7 best rooftop bars in Brazil

Published: October 3, 2019

Take the samba-vibe up top at these 7 fantastic rooftop venues in Brazil

The rooftop bars in Brazil are some of the best in the world if you like terraces with great pools and all year around availability. The relaxed and nice atmosphere that surrounds the Brazilian culture is also visible on the many rooftop bars here.

Of course, Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo have most of the best rooftops. But you can also find some gems spread out over the country, which is the largest country in South America.

Enjoy The Rooftop Guide’s list over the 7 best rooftop bars in Brazil

1. Yoo2
/ Rio de Janeiro

Best Rooftop Bars Brazil - Yoo2
Yoo2 - Photo: https://yoo2.com

Rio, sweet Rio de Janeiro! With its native Brazilian vibe, endless parties and breathtaking views, Brazil’s beloved Rio is a city to live your summer fairytale at. One of its must-visit spots is the stylish and contemporary hotel Yoo2 by Intercity.

It features a top-notch rooftop terrace with a stunning view in front of Botafogo Beach. The Sugar Loaf Mountain and the statue of Jesus shine as a backdrop.

Modern in design, the rooftop’s atmosphere is chic and comfy. The lounge sofas suggest endless conversations over a drink, whilst the menu itself allures with every row of every page.

With a large selection of signature cocktails, made by mixologist Roger Bastos, along with an attractive palette of classics - beer, wine, sake and caipivodka, they guarantee guests to have a quality time.

Best Rooftop Bars Brazil - Yoo2
Yoo2 - Photo: https://yoo2.com

Hungry bellies can be satisfied with a plate of bar bites, that are not quite fulfilling as a burger would have been, but taste fantastic, and calm your feeling of hunger.

The hotel has a rooftop pool, only accessible to guests who have booked their stay with Yoo2. So maybe consider choosing this hotel, if you plant to pay a visit to Rio.

YOO2

Praia de Botafogo, 242 - Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro

Daily

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2. Terraço Itália
/ Sao Paulo

Best Rooftop Bars Brazil - Terraço Italia
Terraço Italia - Photo: www.terracoitalia.com

An Italian fine dining, crafted in the heart of Sao Paulo. This is the easiest way to describe Terraço Italia - one of the city’s highest rooftop bars. 41 stories up, the terrace has one of the most iconic vistas over Sao Paulo skyline.

With a typical Italian cuisine, made by master chef Pasquale Mancini, you get a top-notch food, service of the highest class, and a view to remember.

Best Rooftop Bars Brazil - Terraço Italia
Terraço Italia - Photo: www.terracoitalia.com

The restaurant serves daily gourmet lunch menu, or á la carte dinner. The wine list features some of the world's highest quality liquids, whilst cocktail lovers can discover other finely tuned mixologies that are being crafted behind the bar.

The decor has an ambient, and very sophisticated feel. The seating area is mostly indoors, whilst the outdoor terrace spans around the building and allures to have your drink at. Reservations are recommended.

TERRAÇO ITÀLIA

Av. Ipiranga, 344 - República, São Paulo

Mon-Thu: 12pm-midnight / Fri-Sat: 12pm-1am / Sun: 12pm-11pm

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3. 23 Ocean Lounge
/ Rio de Janeiro

Best Rooftop Bars Brazil - 23 Ocean Lounge
23 Ocean Lounge - Photo: https://restaurants.accorhotels.com

On the top of Sofitel Ipanema, there lies 23 Ocean Lounge - one of Rio’s top-notch rooftop bars. With a breathtaking seafront view, the bar is easy to discover as it’s in the center of Ipanema Beach.

The 23rd floor location features a large terrace overlooking the ocean, the beach and parts of Rio. With a vivid decoration, 23 Ocean Lounge has an indoor and outdoor rooftop seating area. The open deck has a nice rooftop pool.

Open all day, the rooftop bar serves fresh international dishes, prepared by executive chef Jerome Dardillac. Choose from their robust of cocktails, made by yet another master in his craft - mixologist Renato Tavares, crowned the third best bartender in Brazil. With a variety of recipes, guests can indulge in traditional Brazilian specialties to classics, served with a signature twist.

Best Rooftop Bars Brazil - 23 Ocean Lounge
23 Ocean Lounge - Photo: https://restaurants.accorhotels.com

This rooftop location is on the pricier side. Weekends are usually set for live DJ sets and vibrant parties. Book a table in advance or arrive early, otherwise you might not get a decent spot to enjoy your time while at 23 Ocean Lounge.

23 OCEAN LOUNGE

460 Avenida Vieira Souto, Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro

Daily: 8am-midnight

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4. Night Market Rooftop
/ Belo Horizonte

Best Rooftop Bars Brazil - Night Market Rooftop
Night Market Rooftop - Photo: https://www.nightmarket.com.br/

Belo Horizonte is one of Brazil’s cosmopolitan cities. Growing and reinventing itself, the city has turned into an open mind center for globetrotters from afar. One of its hidden gems is the Night Market Rooftop - a conceptual fair and evening inspired rooftop bar.

Stop by and enjoy the vibe of a true urban center. Inspired by New York and London, the rooftop bar features themed events and serves classic mixologies, overlooking the city.

Best Rooftop Bars Brazil - Night Market Rooftop
Night Market Rooftop - Photo: https://www.nightmarket.com.br/

NIGHT MARKET ROOFTOP

Rua Wilson Rocha Lima, 25, Belo Horizonte

Mon-Tue: closed / Wed: 10pm-4am / Thu: 7pm-4am / Fri-Sat: 10pm-5am / Sun: 5pm-2am

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5. Skye Bar
/ Sao Paulo

Best Rooftop Bars Brazil - Skye Bar
Skye Bar - Photo: http://www.hotelunique.com.br

Situated atop the luxurious Hotel Unique, the Skye Bar is your go-to place for a restaurant and bar experience above the clouds.

Often included in the world’s top lists for premium rooftop places, Skye Bar has everything a person needs - premium menu, fantastic service and a 360-degree view over the Sao Paulo skyline.

With a furnished wooden deck terrace, the bar has a lounge setting and an underwater system, enabling guests to hear lively DJ sets.

Best Rooftop Bars Brazil - Skye Bar
Skye Bar - Photo: http://www.hotelunique.com.br

The rooftop bar serves Brazilian fusion, as well as sushi and a list of fine drinks. Open until late at night, Skye Bar & Restaurant is also a great spot to grab your morning coffee, or enjoy a sunny lunch with your colleagues.

On the pricier side, the bar delivers what you pay for - top-notch quality and an excellent experience.

SKYE BAR

Av. Brigadeiro Luís Antônio, 4700 - Jardim Paulista, São Paulo

Daily: 7am-midnight

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6. SUI Rooftop
/ Porto Alegre

Best Rooftop Bars Brazil - SUI Rooftop
SUI Rooftop - Photo: www.suirooftop.com.br/

Moinhos de Vento - a lively neighborhood in the heart of Porto Alegre, hides a rooftop bar you will tell stories about long after you leave the city. Located in one of the best hotels in town, SUI Rooftop shares the same address with its hosting hotel - the Laghetto Viverone Moinhos.

Climb to the 8th floor of the hotel and join the exclusive signature restaurant where chef Thiago Maeda serves oriental cuisine with a modern and trendy mixologist. Thiago runs the Tessen Restaurant and Lounge - another contemporary Japanese place, and promises a gastronomic walk around Asia through his signature fermented peppers with Eastern flair.

All drinks are being crafted by master bartender Heitor Martin, often named a celebrity bartender across Latin America. He is also responsible for well-spoken drinks served in the Seen restaurant and bar on the 23rd floor of the Tivoli Mofarrej in Sao Paulo.

SUI ROOFTOP

Dr. Vale Street, 579 - Moinhos de Vento, Porto Alegre

Tue-Sun: 5.30pm-11.30pm

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7. Fasano Rooftop Pool Lounge
/ Rio de Janeiro

Best Rooftop Bars Brazil - Fasano Rooftop Pool Lounge
Fasano Rooftop Pool Lounge - Photo: https://www.lhw.com/

Having collected one of the world’s finest rooftop venues is no wonder for Rio de Janeiro. Brazil’s cosmopolitan town is a place where people book their vacations because of the never-ending and never sleeping party scene. With both fantastic nature surrounding the city, to the deeply rooted Brazilian traditions, Rio is a story that is not ending anytime soon.

Rooftop Pool Lounge is one of these places everybody talks about. Perched atop the Hotel Fasano, you get a magical view of the Ipanema Beach and Rio’s skyline.

Best Rooftop Bars Brazil - Fasano Rooftop Pool Lounge
Fasano Rooftop Pool Lounge - Photo: https://www.lhw.com/

The rooftop serves a robust of refreshing drinks. We suggest you try one of their freshly squeezed juices, only using locally sourced produce.

The rooftop deck allures guests to hop into the rooftop pool, in the middle of the terrace. This, however, is only available to guests of the hotel. So if you’re still browsing AirBnb, look no further and book your stay with the Fasano.

FASANO ROOFTOP POOL LOUNGE

80 Av Vieira Souto, Rio de Janeiro

Daily: 8am-10pm

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The Rooftop Guide

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