6 best rooftop bars in South Beach

Glamorous venues with amazing ocean views, perfect to make any night or day a memorable one.

January 4, 2024
Best rooftop bars in South Beach
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Located on Miami Beach, just east of Miami city, South Beach have some amazing rooftops. Many of them with both refreshing swimming pools and stylish bars.

South Beach is well-known for a great and glamorous party- and nightlife. The rooftops here though, tends to be a little bit more on the relaxed side. Mostly because they are located at hotels. But, you can also find some South Beach rooftops perfect for a night out or a day party.

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Here is our list of the 6 best rooftop bars and pools in South Beach.

1. Juvia

Best Rooftop Bars in South Beach - Juvia
Juvia - Photo: www.juviamiami.com/

This stunning venue works both as a restaurant and a bar, featuring delicious fusion food and jaw-dropping views that will make any visit one to remember.

Juvia offers both indoor and outdoor seating, with a large wooden rooftop terrace and a modern indoor sky restaurant with floor-to-ceiling windows, both offering panoramic views of the Miami Harbor and the city's skyline.

Open nightly, and for brunch during the weekends, Juvia has a lively and vibrant lounge-like atmosphere, as well as live music and a charming staff.

The rooftop bar features classic drinks and cocktails, as well as a fantastic collection of beers, but what really stands out are the innovative signature cocktails, which we can't recommend enough.

Food-wise, the restaurant mixes French, Japanese, and Peruvian ingredients and techniques, resulting in genuinely unique dishes with innovative flavors and Instagram worthy looks.

Walk-ins are welcome, but Juvia is a popular venue, so scoring a table isn't guaranteed without a reservation.


2. Watr at the 1 Rooftop

Best Rooftop Bars in South Beach - Watr at the 1 Rooftop
Watr at the 1 Rooftop - Photo: www.1hotels.com

Easily one of Miami's most impressive rooftop terraces, this modern venue offers jaw-dropping views of the ocean, a wonderful rooftop pool, comfortable furniture, delicious food, and a laid-back atmosphere.

Inspired by the ocean, this rooftop venue focuses on Peruvian and Japanese inspired dishes, like Charred Octopus and freshly made Sushi rolls.

This same inspiration carries to the bar's drinks, with expertly-mixed cocktails, frozen drinks, sake, draft beers, wines, and more.

Open only to guests staying at 1 Hotel South Beach throughout most of the day; up here, you can enjoy a relaxed and laid-back atmosphere, perfect for lunch or afternoon cocktails that taste even better when you're enjoying the sunset.

After 6pm, though, Watr opens to the public and takes on a more club-like atmosphere, with live DJs shows, a trendy crowd, happy hour specials, and even pool parties, transforming an oasis into one of Miami's hottest rooftop venues.


3. HIGHBAR at Dream South Beach

Best Rooftop Bars in South Beach - HIGHBAR at Dream South Beach
HIGHBAR at Dream South Beach - Photo: www.facebook.com/highbar305/

The quintessential rooftop party destination, HIGHBAR has everything you could think of, including a swimming pool, a fun atmosphere, and beautiful views of the ocean.

HIGHBAR is a pool bar by day, and a cocktail lounge by night, which means it can entertain a large variety of people throughout the day.

The rooftop pool is surrounded by comfortable sunbeds and lounge sofas, as well as shaded areas to protect you from the sun.

The rooftop bar serves a large selection of Margaritas, fresh signature cocktails, delicious food, and has a 4 to 7 happy hour with fantastic prices.

Though it's located in a hotel, HIGHBAR is open to all, offering a vibrant atmosphere, live DJ music, and both excellent drinks and food.


4. Editor Rooftop at Urbanica Fifth Hotel

Best Rooftop Bars in South Beach - Editor Rooftop at Urbanica Fifth Hotel
Editor Rooftop at Urbanica Fifth Hotel - Photo: www.editorpizza.com/

Found in South Beach’s main drag, the Editor Rooftop inivtes to dining and drinks overlooking 5th St and the lush green canopy of South of Fifth neighborhood.

Set on the 2nd floor of the Urbanica Fifth Hotel, the stylish and modern terrace provides a unique setting to enjoy live music, cocktails, outdoor activities and special occasions.

Avialable for private events every day, the rooftop bar is open to the public during weekends, serving a great selection of cocktails, as well as a varied selection of thin, light, crispy pizzas, empanadas, salads, pastas and more.


  • 803 5th St, Miami Beach, FL 33139
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5. Boulan South Beach

Best Rooftop Bars in South Beach - Boulan South Beach
Boulan South Beach - Photo: https://www.boulanmiami.com/

At the chic and design-driven Boulan South Beach, guests can enjoy the big and spacious rooftop with an ocean blue pool placed in the center, together with lounge seats, cabanas and beautiful palm trees.

At this lavish rooftop oasis you can indulge in a drink from the rooftop bar, socialize with friends and family in the big lounge area, play some lawn games, and just bask in the fantastic ocean and city views.

If you feel like changing the environment, the hotel offers a private beach where you can relax before heading back for a sunset drink above Miami Beach.


  • 2000 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
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6. C-LEVEL Rooftop

Best Rooftop Bars in South Beach - C-LEVEL Rooftop
C-LEVEL Rooftop - Photo: www.clevelander.com

Perched on top of the eventful and fun Clevelander Hotel in South Beach, C-LEVEL Rooftop is both a fantastic event venue, and one of the prime spots for elevated weekend fun in Miami.

Completely isolated from the nightly party on Clevelander's iconic POOL + PATIO, it caters as a more formal-style event space, with capacity of up to 200 guests.

Weekend nights, the rooftop is more public, when everyone are welcome to dance the night away at the C-LEVEL ROOFTOP PARTY.

Overlooking the ocean and the Miami skyline, the vibrant Friday and Saturday nights include a 3 Hour Open Bar special with spirits, beer and wine (starting at $75), and a full cash bar with premium liquor and specialty cocktails.

As the byline of the C-LEVEL Rooftop says: 'Up here, every moment is magic'.


  • Clevelander Hotel, 1020 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach
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Rikard Fredricson
Rikard Fredricson

Rikard has spent the last 10 years exploring, enjoying, researching and working with rooftop venues. During these years he has visited more than 700 rooftops across the globe. The experience he has gained is used to create helpful, in-depth and accessible content, and to share his knowledge and rooftop expertise with fellow rooftop-lovers.