Highest rooftop bars in the world

Published: January 8, 2020

Whe're going up, up, up!

Does higher mean better? Well, not always, but there sure is something dazzling about having a drink with a view stretching far, far away in the horizon.

Here's a list of some of the highest rooftop bars in the whole world. Enjoy breathtaking views, rooftop parties, gourmet dinners and much more, at these sky-high venues.

1. Ozone at The Ritz Carlton
/ Hong Kong

Highest rooftop bar in the world
Highest rooftop bar in the world
Highest rooftop bar in the world
Ozone at The Ritz Carlton | Photo: www.ritzcarlton.com

The world’s highest bar and rooftop bar. Ozone at The Ritz Carlton has one of the most amazing city views you can find. At an altitude of 480 meters perched on the 118th floor of this luxurious hotel, you’ll find this awesome rooftop.

The Sunday Brunch here is one the best you can find in Hong Kong (and maybe in the world). Free flow of Dom Perignon and super tasty food and service. The perfect rooftop experience.

This venue also hosts some fantastic parties during the evenings. Dress for success and show up in a good party mood, and you’ll fell right at home here.

The Ritz Carlton Hong Kong is also the highest hotel in the world. To get the full experience, book your stay here, and you can enjoy the highest swimming pool you can find.

Adress: The Ritz-Carlton, Level 118, International Commerce Ctr., 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Height: 480 meters

Floor: 118th

Hours: Mon-Thu: 5pm-1am / Fri: 5pm-2am / Sat: 3pm-2am / Sun: 12pm-12am

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2. Spire 73
/ Los Angeles

Highest rooftop bar in the world
Highest rooftop bar in the world
Highest rooftop bar in the world
Spire 73 | Photo: www.spire73.com

Spire 73 rooftop bar and lounge is perched on the 73rd floor on top of the fabulous hotel called InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown. This is actually the highest rooftop bar in the Western Hemisphere, and also one of the highest in the world.

The views are fantastic over the city of Los Angeles. All the way from Hollywood to the beautiful beaches. The terrace is luxurious decorated and up here you can find cozy fire pits, lounge sofas and dinner tables.

Make sure to dress for success when enter this place. A smart casual dress code is applied, which means no baseball caps, flip flops, swim wear or oversized bags.

Adress: 900 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90017

View: 360-degree over Los Angeles

Floor: 73rd

Hours: Sun-Thu: 4pm-11:30pm / Fri-Sat: 4pm-2am

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3. Bar SixtyFive

Highest rooftop bar in the world
Highest rooftop bar in the world
Highest rooftop bar in the world
Bar SixtyFive | Photo: www.therooftopguide.com

To enter this rooftop bar, you must take the elevator from the Rockefeller Center all the way to the 65th floor. You’re immediately struck by the fancy décor and luxurious feeling when stepping out of the elevator.

Firstly, you’ll walk by the famous and super luxurious sky restaurant called The Rainbow Room. This restaurant is completely inside, but with large windows and breathtaking panoramic views over Manhattan.

However, continue a bit further and you reach the outdoor terrace and rooftop bar Bar SixtyFive. Bar SixtyFive is probably the best rooftop restaurant in NYC if you like luxury and breathtaking views. You can’t find any higher rooftop bar in The Big Apple and it’s hard to find a better restaurant on top of Manhattan.

Adress: 30 Rockefeller Plaza, 65th Floor, New York, NY 10112

View: 360-degree over Manhattan

Floor: 65th

Hours: Mon-Fri: 4.30pm-12am / Sat: closed / Sun: 4pm-9pm

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4. Top of Hanoi
/ Hanoi

Highest rooftop bar in the world
Highest rooftop bar in the world
Highest rooftop bar in the world
Top of Hanoi | Photo: https://www.lottehotel.com

The highest open-air restaurant and bar in Hanoi, and also one of the highest in the world. Top of Hanoi is perched on the 65th floor of the superb Lotte Hotel Hanoi, and offers a truly amazing panoramic views of the city skyline. And beyond.

The rooftop terrace is very open and airy, and it also has an open kitchen on the rooftop. Here you can watch as the chefs prepare classic bistro-style cuisine, perfect to combine with some signature and classic cocktails.

Sophisticated and modern in vibe, Top of Hanoi is open for sky-high views every night. The best time to visit is probably at 'golden hour', aka sunset hour. For views of all of Hanoi turning golden, this is most likely the number one spot.

Adress: 54 Lieu Giai Street, Ba Dinh, Hanoi, Vietnam

View: 360-degree over Hanoi

Floor: 65th

Hours: Mon-Sun: 5pm-11pm

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5. 1-Altitude Gallery and Bar
/ Singapore

Highest rooftop bar in the world
Highest rooftop bar in the world
Highest rooftop bar in the world
1-Altitude Gallery and Bar | Photo: www.1-altitude.com

1-Altitude is the highest rooftop bar in Singapore, and also the highest al fresco bar in the world. Situated on the 63rd floor of One Raffles Place, up here you get truly spectacular 360-degree views of the entire city and out over the ocean.

1-Altitude is actually a multi destination, holding the top three floors of the building. Singapore’s finest cuisine can be easily explored through the menu of this marvelous rooftop place. A 3 and 4-course lunches can be preordered while grabbing a bite between meetings.

Reserve a spot if you plan on visiting during the weekends, when you can enjoy some of the best parties in the city 282 meters above the ground. You can also visit the rooftop during daytime, when it works as a viewing gallery. No bar service, but the same fantastic views.

Adress: Chomel - 1 Raffles Place, Singapore 048616

Height: 282 meters

Floor: 62nd

Hours: Sun-Tue: 6pm-2am / Thu: 6pm-3am / Wed, Fri & Sat: 6pm-4am

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6. Vertigo & Moon Bar
/ Bangkok

Highest rooftop bar in the world
Highest rooftop bar in the world
Highest rooftop bar in the world
Vertigo | Photo: www.banyantree.com

The city of Bangkok invites you to experience the beauty of Thailand through a breathtaking view from the roof deck of one of the highest rooftop bars and restaurants in the world. Vertigo & Moon Bar is situated atop the 61th floor of the luxurious Banyan Tree Bangkok, exposing a magnificent view of the Thai landscape.

Dual in setting, the restaurant and bar offers both great food and fantastic cocktails. Book your table in advance (especially for visits at the Vertigo restaurant), as this is a very popular venue among tourists.

The very best thing about Vertigo and Moon Bar is the amazing view. Breathtaking 360-degree views over all of Bangkok. All in all, Vertigo & Moon rooftop bar at Banyan Tree Bangkok is a must to visit.

Adress: Banyan Tree Bangkok - 21/100 South Sathorn Road – Sathorn

View: 360-degree over Bangkok

Floor: 61st

Hours: Daily: 5pm-1am

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7. Flair at Ritz-Carlton
/ Shanghai

Highest rooftop bar in the world
Highest rooftop bar in the world
Highest rooftop bar in the world
Flair | Photo: www.ritzcarlton.com

Being top of the top, Flair is amongst the tallest and most luxurious rooftop bars in the world. This gem is the crown of The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong and resides atop the 58th floor and the hotel’s rooftop deck. The terrace exposes a breathtaking, overwhelming and absolutely fantastic view of the Chinese city.

The vibrant colors of the skyline, combined with the restaurant’s impeccable culinary choices turn the visit into an exotic exploration of highest standard. The owners of the famous hotel chain offer a wide range of exclusive and luxurious services to treat yourself while staying at the Ritz-Carlton in Shanghai.

Visit the Flair rooftop bar for daily dinner and drinks, or come during the weekend for Afternoon Tea or a rooftop brunch.

Adress: Shanghai ifc, 8 Century Avenue, Shanghai

View: Dazzling skyline views

Floor: 58th

Hours: Mon-Thu: 5:30pm-2am / Fri: 2pm-2am / Sat-Sun: 11am-2am

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Written by:
The Rooftop Guide

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