ROOF WITH A VIEW Rooftop Bars Around the World

La Terrazza, Ferragamo’s Continentale Hotel, Florence

When traveling to a new city, do you find yourself at hip hotel bars? Without really realizing it before, I think I do. Perhaps it’s because upscale hotels invest in location, location, location, as well as supreme design talent to create well-crafted spaces that attract the jetset type. And in the heat of summer, it’s no surprise that one would flock to outdoor and rooftop bars. Because really, what feels sexier than a sparkling city view with a cosmopolitan crowd, loungey DJ, and good design? Check out these internationally known hot spots and take note for your next adventure…

Aer, Four Seasons Mumbai


Sky Bar, Bangkok


Luna Tapas Bar, Rosewood San Miguel de Allende Hotel, Mexico


Ristorante Bramante, Raphaël Hotel, Rome


GB, Hotel Grande Bretagne, Athens


Mikla, Marmara Pera Hotel, Istanbul


Juvia, Miami

Le Panoramique, Chamonix, France


The Standard, NYC


Mamilla Hotel, Jerusalem


The Roof, ME Madrid Reina Victoria Hotel


Have you been to any of these wanderlust-worthy destinations?

Or are they on the bucket list?

One day I will make it to Greece and Spain!

Images via Architectural Digest

Erika Brechtel

Creative Director

Desiring an online space to explore well-rounded, inspired content in all topics she loves most, Erika created 'The E List' (formerly the Small Shop blog) in 2010. When not enjoying an “occasional" glass of wine and wanderlusting for even warmer climates, Erika can be found sharing laughs with friends and family, and trying her very best to keep up with her 6-year old daughter (yet failing miserably).

  1. The photo of Athens took my breath away! I went to Spain years ago after college but Italy is next up on my list. Florence looks incredible (sigh) :-)

  2. Gorgeous post- one of my favorites! Just pinned nearly every place. I’m working my way through NY’s rooftop bars this summer, but they’re not nearly as pretty.

  3. These are all gorgeous!That one in Bangkok looks wild…but I almost prefer the little garden/patio inspired ones, like the one in Rome. Ahhh to be in Rome right now with a glass of chianti in hand! :) Happy Wednesday!

  4. Too cool!!!! I think Chamonix, France wins for me as the absolute coolest/takes your breath away, while that little spot in Rome is perfectly charming in that way only places in Italy can be 😉

  5. There really isn’t anything better than sipping cocktails atop a roof at sundown. There’s something about being above all the hubbub that really takes my mind away from the mess of reality.

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