The recent Brickell and Downtown explosion has given some fantastic rooftop spots. Even relatively small neighborhoods like Wynwood and Buena Vista also add to the option of rooftop bars in Miami. We love this, especially because many Miami Beach and Miami bars aren’t content with just good views.
These places are a great way to see Miami from a different perspective. So time your visit with a memorable Miami sunset and prepare to be wowed.
788 Brickell Plz , Miami FL 33131
The elevator will take you up 40 stories before arriving at Sugar, the EAST hotel’s ultra-trendy rooftop club. If you wait long enough, you’ll be rewarded with 360-degree views of the city and nearby canals, Asian-themed drinks (such as the Sweet Life, a sweet cocktail made with Thai iced tea, lemon, and whiskey), and a setting that seems more like a hidden, fairytale garden than a bar.
You will have to wait in line to get to Sugar if you schedule it incorrectly. And that queue may be somewhat lengthy at times. That queue is nearly always pretty long on Friday and Saturday evenings. Because the bar is small—perhaps the size of a basketball court—it has a limited capacity. If you don’t want to wait, come early, before the happy hour crowds arrive, and you should be alright.
WATR at the 1 rooftop at 1 Hotel & Homes
2341 Collins Ave, Miami, FL 33139
When you reserve a hotel at this one-of-a-kind beachfront resort, which spans an entire city block, you won’t be able to avoid the beach. Reclaimed wood structures and a neutral color palette with sandy tones and beachy (off) whites bring the sea into the nature-inspired rooms.
The atmosphere is very Zen, and at night, you’ll feel as if you’ve returned to South Beach, where a sleek rooftop pool and bar give way to one of the city’s most fabulous rooftop parties, which lasts until the early hours.
While soaking in the sun on top of the clouds at South Beach’s giant rooftop pool, positioned 18 stories above the beach, with a Peruvian-inspired Japanese cuisine menu, enjoy views extending from the Atlantic Ocean to South Beach’s Art Deco roofs and Biscayne Bay.
The music is more comparable to breaking waves than the typical club bangers. Something about this place’s laid-back feel makes you want to stay forever.
2103 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33127 – Wynwood
Astra is a Greek-themed restaurant with a retractable roof and a capacity of over 350 people. Astra, a rooftop bar in the center of Wynwood, is inspired by the colorful lounges of Mykonos. At 10,000 square feet, the space is relatively spacious, with appropriate dining tables and more casual sitting choices for drinking and lounging.
The bar is the most recent addition to the Wynwood rooftop scene (a tiny club). Expect Greek cuisine on the menu, which is heavy on seafood and mastika and ouzo behind the bar. In addition, guests may order horiataki (a Greek salad), paidakia (grilled lamb chops), and other Greek foods to eat.
The bar will also feature specialty cocktails and alcoholic Greek favorites such as mastika and ouzo. In addition, Astra hopes to host a weekend brunch, rooftop yoga, and other special events.
5020 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33137
A very tiny rooftop lounge—but a rooftop lounge nonetheless! Vista lives in the charming Upper Buena Vista retail complex and serves some delicious food that leans towards rustic Italian cuisine. Of course, you must get a table on the rooftop deck.
Mostly outdoors, with an expansive bar and just-opened rooftop, the vista is where rustic Italian cuisine meets tropical boho vibes. Food runs from traditional pasta dishes and charcuterie spreads to seasonally inspired local eats, like the flavorful Florida snapper over sweet coconut rice.
There’s plenty to drink, too, such as wines by the glass and bottle and a shortlist of handcrafted cocktails. The perfect romantic spot with a 150-year-old banyan tree that shades the cozy space.
1111 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Eclectic food and drink, plus South Beach views in an ultra-modern space atop a designer parking garage with a phenomenal view, which diners take in from the penthouse level of the famed Herzog & de Meuron-designed Lincoln Road parking garage.
The ideas, as well as the talent, are prodigious. In the kitchen are Laurent Cantineaux, a protégé of Daniel Boulud; former Nobu chef Sunny Oh; and pastry chef Gregory Gourreau, who honed his sweet tooth under the tutelage of Alain Ducasse and François Payard. Together, the trio creates a wonderfully eclectic menu of East-meets-West-meets-Paris dishes.
485 Brickell Ave, Miami, FL 33131
This rooftop club, pool, and lounge—formerly known as Fifty Ultra Lounge—has one of the best and highest views in the city. It’s a great spot to spend an evening, and it just may discourage you from going to the beach.
The pricey poolside deck and club, located fifty floors above, has an infinity pool, clear views of the coastline, private cabanas, and relaxing lounge music that will make you feel like you’re right on the beach, but without the risk of sand or children invading your personal space. So relax on the chaises and indulge in the pleasure of tropical drinks and light nibbles provided to your chairside, which you didn’t have to prepare.
915 Collins Ct Miami, FL 33139
Moxy Miami South Beach is a once-in-a-lifetime experience in Miami. Guests climb a staircase from the center courtyard to Serena, our open-air rooftop bar and restaurant inspired by the beautiful outdoor patio dining of Oaxaca and Mexico City. Serena, located on a bright, lushly planted patio, has a laid-back but elegant ambiance, unlike any other South Beach bar or restaurant.
An attractive ambiance for buzzy brunches with live music and great snacks at sunset is created by lounge and table seating, an enormous menu of sharing dishes, and a contemporary spin on classic Latin and Mexican food. So before returning to your pet-friendly hotel or suite with free Wi-Fi, ocean views, under-bed storage, and more, join us for the after-party.
270 Biscayne Blvd Way, Miami, FL 33131
Area 31 is an exciting rooftop bar with Biscayne Bay views that offer Mediterranean food and tropical beverages. Area 31 is placed on top of the posh EPIC Hotel in Brickell, west of the city center. It features an outdoor patio and happy hour promotions.
You’ll enjoy beautiful bayfront views in a rich, contemporary environment with upscale furnishings when you visit Area 31. While feasting on local seafood, fresh tropical fruit, and unique artisan drinks, you may watch the boats on the harbor or the sunset over the water.
The best rooftop bars in Miami offer stunning views, delicious food and drinks, and a variety of fun activities. You’ll find what you’re searching for at rooftop hotspots, whether it’s a romantic spot to watch the sunset or a bustling venue to dance the night away.
So, when staying in one of our luxury short-term rentals in Miami, penthouses for rent in Miami, villas for rent in Miami, or South Beach vacation rentals, stop by these rooftop bars in Miami for a memorable experience.