New York City is filled with rooftop cantinas seemingly everywhere you go. But for those of you who want to have a bit more international fun, we have the perfect list for you. After all, who doesn’t love drinking on a roof, looking over a beautiful landscape? These venues are the height of bougie drinking for those who like adventure.
But maybe you want to get out of New York City to see the best views you can. Or maybe you just want to imagine you could afford it, while you scroll through the internet. No matter what your reasons, you can explore some great travel, and drinking, opportunities that will take you around the world. If you are looking for some inspiration to go traveling, check out these quotes to inspire you. Or for some fun at home, check out how to become a mixologist yourself as you stay at home.
Sky Bar at Lebua – Bangkok
If you are looking for heights, this is one of the highest rooftop bars in the world. Enjoy the views while soaring above Bangkok. Have a drink while you look over a ledge suspended in the air. The Sky Bar Lebua is also also known for its amazing architecture and design. Step inside of its amazing, domed, ancient Greek inspired indoor area. You won’t even need to look at the views, because you will be so distracted of by the beauty of the bar itself.
Beach House Rooftop – Abu Dabi
Unlike most of the other rooftop cantinas on this list, the Beach House rooftop at the Park Hyatt will give you a view of, well, the beach. Sometimes you still want your beautiful views and rooftop experience without having to be in a city. Here it is easy to lounge around all day, enjoying cocktails and soaking in the sun. No need to wait for night life to start to experience the gorgeous views. Plus you can go to ground level to enjoy a meal on the beach.
Rex Rooftop Garden – Saigon
This is the place to go if you not only want to drink, but you want to be entertained at the same time. The Rex Rooftop Garden, located at the top of the Rex Hotel, has live music every night. Have a drink, or three, as you enjoy your entertainment. Plus there is a ton of outdoor seating and walk space, but you can also drink under a roof if you so desire. This is a must see bar like no other.
High Note Skybar – Budapest
The High Note Skybar, unlike most other bars, picks a theme and sticks to it. The 2020 theme is legends and myths, so you can go in and learn about all the Hungarian folklore while you have a drink or two. Every year they pick a different theme, so you will always have a new experience. It is definitely one of the most unique rooftop experiences you can have.
Kempinski Nile Hotel – Cairo
The bar, not so shockingly, overlooks the Nile. So while you are taking in the views of a beautiful Egyptian city, you can also look at one of the most famous rivers in the world. You will truly be at the center of history. Not only can you look at this breathtaking water way, you can swim (in a pool). Swim above the Nile as you watch the boats go by bellow. Plus you are incredibly close to attractions like the pyramids.
Coq D’Argent – London, England
The Coq D’Argent combines fine dining with nature with cityscape. Take a long walk across this grassy rooftop as you look over the London skyline. This restaurant and bar is the perfect way to feel like you are part of high class English society. Plus you can get brunch. And who doesn’t want brunch?
Gallow Green – NYC
For our last pick, we are taking it back home to New York City. This rustic nature scape is a welcome change of the bustling life of the city outside. Get brunch and drinks surrounded by indoor plants, making you feel like the plant mom you have always wanted to be. Not only can you enjoy the Gallow Green, but the McKittrick Hotel is also known for events such as Sleep No More. There are an endless list of things you can do at this location. Stay cozy in the winter or enjoy an outdoorsy feel in the summer. Anything is possible at this rooftop cantina.