Spending Friday evenings at a rooftop café with a dramatic panorama drinking a cocktail is the best way to get rid of all the troubles of the week. We have rounded up 10 amazing rooftop cafés around the world to help you find the right place to enjoy the sky-high views of the mountains or evening floodlights of vibrant cities.
1. Coq d’Argent, London, UK
If you suddenly decide to have a drink in the English countryside without leaving the capital, this spot is for you. Here you can enjoy this grassy rooftop and marvel the view of St Paul’s Cathedral sipping your cup of coffee. The giant buildings in sight won’t spoil the feeling of being in the nature due to the manicured lawn all around.
2. The Glenmore, Sydney, Australia
What can be more exciting than drinking outside and enjoying the incredible view of Sydney Opera House? This all weather venue gives the opportunity to soak up the sun while enjoying your meal or drinking a pre dinner cocktail and due to the retractable roof you can still take in the views even if it’s raining.
3. La Purificadora, Puebla, Mexico
This café is unique, not only due to the fact it’s a rooftop one, but also the glass-walled pool next to it. Quite an intriguing design, right? As if that didn’t sound perfect enough, the café is located on the roof of a World-Heritage-listed site.
4. Cu-ba, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
A perfect pastime to enjoy rum and cigars having Dubai’s glittering skyline in front! This bar with a terrace on a top floor does not get very busy since it’s a small one, but it is famous for its decent drinks and relaxed atmosphere.
5. Aer, Mumbai, India
Enjoy extraordinary vistas across Mumbai and out to the Arabian Sea at this rooftop café, which offers delicious snacks and Indian-inspired drinks. The DJ spinning tunes ensure a chill out atmosphere for the visitors and why not for the Bollywood Glitterati too.
6. Sky Bar, Bangkok, Thailand
This rooftop café with a glass staircase is perfect to understand what Bangkok nightlife and cocktail culture are about. The striking atmosphere and innovative drinks are the highlight of the bar and will ensure your unforgettable evening under the stars.
7. Rock Bar, Kuta, Bali, Indonesia
This bar isn’t on a roof, but instead it’s nestled on a rock and provides vertigo even without booze. The stunning vistas of the Indian Ocean seem even more gorgeous from above. To get there you have to take a four-person cable car. And one more thing to keep in mind: the seating is limited because of the long lines of tourists, so you’ll probably have to wait if you haven’t made reservations beforehand.
8. Ku Dé Ta, Singapore
A heaven for pleasure seekers, this party bar on the roof of the world’s most expensive building offers the finest in Modern Asian cuisine and entertainment. And the panoramic view of Singapore is an added bonus.
9. The American Bar, Innsbruck, Austria
Classic drinks and trendy creations aren’t the only reason you should spend time in this café. Get in the mood for a great weekend enjoying the stunning view of the Alps in a very special way.
10. Loopy Doopy, New York, USA
The stunning view of the Statue of Liberty has never been so catchy. This rooftop café with a name as funny as the signature drinks, is an ideal place to spend the evenings surrounded by contemporary décor.