8 Best Rooftop Bars in Maryland

From panoramic Atlantic Ocean views, to elevated experiences in Downtown Baltimore.

February 15, 2024
Best Rooftop Bars in Maryland
Courtesy of Spain Rooftop Wine Bar

Set in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States, Maryland offers a variety of topography, with endless miles of shoreline in the east, and forested mountains in the west. As a result, the Maryland rooftop bars come with a diverse array of views, and you can enjoy food and drinks while overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, and impressive skyline, or gently rolling hills.

Not surprisingly, most of the Maryland rooftop bars can be found in the largest city Baltimore, but there are elevated venues to enjoy all over the state. Perfect to enjoy the famous Maryland seafood with a view.

From skyline views in Baltimore to panoramics over the water in Ocean City, this listing will take you to every Maryland rooftop bar worth a visit.

1. Spain Rooftop Wine Bar
/ Ocean City

Best Rooftop Bars Maryland - Spain Rooftop Wine Bar
Spain Rooftop Wine Bar - Photo: www.spainwinebar.com/

Found in the heart of Ocean City, the superb Cambria Hotel comes with a rooftop bar taking guests on a flavorful journey to Spain.

Aptly named Spain Rooftop Wine Bar, here you are surrounded by bold colors and intricate details, as well as amazing and panoramic views over the Atlantic Ocean.

The rooftop offers a delectable menu, filled with crafted dishes that are bursting with flavor. From the tapas selections, to the larger experiences and desserts.

The food is paired with a carefully selected array of extraordinary wines from around the world, as well as handcrafted cocktails created by the skilled mixologists.

Visit Spain Rooftop Wine Bar for sips with an amazing sunset views, an elegant dinner, or a weekend 'Bottomless Brunch'.


  • 13 St Louis Ave, Ocean City, MD 21842
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2. Vista Rooftop
/ Ocean City

Best Rooftop Bars Maryland - Vista Rooftop
Vista Rooftop - Photo: www.vistarooftopoc.com/

Since June 2023, the top floor of Fenwick Inn in Upper Ocean Side is home to Vista Rooftop.

Naturally beautiful in design, with attention to every detail, the 8th floor rooftop blends interor seating with an alfresco terrace. Both inside and outside, you get amazing views over the ocean and bay.

The rooftop offers a great selection of contemporary dishes, where plenty of the are made perfect to share. To go with the food, you find everything from crafted specialty cocktails and a strong Martini list, to a nice selection of wine and beers.

The food is paired with a carefully selected array of extraordinary wines from around the world, as well as handcrafted cocktails created by the skilled mixologists.

Open daily from noon to midnight, Vista Rooftop offers both lunch and dinner, as well as happy hour drinks (3-6pm), late night lite fare and live music every day (4-7pm).


  • 13801 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, MD 21842
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3. The Bygone
/ Baltimore

Best Rooftop Bars Maryland - The Bygone
The Bygone - Photo: www.thebygonerestaurant.com/

At The Bygone you can enjoy an elevated dining and drink experience, and step into the roaring glamour of days past.

Found on top of the Four Seasons Baltimore, no less than 29 floors above Harbor East, the posh rooftop comes surrounded with an unbeatable panoramic view over Baltimore.

Up here, the open rotisserie grill is the star of the kitchen, but seasonally driven food menu is also complemented with a careful selection of over 800 wines, as well as craft cocktails and a signature whiskey bar.

For luxurious and extraordinary Baltimore outings, The Bygone is hard to beat.


  • 400 International Drive 29th floor, Baltimore, MD 21202
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4. Hip Flask Rooftop Bar
/ Bethesda

Best Rooftop Bars Maryland - Hip Flask Rooftop Bar
Hip Flask Rooftop Bar - Photo: www.hipflaskrooftop.com/

Found at the fabulous Marriott Bethesda Downtown at Marriott HQ, Hip Flask Rooftop Bar is a contemporary and innovative cocktail bar.

This is the highest rooftop bar in Bethesda, offering panoramic views over downtown, both through the floor-to-ceiling windows and at the outside terrace.

Drenched in deep blue design, the elegant and intimate rooftop bar showcases an elevated approach to both classic and unique cocktails, allowing the liquor to be the star of the show.

Open most nights of the week, Hip Flask Rooftop Bar is a prime spot to enjoy sophisticated and trendy drinks with friends and views.


  • 7707 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814
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5. Metropolitan Kitchen & Lounge
/ Annapolis

Best Rooftop Bars Maryland - Metropolitan Kitchen & Lounge
Metropolitan Kitchen & Lounge - Photo: https://metropolitanannapolis.com/

Found on West Street in Annapolis, Metropolitan Kitchen & Lounge is a farm to table restaurant, set over several floors.

This casual venue includes two interior floors with bar and restaurant, leading up to the 3rd floor rooftop terrace. Newly renovated, the charming and airy rooftop is a great spot for fun summer days and nights.

Specializing in craft beers, custom cocktails and local produce, the Metropolitan menu includes everything from sharing plates to mains, a weekend brunch, and plenty of weekly specials.

Expect regular live music experiences, and an atmosphere that is friendly and welcoming.


6. The Chasseur
/ Baltimore

Best Rooftop Bars Maryland - The Chasseur
The Chasseur - Photo: https://thechasseur.com/

The New American bar and restaurant The Chasseur is named after the most successful merchant ship during the War of 1812, also known as 'The Pride of Baltimore'.

Set over several levels, this relaxed neighborhood tavern comes with rooftop mixing interior and outdoor seating, where retractable garage doors means that the rooftop is open for great views over the waterfront neighborhood year-round.

Here you can indulge in a wide selection of seasonal gastropub dishes, complemented with refreshing crushes and cocktails, and a large array of craft brews.

Visit for dinner and drinks any night, or for trivia, reverse happy hours and weekend brunch.


  • 3328 Foster Ave, Baltimore, MD 21224
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7. Skye Bar & Grille
/ Ocean City

Best Rooftop Bars Maryland - Skye Bar & Grille
Skye Bar & Grille - Photo: https://skyebaroc.com/

Found along the Coastal Highway in Ocean City, Skye Bar & Grille is a vibrant and contemporary, restaurant and bar.

Set over several levels, the top floor is home to a breezy and lush rooftop bar, where you get amazing views over the ocean, bay and everything in between.

The Skye Bar menu includes both fresh seafood and creative cocktails, and there is also a complete raw bar.

Visit for lunch, happy hour, dinner, late night fun with a view, or for the daily live entertainment (4pm-8pm).


  • 6601 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, MD 21842
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8. 16 On The Park
/ Baltimore

Best Rooftop Bars Maryland - 16 On The Park
16 On The Park - Photo: https://16onthepark.com/

In the up-and-coming neighborhood of Eager Park, the locally inspired 16 On The Park offers sweeping views of downtown Baltimore.

This rooftop bar and restaurant mixes a modern interior lounge and restaurant with a beautiful outdoor terrace.

The restaurant serves locally inspired Maryland dishes, while the rooftop bar serves signature cocktails, local Maryland beers and an extensive wine list.

Open daily from lunch to late evening, 16 on the Park is a prime location to impress out of town guests, watch spectacular sunsets, enjoy happy hour drinks with friends, or some tasty weekend brunch.


  • 800 N Wolfe St #16, Baltimore, MD 21205
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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.