Cocktail with a View – The Most Spectacular Rooftop Bars Around the World

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With summer upon us, there’s nothing quite like sitting outside with a nice drink and watching the world go by.

Sipping a cocktail while taking in a breathtaking view is the perfect way to spend an evening.

With this in mind, here’s a selection of the most beautiful views from some of the best rooftop bars around the world.

FLAIR ROOFTOP RESTAURANT BAR, RITZ-CARLTON SHANGHAI, CHINA

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The Flair Rooftop Restaurant Bar is located 58 floors above the busting metropolis of Shanghai and overlooks the Huangpu River. A truly stunning view.

SKY BAR, TOWER CLUB AT LEBUA, BANGKOK, THAILAND

Located 274 metres above the city of Bangkok, Sky Bar offers spectacular views of the city from the 63rd floor of Tower Club at lebua. The multi-hued island bar’s colours change every 90 seconds so you’ll be in for a colourful experience while sipping a cocktail here.

VERTIGO AND MOON BAR AT BANYAN TREE, BANGKOK, THAILAND

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With 360-degree views of Bangkok, the Vertigo and Moon Bar at Banyan Tree is a must visit. Located 61 stories above the vibrant city, this view needs to be seen to be believed.

AER LOUNGE, FOUR SEASONS HOTEL, MUMBAI, INDIA

Covering the entire 34th floor roof of the Four Seasons Hotel, Aer Lounge offers a relaxing space about the busy city of Mumbai with spectacular views of the city and sea.

OZONE, RITZ-CARLTON, HONG KONG

Located on the 118th floor of the Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong, this majestic spot is the world’s highest rooftop bar with a view to die for.

FLUTE, A PERRIER JOUET BAR, BANGKOK, THAILAND

Located on the 64th floor of The Dome at lebua in Bangkok, the Flute A Perrier-Jouet Bar offers a stunning view of the city from a height of 244 metres. This bar is also the highest al-fresco champagne bar in the world. Cheers to that.

LA DOLCE VITAE AT MAJESTIC HOTEL & SPA, BARCELONA, SPAIN

Located 10 stories above Barcelona’s Passeig de Garcia, visit La Dolce Vitae for the best views of the vibrant Spanish city and a glass of sangria too.

NEW YORK BAR, PARK HYATT TOKYO, JAPAN

Enjoy a cocktail in New York Bar and experience panoramic views of Tokyo in the same bar which provided the backdrop to the film, Lost in Translation.

THE SKYLARK, NEW YORK CITY

Located 30 stories above the heart of New York City in Times Square, the Skylark cocktail lounge offers incredible panoramic views of Midtown Manhattan.

BABA NEST, SRI PANWA, PHUKET, THAILAND

Baba Nest is a floating bar in the centre of a mountaintop infinity pool at Sri Panwa resort in Phuket. A truly unique Thailand experience.

1-ALTITUDE, SINGAPORE

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The highest alfresco bar in the world, 1-Altitude stands at a peak of 282 metres above sea level and offers 360-degree views from the 63rd floor of One Raffles Place.

ALFRESCO 64 – A CHIVAS BAR, BANGKOK, THAILAND

This beautiful rooftop bar is the highest whiskey bar in the world. So whether you sip a cocktail or a whiskey, the views from Alfresco 64, which is shaped like the prow of a luxury yacht, will have you soaring.

LA TERRAZA DE CASA GANGOTENA, QUITO, ECUADOR

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This little rooftop bar, La Terraza De Cast Gangotena, boasts stunning views of Quito’s colonial Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Ecuador.

FEATURE BY SARAH GLASCOTT

Sarah has always had a great love of travel, food and photography. Following her journalism degree at DCU, she developed a passion for travel writing while living in Spain.

Sarah loves exploring new places and sampling the local cuisine. Working with TheTaste.ie combines her love of food and travel.

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