encouraged for the restaurant, the lounge is open to the public, though it can get fairly crowded (especially around sunset hour), so plan accordingly.
CÈ LA VI SINGAPORE
1 Bayfront Ave, Singapore
One of the most exclusive destinations in Cape Town, Baptiste Rooftop offers stunning 360-degree views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Twelve Apostles mountains.
On top of the Marly Hotel in Camps Bay, you can relax by the beautiful pool while enjoying delicious signature cocktails, all expertly mixed with premium liquors and local flavors.
Boasting not only one of the best views of the city, and fantastic services, Baptiste Rooftop also showcases a casual and relaxed atmosphere that invites you to lounge around for hours on end.
Other drinks include wines, beers, classic cocktails, and world liquors, which you can drink while enjoying some of the most jaw-dropping sunsets in the entire world.
The Promenade, 201 Victoria Rd, Camps Bay, Cape Town
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