Rooftop Bars in the Tampa Area

Rooftop Bars

Nothing says romance like watching the sunset over a skyline or the ocean. Tampa is full of great spots for food and drink, but it’s nice to switch up the view every once in a while. Take the stairs or elevator up a few floors to just one of the rooftop bars in Tampa and see the city from a different angle while enjoying a drink or two.

Edge Social Drinkery

1207 South Howard Avenue, Tampa, FL 33606

Right on top of The Epicurean Hotel and across from Bern’s Steakhouse sits the Edge Social Drinkery. With cocktails like “First World Problems” and “Side Chick,” this bar has a little something for everyone with an amazing view. The cocktail bar is open from 5pm to 11pm Monday through Thursday and 5pm to 1am on Friday and Saturday.

Fly Bar and Restaurant

Relocating to Downtown Tampa early 2019!

Fly Bar was a great scene on Franklin Street – particularly their awesome rooftop bar.  Sadly (or happily) Fly Bar is moving to a downtown location, expected to reopen early 2019.  The newly relocated Fly Bar should have everything we’ve loved about the original Fly Bar – and more!  Hopefully they’ll find a way to incorporated another rooftop bar from their new downtown location, too!  Fly Bar was well known for their focus on good food and fresh ingredients – way before the whole fresh/farm to table craze became popular!  Can’t wait to see what the do!

Bulla Gastrobar: Luna Lounge

930 S. Howard Avenue, Tampa, FL 33606

Another restaurant and rooftop bar pairing opened recently in SoHo and is already buzzing daily. With a great happy hour every day from 5 pm to 7 pm and a huge tapas menu, Bulla is a great place to hang out or for a date. The rooftop bar, aka Luna Lounge, is located on the fifth floor of the building and has beautiful views of downtown Tampa that you can enjoy over a huge pitcher of Sangria.

Bulla Gastrobar Facebook Page

The Canopy at the Birchwood

340 Beach Dr. NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Downtown St. Pete has so many cute bars and restaurants to try, but The Canopy at Birchwood is a standout because of its location: on a rooftop that overlooks the water. With signature cocktails and a menu full of delicious choices, The Birchwood is the perfect rooftop bar for a romantic night out.

DeSanto Rooftop Bar

128 3rd St S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Located atop the Red Mesa Cantina in St. Pete lies DeSanto Rooftop Bar. Enjoy a beautiful setting on the roof with stunning westward views. Enjoy delicious handcrafted cocktails, beer, and wine as you take in the beauty that St. Pete has to offer.

M.Bird at Armature Works

1910 N Ola Ave, Tampa, FL 33602

Check out one of the newest rooftop bar options in the bay at M. Bird! Enjoy a luxurious deco-style layout amongst the Tampa skyline. Indulge in delicious small plates and sip on perfectly handcrafted cocktails.

Hi-Fi Rooftop Bar

453 Edgewater Drive, Dunedin, FL 34698

Located above the Fenway Hotel in Dunedin is the HiFi Rooftop Bar. Originally located in the basement as a speakeasy, the establishment now rests high above its surroundings with breathtaking views and sunsets. Enjoy delectable small plates as you delight in their perfectly curated cocktails.

Hurricane Seafood Restaurant

809 Gulf Way, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706

Pop over to Hurricane Seafood Restaurant and head upstairs to the Hurricane Watch Roof-Top deck to the outdoor bar. From there, enjoy the beautiful 360-degree views of St. Pete Beach. Delight in live entertainment as you enjoy your drinks and beautiful surroundings.

The Hurricane

Feature Image Credit: Fly Bar and Restaurant Facebook Page

 For more things to do besides rooftop bars in the Bay Area, check out First Friday in St. Pete and Date Night Game Night.  And if you’re looking for some great New Year’s plans, check out our guide to the best New Year’s Parties and Events in Tampa Bay!

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