Charmaine's in San Francisco
Charmaine's in San Francisco

14 Memorable Rooftop Bars

One in Hong Kong is 118 stories up.

1. The Flute a Perrier Jouet Bar, the Dome at Lebua, Bangkok, Thailand. Sip champagne under the stars at this 64th floor stunner, one of more than half a dozen rooftop bars at the Dome at Lebua. 

2. Agra, Alila Solo hotel, Central Java, Indonesia. A rooftop lounge and bar offers 270-degree city views.

3. Lido, Alila Bangsar hotel, Bangsar, Malaysia. Enjoy 360-degree vistas of Kuala Lumpur.

4. Charmaine’s, Proper hotel, San Francisco. Get an up-close look at the light installation by artist Jim Campbell that sits atop Salesforce Tower.

5. Ginkgo Restaurant and Sky Bar, VP Plaza Espana Design hotel, Madrid. On the hotel’s 12th floor, with 360-degree views, palms, and tropical foliage.

6. CeriseVirgin Hotels Chicago. It’s 26 stories up and offers day parties, salsa nights, and even drunk yoga.

7. Three Sixty Rooftop Bar, Hilton St. Louis. Sweeping views of downtown, the Gateway Arch, and the mighty Mississippi River.

8. Octave Rooftop Lounge & Bar, Bangkok Marriott Hotel Sukhumvit, Bangkok, Thailand. A sizzling bar scene, plus 360-degree city views.

9. The Aviary, Perth, Australia. This iconic open-air bar is in the heart of the city but feels far away.

10. Flair Rooftop Restaurant & Bar, Shanghai. Watch spectacular sunsets and enjoy sushi and tapas-style dishes.

11. Rooftop bar, Hilton Rio de Janeiro Copacabana. Views of Copacabana Beach, Christ the Redeemer, and more.

12. The Rooftop by JG, Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills. It doesn’t get more L.A. than this garden setting, which offers Hollywood views.

13. Ozone, Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong. The highest rooftop bar in the world (118th floor) features wild architecture.

14. 54thirty, Le Méridien Denver Downtown. The name of the Mile-High City’s highest open-air seasonal rooftop bar indicates its height in feet above sea level.