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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.