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From seaside cocktails in a romantic setting to rooftops with stunning skyline views, our annual top 10 rooftops in the world not only offer some of the best views but also do that in an unique setting.

With thousands of stunning rooftop bars from around the world to choose from, we selected the top ten list based on the stunning views from the rooftops coupled with the uniqueness of the properties, feedback on our social media feed over the last year and the user ratings, views and mentions of the rooftops on our site.

Below is our annual top 10 rooftop bars in the world with stunning views to have a drink in 2023.

230 Fifth Rooftop Bar, New York City

230 Fifth Rooftop Bar in NYC - Rooftop Bars with Best Views in the World

Located on the 20th floor, 230 Fifth is New York’s largest outdoor rooftop garden bar and penthouse lounge featuring up-close views of the Empire State Building and stunning city views.  In addition to the amazing views, this chic bar is known for it’s lively ambiance and features live music.

Photo: Cavo Tagoo Mykonos

Located in the Cavo Tagoo Mykonos Hotel, Zuma Restaurant features a rooftop infinity pool lounge with stunning sunset views over the Aegean Sea. Watch the cruise ships sail by from your pool lounge beds as the dramatic sunsets color up the sky.

Panoramic City and Eiffel Tower Views from the Windo rooftop SkyBar in Paris

Watch the city of lights light up from the 34th floor rooftop bar in Paris. Windo Skybar is located 140m above the city in Hyatt Regency Paris Etoile and features panoramic city and Eiffel Tower views. In addition to the spectacular views, this indoor rooftop bar serves unique cocktails and rare champagnes.

Savaya Bali Rooftop Bars with Best Views in the World

Set 100m above the Indian Ocean on limestone cliffs, Savaya Bali offers stunning clifftop vistas, sunset views and an Infinity Pool. In addition to the amazing views, this upscale beach club features DJs and live music.

Located on the 61st floor of Banyan Tree Hotel in Bangkok, Vertigo Restaurant and Moon Bar feature stunning 360 degree views of the Cityscape. Take a Moon Walk on a glass platform located 200m above the city and enjoy the cocktails while taking in the dramatic views at the Moon Bar.  In addition, the Vertigo restaurant offers alfresco dining experience on the rooftop terrace.

Vue Bar Shanghai

Rooftops with Best Views in the World Vue Bar Shaghai at Hyatt on the Bund

Take in the breathtaking views of the colorful skyline, the Bund and the meandering Huangpu River from the Vue Bar in Shanghai. Vue Bar is located on the 32nd and 33rd floors of the Hyatt on the Bund Hotel and features an outdoor terrace with daybed seating, whirlpool and stunning views of the Cityscape. Vue Bar offers extensive variety of premium drinks and a comprehensive selection of champagnes.

Photo: Agnes Olson via Ce La Vi Dubai

Next on our list of the top 10 rooftop bars in the world with best views is CE LA VI Dubai. Located on the level 54 of the Address Sky View Hotel, CE LA VI Dubai is one of the cities highest rooftops with a restaurant, skybar and a terrace lounge featuring breathtaking views of the Dubai downtown and Burj Khalifa. Outdoor area includes an infinity pool and a swing with a framed view of the Burj Khalifa.

Best Rooftops in the World Press Lounge NYC with stunning New York Skyline Views
Photo: Andrew Sullivan, NY Times

Located on the 16th floor of the Ink 48 Hotel, Press Lounge features stunning 360 degree views of the New York City skyline and the Hudson river from the rooftop terrace. In addition to the dramatic views, Press Lounge offers seasonal cocktails and local wines.

Perch LA Top Rooftops in the World with Best Views

Located on the 15th floor in Los Angeles downtown, Perch LA features unobstructed skyline views from the rooftop patio. The indoor bistro serves French and American cuisine and the outdoor patio lounge features live music and a DJ.

Aqua Hongkong Rooftop with Hongkong Skyline Views at Night

Located by the Victoria Harbour in Tsim Sha Tsui area, Aqua Hong Kong offers panoramic skyline and Victoria Harbour views from it’s 17th floor terrace lounge. In addition to the spectacular Cityscape views, Aqua features stylish interiors with a mirrored cat walk leading to the restaurant’s chic dining room.