Rooftop Bars in Tampa Bay

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.

Ulele Rooftop Lounge

Most locals know about Ulele’s riverside views, but not many are aware of the rooftop terrace overlooking the beer garden. This is a beautiful outdoor space at the Tampa Riverwalk restaurant known for a menu inspired by indigenous people of Florida and using fresh locally sourced ingredients whenever possible.

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M.Bird at Armature Works

Take in the spectacular views of downtown as you venture to the top floor of Armature works. M.Bird offers craft cocktails and small plates while you enjoy the view. Rain or shine M.Bird has a covered patio to keep the party going. If you want more to eat, head downstairs where a plethora of options awaits.

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Topgolf Tampa Bay Rooftop Terrace Bar

For a fun night out, check out Topgolf Tampa’s Rooftop Terrace Bar. There is a beautifully lit bar on the rooftop complete with seating, fire pits and a stage. You can order from their full menu of delicious eats and enjoy live music on the roof on select nights.

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Armani’s Lounge Rooftop Terrace

Enjoy breathtaking views of Old Tampa Bay while enjoying the cozy yet sophisticated atmosphere of this outdoor terrace. The Armani’s Lounge at the Grand Hyatt Tampa is known for an antipasto bar and craft cocktails that will really wow you.

EDGE Rooftop Cocktail Lounge

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. Enjoy Happy Hour Tuesday-Saturday from 5-7 p.m.

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Bulla Gastrobar: Luna Lounge

Another restaurant and rooftop bar pairing is open in SoHo and buzzing daily. With a great happy hour Monday-Sunday from 4 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.

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DeSanto Rooftop Bar

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.

The Canopy at Birchwood

The canopy is open both day and night on the roof of the Birchwood Inn, providing cabanas, fire pits and an outdoor living room feel. They serve appetizers, flatbreads, sandwiches and signature cocktails. However, if you desire a wider selection of menu offerings, you can dine downstairs at the Birch and Vine restaurant. During the day visitors are treated to gorgeous views of Baystreet and Tampa Bay. At night the rooftop transforms into a happening place to see and be seen.

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Hi-Fi Rooftop Bar

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 Watch Rooftop Deck

This fun outdoor deck has 360 degree views of Pass-A-Grille and St. Pete Beach. The claim to fame of this well-known rooftop hotspot is the unimpeded views of daily sunsets. After the sun has gone down get ready to enjoy live entertainment and casual beach fare. If you prefer a laid back, come as you are, this is the place for you.

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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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