Best rooftop bars for a New year's party

Published: December 18, 2016

A New Year’s party at a rooftop is probably the best place to enjoy both a great party, but also the best spot to watch the fireworks from.

If you have plans to celebrate New Year's Eve abroad and want to enjoy the fireworks with the best view, this is the list for you. All the way from Budapest to Sydney. Here’s the best rooftop bars for New Year’s:

1. Majestic - Barcelona

New Year's rooftop party
Majestic - Barcelona

Perhaps the best rooftop bar in Barcelona. Here you get a magnificent view over the city all the way to the Mediterranean Sea and the beach. The Majestic is a 5-star hotel located in the center of Barcelona.

The prices are quite high, but the view, the drinks and the comfortable atmosphere makes a perfect rooftop bar to celebrate New Year’s Eve at.

2. High Note Skybar at Aria Hotel - Budapest

New Year's rooftop party
High Note Skybar at Aria Hotel - Budapest

Budapest's best rooftop bar located on the luxurious and modern hotel Aria Hotel - which usually ranks as one of the best hotels in Hungary. The location is central and the view extends 360 degrees around the city. Many comfortable lounge furniture to settle down in.

But dress warmly, Budapest is cold in the winter and this is the only rooftop bar in Budapest that is open all year round.

3. Radio Rooftop - London

New Year's rooftop party
Radio Rooftop - London

One of the most luxurious rooftop bars in London. The location is central on from the roof terrace you’ll get fantastic panoramic skyline views over London and all it’s famous buildings and monuments. Book your table in advance and make sure to dress for success, to blend in among the trendy crowd.

Radio Rooftop is a perfect rooftop bar for a New Years party or just to watch the fireworks.

4. 230 Fifth - New York

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230 Fifth - New York

Probably the best rooftop bar in the world during the colder days. The rooftop at 230 Fifth is equipped with some super cool rooftop igloos where you can sit on the terrace overlooking the NYC skyline while having the luxury of being heated. Get your New Years ticket at their website.

The views over Manhattan and the Empire State Building as awesome from here. A perfect New York rooftop bar for New Year’s.

5. JW Marriott - Cannes

New Year's rooftop party
JW Marriott - Cannes

A better location is hard to find in Cannes when speaking of a New Year's party. Overlooking both the beach, the sea and city. Here you have a front row seat in terms of everything. Large terrace with room for many guests.

In the bar you can order both good drinks and a little simpler food from a bar menu. The hotel is located right on the beach boardwalk.

6. Sky Terrace - Sydney

New Year's rooftop party
Sky Terrace - Sydney

This rooftop bar is centrally located at Darling Harbour. Here you get a superb view of the Sydney skyline which makes it a perfect place for a rooftop New Year's party and a front row seat to all the fireworks. The terrace is huge and decorated both with simple seating and larger lounge sofas.

7. Ozone at the Ritz Carlton - Hong Kong

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Ozone at the Ritz Carlton - Hong Kong

The world's highest rooftop bar located 480 meters up and with an outstanding view of the entire Hong Kong. The bar and restaurant is very luxurious and a great party atmosphere. Much better place for a fantastic rooftop New Year's party is probably impossible to find in the whole world. Located on the Kowloon area in Hong Kong about 10 minutes by taxi from Hong Kong Island, with views across the skyline.

8. Octave Rooftop Bar - Bangkok

New Year's rooftop party
Octave Rooftop Bar - Bangkok

A roof that extends over three floors and with a stunning 360 degree views across Bangkok. Here you can sit down in the comfy lounge furniture while peeking at the New Year's fireworks and enjoy delicious cocktails and tasty food. Located a little outside the city center, but the taxi trip here is worth every penny.

Written by:
The Rooftop Guide