Top Rooftop Bars in America

October 28, 2016

Rooftop bars have become very popular, even in cities without year-round sunshine. Whether you live in Miami, New York City or Los Angeles, you’re sure to find a hot rooftop bar to enjoy.

Part of the appeal is the ability to enjoy incredible drinks, dancing and fun, while enjoying the view. Some of the best bars in America are found on roof tops. Here’s a look at the top rooftop bars across America.

Area 31 – Miami

Area 31Enjoy the Miami skyline while sipping on a craft cocktail atop the EPIC Hotel in Miami. Area 31 is one of the hottest rooftop bars in Miami and one of the best in the entire country.

Along with the incredible views, you can enjoy innovative seafood dishes with plenty of local ingredients. Chef E Michael Reidt was named as one of the hot new chefs by Ocean Drive magazine and the patio garden makes it even easier for Area 31 to serve up fresh menu items.

Gallow Green – New York City

Those living in NYC can enjoy a hot rooftop bar called Gallow Green. This is a place full of surprises and you’ll feel like you’re at a garden party. It’s decorated with trellises, fair lights and flags throughout.

The bartenders serve unique drinks, while the food is some of the best you’ll find in the city. The best seats at Gallow Green are actually found inside an antique railcar, too.

High Rooftop Lounge – Los Angeles

Found at the top of the Hotel Erwin and near the beach in Venice, High Rooftop Lounge is the hottest rooftop bar in LA. It’s a beautiful place to enjoy a drink and plenty of great choices are found on the cocktail menu. Even though rooftop bars are sparse in LA, this one makes the cut for the top choices in America.

Acme Feed & Seed – Nashville

Acme Feed & SeedFound close to the most famous honky-tonks in Nashville, Acme Feed & Seed provides one of the best rooftop bars you’ll find in the city. It’s a four floor bar with a rooftop offering 360-degree views of the city. You can see LP Field, the Cumberland River and the Music City Center from the bar.

Acme Feed & Seed is known for the live music and other events. It’s a popular spot for all types of drinks and even offers Sunday Champagne jam sessions.

Ghostbar – Las Vegas

A well-known establishment with plenty to offer, Ghostbar is found on the 55th floor of the Palms Hotel. It’s not far from the Strip and offers the best views of Las Vegas you’ll find. The plush choices, top DJs and great drinks keep the place packed every single night.

The J. Parker – Chicago

Chicago’s finest bar, The J. Parker is a great place to enjoy a cocktail. It’s open year-round and provides incredible views of Lincoln Park and the lake. The roof is retractable and the seasonal cocktails make this one of the hottest spots in all of Chicago.

POB – Washington DC

Even DC has a hot rooftop bar found atop the W Hotel. POV is one of the best bars in the area and offers views of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and so much more. It’s a very busy spot when the weather is good and reservations are recommended.

El Techo de Lolinda – San Francisco

Providing incredible views of Mission Street and the Bay, El Techo de Lolinda is the place for great tequila cocktails. They also offer Latin American street food plates with plenty of great choices. If you love pina coladas and margaritas made with the freshest ingredients, this is the place for you.

HandleBar – Austin

Austin is a very hot city and has plenty of great bars, but none are like HandleBar. This rooftop bar provides a backyard-style place to hang out with a photo booth, seesaw and Jenga. It’s a place for grown adults to act like kids and enjoy all kinds of great drinks.

The Ides at the Wythe Hotel – New York City

Another top rooftop bar found in NYC is The Ides at the Wythe Hotel. This bar provides great views of Manhattan and an excellent spot to watch the sun set. It’s also a popular place for local DJs and gets packed just about every night.

Related: Where are the Top Miami Pool Parties Found?

Enjoying a cocktail, the view and plenty of fun is very possible at a good rooftop bar. There are several rooftop bars across America, but these are the finest you will find.

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