Found in the American Southeast, Alabama is filled with beauty, history, culture and music. With a landscape ranging from beaches to mountains, the state also has plenty of colorful big cities, where you can find some great Alabama rooftop bars.
From Huntsville and Montgomery to Birmingham and Florence, this guide will take you to the very best rooftop bars Alabama has available. Perfect to catch some breeze during the hot summer, or for cosy al fresco fun during the mild winters.
Here’s our list of the best Alabama rooftop bars. Check it out!
1. GunRunner Rooftop Bar
GunRunner Rooftop Bar - Photo: www.facebook.com/GunRunnerHotel
Found in the heart of downtown Florence, GunRunner Boutique Hotel does not only offer a luxurious and great place to stay, it's also a prime spot to enjoy fine drinks with a view.
At the top floor of the hotel you find the GunRunner Rooftop Bar, the only rooftop bar in Florence, surrounded with lovely views over the city.
The wooden decked and charming rooftop comes with both bar stools and comfy loungers, perfect for sunny sessions, but fire-pits, heaters and string lights ensure cosy experiences during the chilly nights as well.
The rooftop menu features a great selection of crafted cocktails, seasonal creations, and drink specials every day of the week.
From celebratory and date nights, to music events and trivias, GunRunner Rooftop Bar is fun, friendly and and great venue for elevated Florence afternoons and evenings.
GUNRUNNER ROOFTOP BAR
310 E Tennessee St, Florence, AL 35630
2. Baker & Able
Baker & Able - Photo: www.bakerandable.com/
Perched on top of the superb 106 Jefferson Huntsville, Baker & Able is a stylish and swanky Alabama rooftop bar.
Named after the famous and ambitious primates who were the first to successfully conquer space flight, the rooftop blends a quaint interior lounge with an airy and spacious outdoor terrace.
Surrounded with panoramic views over over downtown Huntsville and the rolling mountains, here you can enjoy a unique and crafted high-class cocktail menu, including both signature and classics.
Complemented with a fine selection of craft beers, global wines, and tasty bar bites, Baker & Able is a great spot for elevated Huntsville summer sessions. Or a cosy winter experience, with rooftop igloos and heaters on the terrace.
BAKER & ABLE
106 Jefferson St S, Huntsville, AL 35801
3. Moon Shine
Moon Shine - Photo: https://moonshinebirmingham.com/
Nestled 17 floors above the hustle and bustle central Birmingham, Moon Shine is a social rooftop lounge with majestic and sweeping views over the city.
Set in the former Empire Building, which is now the stylish Elyton Hotel, the beautiful rooftop mixes comfy loungers and front row bar stools, as well as covered and open-air spots.
Filled with a playful energy infused with the genuine spirit of southern charm, here you can sip on finely crafted and contemporary cocktails, and indulge in artisanal shareables.
A prime and elevated Birmingham spot to mingle under the the moonlight on a nightly basis, Moon Shine is also a premier venue for private events.
1928 1st Avenue North, Birmingham, AL 35203
4. Bar Attico
Bar Attico - Photo: www.baratticomgm.com/
Located on the rooftop of the restored City Federal complex, on top of Ravello Ristorante, Bar Attico brings penthouse views, funky wines and freshly—made cocktails to downtown Montgomery.
Filled with a charming and stylish old-school vibe, the rooftop blends interior and outdoor seating. And there is also firepits and blankets to keep you warm on those chilly Alabama nights.
Settle down in one of the comfy sofas, and indulge in mixology cocktails with creative names and crafted to perfection. Or go for one of the funky wines.
Surrounded with a great ambience and cool music, Bar Attico is a great spot to gather with friends, family, or co-workers, and enjoy Montgomery from above.
5. The Wittle Rooftop Bar
The Wittle Rooftop Bar - Photo: https://staycoho.com/
Located on the rooftop of the luxury boutique hotel The Collegiate in the heart of Auburn, The Wittel Rooftop Bar promises 'a completely different bar experience'.
The gorgeous and spacious rooftop terrace comes with some of the best views Auburn has to offer. Espcially the sunset over Samford Hall is something out of the ordinary.
The rooftop bar offers a full beer, wine, and cocktail menu, perfect to enjoy with friends during the pleasant Alabama evenings.
If the weather does not allow alfresco fun, you can always head to the interior The Bar at Wittel at the hotel lobby.
THE WITTLE ROOFTOP BAR
205 S Gay St, Auburn, AL 36830
6. The Roof at The Redmont
The Roof at The Redmont - Photo: www.hilton.com/
Floating on top of the Redmont Hotel Birmingham, The Roof at The Redmont is the highest rooftop bar in Alabama.
At such heights you should expect some views, and you would be very right to do so. The terrace offers amazing panoramics over Birmingham and beyond.
High above it all, here you can enjoy seasonally and locally inspired signature cocktails, as well as local brews.
While the breezy outdoor terrace is the prime spot at The Roof at The Redmont, interior seating is also available.
THE ROOF AT THE REDMONT
2101 5th Avenue North, Birmingham, AL 35203
7. Stella's Elixir Lounge
Stella's Elixir Lounge - Photo: www.stellashsv.com/
Stella's Elixir Lounge is an awarded rooftop cocktail bar and lounge in downtown Huntsville, and the place to go for elevated, contemporary and fun evenings.
The 4,000 square foot rooftop blends a swanky indoor bar and comfy open air seating areas with cabanas and cozy fire pits, creating a setting reminiscent of Hollywood's golden age.
Open nightly, and packed with a sophisticated, yet fun and upbeat atmosphere, the rooftop menu features crafted and beautiful cocktails, as well as a well-balanced wine and beer list.
Visit for an after work, to enjoy with friends, or to impress a date.
STELLA'S ELIXIR LOUNGE
127 Holmes Ave NW Ste 202, Huntsville, AL 35801
8. The Lookout Rooftop Bar
The Lookout Rooftop Bar - Photo: www.lookouttuscaloosa.com/
Located on the waterfront, the fantastic Hotel Indigo Tuscaloosa Downtown offers a rooftop experience with prime views over Black Warrior River.
Called The Lookout Rooftop Bar, the 5th floor venue is both a rooftop restaurant and bar, and also offers both interior and outside seating.
Here you can enjoy seasonal locally inspired menus, ranging from flatbreads and filling mains, to handcrafted cocktails and a large selection of beer, wine and spirits.
Always open for a premiere rooftop experience, The Lookout Rooftop Bar host live music on special occasions, and you can also hear the concerts from The Tuscaloosa Amphitheatre close by.
THE LOOKOUT ROOFTOP BAR
111 Greensboro Avenue, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
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.