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14 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.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. The Citadel

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8300 NE 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33138
(305) 908-3849
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Little River’s souped-up version of the food hall concept — The Citadel — delivers more than tasty eats. A rooftop bar, makers’ market, and creative roster of workshops round out the community hangout, along with representation from local hot spots like Ash Pizza and USBS.

2. 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.

3. 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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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

Astra, a chic outdoor lounge dishes out Mediterranean plates like kebab and psari (fish) alongside 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 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. Terras

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528 SW 9th Ave
Miami, FL 33130
(305) 204-1793
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Little Havana’s first and only rooftop bar is back after a long hiatus. First debuting just weeks before the COVID-19 pandemic shut all restaurants and bars down nationwide, the lush tropical bar and restaurant is back with a brand new drink and all-day food menu. Sip on cocktails like the herb-filled gin and tonic or the rum-based old fashioned while dining on bar bites like black bean dip and chicken tacos.

11. Rosa Sky Rooftop

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115 SW 8th St 22nd Floor
Miami, FL 33130
(786) 628-1515
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Brickell is the home of some of the city’s most impressive skyscrapers, so it’s only fitting that one of the hottest new rooftop bars also resides in the area. From nightlife gurus Alan Roth and Tim Petrillo comes Rosa Sky bar and lounge, perched on the 22nd floor of AC Hotel & Element Brickell. Guests go to soak up the panoramic views of the Miami skyline, and stay for the colorful cocktails, tapas-style bites, and a top-notch music lineup.

12. 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.

13. Cebada Rooftop

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124 Giralda Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134
(786) 409-2287
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Rooftop dining and Coral Gables doesn’t typically go hand-in-hand, but Cebada Rooftop is looking to change that with its breezy rooftop dining options. Sip on cheekily named cocktails while dining on a wide selection of raw bar dishes, including $2 oysters at happy hour, and shareable dishes like lobster rolls, bone marrow, crispy corn ribs, and sausage rolls housed in medianoche buns and topped with caviar.

14. 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. The Citadel

8300 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33138

Little River’s souped-up version of the food hall concept — The Citadel — delivers more than tasty eats. A rooftop bar, makers’ market, and creative roster of workshops round out the community hangout, along with representation from local hot spots like Ash Pizza and USBS.

8300 NE 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33138

2. 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

3. 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

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

Astra, a chic outdoor lounge dishes out Mediterranean plates like kebab and psari (fish) alongside 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 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. Terras

528 SW 9th Ave, Miami, FL 33130

Little Havana’s first and only rooftop bar is back after a long hiatus. First debuting just weeks before the COVID-19 pandemic shut all restaurants and bars down nationwide, the lush tropical bar and restaurant is back with a brand new drink and all-day food menu. Sip on cocktails like the herb-filled gin and tonic or the rum-based old fashioned while dining on bar bites like black bean dip and chicken tacos.

528 SW 9th Ave
Miami, FL 33130

11. Rosa Sky Rooftop

115 SW 8th St 22nd Floor, Miami, FL 33130

Brickell is the home of some of the city’s most impressive skyscrapers, so it’s only fitting that one of the hottest new rooftop bars also resides in the area. From nightlife gurus Alan Roth and Tim Petrillo comes Rosa Sky bar and lounge, perched on the 22nd floor of AC Hotel & Element Brickell. Guests go to soak up the panoramic views of the Miami skyline, and stay for the colorful cocktails, tapas-style bites, and a top-notch music lineup.

115 SW 8th St 22nd Floor
Miami, FL 33130

12. 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

13. Cebada Rooftop

124 Giralda Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134

Rooftop dining and Coral Gables doesn’t typically go hand-in-hand, but Cebada Rooftop is looking to change that with its breezy rooftop dining options. Sip on cheekily named cocktails while dining on a wide selection of raw bar dishes, including $2 oysters at happy hour, and shareable dishes like lobster rolls, bone marrow, crispy corn ribs, and sausage rolls housed in medianoche buns and topped with caviar.

124 Giralda Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134

14. 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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