When the sun is out, there’s nothing better than enjoying a few drinks on a rooftop bar, where you can admire one of a kind views – it’s one of the many things which makes a city break so spectacular.
From the dizzying heights of New York to the ancient ruins of Rome, take a look at our list of the top 10 rooftop bars around the world.
Banyan Tree, Bangkok
Bangkok is a vibrant and noisy city, where whole days can be spent exploring its labyrinthine streets and soaking up plenty of sunshine and culture. However, sometimes you need an escape from the crowds and unwind with a drink: that’s where Banyan Tree comes in!
Nestled in the Four Seasons Mumbai, you’d be right in thinking this bar has everything you need for the perfect evening out. Sip an exquisitely mixed drink whilst you admire the panoramic views in Mumbai’s highest rooftop bar.
A’YA Rooftop Lounge, Istanbul
Another Four Seasons offering, the A’YA Rooftop Lounge in Istanbul is sure to take your breath away, with its uninterrupted views of Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque. As well as alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails, A’YA also serves a selection of Turkish wines.
Rock Bar, Bali
Reaching out over the ocean, Ayana Resort and Spa’s Rock Bar is one of Bali’s many gems. Whatever your tipple is, you’ll be hard pressed to find a better place to enjoy a delicious cocktail or two; it’s also known to really liven up at night.
Radio Rooftop, London
Commanding majestic views of London’s skyline, Radio Rooftop is one of the city’s best places to while away the hours. Spot landmarks such as the Shard, Canary Wharf and St. Paul’s Cathedral whilst you enjoy a few rounds with your friends and loved ones.
Les Ombres, Paris
If you’re searching for something quintessentially Parisian which also happens to boast breathtaking views of the Eiffel Tower, look no further than Les Ombres. Whether you fancy a delicious three course meal or just a nightcap, you won’t be disappointed here.
TOP of the STRAND, New York
This sparkling jewel is set in the heart of Manhattan, with astonishing views of the Empire State Building. Open daily from 5pm, you can arrive in good time to watch the sun set over the Big Apple – with a Manhattan cocktail in hand, obviously.
Celebrated for its views and beautiful décor, the Radio terrace at the ME Madrid Reina Victoria is frequently visited by locals, tourists and celebrities. Enjoy a delicious meal indoors or, if you’re feeling particularly indulgent, head outside with a bottle of bubbly and admire the view.
The Roof Garden, Rome
We feel one of the best ways to enjoy the sights of Rome is with a glass of wine in tow! The Roof Garden situated within the Raphael hotel overlooks many of the city’s famous landmarks, and provides the perfect place to enjoy a romantic meal or celebrate an occasion.
Le 360, Cannes
Overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, Radisson’s Le 360 terrace is a beautiful and laidback retreat where afternoons can be spent indulging yourself with a couple of drinks and maybe a few nibbles whilst you enjoy the view.