Best Rooftop Bars & Restaurants

four cocktails on the railing of the Hi-Fi Cocktail at the Fenway Hotel

Drink in the views of Caladesi and Honeymoon Islands at the Hi-Fi Rooftop Bar at the Fenway Hotel.

Looking to elevate your cocktail hour? These rooftop bars throughout St. Pete-Clearwater will (literally) do just that. Head to any of these hot-spots to enjoy a drink or two with panoramic views that include stunning sunsets over America’s best beaches, picture-perfect bayfront backdrops and silhouettes of the St. Pete skyline. 

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Hi-Fi Rooftop Bar, Dunedin

A wide angle shot of the Hi-Fi Rooftop Bay at the Fenway Hotel at Sunset

Radio Homage

The Hi-Fi was the original home to WGHB in 1925. 

The original Fenway Hotel speakeasy was in the basement, but this rooftop bar brings back one of the best views in all of Dunedin. Take in the historic Fenway architecture along with views across the Intracoastal Waterway and over to Caladesi Island.

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The Canopy Rooftop Lounge, St. Pete

Several people enjoying drinks at The Canopy rooftop in St. Pete

Life at the Top

You can't beat the view at the Canopy, a rooftop bar on Beach Drive overlooking the Downtown St. Pete waterfront from atop The Birchwood Hotel.

The top floor of the Birchwood Hotel not only serves light fare and martinis, it serves up amazing views of Tampa Bay and the St. Pete skyline. Cozy up in a private cabana and watch the colorful sky as the sun goes down and the who’s-who of Tampa Bay mingles at The Canopy Rooftop Lounge..

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Jimmy's Crow's Nest, Clearwater Beach

A woman looks out to the beach at Jimmy's Crow's Nest on Clearwater Beach

White Sand and Emerald Waters

Toast the sunset with a free shot at the nightly sunset celebration on Jimmy's Crow's Nest on Clearwater Beach.

This waterfront spot at the Pier House 60 hotel is the perfect place to overlook all the action of Clearwater Beach and Clearwater Marina. Enjoy happy hour at Jimmy's Crow's Nest from 3 - 6 p.m. Sunday through Thursday while waiting for the big event – a gorgeous sunset.

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Level 11 Rooftop Bar & Lounge, St. Pete Beach

A drone shot of Level 11 Rooftop Bay & Lounge at St. Pete Beach

Live music and Amazing Views

Level 11 Rooftop Bar & Lounge is located at the new opened Bellwether Beach Resort on St. Pete Beach

Sunset viewing overlooking the white sands of St. Pete Beach with a drink in hand? Yeah, the renovated Bellwether Beach Resort has you covered! Open daily every evening, this classy take on the rooftop experience offers small bites, too.

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The Hurricane Seafood Restaurant, Pass-A-Grille

A gorgeous view of sunset at Hurricane Seafood Restaurant

Legendary Views

The Hurricane (both the restaurant and the drink of the same name) is legendary. Can you really say you've been to St. Pete Beach if you haven't been to the Hurricane?

Looking for one of the most breathtaking sunset views in the area? Head to historic Pass-A-Grille and the Hurricane’s truly legendary rooftop deck. Order one of their famous grouper sandwiches and sip a tropical drink as the sky fills with pinks and oranges.

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Pier Teaki, St. Pete

Several people enjoying drinks and meals while watching the sunset and St. Pete skyline from the rooftop of Pier Teaki.

Teaki Time

Pier Teaki is a fabulous place to relax by the water, while enjoying bar snacks and great cocktails.

Pier Teaki, a waterfront hotspot, sits atop the new St. Pete Pier with stellar views of Tampa Bay and downtown St. Pete. You can even arrive by boat (use one of the new, metered boat slips) and enjoy some refreshments before getting back out on the water (with a designated driver, of course).

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Marina Cantina, Clearwater Beach

An exterior aerial view of a two-story restaurant with boats in a marina in front

Marina Cantina comes with great food and amazing views.

This Mexican fusion restaurant and bar overlooks Clearwater Beach Marina and has stunning sunset views. Specializing in fresh off the boat seafood caught from their own boats, the menu compliments their hand-crafted margaritas and sangria. The weekend brunch, from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. offers a variety of breakfast and lunch options along with bottomless mimosas, margaritas and bloody marys. Happy hour is Monday - Friday from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. with food and drink specials. Come for the view, stay for the tacos!

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360 Rooftop Lounge, St. Pete Beach

A bar at the 360 Rooftop Lounge from the top floor of Hotel Zamora

360 Degree Views

The 360° Rooftop Lounge offers panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico and the Intracoastal Waterway.

Sip craft cocktails and watch a stunning St. Pete Beach sunset from the Rooftop Lounge of the beautiful, Mediterranean-style Hotel Zamora. Panoramic views and plush lounge furniture will ease you into the evening. Take the elevator down to the Castile Restaurant for tantalizing tapas inspired by flavors from around the world.

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The Dewey Beach Bar & Grill, Pass-A-Grille

Two dishes on a table at the rooftop of The Dewey overlooking sunset at Pass-A-Grille

Best Beach Cuisine

Visit The Dewey in St. Pete Beach at sunset for an unforgettable dining experience.

This gorgeous rooftop bar offers gentle sea breezes and views of the sunset from charming Pass-A-Grille. Sitting atop The Berkeley Beach Club, enjoy three different gathering areas and a menu of elevated “beach cuisine.”

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Sielo Rooftop Pool Bar, Clearwater Beach

a beautiful rooftop bar with tables and chairs next to a swimming pool with umbrellas for shade with a view of the turquoise gulf of mexico

The rooftop bar at The Hiatus in Clearwater Beach offers spectacular views of the Gulf of Mexico. 

Located at the Hiatus Hotel on Clearwater Beach, this seventh-floor rooftop pool terrace and bar has panoramic views and mesmerizing sunsets. Savor hand-crafted cocktails (go Florida-themed with the Pink Flamingo made with Stoli Orange Vodka and Solerno Blood Orange) and Caribbean-inspired dishes from the onsite restaurant, Ocean Seven while enjoying the seaside surroundings. Order from the raw bar, sample the fresh sushi, and enjoy a variety of fresh seafood and meat options at lunch or dinner.

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The Deep End, Clearwater Beach

Plate of food

Located on the 11th floor of the JW Marriott Clearwater Beach, The Deep End offers endless Gulf views in a casual, panoramic atmosphere and a cuisine inspired by the flavors of fresh Peruvian ingredients shaped by traditional Japanese techniques.

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Vue360, Clearwater Beach

Awe-inspiring views of Clearwater Beach and the Intercoastal Waterway are on deck at Vue360, the rooftop bar atop the Courtyard Clearwater Beach Marina hotel. Sip a beachy margarita with a salt-and-chile-rim while savoring gorgeous sunset views. Or relax on one of the cozy couches while sipping on a Smoky Old Fashioned, served in a smoke-filled cocktail glass. The vibe here is tropical, colorful and laid-back.

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Vista at the Top, Tierra Verde

The bar at Vista at the Top

Vista at the Top bar

Tucked away in Tierra Verde at the Residence Inn, you'll enjoy magnificent panoramic views from Tampa Bay to the Gulf of Mexico at this hidden gem. Featuring signature cocktails, a progressive wine menu, craft beers and tapas-style contemporary American cuisine, you can't go wrong at Vista on the Top. 

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DeSanto Bar, St. Pete

cocktails on a table at DeSanto rooftop bar

DeSanto Rooftop Bar

After enjoying one of the best Mexican restaurants in Tampa Bay, Red Mesa Cantina, head upstairs and toast to the downtown St. Pete skyline with a handcrafted cocktail or local craft beer from DeSanto Bar. Looking for a dance party? There’s usually a DJ spinning music on the weekends.

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