10 fantastic rooftop bars for a fantastic Aperol Spritz

Published: May 9th, 2020

Roofot bars + Aperol Spritz, a fantastic combination

Best rooftop bars for Aperol Spritz

Aperol Spritz is definitely one of the most popular drinks on rooftop bars worldwide. During recent years, this drink has become so popular that almost every rooftop bar and regular bar have it on the cocktail menu.

The recipe is quite simple – Aperol, Prosecco, Club Soda, a slice of orange and some ice cubes. Refreshing, cold and delicious!

To guide you in the Aperol-jungle, we have assembled a list of 10 fantastic rooftop bars around the world, perfect for sipping an Aperol Spritz. A tasty and refreshing Aperol Spritz and a great view are two factors playing a big part in the selection. Enjoy!

1. Wooloomooloo
/ Hong Kong

Best rooftop bars for Aperol Spritz - Wooloomooloo, Hong Kong
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Wooloomooloo Steakhouse offers not only one of the best views of Hong Kong, but also some of the best meat cuts.

Located right in the heart of Wan Chai, 31 floors above street level, Wooloomooloo offers a variety of fantastic meat dishes, as well as high-end wines and expertly crafted cocktails that pair wonderfully with the food.

Wooloomooloo offers both indoor and outdoor seating options: The indoor restaurant, located one floor below, and the rooftop terrace and bar.

The rooftop terrace features an open-air floor plan –which means it opens according to the weather– and overlooks the entire Hong Kong skyline.

There is also a small food menu at the rooftop, but this is more the place to enjoy some open-air vibes and views, and a refreshing Aperol Spritz before or after dinner.

The rooftop terrace is first come, first served, but if you plan to have dinner in the restaurant, reservations are highly encouraged.

WOOLOOMOOLOO

31/F & Rooftop, The Hennessy, 256 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

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2. 360 Bar
/ Budapest

Best rooftop bars for Aperol Spritz - 360 Bar, Budapest
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Located close to the Budapest Operetta-theater, in the central part of Pest, 360 Bar offers just what the name indicates: a magical 360-degree view over the city skyline.

Spacious and very open-air, the 9th floor rooftop terrace comes with an urban park-feel, where you are surrounded by greenery and colorful furniture.

Laid back and fun in atmosphere, and bathing in sun from mid-day to sunset, the 360 rooftop is a fantastic spot to enjoy one (or several) refreshing Aperol Spritz while looking out over Budapest.

Apart from the orange delicacies, the rooftop bar menu also includes a great selection of both signature and classic cocktails, as well as a range of tasty bites. So spending a couple of hours on the terrace is no problem at all.

While warm summer days and nights might be the best time for a cold Aperol Spritz, 360 Bar is also open in winter, when it turns into Igloo Garden. Inside the comfy rooftop igloos, you can enjoy a winter-inspired menu with hot drinks and seasonal cocktails.

360 BAR

1061 Budapest, Andrássy út 39

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3. Antica Torre Tornabuoni
/ Florence

Best rooftop bars for Aperol Spritz - Antica Torre Tornabuoni, Florence
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Decorated in a beautiful alfresco style, and offering stunning views of Florence and its surroundings, the Antica Torre Tornabuoni is an ideal location for relaxation.

Up here, you can gaze upon the Arno river and some of Florence's most relevant landmarks, as well as the surrounding mountains, all while enjoying a private and harmonious atmosphere that will make you want to stay forever.

The Antica Torre Tornabuoni offers a wide variety of Italian and European wines, as well as beer and all kinds of classic cocktails, including a lovely Aperol Spritz.

The terrace also offers food service, featuring delicious breakfasts and light lunches. And since this rooftop venue is available only to hotel guests, you can rest assured that the atmosphere is as exclusive as they come.

The upper terrace can be booked for special events, such as weddings and birthday parties.

ANTICA TORRE TORNABUONI

1 Residenza d'Epoca via Tornabuoni 1, 50122 Florence

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4. Sky Bar at Hotel Pulitzer
/ Buenos Aires

Best rooftop bars for Aperol Spritz - Sky Bar at Hotel Pulitzer, Buenos Aires
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Located in the heart of Buenos Aires, the lovely Hotel Pulitzer comes with an equally fantastic top floor rooftop bar, called Sky Bar.

Bright and modern in design, the 13th floor terrace offers some truly fantastic views over the Buenos Aires skyline. Extra fantastic right around the golden sunset hour.

Fun, trendy and vibrant in atmosphere, with a mix of chill out music, bossanova and soul as the soundtrack, Sky Bar is a very popular after work spot. And the number one selling drink during the sunny fun: a very refreshing Aperol Spritz.

Best rooftop bars for Aperol Spritz - Sky Bar at Hotel Pulitzer, Buenos Aires
Sky Bar at Hotel Pulitzer - Photo: www.facebook.com/HotelPulitzerBuenosAires/

Now the rooftop menu do include other things than Aperol, especially some fine and seasonal signature cocktails created by the talanted Pulitzer’s barmen. There is also a selection of tapas for the hungry ones.

High in popularity, so it is recommended to be in good time to catch a seat at the Pulitzer Sky Bar.

SKY BAR AT HOTEL PULTIZER

C/ Maipú, 907 Esquina Paraguay C1006 ACM Buenos Aires

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5. Harriet's Rooftop
/ New York

Best rooftop bars for Aperol Spritz - Harriet's Rooftop, New York
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Located right by the Brooklyn Bridge –on the Brooklyn side, in Dumbo– you find Harriet's Rooftop & Lounge, a laid-back and classy offer that aims to showcase the New York spirit while providing delicious drinks.

Set on top of the fantastic 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, here you can enjoy some of the best views of Manhattan, the river, and the Brooklyn Bridge.

Harriet's offers both indoor and outdoor seating options –though the indoor lounge is one floor below– decorated with an urban chic and modern style that blends well with the neighborhood.

Harriet's menu features fantastic cocktails, both signature and classics, as well as an incredible beer selection and a small but appetizing bar bite menu.

Reservations are recommended no matter the time of the day, but they're crucial if you hope to catch a sunset while sipping on an Aperol Spritz.

HARRIET'S ROOFTOP

60 Furman St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

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6. SUS - Stockholm Under Stjärnorna
/ Stockholm

Best rooftop bars for Aperol Spritz - SUS - Stockholm Under Stjärnorna, Stockholm
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SUS, also known as Stockholm Under the Stars, is not only one of Stockholm's largest rooftop bars, but also one of the most modern.

Located on top of the At Six hotel, and overlooking the rooftops of Stockholm and Lake Mälaren's inlet, SUS is an ideal destination for locals and visitors alike looking for a fun, yet relaxed place where to drink.

SUS offers not only a large rooftop and a variety of seating options, but also a rooftop gym, a radio station booth, various hang-out areas, and three bars.

The rooftop menu features Frozé slushies, European beers, a sizeable wine list, and a large cocktail menu, including an Aperol Spritz that will knock your socks off.

There is also a small but delicious food menu inspired by international street food.

There are no reservations allowed in SUS, the entire place functions on a first-come, first-served basis, and all orders are placed directly at the bar by guests. And since it is a very popular location during the summer, make sure to arrive early.

SUS

Brunkebergstorg 2-4, 111 51 Stockholm

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7. Hotel de Rome
/ Berlin

Best rooftop bars for Aperol Spritz - Hotel de Rome, Berlin
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Perched on top of the luxurious Hotel de Rome, this stunning rooftop bar is truly a Berlin summer oasis.

With a clean, stylish and open-air lounge feel, here you can enjoy fantastic 360-views over the historical center of Berlin.

Stylish and sophisticated in ambience, this is a fantastic venue to gather with some friends and sip Aperol Spritz or mixology champagne cocktails in the sunshine.

If you decide to stick around (which is highly likely you will), you can also order something from the rooftop bar á la carte menu, ranging from seafood platters to refreshing salads, and grill sessions on Wednesdays and Fridays.

The Hotel de Rome rooftop terrace does not take reservations, so be in good time to catch one of the best spots.

HOTEL DE ROME

Behrenstraße 37, 10117 Berlin

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8. The Rooftop St. James
/ London

Best rooftop bars for Aperol Spritz - The Rooftop St. James, London
The Rooftop St. James - Photo: www.facebook.com/HotelDeRomeBerlin/

Located on the 7th floor of the exclusive hotel The Trafalgar St. James, The Rooftop is one of London's finest locations.

This elegant venue offers not only a classy rooftop bar both also a restaurant, both featuring premium service and stunning views of London's skyline.

The restaurant focuses on delicious pan-Asian cuisine, while the bar features a more international fare, complete with classic cocktails and one of the best Aperol Spritz in the entire city.

Both the restaurant and the bar are open year-round, thanks to the retractable roof, heaters, and blanket service.

For those looking for a little more privacy, The Rooftop also has ROOM, an exclusive area that sits up to 14 people and offers stunning views of Trafalgar Square.

THE ROOFTOP ST. JAMES

Trafalgar Square, SW1A 2TS, Cross Street:2 Spring Gardens, London

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9. Hotel Raphael
/ Rome

Best rooftop bars for Aperol Spritz - Hotel Raphael, Rome
Hotel Raphael - Photo: www.facebook.com/Hotel-Raphael-277390165667599/

Hotel Raphael Rome isn't only a beautiful boutique hotel but is also home to a cozy, down-to-earth roof terrace, and a delicious rooftop restaurant called Mater Terrae.

Up here you can enjoy jaw-dropping 360-degree views of Rome's rooftops and nearby landmarks, as well as fantastic drinks and mouthwatering food.

Both the hotel and the rooftop are lush with greenery, providing a serene space to relax and escape from Rome's hot summers, and giving guests an idea of what awaits them in the menu.

That's right; Mater Terrae is a vegetarian restaurant, featuring meat-free options sourced from local vendors.

The rooftop bar follows a similar philosophy, offering an extensive wine list full of local wines, as well as a collection of beers and cocktails, including a fantastic Aperol Spritz.

While this rooftop terrace is split into two different floors, the entire place is fairly small, providing guests with a secluded and exclusive atmosphere that you're sure to love.

So order your drinks and kick back and relax while enjoying an amazing sunset over the Eternal City.

HOTEL RAPHAEL

Hotel Raphaël, Largo Febo, 2, 00186 Rome

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10. The J. Parker
/ Chicago

Best rooftop bars for Aperol Spritz - The J. Parker, Chicago
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Located right next to the Lincoln Park, the J. Parker rooftop bar serves one of the best Aperol Spritz in the city, and it pairs wonderfully with the jaw-dropping views you can find up here.

Large enough to sit up to 140 people, and featuring both indoor and outdoor seating options, this minimalistic bar is known for its excellent service and varied drink menu.

Set on top of Hotel Lincoln, up here you can find a variety of craft beers, delicious wines from around the world, and creative signature cocktails, all named and created after exotic places.

Though this rooftop bar isn't known for its food, it does offer a small but delicious food menu featuring burgers, chicken wings, and nachos, all with an international and creative twist.

By far one of the best rooftop bars in Chicago, the J. Parker works on a first-come, first-served basis, which means you'll have to arrive early if you want to score a good table, particularly during the weekends.

THE J. PARKER

1816 N Clark St, Chicago

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The Rooftop Guide

- the world's leading experts on rooftop venues

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