3 Best Rooftop Bars in The Mediterranean

Published: November 04, 2019
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Rooftop bars provide the perfect excuse to get away from the crowds of tourists and to grab a refreshing cocktail and bask in the beautiful sunshine. Take your next sunny vacation to new heights with this guide to the best rooftop bars in the Mediterranean.

Le Grill de l'Hôtel de Paris

The Principality of Monaco is one of the world’s most glamorous and glitzy cities so there’s no shortage of luxurious rooftop terraces to choose from. Here you can enjoy tasty cocktails whilst taking in the superb views of the city. The rooftop bar of Le Grille de l’Hôtel de Paris offers an incredible panoramic view of two of Monaco's most famous sights: the Mediterranean Sea and the Monte Carlo Casino. The influence of this city’s classic casino and its famously plush interior lives on despite many traditional casinos now moving online. However, the luxurious setting has been the inspiration for countless online casino games as well as being featured in Bond movies, extravagant weddings and even the Monte Carlo F1 circuit. In what is undoubtedly one of the world's most beautiful cities, here you'll find yourself looking out across the jewels in its crown.

The rooftop restaurant offers Michelin-star food crafted by Chef Franck Cerutti and is ranked on TripAdvisor as one of the best restaurants in Monaco. Le Grill de l'Hôtel de Paris is the perfect place to enjoy top class Mediterranean cuisine and grilled dishes that will pair nicely with a classic cocktail or a glass of fine wine. The Hotel de Paris is an extravagant 5-star hotel so it goes without saying that it will be rather pricey, but the quality of food and service is unparalleled and there’s no other rooftop bar like it where you can sip on cocktails in the sun while taking in the breathtaking panoramic views of the Mediterranean.

Sky Bar at Grand Hotel Central

The Sky Bar at Grand Hotel Central is one of the best rooftop bars in all of Europe and boasts a stunning panoramic view of virtually the whole city of Barcelona. The Grand Hotel Central is a fantastic 5-star hotel located in the heart of the city, in the beautiful and artistic El Born district. It is equipped with everything you could possibly need during your stay including luxurious Turkish baths, a buzzing casino, and even a well-stocked library – a guarantee that you’ll never be bored here. The rooftop bar itself is furnished with an infinity pool, lounge chairs and sofas, making it the perfect location for a relaxing stay in Barcelona where you can enjoy amazing Spanish cuisine and classic cocktails made to perfection.

The rooftop pool and bar is only open to guests at the Grand Hotel Central during the daytime. So if you’re not staying at Grand Hotel Central, you’ll need to head to the Sky Bar after 9 pm when everyone is welcome. Admission into the Sky Bar is €20 and the fee also includes a free cocktail. Without a doubt the coolest feature of the Sky Bar at Grand Hotel Central is the amazing rooftop infinity pool which offers an incredible view of the city’s Gothic Old Town.

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Hotel Raphael

You have to visit Rome at least once in your lifetime, and there’s no better way to experience the breathtaking sights of this incredible city than by paying a visit to a fancy rooftop bar. Hotel Raphael is one of the city’s most famous rooftop bars and is the perfect place to experience all of the amazing tastes and flavours of Italian culture. Hotel Raphael is located in the very heart of the city, right next to the Piazza Navona which is one of Rome’s largest and most beautiful baroque squares. With its three majestic fountains and the astonishing architecture surrounding it, the Piazza Navona is the perfect place to sit back and relax with an Aperol. Hotel Raphael has a beautiful rooftop bar and restaurant where you can enjoy delicious vegetarian and organic Italian food. This intimate rooftop terrace provides an excellent vantage point to see the incredible sights of the eternal city and to kick back, relax with a drink and watch the sunset.

We hope you enjoyed our top picks for the best rooftop bars in the Mediterranean. If you enjoy fine dining and drinking delicious cocktails with a view, then you have to check out some of these lovely rooftop bars.