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.
1207 South Howard Avenue, Tampa, FL 33606
Right on top of The Epicurean Hotel and across from Bern’s Steak House sits the EDGE Rooftop Cocktail Lounge. 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 Tuesday through Thursday and 5pm to 1am on Friday and Saturday.
930 S. Howard Avenue, Tampa, FL 33606
Another restaurant and rooftop bar pairing is open in SoHo and 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.