Food & Drink
10 Best Rooftop Bars In US With Unreal Views
There is nothing better than eating, drinking, and soaking up life on a rooftop bar. Here is a list of the ten best rooftop bars in the US with some unreal views.
1. Cindy’s at the Chicago Athletic Association, Chicago, Illinois
12 S Michigan Ave.
You will be in complete bliss at Cindy’s, overlooking Millennium Park, the Art Institute of Chicago, Lake Michigan, and on to the horizon line. The menu is seasonal, so expect the freshest of the fresh when dining on this rooftop gem. Order one of the Charcuterie for a fun spread to share with your date or group of friends. Make sure to check out their list of “Potions & Elixirs” as well. (Hint hint: The Howl At The Jun and The Old Fashioned will not disappoint). Cindy’s drink menu goes on and on with Spirits, Wines, Beers, and more. You won’t be able to leave.
2. Departure Restaurant at The Nines, Portland, Oregon
525 SW Morrison St.
This modern Asian restaurant knows whats up. There are two, that’s right, TWO rooftop patios that overlook the Willamette River, the mountain range nearby, and downtown’s Pioneer Square. Departure has got the city’s largest sake selection, so be prepared to do some sake sampling. The menu has a section featuring Chef Gregory Gourdet’s recommendations that you can never go wrong with. The Bibimbap and Ishiyaki Steak are out of this world.
3. Capa at The Four Seasons Resort, Orlando, Florida
10100 Dream Tree Blvd.
Find your way up to the 17th-floor rooftop of The Four Seasons in Orlando to experience Capa. The cuisine is best described as having a Contemporary Spanish-influence including fresh seafood, small plates, and grilled cuts. Capa was named as one of the Best 100 Wine Restaurants in the U.S. by the Wine Enthusiast magazine, so good telling what you will be sipping on while enjoying a NY Strip.
4. The Roof Deck at Vanderbilt Grace, Newport, Rhode Island
41 Mary St.
This spot is know to be one of Newport’s best kept secrets. Watch the New England sunset over the harbor, sipping on some bubbly or a house cocktail. Choose from a list of Light Bites including fresh Oysters, a Shrimp Cocktail, and a Three or Five Cheese Plate. Over the summer, don’t miss out on some of the fun Roof Deck events!
5. The Wet Deck at W, Austin, Texas
200 Lavaca St.
Spend just a happy hour or from sunrise to sunset at The Wet Deck at the W Hotel in Austin. It is located on the 4th floor, featuring a beautiful lap pool, private cabanas, lounge chairs, tanning shelves, a fireplace, and showers for a quick rinse after your dip. The summer means the Sunday Funday pool party series is in action! Enjoy the drinks and soak up the sun.
6. Rooftop at Revere, Boston, Massachusetts
200 Stuart St.
Overlooking Downtown Boston’s Back Bay as you enjoy some tropical drinks, food, and a little swim doesn’t sound so bad, right? The ambience is very elegant and enchanting and it totally feels like a little vacation up there. When you need something to nosh on after your swim, try some of the seasonal snacks on the menu.
7. Sugar, Miami, Florida
788 Brickell Plaza
You will have an amazing view of Biscayne Bay from Sugar’s rooftop deck, sitting 40 stories above Miami. Find yourself amongst a lush garden and a beautiful wood-carved bar, making it feel a bit like Bali—it’s a great escape. You have to try the Scallop Dumplings, Boneless Korean Chicken Wings, and several of their specialty cocktails. There is also a great local beer selection!
8. Pod 39, New York, New York
The ambience and atmosphere at Pod 39 is amazing. Just envision red brick everywhere with twinkly lights on a 17th-floor rooftop. You will have a beautiful view of the Empire State Building and Chrysler Building throughout the night. Go big and buy some pitchers of margaritas and sangria to get the party going. When you get hungry, head downstairs for some tacos. You’ll find them.
9. Columbia Room, Washington, DC
124 Blagden Alley NW
The winner of the Best American Cocktail Bar in the 2017 Spirit Awards, Columbia Room! This cocktail bar has three spaces to hang out in: The Tasting Room, Spirits Library, and Punch Garden. The Punch Garden is outdoors with open seating, serving deliciously crafted punches and bottle cocktails. Maybe finish off the evening with the On Rye Ice Cream Sandwich. It is heavenly.
10. Viewhouse, Denver, Colorado
2015 Market St.
Well the name says it all. This place has some great views and a casual homie vibe. You’ll have a great view of Downtown and you’re close to Coors Field too, making it a good spot to pre-game and post-game! You’ll be able to watch the sunset with the mountains on the horizon while eating Artichoke & Spinach Dip and Nachos! You can’t go wrong with anything on the menu and definitely add a brew to your order too. They have a pretty decent selection on tap.