USA have some of the best rooftop bars on the planet. The variety of big cities and number of high skyscrapers makes the US a heaven for rooftop lovers.
Here you find everything from a luxurious rooftop bars in New York, to beautiful oceanside terraces in LA. There’s is really something for everyone! Enjoy the food, views, service, drinks, atmosphere and everything in between.
While there are plenty more than 10 amazing rooftop bars in the US, this is our hot-list of elevated venues really worth checking out during 2023.
On top of the popular restaurant 5Church Atlanta, in the heart of Atlanta's Midtown Business District, you find the sexy and upbeat Virtue Rooftop.
Part of the venue is covered interior space, with unique artwork and design details, but the true gem is found outdoors, with a spacious rooftop terrace. Equipped with comfy loungers and front-row bar stools, you are surrounded with really cool views among the Midtown skyscrapers.
Serving an extensive wine and beer selection and a list of crafted specialty cocktails, Virtue is designed to be the perfect spot for drinks before or after dinner at 5Church downstairs. But the rooftop also has its own menu of shareable and seasonal dishes.
While pre- or post dinner drinks is always a good idea, Virtue rooftop also works as a great destination for a night out on the town with friends. With a rotating roster of live musicians and DJs, the atmosphere is pretty much always on top.
1197 Peachtree St NE #528, Atlanta
Overlooking Venice Beach and the Pacific Ocean, High is LA’s top rooftop lounge in Venice, where large umbrellas and cozy lounge sofas welcome visitors for an upscale delight. When chilly, blankets and heaters will keep you warm.
The roof top bar has a robust of hand-crafted delicious cocktails and a selection of fantastic craft Californian beers for those of you who love a cold drink. If you feel any signs of hunger, you can quickly order a fantastic bar bite or simply stop by the venue for a proper weekend rooftop brunch.
The HIGH, set on top the fantastic Hotel Erwin, is perfect for sunbathing sessions, probably one of the reasons the staff has included sunscreen as part of their menu. Nights at the hotel roof are lively, with a guaranteed party atmosphere by a live DJ set.
HIGH ROOFTOP LOUNGE
1697 Pacific Avenue, Venice, Los Angeles
Perched above Chicago’s famous and vibrant Restaurant Row, in the heart of Fulton Market, the Rooftop at Nobu Hotel is an upscale rooftop lounge with amazing views of the Chicago skyline.
Set on the 11th floor of the superb Nobu Hotel Chicago, the rooftop blends a stylish interior lounge with a sleek, lush and airy outdoor terrace.
Surrounded with some of the most impressive panoramics the city has to offer, the rooftop invites to a stylish yet relaxed, cocktail driven lounge experience.
The rooftop menu includes a fine selection of specialty cocktails, where many are classics with an Asian twist, like the Japanese Old Fashioned. Complementing the drinks you find a selection of hot and cold plates, created by famous sushi chef Nobu Matsuhisa.
The Rooftop at Nobu Hotel is truly an elevated (and year-round) destination to dine, sip and socialize in style.
ROOFTOP AT NOBU
155 N Peoria St 11th Floor, Chicago, IL 60607
Branded as one of the most attractive bars in NYC, Highwater Rooftop is a luxurious and versatile venue with dramatic city views.
Located on the 25th floor of the modern Hotel Indigo - NYC Downtown - Wall Street, high above the Financial District, the bi-level rooftop blends a stylish interior lounge with four outdoor terrace.
While overlooking the inner city skyscrapers, you can enjoy a masterfully curated cocktail menu with twists on classic Old Fashions, complemented by a local craft beer program and elevated lite bites.
With a prime location right where the New York Stock Exchange was founded, Highwater Rooftop is pretty much the perfect spot for anything from a sky-high after work to trendy nights with drinks and views.
Available to accommodate all party sizes, it is also a great spot to host a special event.
120 Water St, New York, NY 10005
Perched on the top floor of Thompson Nashville in the heart of the Gulch, L.A. Jackson is a swanky indoor-outdoor rooftop bar and restaurant, promising a good time no matter the occasion.
Surrounded with stunning views of downtown Nashville’s skyline inside and outside, here you can indulge in custom craft cocktails and a Southern brewery-focused beer program, along with a variety of wines and tasty bar bites.
Open daily and year round, L.A. Jackson is a prime spot for everything from elevated after-work drinks and special occasions, to vibrant weekends with DJ sets.
Thompson Nashville Hotel, 401 11th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203
Located eight floors above Greenville’s award-winning Main Street, Juniper has 16,000 sf of beautiful garden rooftop space, offering small plate dining, unique, handcrafted cocktails, and remarkable views.
This indoor-outdoor space provides live entertainment 2 nights/week, fire pits, fans, and an Equinox louvered roof system providing year-round comfort for guests.
Surrounded by stunning panoramics of downtown Greenville and the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains, this is an amazing spot for epic views, food and drinks.
Offering food perfect to share, the rooftop menu also include large-size cocktails, making for truly social and elevated hours with friends and loved ones.
Not surprising, Juniper is a highly popular venue, so reservations before you visit are highly recommended.
315 S Main St, Greenville, SC 29601
For the most amazing views over both the scenic Charles River and the Boston city skyline, Over the Charles Rooftop Bar is the place to go.
Perched on the 16th floor of the fabulous and recently updated DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Boston - Cambridge, the outdoor rooftop bar really lives up to its name, offering a locally crafted experience, well above the hustle and bustle below.
Surrounded with a laid-back atmosphere and friendly service, the terrace is somewhat subtle yet charming, where hanging lanterns frame a mix of loungers, dining tables and high-top bar tables.
A perfect Boston rooftop bar to gather with a group of friends and enjoy a menu including everything from locally-crafted beer from Jack’s Abby and award-winning lagers, to a selection of wines, cocktails, lemonade and lite fare.
During winter, Over the Charles rooftop turn into a cosy igloo garden, perfect for elevated hours in the cold.
OVER THE CHARLES ROOFTOP BAR
400 Soldiers Field Rd, Boston
With a prime location along the Chicago River, Terrace 16 is a modern and luxurious rooftop restuarant and bar, set on the 16th floor of Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago.
The rooftop venue includes a bustling indoor bar and dining room, as well as an expansive and idyllic outdoor terrace, all surrounded by breathtaking views of Chiacago’s most iconic landmarks, the winding Chicago River and Lake Michigan.
Terrace 16 serves vibrant menu's that features new American flavors, allowing ingredients to speak simply and powerfully for themselves. An extensive craft cocktail program and thoughtful wine list enhance the experience of the downtown Chicago restaurant & bar with a view.
Open from breakfast and weekend brunch, to late evening dinner and drinks, Terrace 16 is pretty much always a great option for a special and elevated Chicago experience with a view.
401 North Wabash Avenue, Chicago
Found in heart of Downtown Phoenix, on top of the fantastic Hilton Garden Inn, Floor 13 Rooftop Bar is an ultra-chic venue to enjoy Arizona's urban heart from above.
Surrounded with breathtaking views over the Phoenix skyline, the modern and intimate rooftop comes with comfy plush chaise lounges, as well as fire pit and space heaters for the chilly evenings.
Housed in an historic building that was featured in the opening skyline scene of the 1960 Psycho Movie, the rooftop bar menu features nine crafted cocktails named after Alfred Hitchcock and his movies. These are complemented with a nice selection of wine and beer, as well as tasty small bites.
Open nightly, Floor 13 Rooftop Bar is a fantastic spot for long hours of mingling with a sense of luxury. Reservations before your visit are recommended, and the rooftop can also be reserved for private events and dinners.
15 East Monroe Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Westlight NYC is one of the Big Apple’s true treasures. It comes with a fantastic location - situated atop the 22nd floor of the William Vale in the very heart of Williamsburg.
Visitors are welcomed to a chilled atmospheric environment and a sweeping view of the Manhattan skyline. Ran by Chef Andrew Carmellini’s NoHo Hospitality Group company, the rooftop offers a dynamic menu with both original and classic cocktails, a fine list of wines and some exclusive beers to treat yourself with. Served with small bar bites, to accompany the drinks in style.
Weekends are busy, so unless you have a reservation, be prepared to wait a little for your seat. Perfect spot for an after-work delight and early evening cocktails.
111 N 12th St, Brooklyn, NY
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