Best Rooftop Bars & Restaurants
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 fiery sunsets over America’s best beaches, picture-perfect bayfront backdrops and silhouettes of the St. Pete skyline.
360 Rooftop Lounge, St. Pete Beach
Sip craft cocktails and watch a stunning St. Pete Beach sunset from the Rooftop Lounge of the fully restored, 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.
The Canopy Rooftop Lounge, St. Pete
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..
DeSanto Bar, St. Pete
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.
The Dewey Beach Bar & Grill, Pass-A-Grille
A relative newcomer, 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.”
Hi-Fi Rooftop Bar, Dunedin
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.
The Hurricane Seafood Restaurant, Pass-A-Grille
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.
Jimmy's Crow's Nest, Clearwater Beach
Voted the “Best Rooftop Bar” in St. Pete/Clearwater, 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.
Level 11 Rooftop Bar & Lounge, St. Pete Beach
Sunset viewing overlooking the white sands of St. Pete Beach with a drink in hand? Yeah, the newly renovated and reopened Bellwether Beach Resort has you covered! Open daily every evening, this classy take on the rooftop experience offers small bites, too.
Pier Teaki, St. Pete
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).
Vista at the Top, Tierra Verde
Don't miss the newest spot on this list. 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.
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.