Everyone enjoys a trip or night out to a bar or restaurant from time to time. However we all know that frequenting the same local joints can get boring, so going somewhere with a wow factor, especially when globe-trotting, is a must.
One growing area which seems to be booming is that of rooftop bars and restaurants. Allowing you to drink or dine whilst exposed to the elements and taking in a beautifully scenic view, surely there is nothing better?
There are plenty of awe-inspiring rooftop bars and restaurants across the world, read on as we outline just a few must visits the next time you’re in the vicinity…
The roof terrace at Coq D’Argent is a well-known outdoor London eatery to enjoy all year round. Situated atop Number 1, Poultry, an office building in the City of London, it provides diners with scenic views of the city and flavoursome French cuisine.
With blankets, fairy lights and outdoor heating, the terrace can be enjoyed irrespective of the temperature – definitely a good thing, given the UK climate!
Staying in London once more, we turn our attentions to Kensington Roof Gardens. Located in a particularly affluent and prestigious part of town, the gardens cover a full 1.5 acres of roof space and offer visitors a 120 capacity restaurant and popular night spot in the form of the roof gardens club. Visit on a Tuesday and enjoy live music while you dine.
The rooftop garden itself consists of a Spanish garden, Tudor garden and English woodland area – perfect for a post-lunch stroll when you’re nearby.
The famed Sky Bar at Sirocco in Bangkok is a fantastic nightspot housed on the 63rd floor of The Dome at State Tower. As one of the highest rooftop bars in the world, Sky Bar offers visitors beautiful panoramic views of the surrounding city of Bangkok and the nearby river Chao Phraya.
If you also fancy dining at this great height, visit their 150 capacity Mediterranean restaurant located across the deck. Superb for a romantic dinner under the stars or whilst enjoying the sunset, Sirocco offers diners the highest al fresco dining experience possible today.
When it comes to a spot of outdoor enjoyment in Las Vegas, there are many options. One particularly striking rooftop is that of the VooDoo Lounge at Rio however.
The quality seafood and steakhouse offers tourists and locals alike with an up-scale dining experience under the stars, with the restaurant serving until 11pm each evening. While you’re there, also take the time to enjoy post-dinner drinks at the rooftop nightclub and admire the bird’s eye views of the famed Las Vegas strip.
The View, situated within the New York Marriott Marquis hotel is New York’s only revolving rooftop restaurant and lounge. Enjoy contemporary American cuisine from the 48th floor and changing views, with the restaurant completing a full 360 degree turn every hour.
Key landmarks to admire from the dizzy heights include none other than the Empire State Building, Chrysler building, Rockefeller Center, the Hudson River and Carnegie Tower. The View certainly lives up to its name.
The Sands Skypark in Singapore is a resort like no other. Located 57 storeys up, it consists of a roof top swimming pool accompanied by a selection of restaurants and bars, sure to provide all visitors with a memorable experience.
The Sky on 57 restaurant, located within the SkyPark, offers an array of Franco Asian cuisine, allowing diners to enjoy a stunning view of the surrounding cityscape and scenic bay. Open to resort guests and visitors alike, the restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner sittings seven days a week. Definitely worth a visit if you’re in Singapore.
Aer bar, situated in the Four Seasons Hotel in Mumbai is a chilled out rooftop bar famed for its selection of delicious international mezze and tapas.
Located on the 34th floor and with outdoor seating to accommodate 80, it is Mumbai’s highest rooftop bar. It truly is the perfect place to wind down after a long day and enjoy the sunset.
Vertigo is a renowned roof top grill and bar in Bangkok, Thailand. Located on the 61st floor of the Banyan Tree resort, you are invited to sample delicious steaks, seafood and other tempting delights whilst enjoying the city views.
Open from 5pm – 1am daily, it is a hotspot for guests, tourists, expats and cocktail lovers alike.
No trip to Hong Kong is complete without a visit to the Ozone Bar at The Ritz-Carlton in Kowloon. Officially the highest bar (and hotel) in the world, this rooftop escape provides guests with a choice of exotic cocktails and accompanying Asian tapas.
The bar offers unrivalled views of the city and famed Victoria harbour while promoting a relaxed atmosphere.
If you’re in search of Madrid city views, The Penthouse roof terrace is the answer. Head up in the private elevator and enter this laid back Spanish haven. Decked with comfortable cushion beds and an extensive lounge area, the terrace is a place to relax and unwind in complete harmony.
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