According to bigseventravel.com, there’s only one thing to do when the heat and humidity hits – find the nearest rooftop bar and cool down with a cocktail or two. It might not have the same skyscrapers as New York or Tokyo, but there’s some amazing rooftop bars in Europe, with plenty of grand buildings for a cool new cocktail lounge to perch on.
Having a drink in one of the region’s best sky-high watering holes is a smart way to escape the heat and the crowds. Plus, you get a whole new viewpoint… and a tasty cocktail. With social distancing the way to go this summer, customers are seeking out airy, outside spaces.
With that in mind, we’ve rounded up the essential rooftop bars in Europe– from London to Luxembourg and pretty much everywhere in between.
Two Rooftop Bar in Budapest named as the one of the best in Europe.
This hugely popular bar has slick views of the city, with an herbalist and greenhouse vibe. The exact theme of the rooftop changes each summer; this year’s it’s kept things simple with a focus on English wine.
Want a bite to eat? What’s being grown next to you will most likely end up on your plate. There’s also regular events at the rooftop, such as astronomy on the roof or sunset yoga classes.
This super-chic bar proves that you don’t always need extreme heights to be considered one of the best rooftop bars in Europe. Patchwork is a Lebanese bar and restaurant in a colourful setting beside the sea. Vibrant handmade decor, sunset views and delicious cocktails add up to make this spot special.
This slick hotel bar has a panoramic terrace with views of Piazza Navona, St. Peter’s Basilica and the Pantheon that makes it a foolproof place for an Aperitivo for sunset. Reservations are pretty much essential, so plan ahead.
Liebling is known as Budapest’s ‘hidden’ rooftop bar, which might mean there’s not much of a view, but the funky courtyard makes up for it.
There’s live music every night, a vast selection of quality local wines, classic cocktails, spirits and the best of the Hungarian and Italian cuisine – what more could you want?
A luxury hotel in the city, head straight to the rooftop bar for panoramic views of the city to include in your Budapest Instagram snaps. Views of St Stephen’s Basilica go perfectly with a glass of vino.