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11 Miami Rooftop Restaurants and Bars to Soak Up City Views

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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.

Editor’s Note: A number of South Florida restaurants have resumed indoor and outdoor dining services. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for onsite dining, as there are still safety concerns: for updated information on coronavirus cases in your area, please visit the Florida Health Department’s website. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines. For those wanting to find the best takeout and dining options throughout Miami, please visit here.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Vista Restaurant

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5020 NE 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33137
(305) 405-7547
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From the team behind Fratelli Milano, Vista is Upper Buena Vista’s main watering hole. With a special menu, the restaurant’s rooftop dishes out everything from oysters to charcuterie plus creative cocktails.

2. La Côte

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4441 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33140
(305) 674-4710
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An upper-level oceanside eatery, Fontainebleau’s La Côte conjures South of France feels. With light beach-appropriate bites (like vegetable flatbread and avocado toast), two kinds of margaritas, and rosé sangria, a lazy Saturday is inevitable.

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3. No. 3 Social

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50 NW 24th St
Miami, FL 33127
(305) 395-5811
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Three has taken over its sister bar No. 3 Social to offer up a full menu in its artsy outdoor rooftop. Guests can dine on dishes like charred eggplant with blue cheese dip, grilled mango and cucumber salad, fried chicken, veggie burgers, and wash them down with a variety of creative libations. 

4. Watr At The 1 Rooftop

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2341 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 604-6580
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Eighteen stories above 1 Hotel South Beach’s private beach, Watr At The 1 Rooftop serves up Peruvian and Japanese seafood with a heavy dose of atmosphere with waterfront views and city views from its chic rooftop.

5. Astra

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2121 NW 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33127

Atop Italian hot spot, Sette Osteria, Astra, a chic outdoor lounge dishes out Mediterranean plates — like kebab and Psari (fish) — inventive cocktails — like tropical ouzo — and city views to an eager Wynwood crowd. 

6. Juvia

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1111 Lincoln Rd
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 763-8272
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A contemporary restaurant buzzing atop the 1111 Lincoln Road mixed-use building and parking garage, Juvia is a welcome breather from one of Miami’s most popular tourist destinations. Diners take a separate elevator up to a lush terrace for French, Japanese, and Peruvian plates, along with specialty cocktails and South Beach sights. 

7. MILA Restaurant, Rooftop Lounge & Mixology Bar

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1636 Meridian Avenue Rooftop
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(786) 706-0744
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This self described “MediterrAsian” eatery is known just as much for its show-stopping scenery as it is for its cuisine. Grab a drink on its expansive rooftop patio and soak in the gorgeous views and the gorgeous people.

8. Serena Rooftop

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915 Collins Ct
Miami, FL 33139
(305) 306-0776
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Led by chef Scott Linquist, alongside the teams that brought us Coyo Taco and 1-800-LUCKY, this colorful rooftop eatery and bar housed on top the brand new Moxy Hotel on South Beach boasts a Mexican-inspired menu with dishes like uni and crab tostadas, squash blossom quesadillas, and chorizo huaraches, alongside classics like Caesar salad, steak tartare, and ceviches, burgers, and sandwiches.

9. Area 31

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270 Biscayne Blvd Way
Miami, FL 33131

On the 16th floor of the Kimpton EPIC Hotel, Area 31’s outdoor veranda is still a go-to spot for happy hour cocktails or a seafood-focused meal, boasting some of Downtown Miami and Biscayne Bay views to boot.

10. Sugar

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788 Brickell Plaza #40
Miami, FL 33131
(786) 805-4655
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More of a Balinese garden than a bar, Sugar takes rooftop aesthetics to a whole new level. With 40th-floor views (from the EAST, Miami hotel), soothing decor, and dangerously strong lychee martinis, and tasty tapas, making an evening at Sugar is an exotic departure from the Miami norm.

11. Bellini

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2988 McFarlane Rd
Miami, FL 33133
(305) 800-7672
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Part of Mr. C Hotels — which got it start with Harry’s Bar in Venice, Italy, that famously created the Bellini cocktail — Coconut Grove’s Bellini restaurant sits high above the neighborhood serving luxe Italian eats and drinks with enviable views. 

1. Vista Restaurant

5020 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33137

From the team behind Fratelli Milano, Vista is Upper Buena Vista’s main watering hole. With a special menu, the restaurant’s rooftop dishes out everything from oysters to charcuterie plus creative cocktails.

5020 NE 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33137

2. La Côte

4441 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140
Fontainebleau Hotel/Official Press Imagery

An upper-level oceanside eatery, Fontainebleau’s La Côte conjures South of France feels. With light beach-appropriate bites (like vegetable flatbread and avocado toast), two kinds of margaritas, and rosé sangria, a lazy Saturday is inevitable.

4441 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33140

3. No. 3 Social

50 NW 24th St, Miami, FL 33127

Three has taken over its sister bar No. 3 Social to offer up a full menu in its artsy outdoor rooftop. Guests can dine on dishes like charred eggplant with blue cheese dip, grilled mango and cucumber salad, fried chicken, veggie burgers, and wash them down with a variety of creative libations. 

50 NW 24th St
Miami, FL 33127

4. Watr At The 1 Rooftop

2341 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Eighteen stories above 1 Hotel South Beach’s private beach, Watr At The 1 Rooftop serves up Peruvian and Japanese seafood with a heavy dose of atmosphere with waterfront views and city views from its chic rooftop.

2341 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139

5. Astra

2121 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33127

Atop Italian hot spot, Sette Osteria, Astra, a chic outdoor lounge dishes out Mediterranean plates — like kebab and Psari (fish) — inventive cocktails — like tropical ouzo — and city views to an eager Wynwood crowd. 

2121 NW 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33127

6. Juvia

1111 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139

A contemporary restaurant buzzing atop the 1111 Lincoln Road mixed-use building and parking garage, Juvia is a welcome breather from one of Miami’s most popular tourist destinations. Diners take a separate elevator up to a lush terrace for French, Japanese, and Peruvian plates, along with specialty cocktails and South Beach sights. 

1111 Lincoln Rd
Miami Beach, FL 33139

7. MILA Restaurant, Rooftop Lounge & Mixology Bar

1636 Meridian Avenue Rooftop, Miami Beach, FL 33139

This self described “MediterrAsian” eatery is known just as much for its show-stopping scenery as it is for its cuisine. Grab a drink on its expansive rooftop patio and soak in the gorgeous views and the gorgeous people.

1636 Meridian Avenue Rooftop
Miami Beach, FL 33139

8. Serena Rooftop

915 Collins Ct, Miami, FL 33139

Led by chef Scott Linquist, alongside the teams that brought us Coyo Taco and 1-800-LUCKY, this colorful rooftop eatery and bar housed on top the brand new Moxy Hotel on South Beach boasts a Mexican-inspired menu with dishes like uni and crab tostadas, squash blossom quesadillas, and chorizo huaraches, alongside classics like Caesar salad, steak tartare, and ceviches, burgers, and sandwiches.

915 Collins Ct
Miami, FL 33139

9. Area 31

270 Biscayne Blvd Way, Miami, FL 33131

On the 16th floor of the Kimpton EPIC Hotel, Area 31’s outdoor veranda is still a go-to spot for happy hour cocktails or a seafood-focused meal, boasting some of Downtown Miami and Biscayne Bay views to boot.

270 Biscayne Blvd Way
Miami, FL 33131

10. Sugar

788 Brickell Plaza #40, Miami, FL 33131

More of a Balinese garden than a bar, Sugar takes rooftop aesthetics to a whole new level. With 40th-floor views (from the EAST, Miami hotel), soothing decor, and dangerously strong lychee martinis, and tasty tapas, making an evening at Sugar is an exotic departure from the Miami norm.

788 Brickell Plaza #40
Miami, FL 33131

11. Bellini

2988 McFarlane Rd, Miami, FL 33133

Part of Mr. C Hotels — which got it start with Harry’s Bar in Venice, Italy, that famously created the Bellini cocktail — Coconut Grove’s Bellini restaurant sits high above the neighborhood serving luxe Italian eats and drinks with enviable views. 

2988 McFarlane Rd
Miami, FL 33133

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