The World’s Top Rooftop Bars

Leah Bourne
The World’s Top Rooftop Bars
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Is it just us, or do cocktails just taste better up high and outside. Because of our obsession with rooftop bars we have assembled some of our favorites from around the globe. From the secret Tokyo hideaway that doesn’t even have a sign out front (don’t worry we have the address) to the picturesque Santa Barbara spot where you can have a cocktail and take in a mountain view, who needs to sightsee anyway?
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BANGKOK: Located on the 24th floor of the Sofitel Centara Grand Bankok, Blue Sky offers panoramic views of the city and signature cocktails including the "Blue Sky" lychee cocktail. 1695 Phaholyothin Road, Bangkok, Thailand; sofitel.com

SHANGHAI: On the 58th floor, Flair at The Ritz-Carlton screams rooftop luxury. The railings are glass and metal at this lounge so you'll get the most spectacular views in town. The iconic Oriental Pearl Tower is nearby, so grab a seat and admire this landmark. 8 Century Avenue, Shanghai, China; ritzcarlton.com

NEW YORK CITY: Haven in the Sanctuary Hotel, is exactly that, a haven amidst the hustle and bustle of Midtown Manhattan. The space, which seats 150 people, includes turf and cedar accented decor and a signature cocktail list. 132 W. 47th Street, New York City; havenrooftop.com

SINGAPORE: Helipad is in the center of Singapore's party district, Clarke Quay. Its best feature is that you can dance the night away on a helipad overlooking the city. 6 Eu Tong Sen Street, Singapore; helipad.com

ROME: The Roof Top Lounge Bar at the St. George Hotel includes a mouth watering oyster selection, a drink selection that emphasizes rosé wine and champagne and of course a spectacular view of Rome. 62 Via Giulia, Rome, Italy; stgeorgehotel.it

LONDON: A haven for London's banking elite, Coq d'Argent's manicured rooftop garden is the place for after work drinks in the summer months. 1Poultry, London, UK; coqdargent.co.uk.

MADRID: Hotel impresario Rande Gerber (better known to some as Mr. Cindy Crawford) has morphed The Penthouse at ME Madrid into one of the hottest rooftop spots in Europe. Expect flickering candlelight, gauze curtains and low slung Balinese beds. 14 Plaza de Santa Ana, Madrid, Spain; memadrid.com

SANTA BARBARA: Rooftop Perch at the Canary Hotel is the perfect spot to take in the surrounding vistas of red-tiled roofs and the Santa Ynes mountains. Insider's tip, Monday night the spot hosts wine tastings. 31 W. Carrillo St., Santa Barbara, California; canarysantabarbara.com

TOKYO: Roku Nana is one of Tokyo's best kept secrets. Located in the Roppongi Hills District, the only way to find this romantic spot is to know the address (there are no signs indicating that it even exists). 7-16-11 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan

ISTANBUL: Vogue, one of the highest rated restaurants in Instanbul also boasts several terraces. The view of the Bosphorous has made this spot a prime attraction for over a decade. Akaretler Spor Cad. No:92 BJK Plaza A Blok K:13 Beşiktaş, İstanbul, Turkey; voguerestaurant.com. 

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