Are you looking for the best rooftop bars in Tampa for a night out? We have you covered with our list of the best rooftop bars and lounges!
Whether you are looking for a fun night out, a brunch spot or a place to day drink these rooftop bars will keep you entertained. Head up to top floor at many of the area’s popular hotels and you will find beautiful views and amazing drinks one of the other popular rooftop lounges on our list!
Or head across the bridge to St. Pete to take in a gorgeous Gulf Sunset and ocean breeze while enjoying a tropical cocktail or an upscale lounge experience.
12 Best Rooftop Bars In Tampa For A Night Out
Edge Rooftop Bar
The EDGE is one of the hotel rooftop bars located at the hip Autograph Collection Epicurean Hotel near the popular Tampa steakhouse Bern’s. Head up to this stylish rooftop bar for an upscale evening out. Open Wednesday to Saturday from 5 pm to midnight.
The bar serves craft cocktails with fresh fruit, herbs and spices as well as craft beers and a delicious wine list. You can also order small plates of food and relax under the open sky at the far end of the bar, or enjoyed covered seating along the front section of the lounge.
Try drinks like SOHO shandy, Bayshore Gimlet with cucumber and lime, Le Spritzer with Aperol, Campari and ginger ale, Edge Daiquire, Mi Amaro with bitter and spice. Pair with bites such as olives, almonds, shrimp cocktail, Dahl, or a selection of meats, and a smoked whitefish dip.
Craft beers like Cigar City, Etienne Dupont brut Cidre, Motorworks Lager from Bradenton, or a Greenbench Pils from St. Petersburg are all local breweries that are showcased. Lounge on the big couches, U shaped Patio beds, hanging chairs, bar seating under cover, or take pictures in front of the decor walls.
M Bird is located one of the rooftop bars in Tampa located at the popular Armature Works. Once you have finished dining below at the various vendors head upstairs to M Bird for a fun night out in this modern deco inspired space.
M bird is the place to be after sundown. It is 21 and up after 6 pm and has a live DJ spinning music from 8 pm until Midnight. This large covered rooftop bar is a great choice rain or shine and overlooks the Riverwalk and views of downtown Tampa Bay.
This is the perfect place to head for a Sunday Funday with a live DJ from 2 pm to 6 pm with a brunch menu with slides, hues rancheros and drinks like Bloody Mary, mimosa and French 75!
From cocktails to small plates M Bird is the place to be. Cocktail list is extensive with great offering of drinks like Out of Towner, I left my Wallet at Seguna a tropical coconut sweet rum drink, Hemingway Daiquir , and full bar.
The Sharable plates include light bites like hummus, poutine, chicken skewers, egg rolls, flatbreads, tacos, burgers, bowls and more!
Sal Y Mar
Sal Y Mar is the newest rooftop bar located in midtown Tampa at the Element and Aloft hotels. It is set to open in late January of 2021!
They are a Mexican inspired bar that wants to transport guests to the beaches of Tulum, while offering a 360 degree view of the Tampa Bay Area. They are open Sunday to Thursday from 4 pm to 12 am and Friday to Saturday until 1 am.
This is the place to come if looking for a nice dinner atmosphere that transforms into a fun evening! On the menu you will find starters like a charcuterie board, crab cakes, bruschetta, ahi tuna tower. To salads, handheld sandwiches like the Cuban, street tacos or a burger. While the mains include filet mignon, roasted chicken, shrimp and grits and grouper.
From the tiled floor, to swinging chairs , wooden tables, large over sized outdoor couches and tables, to ample indoor seating you can enjoy your craft cocktails while overlooking the city.
The Luna Lounge is located at Bulla Gastrobar and is one of the best rooftop bars in Tampa for views of downtown Tampa. Located in the popular SOHO and Hyde park Area this Spanish tapas style bar serves up cockatiels with views over the Tampa area.
Luna Lounge is open from 5 pm to 10 pm Sunday to Wednesday and 5 pm to 11 pm Thursday to Saturday.
On the Bulla brunch menu you will find avocado toast, flat breads, waffles, bulla Benedict and more. The tapas menu includes chorizo stuffed dates, tortillas, croquettes, beef Wellington, ceviche, tuna tartare, pan con tomato, churros, paella.
This is a great place to spend a night drinking. From hand crafted cocktails, too sangrias, froze, Moscow mules, charcuterie plates and more. Come for happy hour 4 pm to 7 pm.
Top Golf Rooftop Bar
Head to Top Golf if you are looking for a fun activity, day or evening night out in a unique setting. Top golf is known for their entertaining take on golf, where you can rent bays for your group and have a good time. Open 10 am to 11 pm, expect for Friday and Saturday night they are open until 12 am.
Head up to the rooftop terrace after golfing downstairs to enjoy drinks and a full food menu by the fire pits while you lounge on couches or sit at one of the tables and chairs. There is lots of space to spread out and relax either at the bar; or at one of the seating areas. Check the website for events as they often have live music!
Top golf serves a full menu with choices like flatbreads, tacos, nachos, wings, tenders, burgers, salads and more. On the bar menu you will find draft and canned beers as well as local breweries – wicked weeds, cigar city and Tampa bay brewing company. They also serve wine and cocktails like top golf tea (their take on a Long Island), frozen old fashioned, Bloody Mary, mules, margaritas, sangrias and more!
Rox Rooftop Bar
The Rox is also located at an Autograph Collection Hotel the Current located on Rocky Point Island. Come upstairs to the rooftop bar for a great view of the Tampa Bay at the Rox as well as cocktails and local drafts. They are open Thursday to Saturday from 4pm to close.
Rox is billed as Tampa Bay’s highest rooftop bars in Tampa serving luxury cocktails that build upon the history of Tampa area. The 360 degree views has seating both indoor and outdoor.
The cocktail menu is curated by the owners of Lucky Elephant winery and paired with Buddy Brew coffee for their Mexican Coffee cocktail and other crafted cocktail drinks. Relax on one the comfy couches and view a beautiful sunset over the Gulf.
Armani Rooftop Terrace
Armani Rooftop Terrace is located at the Grand Hyatt hotel near the Tampa Airport. This Italian trattoria located on the top floor of the Grand Hyatt offers spectacular views, food, and drinks overlooking the Tampa Bay and the downtown area. Dress code is required – no jeans or shorts or t-shirts.
This is a great choice for those looking for a sophisticated and upscale evening out. After a delicious dinner head up to the spacious rooftop patio for after dinner drinks or to watch the beautiful sunset or to enjoy an evening looking at the beautiful skyline of Tampa.
The menu, the view and the selection of craft cocktails paired with the Italian focused menu is sure to wow for those looking for a date night spot!
If your group is looking for the ultimate spot in Tampa you can rent out the entire rooftop terrace at Ulele for special events like graduation, engagement parties, rehearsal dinner and more. The rooftop terrace is only open for private events!
The setup can be customized to your group and includes couch seating and tables all under a covered terrace overlooking the Tampa Riverwalk. On the menu you will find a large list of wines and cocktails inspired by Native American ingredients.
Try the Native summer with gin, elderflower and fresh lime juice, or a Florida Mojito made with fresh citrus, Sangria, Moscow Mule, Sangria, Magbee Manhatten with Ulele own Knob Creek Bourbon, Ring of Fire with Florida Cane vodka, Princess Ulele Caipirinha as well as a premium bar offering.
Club Prana Sky Bar
Club Prana is a multi-level club with 5 levels located in Ybor. Located on the top floor you will find the Sky bar where reggae music blasts and you can dance under the lights of Ybor city.
After making your way through the different levels each with a different theme and musical genre head to the rooftop! There are two different bar set up in the space and tropical type drinks are served. You can also reserve a VIP table for your group if you are interested on the website!
Since opening in 2000, this has been the place to be Thursday through Saturday nights. There is a dress code here too, dress appropriately for a night out.
While not in Tampa, Pier Teaki is located just across the bridge in nearby Saint Petersburg Florida! This large covered open air space has plenty of seating, a large bar and 360 degree views! They are open 7 days a week from 10 am to Midnight.
Pier Teaki serves bar bites like wings, fish tacos, empanadas, burgers, fish sand-which and more and is the perfect place to come after spending a day at one of the beautiful beaches!
Sip on frozen cocktails to cool off from a day under the sun like froze, pina colada, frozen lemonade or a strawberry daiquiri. The signature cocktails can be served in a souvenir mug or ordered in a sharable size! Try the rum runner, zombie,Florida’s Hemingway, Jungle Bird, Pier Old Fashioned or Kill the Pain!
They serve draft beer from 3 daughters, Green Bench, St. Pete, Motorworks and Yuengling as well as bottled beer and wines. And also have full service bar.
The Canopy Rooftop Lounge
Located on top of the Birchwood hotel the Canopy Rooftop Lounge is one of the most popular rooftops in St. Pete area! Just a short drive from Tampa you can enjoy a night out and watch the sunset over the gulf at this popular rooftop lounge.
Once inside the Canopy you will find private cabanas, west sky lounge, fire pits surrounded by large couches, tables and glass railing giving unobstructed views four stories over St. Pete. Before 4 pm you will have a more casual experience and after sunset this is the place to be!
Order one of the popular flatbreads, sliders or appetizers and a hand crafted cocktail or fruit infused spritzer. There is a large selection of bottled and draft beer, wines, frozen cocktails such as Froze or Frozen Gin Daiquiri and more!
This is also a great place to come for brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 am to 4 pm! And ladies night is Wednesday from 7 pm to 10 pm with $5 and $6 cocktails.Monday to Friday from 4 pm to 7 pm is Happy hour with $5 sangria, $3 beer and 1/2 off wine as well as small plates for $6.
Head to Hurricane Seafood one of the restaurants in Saint Petersburg for an amazing rooftop deck bar known as Hurricane Watch. This is one of the best spots in the area to catch a famous Gulf coast sunset in Pass-a-grill beach area.
Order the famous grouper sandwich, crab cakes and more or come from happy hour 12 to 6 pm Monday to Friday! They have been around for over 42 years and are a staple in the area for both food and drinks!
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