Fact: Outstanding views make cocktails taste better. See some of the world's best bars in the best locations.
A good cocktail is a must, but a bonus of an outstanding view makes the drinks taste that much better. Here are a few of our favorite views around the world to marvel and be impressed by as we sip our drinks. For the best chance of enjoying these popular hangouts, arrive early in the evening to secure a table and plan on staying late to enjoy the night sky.
Enjoy this panoramic view of Manhattan outside on a warm weeknight for a quieter crowd, but be prepared for tourists. With decent beer menu and plenty of champagne cocktails, escape Manhattan and mingle with the Williamsburg crowd for a change. You may even spot a celebrity.
From the roof, you can find the perfect perch to ogle the opera house and the surrounding harbor. Open rain or shine, this bar also serves traditional Aussie food. Order a signature mix Rooftop Jug for the table and save your money from the expensive cocktails.
This bar is situated above the bustling Trafalgar Square. Be sure to go when there is nice weather as there are not umbrellas of coverings atop this bar. Drink are priced at a premium, but food is reasonable priced as you enjoy the surroundings.
Relax in the modern atmosphere on top of the Rosewood Hotel while overlooking the city of rich color and history. Authentic cocktails and a variety of tapas are served throughout the day.
Enjoy the view of the trendy bar that sits atop the Four Seasons. Enjoy small plates of food while you listen to music or the DJ of the evening. Aer is the highest bar in the city, so you are guaranteed the best perch.
Nearly neighbors, either choice of venues would capture a beautiful view of the city from their heights. Sirocco is the highest eatery of the city that adds the tunes nightly jazz to the atmosphere. Make sure you have a reservation to eat here. Sky Bar, with its changing colors, awarded cocktails, and almost invisible rails, makes you feel as if you are floating above the bright city.
This hotel seems to have a quieter following and hopefully less of a wait, too. Enjoy their reasonably priced cocktails and menu of French-bistro foods. Inside the roof seating or out on the terrace, you will have one of the best views of Asakusa and the Sky Tree Tower.
With the historic Acropolis and the reconstructed Olympic Kalimarmaro Stadium in the background, the Hotel Grande Bretagne’s rooftop is nothing short of spectacular. Award-winning Chef Asterios Koustoudis has created a Mediterranean menu with a thorough beverage selection.
Open from June 15th to September 15th, it would not be foolish to plan a trip around these dates. With Mont Blanc providing exquisite scenery, it is easy to get to this rooftop and enjoy the typical food and drinks from Chamonix Mont-Blanc.
Come to this rooftop for morning yoga and stay for an evening drink. Located on the Arno River and in view of Palazzo Vecchio, La Terraza is a fashionable spot for before or after dinner drinks, even on a cool night.