If feeling and being on top of the world is your kind of fun then here is a list of some of the world’s best rooftop bars. After all, rooftop bars are becoming an increasing trend to be seen at. Rooftop bars not just gives you a new kind of high but also offers a bird’s-eye view of any city. Here are 10 Best Rooftop Bars In The World ‘worth a trip across the world’
Banyan Tree, Bangkok, Thailand
One of the best rooftop bars that is closest to us, is Thailand’s finest – the Moon Bar. Most known for its gravity-defying restaurant and bar combo, it sits on the 61st floor and offers an all-round view of the Bangkok city skyline. Sip from premium drinks and cocktails and take in the view.
Sri Panwa, Phuket, Thailand
Forget concrete jungles and opt for Phuket island’s Sri Panwa resort’s floating bar smack in the middle of an infinity pool. Because the pool is set on a peak, rooftop bar gets a different meaning. Regardless, find large yet comfortable pillows all around for relaxation while you enjoy the view or just the sunset as you sip on your choice of cocktail.
Sir Elly’s Terrace Rooftop Bar
The Peninsula Shanghai, China
This is the best place to enjoy an evening if you want good drinks and a bird’s-eye view to boot. Take your pick from the 270-degree rooftop view point whether it is the Oriental Pearl Radio and TV Tower’s lights or the Huangpu River against Shanghai’s Museum of Architecture – the Bund. Pop a bottle of Peninsula properties’ exclusively bottled vintage champagne or choose from your preferred poison or cocktails.
Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong
This rooftop bar is said to be the highest yet, sitting on the 118th floor of the Ritz-Carlton in Hong Kong. Take in the scent of new heights while enjoying your favourite cocktail. Choose from the bar which is indoors or brave the outdoor terrace’s view offering, which is a separate attraction of course.
Tinto Boutique Hotel, Santiago, Chile
Despite it being a club only for members, non-members can earn their access to this speakeasy rooftop outlet when dining at the hotel’s eatery, Restaurant 040. There is a secret entrance which leads you to an elevator. As you take flight in the machine that gives off a genuine forbidden transportation vehicle, you will arrive at the covert bar.
High Note Sky Bar
Aria Hotel Budapest, Hungary
The hotel itself describes the best recipe as “take the most beautiful panorama in the city, add comfortable armchairs and enjoy the refreshing breeze.” Conde Nast writes that the rooftop bar offers the best of historic and modern Budapest. “A cutting-edge, bi-level design—connected by a cantilevered, glass staircase—grants sublime views of the skyline and a front-row ticket to St. Stephen’s Basilica,” it writes. The menu, offers a different story worth looking up for.
Casa Gangotena, Quito, Ecuador
Set on the rooftop of the mansion that holds the boutique hotel, La Terraza looks into Plaza San Francisco which is in the centre of UNESCO’s first World Heritage Site – Quito’s colonial Old Town. Watch the evening pass you by, a drink in hand as you take a glimpse into the lives of citizens of the country’s capital city.
The Cape, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Said to be the lone ranger on the rooftop scene for the resort city, The Cape, a Thompson Hotel, opened this much-welcomed outlet in the fall of 2015. Conde Nast holds the scene as “the undisputed place to see-and-be-seen in Los Cabos.” Sights to behold while you enjoy your choice of drink are the Arch of Cabo San Lucas – the famous natural arch-shaped rock formation – or the Sea of Cortez.
La Dolce Vitae
Majestic Hotel & Spa, Barcelona, Spain
If you’re in Barcelona, the Sagrada Familia by Catalonian architect Antoni Gaudi is a must-view of course. What better way to take in his finest piece of work yet than the bird’s-eye view of the cathedral as well as the city’s skyline than with a delicious cocktail in hand and in a relaxing setting. The perfect venue may be La Dolce Vitae which is 10 floors above the hotel, located on the Passeig de Gracia. While you’re at it, sample a tapas snack by chef Nandu Jubany who has Michelin stars to his name.
The Peninsula Paris, France
Say Paris and the Eiffel Tower comes to mind. Here, you have just that view as well as the entire cityscape of Paris. The lounge carries an aviation theme, Conde Nast writes, with an actual plane for in its interior and cocktails that recognize two French pilots Francois Coli and Charles Nungesser. They were the first people who tried to fly transatlantic between New York and Paris on the plane which is the namesake of the rooftop bar.