There’s something about sitting high above the action, watching the world go by below whilst watching the sun set and sipping a cocktail. Below we list our top 5 rooftop bars and restaurants.
1. Vertigo & Moon Bar, Banyan Tree Bangkok, Thailand
On the 61st floor of the Banyan Tree Bangkok hotel you will find the aptly named Vertigo & Moon Bar with unobstructed views of the city and the sky above, the perfect evening antidote to a busy day in the city.
2. Uptown Bar, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai, United Arab Emirates One of the most sophisticated and stylish bars in town, located on the 24th floor of the 5* luxury Jumeirah Beach Hotel. Cocktails are the order of the day here, with an impressive range mixed by experienced bartenders. We hear the watermelon sangria is good!
Technically not quite rooftop, but we had to include this first class dining experience with floor-to-ceiling glass windows revealing spectacular views of Table Mountain. Let the day pass with quaint afternoon teas and the evening with an electric music vibe.
Located right next to the banks for the Ayarwaddy River is the stunning Sky Bar at the Ayarwaddy River Hotel in Burma. Watch the sunset over the dappling water and disappear over Mandalay city while you dine. A stunning view in a spectacular location.
5. Sky Terrace, Hudson Hotel, New York, USA
A well-kept secret, this rooftop oasis is located on the 15th floor of the Hudson Hotel in the heart of New York. Sip pear Limoncello whilst relaxing on a sun lounger, and soak up the unobstructed views all the way to the Statue of Liberty.