The rise of the rooftop restaurant and bar has been swift and mighty, and has become the go-to spot for many looking to take in a panoramic view of the Magic City. Here are the city’s can’t-miss rooftop spots.Read More
19 Miami Rooftop Restaurants and Bars to Soak Up City Views
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Little River’s the Citadel offers a refreshing take on the classic food hall concept, with an added rooftop bar that serves up well-crafted cocktails and an array of dishes from its diverse selection of food vendors, including Ash Pizza and USBS.
Upper Buena Vista’s charming Italian restaurant, Vista, is brought to you by the same team behind Fratelli Milano. Boasting a special rooftop menu, this charming spot serves up a wide variety of dishes ranging from oysters to charcuterie, alongside a creative selection of cocktails.
The rooftop restaurant, La Cote, situated on the upper level of Fontainebleau, is a perfect oceanside getaway that evokes the ambiance of Southern France. The menu features light beach-inspired bites, including vegetable flatbread, avocado toast, and a tempting rosé sangria.
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Watr At The 1 Rooftop
With its prime location atop the 18-story 1 Hotel South Beach and overlooking its private beach, Watr At The 1 Rooftop offers diners a blend of Peruvian and Japanese seafood and a breathtaking ambiance. The rooftop restaurant’s decor is perfectly complemented by vistas of both the waterfront and city.
Nestled in the Arlo hotel in Wynwood, Higher Ground offers a refined cocktail bar experience with three distinct rooms, including a rooftop bar. Higher Ground caters to relaxed evenings and lively weekend festivities by boasting a cocktail program led by Bar Lab Hospitality and a rotating seafood menu by award-winning chef Brad Kilgore.
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Astra, the stylish open-air rooftop bar, serves up a selection of Mediterranean fare such as kebab and psari (fish), complemented by creative cocktails all while providing a stunning view of the city to patrons in Wynwood.
Within the historic Miami Women’s Club building, Klaw presents a refined dining experience featuring indoor-outdoor seating and a rooftop bar with sweeping views of Biscayne Bay. Guests can visit the bar before or after dining, bypass the meal, and indulge in an elegant evening of sophisticated rooftop cocktails, such as an Old Fashioned, accompanied by a lavish seafood platter.
Juvia, the contemporary rooftop restaurant perched atop the mixed-use 1111 Lincoln Road building and parking garage, offers a refreshing escape from the bustling crowds of one of Miami’s top tourist destinations, Lincoln Road. Accessible by a separate elevator, the lush terrace boasts French, Japanese, and Peruvian cuisine, complemented by many cocktails and panoramic views of South Beach.
MILA Restaurant, Rooftop Lounge & Mixology Bar
This Mediterranean-Asian fusion restaurant boasts a stunning rooftop venue that draws patrons as much for its breathtaking vistas as for its culinary offerings. Sip on a cocktail while taking in the expansive panoramas and fashionable clientele.
E11even, the 24-hour “ultraclub,” is now home to Giselle Miami, a rooftop restaurant and lounge combining Asian, Mediterranean, and French flavors in an opulent setting. Guests access the indoor-outdoor space via a private elevator, entering a mosaic-lined tunnel before enjoying the retractable roof, marble bar, and digital art displays.
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Chef Scott Linquist leads the team behind the colorful rooftop restaurant and bar atop the Moxy Hotel in South Beach. The Mexican-inspired menu features a range of dishes, including uni and crab tostadas, squash blossom quesadillas, and chorizo huaraches. Classics like Caesar salad, steak tartare, ceviches, burgers, and sandwiches are also available.
Located on the 16th floor of the Kimpton EPIC Hotel, the outdoor veranda of Area 31 continues to be a popular destination for happy hour drinks or a seafood-centric meal. With stunning views of Downtown Miami and Biscayne Bay, it’s no surprise why.
Little Havana’s sole rooftop bar, Terras, boasts a lush tropical ambiance and all-day food menu. Sip on cocktails such as the herb-infused gin and tonic, or the classic rum-based old-fashioned, while dining on bar bites such as black bean dip and chicken tacos.
Rosa Sky Rooftop
Located on the 22nd floor of the AC Hotel & Element Brickell, Rosa Sky is one of the most vibrant rooftop bars in Brickell, and offers guests stunning panoramic views of the Miami skyline. The hotspot boasts a top-notch music lineup, complemented by tapas-style bites and a colorful cocktails menu.
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Sugar, a rooftop oasis reminiscent of a Balinese garden, elevates the concept of rooftop bars. Perched on the 40th floor of the EAST Miami hotel, this venue offers sweeping views of Downtown Miami and Brickell, potent lychee martinis, and savory tapas, making an evening at Sugar is an exotic departure from the Miami norm.
Coral Gables and rooftop dining may not seem like a natural pairing, but Cebada Rooftop aims to transform that perception with its airy rooftop experience. Enjoy cleverly named cocktails as you feast on an extensive array of raw bar offerings, featuring $2 oysters during happy hour and shareable plates such as bone marrow, crispy corn ribs, and sausage rolls in medianoche buns topped with caviar.
SipSip Calypso Rum Bar
Nestled atop the rooftop pool of Coconut Grove’s recently revamped Mayfair House Hotel, SipSip pays tribute to the city’s Caribbean heritage. Led by the team behind Lost Boy and Tropezón, this rum bar offers updated renditions of island mainstays such as daiquiris, punches, pina coladas, and Caribbean fare.
A member of the Mr. C Hotels group, originating from the iconic Harry’s Bar in Venice, Italy – the birthplace of the celebrated Bellini cocktail – Bellini restaurant in Coconut Grove occupies a prime rooftop location that offers diners a luxurious Italian dining experience accompanied by breathtaking panoramic views.
Level 6 Rooftop
Perched atop Coconut Grove’s modern Lebanese dining destination, Amal, Level 6 is a 4,000-square-foot lounge and restaurant on the sixth floor offering views of the neighborhood’s tree canopy and Biscayne Bay’s waters. Decked out in a tranquil blend of soft blue and green shades, curved wooden elements, and glazed ceramic tiles, it serves a Spanish-inspired tapas menu and herb-infused cocktails to a well-dressed crowd.