Best 17 Rooftop Bars in Philadelphia

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There’s nothing quite like taking in the stunning views atop the Philadelphia region’s drinking and dining establishments with a bite to eat and a drink in hand. And in the surrounding greater Philadelphia region, stunning views can easily be paired with craft beers (East Branch Brewing Co.), Margaritas (Mas Mexicali Cantina), lawn games (Off the Rail) and more. Food and drinks taste better (and seem cooler), when consumed on rooftop, right? There is something about the Philadelphia city views and fresh air that just feels right!  Though there are plenty of awesome bars to try in Philadelphia, you all must be guilty of visiting the same few night after night, falling into routine. So, what can you do to break the routine! It’s recommended checking out numerous rooftop bars in town. Whether you prefer cocktails, wine, or beer, you’ll definitely find the perfect rooftop bar sport in Philadelphia for whatever you like to drink.  Rooftop Bars in Philadelphia features comfy spacious seatings, firepits, delicious craft cocktails, fun atmosphere, friendly servers & bartenders with quick and attentive service, variety of reasonably priced drinks and beautiful & dazzling scenic views.

17. Brauhaus Schmitz

Brauhaus Schmitz

A must stop on Southern Street! Brauhaus was born in the year 2009 and has revived the city’s love affair with its German heritage and introduced a whole generation of  Philadelphias to the foods of their forefathers. Brauhaus Schmitz operates Monday – Wednesday 4:00 pm – 12:00 am, Thursday – Sunday 12:00 pm – 12:00 am. The rooftop bar is also an awesome event space from birthday parties, graduation parties and other special parties and events. Great location and very easily accessible near historical sites.

16. National Mechanics

National Mechanics

Cool rooftop bar in Philadelphia. Great place to relax after a hot day of sightseeing and enjoy a glass of wine or one of their ice cold beers. National Mechanics is a casual eatery in a former bank building serving American fare amid quiz nights and other events. For years National Mechanics has been a staple of Old City and has housed Philadelphia’s favorite bar. Their warm antique-like feel makes National Mechanics bar similar to the city itself; a fresh mix of old-world form and new-age function. National Mechanics operation hours are Monday & Tuesday 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm,  Wednesday & Thursday 5:00 pm – 12:00 am,  Friday 5:00 pm – 2:00 am, Saturday 10:00 am – 2:00 am,  and Sunday 10:00 am – 10:00 pm.

15. The Continental Mid-town

The Continental Mid-town

One of the most fav places in Philadelphia. Three full stories of fun awaits you at the Continental Midtown. It has a cool rooftop bar and electric seating with awesome scenic views. Whether you’re relaxing in the lounge,  swinging in a basket chair on the jet-set mezzanine or taking in the night along the airy rooftop patio,  it’s a total reprieve from the expected.

14. Monk’s Cafe

Monk's Cafe

Monk’s is another rooftop bar and gem in Philadelphia. Monk’s cafe is in a never-ending quest to bring their guests the finest beers in the world. Their bottled beer list is well tended and stored under optimum conditions. World-class beer emporium and restaurant open for indoor dining and takeout. Monk’s is a Belgium-inspired restaurant serving hard-to-find beers on the tap or by the bottle. Eat their acclaimed burgers and mussels.

13. Attico Rooftop Lounge

Attico Rooftop Lounge

A nice place to hang out with scenic views in Philadelphia.  It’s a center city rooftop lounge on Broad Street 2 blocks from city hall. Elevated views! Elevated cuisine! What a beautiful rooftop atmosphere atop the Cambria Hotel. Attico Rooftop Lounge operation hours are Wednesday & Thursday 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm, Friday 4:00 pm – 2:00 am, Saturday 10:30 am – 2:00 am, and Sunday 10:30 am – 11:00 pm. Attico Rooftop features delicious desserts, nice happy hour, good food and drinks, lovely atmosphere, amazing views, excellent bartenders, great cocktails, great music,  awesome vibe, wonderful DJs, amazing staff, great ambiance, and a cool location. The servers are very good with bringing out the appetizers constantly rotating.

12. North Third

North Third

A great neighbourhood bar! This is one of Philly’s best kept secrets. North Third rooftop bar is located at 3rd and Brown Street in the Northern Liberties neighborhood of Philadelphia. It’s a creative new American bar fare,  including wings,  in a dimly lit space with mismatched decor. This place is low-key from the outside and has a very singular collection of art/artifacts on the walls and ceilings. Having lived for years this spot is quickly becoming a rediscovered gem!

11. Lark


Lark,  a new concept by James Beard Award Finalist and Top Chef Winner,  chef Nicholas Elmi. The menu spotlights sustainable seafood,  craveable seafood handmade pastas,  heritage meats, local vegetables,  craft cocktails,  and a thoughtfully curated wine list with elevated options. Six levels up from sister restaurant the Landing kitchen,  lark’s expansive rooftop space is marked by its light wood tones,  bronze accents,  plush forest-green fabrics and foiled wallpapers.

10. Stratus


Great spot for an enjoyable outdoor evening experience. Stratus is the ritzy rooftop nightspot at the Hotel Monaco and offers views, gourmet bar bites & cocktails. With lush green walls and plush leather couches, Stratus provides that not all bars are created equal. In order to form a more perfect evening, they invite you to join them atop the city of Brotherly love. This bar is on top of Hotel Monaco just next to Independence Hall. Great upscale Miami/Cali vibe in Philly. It’s a pretty classic hotel rooftop lounge, with lots of low white couches, and it has one of the best views in the city.

9. The Post

The Post

This place is a lot of fun! The post is a great Happy Hour spot in Philadelphia. The post has great scenic views. The Post bar is a highly recommended venue for events. The Post operates Tuesday – Thursday 11:00 am – 11:00 pm, Friday 11:00 am – 12:00 am, and Saturday 4:00 pm – 12:00 am. Convenient location for public transportation.

8. Condesa


Phenomenal experience with an incredible Mexican place with a great view. Hands down,  one of the best restaurants and rooftop bars in Philadelphia. This place is by far the Mexican spot around. Condesa Bar in Philadelphia is a lively rooftop Taqueria and a modern Mexican dining bar open Monday to Saturday. It’s a fantastic,  upscale Mexican restaurant located in the city center. Happy hours that are available Monday through Saturday 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm. Beautiful lounge and outdoor setup. It has vaulted ceilings with funky chandeliers,  and everything is a shade of sand,  save for a few colourful pillows scattered on the bench.

7. Irwin’s


Impeccable views- views from rooftop are amazing. This is a true gem of Philadelphia. Bringing modern Silican fare & natural wines together on 8 th floor of South Philadelphia’s Bok Building. The setting,  one of the coolest in Philly,  is the reason to dine here. The restaurant serves modern Silican cuisine. The space is beautiful,  it feels like you’re in a Mad men scene in an old school. Original graffiti graces the walls as a reminder of the building being a former public school.

6. Far East Descendant

Far East Descendant

If you’re looking for a new place to be regular look no further than Far East Descendant Rooftop bar in Philadelphia. Far East Descendant is a modern cantonese restaurant in Philadelphia’s Chinatown neighborhood. The restaurant, on two levels,  has plenty of highly polished wood and candles,  a roof deck with city views,  and an inventive menu of cantonese-inspired bites and drinks. The spot features a one of a kind menu deeply rooted in authentic cantonese flavors and cultural tie-ins,  the menu will consist of small plates. The hidden gem in Chinatown that has the best vegetarian food in the city. The outdoor roof bar shows an impressive view of the Vine Street Expressway and the awesome murals that surround the building.

5. Tabu Lounge & Sports Bar

Tabu Lounge & Sports Bar

The concept of Tabu was created out of a need to have a true sports bar that caters to the diverse and dynamic crowd that makes up the Gayborhood as part of Washington Square West.  Tabu Lounge and Sports Bar were envisioned to be not just another business on 12 th street, but a part of the community that gives back in ways others only think about. The guys behind U. City’s Mikey’s have taken over the former Sal’s on 12th to create a multi-level, exposed-brick-heavy sports bar & lounge complete with every sports package in the galaxy on a flatscreen armada lording over the joint, from the ground floor’s 20-seat tile bar and rear, comfort-food serving dining area, to the downstairs game room and its pair of pool tables, to the upstairs lounge with a glass tile-topped bar, cushy seating, and a DJ booth, proving that DJ Dozier is awesome at football, baseball, and spinning the latest Kesha tracks.

4. Harper’s Garden

Harper's Garden

Located on South 18th between Market St. & Chestnut St. Harper’s Garden is a contemporary bar and restaurant tucked away in Rittenhouse Square. Our rotating menu focuses on simple, seasonal dishes using local ingredients and unique signature cocktails. The open-air veranda shades guests in our vibrant garden, offering a unique escape from the bustle of the city. Their menu focuses on simple, seasonal dishes to share and offers full-service seating inside the lounge overlooking the space for private parties.

3. Bok Bar

Bok Bar

Bok Bar is located at 9 th Street, Philadelphia, PA United States, Pennsylvania. Drop by for cold drinks, a great view, and an amazing view. Bok Bar operations hours are Wednesday & Thursday from 5 pm – 11 pm, Friday 5 pm – Midnight, Saturday  2 pm – Midnight, and Sunday 2 pm – 10 pm. The minimalist decor and soft music playing in the background made for a very relaxed vibe.

2. Assembly


Assembly is a rooftop bar that features an all-weather and open-air lounge atop The Logan, Philadelphia’s Hotel, overlooking the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Featuring a variety of semi-private spaces, the Assembly bar provides the ideal location for your next event. The Assembly bar rooftop lounge is open to the public and is able to accommodate private events. Located nine stories high, Assembly features an exquisite outdoor space with unrivaled views of Philadelphia’s art and museum district. Their sexy rooftop setting high above Philadelphia pours a list of bubbly cocktails, plus a wealth of champagnes and sparkling wines by the glass and by the bottle. Imbibe in style and relax in a sophisticated atmosphere.

1. JG SkyHigh

JG SkyHigh

A stellar spot with killer views and elevated cocktails in downtown Philadelphia. There are beautiful bars in Philadelphia, but nothing like this.  It’s Philadelphia’s highest situated bar and lounge and presents a glamorous space to re-connect and re-discover. Toast to life’s special moments with artful cocktails and light bites while enjoying live-music and unobstructed sky-high views. The views of the city of Brotherly love still dazzle, and the service remains, in true Four Seasons fashion, warm and polished.

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