Raise the Roof!

Celebrate autumn’s arrival at one of these 10 tried-and-trending rooftop bars.

The Cape Hotel, A Thompson Hotel

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico  

Seductive sunsets are the only demand of the day here. Mixologist Hector Ramirez has created a decadent menu of artisan cocktails (try the mezcal-based “Afterglow”), and with its bohemian chic nooks, this sleek hot spot also stages live music. As the only rooftop bar in Cabo, don’t miss the adjacent beer garden, which celebrates regional, handcrafted brews.

 

The Silo Rooftop

Cape Town, Africa

With views of Table Mountain, oh-so-tasty South African vino by the glass, and healthy bites from the tempura bar, this hipster hangout was built above the Zeitz MOCAA and is the highest point in the V&A Waterfront. Perfect for both a power lunch and sunset happy hour, The Silo is your go-to for outdoor wining and dining after viewing the more than 100 galleries at MOCAA’s inspired gallery space.

 

Sky Bar at A Unique Hotel

São Paulo, Brazil

Perched atop the chic A Unique Hotel, say “salud” with cocktails crafted to complement Chef Emmanuel Bassoleil’s innovative cuisine. The enchanting poolside scene (think sexy red lights and groovy playlists) overlooks Ibirapuera Park and the entire São Paulo skyline, including Paulista Avenue´s skyscrapers.

 

Moon Bar at Banyan Tree Bangkok

Bangkok, Thailand

Considering Bangkok’s penchant for urban play, it’s only fitting that this rooftop bar is one of the globe’s most sought-after scenes. And why? For starters, expect a birds-eye view of the city, as it’s located 61 floors above the city streets. And while you’re at it, book an al fresco table at Vertigo, one of Asia’s most coveted seafood and grill outposts.

 

L’Oiseau Blanc at The Peninsula Paris

Paris, France

With its aviation theme (it celebrates the L’Oiseau Blanc bi-plane which made one of the earliest attempts at a trans-Atlantic crossing), this chic French restaurant and bar also takes its cue from its indelible Parisian backdrop, which includes the Eiffel Tower. Its fresh-from-the-market menu demands a leisurely eve. Our drink of choice? Champagne, of course.

 

Charmaine’s at the Proper San Francisco

San Francisco, California

Designed by Boho chic icon Kelly Wearstler, Chairmaine’s has fast become a must-see when hitting the city by the bay. Helmed by BVHospitality (Bon Vivants, Trick Dog), expect handmade drinks and an ambiance that marries European chic with California cool.

 

Cindy’s Rooftop

Chicago, Illinois 

Located atop the noteworthy Chicago Athletic Association Hotel, this Windy City mainstay features seasonally-inspired sips, biodynamic vino, and cuisine by lauded Executive Chef Christian Ragano. Designed like a Great Lakes house, with 360-degree views.

 

Veranda Raw & Bubbles at Canavas Oia Sunday Suites

Santorini, Greece 

When perched atop this decadent bar with a view, champagne, and tapas are your muse. Located on the highest point in Oia, laze the day away with some of the most coveted views in all of sassy Santorini.

 

Champagne & Oyster Bar at Le Sirenuse Positano 

Positano, Italy

Inspired by the culinary traditions of Naples and Positano, Chef Gennaro Russo’s regional cuisine is reason enough to visit. Add in the movie-set scene of the cliffside Italian homes and the sun dipping into the sea, and, we promise, you’ll cozy in and stay awhile.

 

Skybar at Ce La Vie Singapore 

Singapore

Overlooking Singapore’s skyline and straits, Ce La Vie draws a festive, sophisticated party crowd. Order the Chicken Katsu Sandu and a Singapore Sling, and your business trip will quickly feel like a vacation.