10 Rooftop Bars to Visit This Summer

Summer's here, and the time is right ... for enjoying cocktails on the roof! Check our our round up of 10 of the best rooftop bars in the country.

From the famous Empire Hotel in New York City to the iconic M Street in Nashville, checking these bars off your list should be the most ambitious part of your summer plans!


  • Boston - Whiskey Priest

    Located in the historic seaport district of Boston, the Whiskey Priest is a great place to enjoy breathtaking views of the water. In addition to boasting spectacular views, they also carry over 100 of the best whiskies from around the world.

    Image via Ozskier

  • San Francisco - Marriott Marquis Hotel View Lounge

    The View Lounge is the top floor bar of the downtown Marriott in San Francisco. It's floor-to-ceiling windows make you feel like you're floating on a cloud above San Francisco’s famous Union Square.

  • Chicago - The Terrace at Trump

    Chicago in the summer is nice and breezy - so why not visit and check out the stunning views from The Terrrace at Trump in downtown Chicago? With a cocktail in hand, you get a beautiful view of Lake Michigan, along with the Chicago River and its famous bridges.

  • New York City - The Empire Hotel

    New York City in the summer is a playground for all ages. Come see one of the most iconic skylines in the world at the Empire Hotel - one of the most iconic roof top bar decks in the city!

    Image via Travel Muse

  • Charlotte, NC - Whiskey Charlotte

    Whiskey Charlotte is one of the newest additions to the rooftop bars in the rapidly growing city of Charlotte, North Carolina. Frequent patrons can’t seem to decide whether they keep coming back more for the amazing signature drinks, or the spectacular city views.

  • Atlanta - Glenn Hotel SkyLounge

    The Glenn Hotel in Atlanta has a renowned rooftop bar called the SkyLounge. It has a dazzling view of Centennial Park, the Phillips Arena, and Downtown Atlanta. The bar is known for its Apple Jalapeno cocktail so be sure and sip one as you take in the stunning views!

  • Los Angeles - Hotel Shangri-La 

    Santa Monica in Los Angeles is home to the Hotel Shangri-La, a stunning open-air rooftop lounge with unique art deco decor. Happy hour is Monday through Friday so book your tickets to the West Coast now!

  • Nashville - Virago

    Virago is known for its sushi, creative mixology, and stunning views. Voted one of the ‘city’s best’ in terms of restaurants and nightlife in the musically inclined city of Nashville, this M Street spot is a must-visit.

  • Park City, Utah - Sky Blue at Sky Lodge

    Sky Lodge is located in Park City Utah’s historic Old Town, and offers breakthtaking views of the Wasatch Mountains. In the chillier months, you can tiptoe on heated floors to grab a spot by the fireplace. The resort has ski-in/ski-out access to Park City Mountain Resort, one of the U.S.A.'s best.

  • St. Louis, Missouri - Three Sixty at the Hilton

    If you’re in St. Louis this summer, be sure to check out the Hilton’s rooftop bar, aptly named ‘Three Sixty’ for its stunning views. Fans of the Cardinals are given a bird’s-eye view of Busch Stadium from this bar 25 stories up, so it’s no mystery there may be lines to get into Three Sixty during baseball season.

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