No matter where you are in the world, there’s nothing quite like enjoying a good ol’ thirst quencher. Whether you fancy knocking back a pint of ice-cold beer or sipping on an expertly mixed martini, you won’t be able to resist our pick of the world’s best bars, all of which boast spectacular views. From the finest rooftop bars to underwater spectacles, there’s no shortage of places for you to enjoy a cheeky tipple.
Rock Bar, Bali
Overlooking the calm ocean, the Rock Bar in Bali is truly one of the world’s finest hidden gems. Suspended over the lapping waves, the bar is the epitome of modernity and opulence. Order a cocktail expertly mixed by one of the bartenders and grab a seat in time to watch the sun set gently over the horizon.
The bar’s drink menu is both expansive and exotic, boasting one of a kind cocktails including house favourites such as the Rockito, made up of Grand Marnier, mint, fresh orange and passion fruit. If you’re feeling hungry then chow down on some beef chorizo corn dogs or rock lobster spring rolls.
Boasting beautiful panoramic views of the city, the Radio rooftop bar in London is a fantastic place to enjoy a drink after work – assuming you make the list, of course.
Situated within the Melia London Hotel, the Radio Bar is the epitome of coolness, with sleek seating encompassing the bar, providing guests with a comfortable view of the cityscape. As you sip on your drink, you’ll be able to admire the very best of London; the Shard, Houses of Parliament and London Eye are all visible from this brilliant rooftop bar.
Consistently voted as one of the world’s greatest bars, the Aer bar in Mumbai is simply spectacular. Overlooking the bustling city, the bar enjoys a relaxed yet fun vibe and is furnished with sleek furniture and a cyclical bar, giving it a futuristic feel.
Situated within the Four Seasons Mumbai, Aer is open to the general public, so getting a table can often be a little tricky. However, once you’re there you won’t want to leave. Aer boasts a tantalising menu of nibbles, including mini brioche lamb sliders, gnocchi and slow roasted chicken wings, as well as a practically endless drinks menu.
Above 6, New York
There are countless rooftop bars in New York, but Above 6 tops them all. The bar is only open two months out of the year and can be accessed by the sushi restaurant below. Although it doesn’t serve food, complimentary wasabi peas are provided for patrons to keep them ticking over.
Above 6 is popular with locals and the after-work crowd, so it can get pretty hectic. But once you manage to get a seat then you’ll be able to order one of the bar’s Japanese beers, including Sapporo and Kirin.
Bonus: Imagine Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
This Caribbean bar certainly boasts a view, though it is not situated on a rooftop like the other bars on this list. No, the Imagine Punta Cana bar is in a cave.
Descend belowground and admire the cave’s walls which are all beautifully illuminated by spotlights, before ordering a refreshing drink and sinking into one of the loungers. The bar often hosts live acts, including DJs and dancers.
Matthew Coe is Online Marketing Manager for Wanderforth.