Rooftop bars are the best place to feel recharged and alive. It is where the cuisines are one thing and the view another. Rooftop bars provide a distinct ambiance and spectacular view of the cityscape—helping one to take a breather from life’s pressures every once in a while.
We’ve listed down some of the world’s best rooftop bars offering the hottest party destinations and the coolest laid-back drinking spots.
- Moon Bar at Banyan Tree, Bangkok, Thailand
Moon Bar is a gravity-defying restaurant and bar combo located on the 61st floor of the Banyan Tree Hotel. It claims to be among the highest alfresco bars in the world. It offers a 360-degree view of Bangkok’s dazzling cityscape. The experience inside can be heightened by multiple rounds of Thai Sabai, a potent mix of Mekhong (a national sugar cane and rice-based spirit), lime juice, basil leaves, and a splash of soda water.
- Ozone, Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong
Ozone, the world’s highest rooftop bar can be found at the 118th and ultimate floor of the Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong. Here, you’ll bask in extreme views of Hong Kong Island while sipping an HK Skyline, a blend of Zacapa Centenario Rum, absinthe, Imperial Oolong syrup, pink grapefruit juice, lime juice, and Dom Pérignon foam.
- L’Oiseau Blanc at the Peninsula Paris, France
L’Oiseau Blanc, a vintage aviation-themed lounge will let you be amazed by the romance and beauty of the City of Light, marveling at panoramas of the Eiffel Tower and Paris’s famed rooftops. The interiors which include an actual plane and the cocktails (like the Aviation and the Take Off) pay homage to French pilots Charles Nungesser and François Coli, who attempted the first transatlantic flight between Paris and New York on the plane L’Oiseau Blanc.
- Rock Bar in Bali, Indonesia
Rock Bar is located on natural rocks 14 meters above the Indian Ocean. It is widely respected as one of the globe’s most popular sunset, cocktail and entertainment venues. Listen to premier international DJs as they heighten your experience from a custom DJ booth carved directly into the cliff face while enjoying a glamorous sunset vibe and a seductive after-dark ambiance.
- Bar 54 in New York City, USA
Bar 54 on the 54th floor or the Hyatt Centric Times Square is unique among the typical bars in New York. It is calm and unpretentious and is considered one of the best bars in New York. It serves up trendy handcrafted cocktails offering breathtaking river-to-river views of the Chrysler Building and lower Manhattan.
Have you been to a rooftop bar? What are the features that you love the most?