Known as the posh areas for shopping and luxury apartments, Brickell and Downtown Miami also surprises with fantastic places for events, dining and parties. And many of the best places are located at rooftops.
Elevated above, but still right in the buzz, the Brickell and Downtown Miami rooftop bars invite you to indulge in exotic cocktails with sunset views over the bay, as well as vibrant nightlife sessions among the skyscrapers.
Here is our list of the 5 best Brickell and Downtown Miami rooftop bars.
1. Area 31
Area 31 - Photo: https://area31restaurant.com/
At the 16th floor of Kimpton EPIC Hotel in Downtown Miami you find Area 31. With unmistakable views and innovative weekly events, this is a rooftop bar that you can't miss out.
The rooftop serves as both restaurant and bar, with stylish indoor seating, and a beautiful terrace lounge with fantastic views of Miami's central skyscrapers, as well as over Miami River.
Area 31 is a social place with events like ‘Oysters & Bubbles Monday’, ‘Wine Down Wednesdays’ and ‘Social Hour’ every weekday, where guest DJs often raise the atmosphere.
The rooftop restaurant blends global and local influences in the seafood-infused menus, while the rooftop bar offers seasonal cocktail creations with herbs from the on-site garden, a great wine list and special craft brews.
270 Biscayne Blvd Way, Miami, FL 33131
2. Giselle Miami
Giselle Miami - Photo: www.gisellemiami.com/
Unwind with elevated drinks at this extravagant and edgy indoor / outdoor rooftop bar in Downtown Miami. Giselle is open until late and is the perfect place for a party night out.
Above the famous 24/7 party-spot E11even, guests can take the private elevator up to the more sophisticated Giselle rooftop. Placed in the outdoor area you find an elegant marble bar with the roof decorated in green plants.
The inventive food menu offers categories like 'Finer Things', 'Desire' and a section called 'Seaduction'' with exquisite plates of seafood.
Reservations are not required for the bar, but make sure to be early since it’s a popular spot. The dress code is upscale and stylish.
15 NE 11th St, Miami, FL 33132
3. Rosa Sky
Rosa Sky - Photo: https://rosaskyrooftop.com/
Up on the 22nd floor at Rosa Sky you can experience skyscraper views and a beautiful lounge setting. The rooftop bar is part of the Element Miami Brickell, located in the financial center with high-rise buildings and luxurious offices surrounding the hotel.
Green plants and palm trees are part of the interior at Rosa Sky, and at night, pink neon lights glam up the bar. The vibrant evenings feature fantastic music by the city’s most popular DJs and artists, together with colorful cocktails.
From the globally inspired tapas menu you can order small bites and charcuterie platters. The drinking menus include signature cocktails and well-selected choices of wine and beer. From Tueseday to Saturday between 4.30pm to 7pm the bar has happy hours with generous offers of specialty cocktails and lighter bites.
115 SW 8th St 22nd Floor, Miami, FL 33130
Sugar - Photo: www.easthotels.com/
High above Brickell, on the 40th floor of the East Hotel, you find the award-winning Sugar rooftop bar and lounge. A venue that take the events and happenings to the next level.
This elevated rooftop garden has a wooden bar with lounge seats, and from one side you can watch the skyscrapers of the Miami skyline, and from the other you have the Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean right in front of you. The bar serves exotic cocktails and Asian-inspired tapas.
Accompanied by DJ sets this is a social bar where you can meet and mingle. At night the rooftop lights up and becomes part of the Miami nightlife.
788 Brickell Plaza 40, Miami, FL 33131
5. ADDiKT at W Miami
ADDiKT at W Miami - Photo: www.marriott.com/
On the 15th floor of W Miami, high above Brickell, you find the chic and breezy ADDiKT Modern Kitchen.
Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, here you can enjoy innovative American & international cuisine and crafted mixology cocktails, all served with fantastic views of downtown Miami and Biscayne Bay.
Next to ADDiKT you also find a highly impressive and 90 meters long rooftop infinity pool, inviting to some of the best swims with a view that Miami has to offer.
485 Brickell Ave, Miami, FL 33131
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.