This year also calls for outdoor dining all year long and we’re loving it, especially when it comes with a side of gorgeous city views! From wonderful waterfront enclaves to lush rooftop gardens, these twelve Miami rooftops have it all (including safety measures)!
1. Area 31, Downtown Miami
Surrounded by skyscrapers, this gorgeous rooftop bar perched atop Kimpton EPIC Hotel’s 16th floor offers some fantastic views of Downtown Miami and the Miami River. Here’ you’ll be able to enjoy some fantastic and innovative seafood options as well as incredible craft cocktails! And for an added dose of fun, make sure to head on over to Area 31 on Thursdays for some flamenco dancing and top-notch tapas!
Find it at 270 Biscayne Blvd Way, Miami, FL 33131.
2. Astra, Wynwood
This beautiful rooftop garden in Wynwood offers some gorgeous, uninterrupted views of the Miami skyline. Plus, the 10,000-square-foot bar offers plenty of place to relax and soak up the sun while enjoying some of the best Greek seafood recipes in town!
Find it at 2121 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33127.
3. Cebada, Downtown Coral Gables
Cebada Rooftop combines the best of rooftops, raw bars, and cocktail bars to bring a brand new concept to the neighborhood. Created by the team behind Dadeland’s Abi Maria, this spot offers a fresh Cuban-American concept with a dual-bar program. Indoors, guests can enjoy a variety of spirit-forward Cuban cocktails such as the Cuba Libre and the Old Cuban while the open-air rooftop area offers a wide variety of mixed and canned drinks as well as cocktails on draft. Patrons can choose from up to seven different drinks on tap including wine and an array of craft cocktails.
Find it at 124 Giralda Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134.
4. Gitano, Miami Beach
Located inside Casa Faena, an enchanting, vintage Spanish mansion in Miami Beach, Gitano offers a modern take on the Spanish-Colonial towns of Yucatan that will have you feeling like you’ve just been transported to the jungles of Mexico. The place has a fun open-air dancing floor with a twinkling disco ball, and its very own tropical tipis where you can soak up the sun and beautiful ocean views during the day and nuzzle up with some fresh cocktails by night.
Find it at 3500 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140
5. Juvia, Miami Beach
Looking to take your brunch with a view to the next level? Then Juvia is the perfect spot for you. The rooftop bar offers 2-hour long bottomless brunches with your choice of mimosas, bellini, prosecco or Avion tequila margaritas for 40$ and the purchase of a main course per person. Enjoy an eclectic menu of brunch classics and fusion dishes while taking in the stunning views this designer rooftop has to offer and don’t forget to make it a bottomless one for a day to remember. Salud!
Find it at 1111 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139.
6. La Côte at Fontainebleau Hotel, Miami Beach
Located inside the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach, La Côte brings a slice of Southern France to the tropical bay of Miami. Choose to dine poolside so you can enjoy the idyllic views of the Miami coast while you enjoy some excellent Mediterranean cuisine and sip on French wine.
Find it at Fontainebleau Hotel, 4441 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140.
7. No. 3 Social, Wynwood
While the view at No. 3 Social aren’t the best ones, the ambiance and experience make this 2nd-floor rooftop a total must-try. But, at No. 3’s breezy rooftop you’ll be able to munch on some scrumptious pork bao buns, sliders and other bites while enjoying some totally awesome cocktails, not to mention the totally awesome DJ Sundays make for a totally fun evening!
8. Serena at the Moxy Hotel, South Beach
This delightful Mexican rooftop in South Beach makes for the perfect spot to watch the sunset from while surrounded by beautiful Art Deco architecture. The cozy lounge has plenty of sofa spots in which to cuddle up and enjoy some excellent uni and crab tostadas, tuna tartare, and other coastal Mexican eats.
Find it at the Moxy Hotel South Beach, 915 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139.
9. Sugar, Brickell
This lush garden rooftop in Brickell is an excellent destination for happy hour. Located on the 40th floor Sugar offers 360-views of the city, tasty cocktails, and a swank crowd. Beware though, it’s quite popular so booking a table ahead of time, especially if you’ll be wanting something to eat, is highly recommended!
Find it at 788 Brickell Plaza #40, Miami, FL 33131.
10. Terras, Little Havana
Perched atop Little Havana’s Life House Hotel, this tropical-themed bar decorated with plants, herbs, and spices, is perfect for the upcoming period of weather in Miami, as well as providing ingredients for the seasonal cocktails.
11.Vista, Upper Buena Vista
This charming rooftop in Upper Buena Vista offers tasty Italian cuisine with a side of gorgeous views and greenery. Pro tip: Head on over around 7 p.m. for happy hour mules and a dazzling sunset!
Find it at 5020 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33137.
12. Watr At The 1 Rooftop, South Beach
Want to enjoy some excellent Latin American fare and waterfront views? Then look no further, Watr At The 1 is the rooftop for you. This laidback rooftop offers a Peruvian-Japanese menu and a bar decked in reclaimed wood and frosé on tap. So relaxing!
Find it at 2341 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139.
[Featured image: Facebook / Vista Miami Restaurant]