Best Rooftop Bars in Miami

March 20, 2019 0 0

Take your happy hour to the next level — the highest level — with the top 10 best rooftop bars in Miami, Florida. There’s just something about sipping a cocktail with the warm breeze in your hair that makes these locales irresistible. And the year-round balmy weather means there’s never a bad time to take your drink outside or poolside. Rooftop bars create the perfect atmosphere for date night, happy hour, or girls’ night. You know what that means? Once you find your favorite spot, you can come back for every occasion. Read on to find out more about some of the best rooftop bars in Miami, FL today.





29 NE 11th St

This rooftop bar is the ideal retreat. You can refresh with a cocktail and fill in your friends about the cutie you spied downstairs. Take in the view, take a deep breath, and then return to dominate the dance floor.

Whisper Cocktail Lounge

485 Brickell Ave

This sophisticated spot atop the W Hotel will have you sipping a cocktail feeling like royalty. All of Miami is at your feet and a cold drink is in your hands. Clearly, it’s one of the best rooftop bars in Miami, FL to hit if you’re looking to mix and mingle.

Dolores, But you Can Call Me Lolita

1000 S Miami Ave

You’d never know by walking through the doors that Dolores used to be an old fire station. The space is now an elegant spot to sip a drink or order dinner. Brunch is their specialty and the cornbread is a must-try.

Area 31

270 Biscayne Blvd Way

Floor 16 of the Kimpton Hotel is home to Area 31, an ultrachic bistro with radiant views of Magic City. They invite you to chase the clock with time-priced cocktails. $5 at 5PM, $6 at 6PM… you get the idea.

Pawn Broker

121 SE 1st St

The cocktails, bar bites, and skyline views compete for the status of top attraction at Pawn Broker. This 1920s-style lounge relies on innovation to serve their clever drinks and tasty eats. Journey over to the Langford Hotel to see, eat, and taste for yourself.


1111 Collins Ave

Bring your swimsuit to Highbar, which features a luxurious infinity pool with sights of the beach down below, one of the coolest features on our list of the top 10 rooftop bars in Miami FL. During the day, Highbar functions as a lounge. By night, it transforms into a sleek hot spot with bottle service and private cabanas.


788 Brickell Plaza

Welcome to the jungle? Nope, it’s just Sugar’s lush rooftop bar, with decorative flora and fauna. In addition to classic cocktails, the venue also offers beer cocktails if you’re looking for something new to sip.

Sense Beach House

400 Ocean Dr

The Oasis at Sense Beach House attracts sunbathers and cocktail sippers with its pool and creative menu. You can cool off while you tan with a sweet drink melting in your hand on the rooftop of this boutique hotel. Don’t forget the SPF.

Watr at the 1 Rooftop

2341 Collins Ave

You don’t have to visit the tropics to feel like you’re there at Watr. The menu consists of Japanese-and Polynesian-inspired light, refreshing fare. The Poolside Punch is the perfect pairing to your meal or a shareable drink to get the night started.


1111 Lincoln Rd

Warm candlelight reflects off the plush purple décor at Juvia to create a welcoming ambiance at this popular rooftop bar. The specialty cocktail menu is crafted with flare. For the indecisive, we recommend the Hurricane Juvia.

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Ciara Corcoran

Assistant Editor Ciara is a DC native and East Coast roamer with degrees in both English Professional Writing and Drama & Theatre Studies from Elon University. She's written for a variety of publications including Highway 64, Travel Writing at Elon, and Odyssey. More of her work can be found at

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