Sometimes you just want to relax at a chill rooftop lounge, watching the sunset. But sometimes you also just want to put your dancing shoes on, and enjoy rooftop party vibes while 'the ordinary' life continues down below.
This complete listing of the Top 10 party rooftop bars in the world will take you to venues mixing elevated vibes with elevated views. From NYC to Singapore, from vibrant day party's to DJ sessions and live entertainment long into the night.
Located on the 7th floor of the Comfort Hotel Gotheburg, TaKeT is going on its fifth season in 2020, and it continues to be one of the best spots in the city for casual drinks, fun vibes and live entertainment.
With wooden floors, greenery, comfy loungers, a large retractable roof, jaw-dropping views over the Göta Älv river, along with a laid-back and casual atmosphere, TaKeT is a must-visit for anyone looking for a place where they can relax, make new friends and live in the moment.
While the setting at TaKeT is pretty vibrant whenever you visit, the rooftop is known for its weekly DJ-sessions and takeover party's, when the atmosphere really turns sky-high.
A favorite amongst locals and visitors alike, serving a wide variety of finely crafted cocktails, on-tap beers, bubbles and world spirits.
Skeppsbroplatsen 1, 41121 Gothenburg
Located 26 floors above ground and providing stunning views of Chicago's skyline, Cerise Rooftop is the perfect place to go for when you want to pair your drinks with a view and some vibes.
Equipped with communal lounge areas, private tables, plush chairs, and traditional bar-stools, Cerise Rooftop has a modern and semi-formal atmosphere that you're sure to appreciate, just like you're going to enjoy the bar's extensive drink menu.
Alongside house cocktails and wines, you can also enjoy a small selection of bar bites, which change according to the season, encouraging repeated visits and exploration.
While the atmosphere is more chill-lounge during the weekdays, when office workers from the downtown area visit the venue, the weekends are wild, with live DJ shows and a large and festive crowd.
Walk-ins are welcome, but reservations are encouraged, particularly during the weekends.
Virgin Hotels Chicago, 203 N. Wabash, Chicago, IL 60601
Chill was the first and original sky bar in Ho Chi Minh City and Vietnam, and perched on the 26th floor of the AB Tower, it is still very much going strong.
With both a stylish indoor steak & seafood restaurant, and a fantastic outdoor terrace, Chill SkyBar Saigon offers a different setting and atmosphere depending on when you visit.
Come early evening to enjoy great lounge vibes, some well-crafted signature cocktails and amazing sunset views over the Saigon skyline. Afterwards, you can go for dinner at the restaurant, or stick around on the terrace and watch the atmosphere change.
Late nights at the Chill SkyBar means a fantastic rooftop party atmosphere, with live DJs and a large crowd dancing the night away. Don't be surprised if the bartenders also start dancing on the illuminated rooftop bar.
B Tower, 76 Lê Lai, Bến Thành, Ho Chí Minh
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The W Hotel has always been known for its excellent service and inviting atmosphere, and their bars are no different.
The W Lounge Amsterdam is an excellent example of that, as its views, service, decor, and atmosphere ensures you enjoy every second spent there.
With a sleek and modern design featuring dark greys and blacks with accenting blues, floor to ceiling windows with privileged views of the Royal Palace, a large outdoor terrace, and a beautiful deep blue rooftop pool, the W Lounge is undeniably attractive.
The attention to detail isn't limited to appearances either. World-class mixology, mouthwatering bar bites and premium world spirits work hand in hand to ensure any visit to the W Lounge is one to write home about, and if that's not enough, the bar's DJ sessions, pool parties and Social Sunday's ensure you have a reason to keep visiting.
Reservations are encouraged if you're not a hotel guest, and remember, the W Lounge's dress code is smart casual, so make sure to look your best.
Spuistraat 175, 1012 VN Amsterdam
L.P. Rooftop Bar is not only one of the largest roof terraces in the entirety of Los Angeles, but also one of the most welcoming, thanks in no small part to its gorgeous wooden floors and walls lush vegetation.
Though the bar is undeniably luxurious, it has a very casual and laid-back atmosphere, complete with plush lounge areas, outdoor heaters, live music, and open-air construction.
The bar offers fresh hand-crafted cocktails with some exciting combinations, a collection of house beers, carefully selected wines, and even a small menu of Asian drinks, which go hand in hand with the bar's Asian-inspired street food.
With the motto 'Where Love Lives', L.P. Rooftop Bar offers a fun and vibrant setting pretty much all nights of the week, spiced up with weekend daytime events like 'Bottomless Mimosa Brunch' and 'Good Times Sunday's', packed with music, cocktails and food.
L.P. ROOFTOP BAR
603 N La Cienega Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Located on top of the world famous Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, CÈ LA VI showcases some jaw-dropping views over the city and the ocean, along with a fresh take on modern Asian cuisine.
Furnished with colorful umbrellas, loungers and dining tables, CÉ LA VI boasts an undeniably chic style that goes hand in hand with the venue's high-end atmosphere.
Offering both indoor and outdoor seating, a sky deck equipped with its own bar, as well as a club lounge, CÉ LA VI is as much for eating as it is for parties, with the latter being the thing most visitors are interested in.
Open daily from noon till late at night and packed with events, you can drop by any time you want. Be it for a Sky High Brunch, a sunset cocktail or a night out partying, as this is one of Singapore's hottest spots for DJ concerts.
That said, you can't miss the restaurant's mouthwatering Asian cuisine, which features freshly caught seafood, that pairs wonderfully with CÉ LA VI's creative hand-crafted cocktails.
CÈ LA VI
1 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018971
Located on an 18th floor, Monarch Rooftop bar might not be the highest rooftop bar in New York, but it still provides outstanding views of the Empire Estate Building and the city's skyline, making it one of the best spots to enjoy the full NYC experience.
Up here you find both indoor and outdoor seating, making it an excellent choice no matter the time of the year, and a modern and stylish decor and atmosphere that you're sure to love.
Widely considered one of New York City's most modern bars, Monarch Rooftop is well known for its delicious bar-bites, large selection of beers and wines, and its specialty cocktails, which features unexpected flavors like jalapeño.
Between the outdoor terrace and the indoor lounge, The Monarch Rooftop Bar serves up to 300 people, making it an excellent choice for large and small groups. Sophisticated, yet lively in atmosphere, it is bound to make a great start or finish to a fun night out.
Walk-ins are welcome, but you should make a reservation if you're planning on visiting during the weekend, as the bar can get quite busy.
MONARCH ROOFTOP BAR
71 W 35th St, New York, NY 10018
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A large, open-air venue located 27 floors above ground, Level 27 is known mostly for its parties, which are widely regarded as some of the best in Warsaw.
While there's a small indoor lounge where you can enjoy delicious drinks during rainy and cold days, the real appeal of Level 27 is its 450 square meters outdoor terrace, where you can enjoy not only jaw-dropping views of Warsaw but also a phenomenal party atmosphere.
Level 27 has been featured in The World's Finest Clubs at place 92. It offers finely crafted cocktails, a large variety of drinks, premium spirits, champagne, and bottle service and private lounges when you want to party with a little more exclusivity.
Level 27's party atmosphere is complemented by firework shows, affordable drinks, generous happy hours, and an energetic crowd that makes this venue one of Poland's best when you want to go clubbing.
Poland, al. Jerozolimskie 123A, Warsaw
What was once home to Rumpus Room now houses the 12th Knot, an eclectic rooftop bar overlooking the river Thames and the Blackfriar's Bridge.
The 12th Knot offers a chic and modern atmosphere, complemented by stylish and colorful plush sofas, dedicated lounge areas, plenty of space to move around, and a long and beautiful outdoor terrace with stunning views of the Thames.
While the outdoor terrace has the best views, the seating is sparse and straightforward, so if you plan to stay for a while and lounge around, indoors is where you want to be. Don't worry about the views, though, as the 12th Knot has floor-to-ceiling windows that will let you admire the jaw-dropping scenery just as well as on the terrace.
The 12th Knot's drink menu features a wide selection of champagne and wines, numerous beers and world-spirits, and finely crated cocktails with both British and American variations.
A great venue for a chill cocktail on any given night, or for a more vibrant night out with friends towards the weekend, with live music every Wednesday, and live DJs from Thursday to Saturday.
20 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 9PD
Commonly regarded as one of Istanbul's best rooftop destinations, 360 offers a modern and elegant atmosphere, delicious food, fantastic drinks, top vibes and awe-worthy views that make a visit to this venue a must whenever you're in Beyoglu.
Located on top of a 19th-century apartment building, and offering jaw-dropping 360-degree views of the city's historic center, 360 focuses on delivering four things: cuisine, entertainment, vibe, and ambiance.
Up here, you can enjoy delicious Turkish food, finely crafted cocktails with Turkish inspiration as well as more traditional drinks, an exciting entertainment program, and a fun environment that makes you want to return for more.
Its popularity, high-end ambiance, and luxurious and modern atmosphere make it a prime spot for meeting local celebrities and one of the best rooftop bars in the entire country for enjoying live acts.
Drop by early during the weekends to enjoy a wonderful lounge vibe that perfectly matches the city's inspiring sunsets, or visit during the weekends to enjoy some of the best nightlife in Beyoglu.
Istiklal Street, Mısır Apartment, 8th Floor No: 163 Beyoglu, Istanbul
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