Top 10 Rooftops From Around the World

Be sure to add these breathtaking international bars to your travel itinerary.

Traveling the world can help you to gain a new perspective. See things from a birds-eye-view by seeking out rooftop bars that showcase the beauty of the city. These ten rooftops are some of the most unique and stunning options the world has to offer.

L'Oiseau Blanc in Paris

For those visiting the City of Lights, be sure to check out the L’Oiseau Blanc rooftop bar located in the Peninsula Hotel. The elegant lounge features panoramic views of the city, so you can take in the beauty of the Eiffel Tower during your visit. The restaurant features an aviation-theme which includes an actual airplane positioned outside one of the windows.

Rock Bar in Bali

Rock Bar may not be for the faint of heart as it is partially suspended over the edge of a cliff. While visiting the destination, guests can take in sweeping views of the Indian Ocean. The bar is particularly popular as a sunset location and is known for its cocktails and the DJ sets held in a booth carved from the rock of the cliff.

Baba Nest in Phuket

Baba Nest features a unique and tranquil setting. The rooftop sets itself apart with one very unique feature: it is surrounded on nearly all sides by an infinity pool. The 360-degree view is breathtaking and allows visitors to see the surrounding islands.

Hotel Raphael in Rome

For those looking for a cozy retreat, Hotel Raphael’s rooftop terrace offers a warm and inviting setting. Amongst the many sights included in the hotel’s views is Rome’s historical center. The terrace is closed in the winter months, but guests wishing to indulge in the dining are welcome in the indoor dining facility.

Rex Rooftop Garden in Ho Chi Minh City

The Rex Rooftop Garden is praised for its extensive drink menu, sweeping views and unique decor. The bar features a dance floor that has been known to host live bands and salsa dancing. While it is one of the lower rooftops in the city, the height is part of its charm.

Galaxy Bar in Athens

The Acropolis is the focal point of Athens, Greece. Enjoy a clear view of the landmark while sipping on cocktails at Galaxy Bar, located in the Hilton hotel. The bar puts a fresh twist on classic Mediterranean cuisine in its dining menu while also offering smaller bites.

CÉ LA VI Restaurant and Skybar in Singapore

Located on top of the Marina Bay Sands hotel in Singapore, CÉ LA VI is part of the hotel’s Skypark. This feature includes an observation deck, gardens and 360-degree views of the city. CÉ LA VI has a signature cocktail menu as well as full lunch and dinner menus.

VUE Bar in Shanghai

VUE Bar is housed on the top two levels of the Hyatt on the Bund. The highlight of the rooftop bar is the open-air terrace, which is home to relaxing daybed seating options and a whirlpool. With the aid of the resident DJ and extensive drink menu, the destination draws in nightlife.

New York Grill in Tokyo

Housed on the 52nd floor of the Park Hyatt, New York Grill stands out with floor to ceiling views of the city. The destination is known for its wine cellar, which holds over 1,800 bottles. It has also been featured on the big screen, making an appearance in the movie Lost in Translation. Each night, the bar welcomes live jazz musicians.

Mama Shelter in Los Angeles

Take in many of the famous sights of LA from a table at Mama Shelter. From the roof, you’ll even be able to see the iconic Hollywood sign! The bar features bright, colorful decor and a simple comfort food menu. Drink names combine Hollywood elements with a maternal theme, giving way to options like the How I Met Your Mother.