Miami is no doubt home to one of the country’s best nightlife scenes. There’s something for every type of reveller from buzzing hole in the wall bars to pulsating night clubs and tranquil beach taverns. And rooftop bars are no exception. Whether you’re looking for a date night spot to clink a few glasses or just want to have an evening full of gorgeous views and delicious drinks, we’ve got you in mind. Here are the best rooftop bars in Miami.
7 of the Best Rooftop Bars in Miami
1. Area 31
Nestled in Miami’s EPIC Hotel this super swanky rooftop lounge and bar is just the place to be. Famous for their deliciously sustainable seafood with global influences and swanky, upscale digs, you can’t go wrong with an evening spent overlooking the twinkling lights of downtown Miami. Be sure to make an evening out of their Thursday tapas nights and treat yourself to some delicious Spanish cava.
Resting on top of the risqué nightclub, E11even, this swanky rooftop bar is complete with a buzzing party atmosphere, cosy fire pits, and some seriously good views. Whether you’re looking to clink a few glasses for date night or just enjoy some tunes and drinks, Rooftop at E11even is a great choice. It’s not solely about the drinks, views and stellar atmosphere, either. The food also puts up a good fight. Opt for any of their savoury tapas or small plates to get the evening going.
Sat in the heart of Brickell, this eclectic firehouse turned bar/restaurant checks all the boxes. Downstairs you’ll find Lolita with a charming cafe vibe but upstairs in Dolores is where the magic happens. Not only is it home to a beautiful airy terrace with relaxing views, it also serves up some of the best New American fares in Miami sure to bring your evening full circle. Be sure to treat yourself to one of their house cocktails like the Whatever Lola Wants and stay awhile.
Set in the super hip and happening EAST Miami hotel, Sugar is just the place to enjoy an evening of delicious cocktails in a swanky and stylish setting. To go where the party’s at, head to the 40th floor where you’ll be met with a sprawling patio that mimics a tropical oasis with its swaying greenery and plush seating. Then treat yourself as many of their exotic, Asian inspired cocktails and bites as your heart desires. We recommend their one in a melon made with gin and watermelon puree – and don’t forget some sushi.
Three & No. 3 Social is a place where you come for the drinks and stay for the bites and atmosphere. This super cosy rooftop bar off 24th street is one of, if not the best local eateries in the whole of Miami and serves up killer cocktails to go with it. Be whisked away to the paradise of Quintana Roo with their famous fly me to Tulum cocktail made with tequila, agave nectar and jalepeno or indulge in their perfect pear made ith Absolut pear, lychee, kiwi and lime.
6. The Deck
Located in The Wynwood off 2nd Ave, The Deck is the perfect spot to unwind with an evening of music, cocktails and good company. Not only does the patio scream tropical paradise, the views don’t hurt either and the atmosphere is simply unbeatable. Famous for their handcrafted signature cocktails, come ready to try loads of unique concoctions and dance your tail off.
An evening spent at Astra is sure to whisk you away to an idyllic Greek island with its Mediterranean flair, killer sunset views and Hellenic infused menu. Whether you opt for their bottomless Sunday brunch and soak up some Floridian rays or sip on the finest wines as the sun goes down, you’re in for a treat. Cosy up on any one of their plush linen seats and then get the evening started with some zesty calamari and a wine pairing.