Looking for an unforgettable blend of panoramic views and exquisite cocktails? Look no further! We've curated a list of the 10 best rooftop bars across the U.S. where you can sip on your favorite drink while soaking in breathtaking skyline vistas.
1. Offshore 9 Rooftop Lounge – Huntington Beach, California
Nestled at The Waterfront Beach Resort, a Hilton Hotel, the Offshore 9 Rooftop Lounge offers Orange County's highest coastal rooftop experience. Just a short walk from the beach and with the International Surfing Museum nearby, this venue provides an ideal setting for enjoying cool vibes, panoramic views, and a unique menu of shared plates and hand-crafted cocktails.
2. Loopy Doopy Rooftop Bar – New York, New York
Located on the 16th floor of Conrad New York Downtown, the Loopy Doopy Rooftop Bar provides stunning views of the New York Harbor and the Statue of Liberty. Indulge in seasonal cocktails, including signature Mom & Icepops Boozy “poptails” made with Moët & Chandon champagne. This seasonal bar is open from May through early October.
3. ROOF – Chicago, Illinois
Situated at theWit Chicago, a Hilton Hotel, ROOF offers year-round enjoyment with floor-to-ceiling windowed walls and one of the only retractable ceilings in Chicago. As the weather warms, the rooftop transforms into an outdoor oasis with live local DJs, events, and an impressive menu of small bites from theWit’s esteemed State & Lake restaurant.
4. The Rooftop by JG – Beverly Hills, California
Perched 12 stories up at Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills, The Rooftop by JG offers unrivaled panoramic views of Beverly Hills and Hollywood. The garden setting, styled by famed Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, features memorable lunches and dinners. The rooftop pool adds an extra layer of luxury, providing food and beverage services for guests.
5. The Overlook – Nashville, Tennessee
Rising 30 stories above Music City, The Overlook at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Nashville Downtown offers spectacular views of Nashville's honky-tonks. Guests can enjoy small bites, garnished cocktails, and the resort feel with an indoor swimming pool and lounge chairs.
6. Streeterville Social – Chicago, Illinois
Situated at the Loews Chicago Hotel, Streeterville Social is Chicago’s go-to outdoor rooftop terrace. With sweeping views of the city, this rooftop serves up alfresco dining, innovative global fare, and an impressive array of cocktails, from creative spins on classics to frozen concoctions.
7. Spire 73 – Los Angeles, California
Located atop the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown on the 73rd floor, Spire 73 offers unrivaled views of the city. This reservation-only dining experience features a seasonal menu of culinary expressions, chic fire pits, hand-crafted signature cocktails, and an extensive selection of whiskey.
8. The Rooftop by STK – San Diego, California
Experience the largest rooftop in the Gaslamp Quarter at The Rooftop by STK. With 360 skyline views, specialty cocktails, and mouthwatering shareable plates, this is the place to see and be seen in San Diego. The 4,500-square-foot open space features a fully retractable roof and walls for all-weather enjoyment.
9. Magic Hour Rooftop Bar & Lounge – New York, New York
Situated at Moxy Times Square, Magic Hour Rooftop Bar & Lounge is New York City’s largest indoor + outdoor all-season rooftop bar. Boasting an "urban amusement park" concept, rotating seasonal installations, over-the-top cocktails, and unlimited skyline views, this venue offers a unique and lively atmosphere.
10. Castell Rooftop Lounge – New York, New York
Extend cocktail hour into the evening at Castell, Midtown Manhattan’s coziest rooftop bar. Nestled atop AC Hotel New York Times Square, Castell recaptures the spirit of the classic lounge with extra emphasis on martinis. Enjoy Mediterranean-style plates and panoramic views of New York City in a sophisticated yet comfortable atmosphere.
Craving delicious cocktails with a side of sunset skyline views? Be sure to check out these amazing rooftop bars this summer! Cheers!