The world’s greatest rooftop bars


Picture the scene: you’re on holiday, enjoying a drink after a hard day’s work of sunbathing and sightseeing. The champagne bottle has just been popped open, the atmosphere is lively, but something is still missing: the perfect view . There’s no better way to enjoy a well-earned drink than by sitting on a terrace overlooking the ocean or city, and our list of the world’s greatest rooftop bars will help you find the perfect sundowner spot. Cheers!

Standard, LA

Frequented by all manner of interesting people, you may find yourself rubbing shoulders with the rich and famous when you enjoy a drink at the Standard Downtown hotel in LA.

Boasting views of the downtown area and mountains beyond, the Rooftop at The Standard is one hell of a way to experience Los Angeles. Unwind in the rooftop pool, cocktail in hand, as you enjoy the surrounding sceneries and know what it is like to live life like one of LA’s finest.


Aer, Mumbai

This spectacular bar is housed in the Four Seasons Mumbai, so you’d be right in thinking that unadulterated luxury awaits you.

Marvel at the astounding panoramic city and sea views as you sip upon an expertly mixed drink, and revel in the knowledge that you are frequenting Mumbai’s highest rooftop bar. You’ll even be able to visit Aer during the famous monsoon season, with a canopy and windscreen to keep you sheltered.


Sixty, New York

New York has one of the world’s most incredible skylines, which you can enjoy at the A60 bar in the Sixty New York. This hotel is famous for its hospitality and luxury, and its rooftop bar is no exception.

Enjoy views of the Empire State Building, Chrysler Building and all the other famous sights of the Big Apple as you enjoy good drink and company in this stylish bar. A60 enjoys a thrilling atmosphere, making it perfect for any occasion. The scenery is also particularly beautiful during the long evenings.

Rock Bar, Bali

Housed in the Ayana Resort and Spa, the Rock Bar is by far one of the best places to enjoy a drink in Bali.

The Rock Bar is suspended over the ocean, resulting in some of the world’s most magnificent views; you’ll be hard pressed to find a better place to enjoy a well-earned sundowner.

Whether you’re in search of somewhere to enjoy a romantic evening or gather with a group of friends, the Rock Bar will prove to be the perfect Balinese venue.


Radio, London

The Radio Bar in London is renowned for its majestic view of the city’s skyline. Located on the tenth floor of the London Melia hotel, you can enjoy a variety of expertly mixed drinks with your friends and loved ones whilst admiring one of the world’s most magnificent cityscapes.

Spy London landmarks such as the Shard, Tower Bridge and Saint Paul’s cathedral as you sip upon a soothing glass of wine or a tropical cocktail, and commit to memory your visit to one of the world’s greatest rooftop bars.


Matthew Coe is Online Marketing Manager for Wanderforth.

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  1. Callum says:

    Some nice bars! Whilst not maybe as luxurious I stayed at the Sunland Hotel in District 1, HCMC and the roof top bar there has some incredible views of the city! Phnom penh tower was a pretty awesome view as well. Nice post.

  2. Liz Peterson says:

    Ah! The Standard is so nice! I’ll definitely have to check the other ones out!

  3. Jae says:

    This is a nice article – which I am currently reading on a roof top bar above Phnom Penh. Here, the high bar is only 23 floors high but as everything else in the city is low rise we feel higher

  4. Dan says:

    I love standard but not impressed with Aer. How come you missed Sirocco in Bangkok, I visited this restaurant and it was a wonderful experience.

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