4 08 2014
Top 10 Rooftop Hotel Bars offering Amazing Views
What could be better than sipping on a juicy cocktail while unwinding at the end of the day? The experience of sitting on the rooftop of a stunning building and surrounded by magnificent views is something beyond the reach of words. Hotels and restaurants around the world have built rooftop bars into their designs because they understand how much value they add. Here’s a list of some of the most extraordinary rooftop bars around the world.
Sky Bar at Lebua at State Tower, Bangkok (Sirocco-810 feet Up)
Nestled on the 63rd floor of The Dome at Lebua, Sirocco is one of the most sought after restaurants in the bustling city of Bangkok. Guests can enjoy the stunning views of Bangkok as well as those of the Chao Phraya River while listening to live jazz music.
Highlights of the Sky Bar
- The bar changes color every 90 seconds from emerald to ocean blue and lilac to tangerine.
- The bar also serves Hangovertinis Nightly, a cocktail created for the cast of ‘The Hangover Part II’.
The New York Bar at Park Hyatt Tokyo
Made famous by ‘Lost in Translation’, the stunning New York Bar is Tokyo’s most spectacular venue for live music and features jazz by top international artists nightly. It offers classic and original cocktails, premium cognac & brandies and the largest selection of American wines.
Special Tip: If you don’t want to pay the $22 table charge, get there before 8 PM.
Highlights of the New York Bar
- The bar houses the largest selection of American wines in Japan.
Northern Lights Bar at Ion Luxury Hotel, Iceland
The appropriately named Northern Lights Bar offers a front row seat to this spectacular natural experience. The huge picture windows bar offer stunning views of the moss-covered lava fields. It is surrounded by full-height windows and maybe the top vantage point to watch these elusive midnight rainbows.
Highlights of the Northern Lights Bar
- The double-heights windows in the Northern Lights Bar offer dramatic views of the landscape.
Although Aer Lounge has been knocked off from the pedestal of being Mumbai’s highest bar, it still remains one of the best places to relish a sunset cocktail. The 34th floor open air lounge creates an atmosphere of breezy weather and provides panoramic views of the city. If this isn’t exciting enough, cocktails and champagne are available for approximately half price.
Highlights of the Aer Lounge
- The Aer Lounge is kept abuzz by DJ Fatbat (Shaan), who plays nightly sets of upbeat Jazz, funk, house, club and a unique twist of 80’s & 90’s classic tune.
Tramonto Bar & Terrace at Noi Vitacura, Santiago
Claiming to have the best roof deck in the city, Tramonto Bar & Terrace offers some of the best views of the city with a 360 degree rooftop view of the Andes Mountain along with most exclusive cocktails. This bar takes care of your well-being with a pool and an organic menu. It will make you feel one of the luckiest persons in the world.
Highlights of the Tramonto Bar & Terrace
- The bar has the stunning backdrop of the Andes.
Bar 54 at Hyatt, Times Square, New York City
Opened at the beginning of 2014, Bar 54 in New York is nestled on the 54th floor and is considered as New York’s highest rooftop bar. These cocktails are crafted by Julie Reiner of the Clover Club and Flatiron Bar Frame, and include a selection of punch bowls for sharing. This hot-shot new nightlife destination is being acclaimed as an exciting addition to Times Square Bar Scene.
Highlights of the Bar 54
- The lounge invites you to enjoy extensive views that stretch across the Manhattan from the Hudson River to East River.
Ozone Bar at the Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong
Located on the 118th floor, the Ozone Bar is a part of the lavish Ritz Carlton hotel in Hong Kong. Touted as the highest bar in the world, Ozone Bar was designed by Tokyo Firm. The chic and unearthly Hong Kong bar space evokes the foreign beauty of the imaginary world.
Highlights at the Ozone Bar
- Partake in the Cocktail Master Class taught by our expert mixologist.
Flair at the Ritz-Carlton, Shanghai Pudong
One of the highest alfresco dining options in China, the Flair lounge serves fabulous cocktails and Asian Tapas. Nestled on the 58th floor, Flair has an indoor and outdoor seating where you’re in a Tuscan Villa or an old Japanese farmhouse. There is Asian Tapas and a raw seafood bar, and naturally prices are astronomical.
Highlights at the Flair at the Ritz-Carlton
- Close-up views of the old Japanese House
Lobby Bar and Terrace at B.O.G Hotel, Bogotá
The view from B.O.G hotel’s rooftop involves centuries old plazas and churches that sit comfortably between glass skyscrapers and shiny shopping centers. The extensive bar menu will impress, but a little background will elevate the bar experience to inspiring. This process starts with an initial approach to the Colombian markets and ingredients to all the local herbs.
Highlights at the Lobby Bar and Terrace
- The extensive cocktail menu is the specialty of the Lobby Bar & Terrace.
360 Bar, Istanbul
The infamous 360 degree bar in Istanbul has a bar, restaurant and nightclub. The bartenders have an experience of over 20 years and serve the most delicious cocktails. The menu of this restaurant serves traditional Turkish cuisine as well as lots of fun mezes to share.
Highlights at the 360 degree Bar
- You can see panoramic views going from St. Antoine’s church, across the Hagia Sofia, to the Sea of Marmara.