14 Rooftop Bars and Restaurants to Add to Your Travel Bucket List
Whether you keep your vacation bucket list in the Notes app on your phone or tucked away in your brain, fantasizing about once-in-a-lifetime trips is something we all do. Maybe you want to connect with your cultural roots, swim at the world's most beautiful beaches, or finally live out your tiny-home dreams. But for cocktail-lovers, wine connoisseurs, and all-around foodies, you probably have a few places picked out because of all the incredible places to eat and drink. And trust us, we get it.
If you want views with your drinks and desserts, keep reading to see the 14 most beautiful outdoor bars and rooftop restaurants around the world — you'll definitely want to be adding these spots to your bucket list.
Baba Nest: Phuket, Thailand
This stunning rooftop bar in Phuket, Thailand, gives you ocean views while you're surrounded by an infinity pool. It's easily the most tranquil spot on the list.
Westlight: Brooklyn, NY
Located in one of the trendiest spots in the city, this rooftop bar and restaurant is on the 22nd floor of The William Vale hotel in the New York City neighborhood of Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Rooftop Restaurant: Zurich, Switzerland
For creative cocktails and a bird's eye view of Zurich's main shopping street, head to the sixth-floor of famous fashion house Modissa.
Perch: Los Angeles
This 16th-floor rooftop bistro serves French-themed food and drinks, while letting you listen to live music while you take in the 360-degree view of LA.
Sky Bar: Bangkok, Thailand
Featured in many movies, this famous bar is one of the highest in the world at 820-feet high. You can even get specialty cocktails like the Hangovertini, which was created for the crew of The Hangover Part II.
At over 925-feet high, 1-Altitude boasts the title of the highest al fresco bar in the world. With three tiers of venues, you can get a bite to eat at the cafe, catch the sunset at the viewing gallery, or dance to a local DJ set.
Buža Bar: Dubrovnik, Croatia
This little hole-in-the-wall bar serves you drinks cliff side, so feel free to bring your bathing suit!
Terrat: Barcelona, Spain
This rooftop restaurant is on the top floor of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, and it serves authentic Peruvian-style bites and delicious drinks while you look out at the bustling nightlife and historic architecture of Barcelona, Spain.
The rooftop bar of the East Hotel has a chic garden vibe with views of the city and the water and serves small Asian-inspired plates.
AER: Mumbai, India
View Mumbai's impressive skyline and even stargaze on the 34th floor of the Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai.
Casa Gangotena: Quito, Ecuador
Located on the third-floor terrace of a small luxury hotel by the same name, you can view famous tourist spots like the neo-Gothic basilica and the Cayambe volcano.
The Rooftop: Cabo San Lucas
As the only rooftop bar in Cabo San Lucas, the top floor of The Cape, A Thompson Hotel, is always bustling. With fire pits and live music after sundown, it still maintains a laid-back energy despite being popular.
Sky Bar: Lisbon, Portugal
On the ninth floor of the Tivoli Avenida Liberdade, this family-friendly spot is beautiful in spring and summer, where you can see St. Jorge's Castle on the left and the River Tagus on the right.
Sevva: Hong Kong
At the top of the Prince's Building in Central, Hong Kong, this rooftop spot is open all day. You can have tea and snacks during the day, cake and cotton candy on your birthday, or drinks, dancing, and DJ sets at night (along with the rumored occasional saxophonist).