7 Miami Rooftop Bars with the Best Cocktails – and Views

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Miami Rooftop bars are the ultimate spots to spend an evening sipping cold cocktails and soaking up spectacular views.  There are plenty of luxurious and cozy rooftop bars located downtown or on South Beach offering terraces with magical skyline and ocean vistas to choose from.

Here are some of the very best rooftop bars in Miami for amazing cocktails.

Miami Rooftop Bars with Spectaular City Views

Sugar at East, Miami Hotel

This swanky rooftop bar located downtown’s Brickell City Centre has magical views of Miami skyscrapers and skyline.  Perched on top of the 40th floor of the EAST, Miami Hotel, Sugar is set in a lush garden hideaway located high above the Magic City. A curated mix of local and international DJs create a fun and laid-back atmosphere to enjoy their Asian inspired signature cocktails.

Sesame Sling at Sugar

Tanqueray Gin , Mango, Key Lime, Hibiscus and garnished with Sesame seeds

788 Brickell Plaza, Miami (the rooftop at EAST, Miami Hotel), sugar-miami.com,  @EASTMiami

Pawn Broker at Langford Hotel

This stylish and award-winning rooftop bar atop the elegant landmark Langford Hotel offers panoramic views of Miami’s towering financial district.  Watch the sun set from the Pawn Broker’s cozy terrace, while sipping Prohibition-inspired cocktails.

Giggle Water cocktail

Giggle Water at Pawnbroker Miami

Martin Miller’s Westbourne Strength gin, housemade champagne syrup, Fever Tree’s Indian tonic water, and –as the soapy bubbles, molecular-generated lavender foam in a tub.  This whimsical vessel references when folks made gin in their bathtubs during the Prohibition Era.

121 SE 1st St., Downtown Miami, (on top of the The Langford Hotel), pawnbrokermiami.com, @pawnbrokermiami

Terrace Bar Lounge at Area 31

Terrace Bar Miami rooftop

The Terrace Bar shares breathtaking vistas of Downtown Miami with the Area 31 restaurant, both located on the 16th floor of the beautiful Kimpton EPIC Hotel.  Relax on the patio of this elevated hangout on lush couches or under umbrella-covered tables, while enjoying cocktails and beats.

Epic Sunset cocktail

Epic Sunset at Terrace Bar Miami

Epic Sunset Belvedere Orange, Grand Marnier, Campari and Passion Fruit

270 Biscayne Blvd Way, Miami (in the Kimpton EPIC Hotel), area31restaurant.com, @Area31Miami

Rooftop at E11even Nightclub

E11 Miami Rooftop

Downtown Miami’s all-inclusive nightlife destination, E11even, is located in the heart of the booming Arts & Entertainment District.  The 4,700 square-foot rooftop is one of Miami’s hottest open-air night club spots for live music and drinks.

Espresso cocktail

Espresso cocktail at E11

Belvedere Vodka, Kahlua, and Espresso

15 NE 11th Street, Miami, 11miamirooftop.com, @11MiamiRooftop

Miami Rooftops With South Beach Vies

Watr at 1 Hotel

Watr Miami rooftopOn this rooftop bar in South Beach you’ll find stunning ocean views as well as a magnificent swimming pool surrounded by white cabanas.  Atop of the 1 Hotel South Beach, Watr has a Zen-like atmosphere, and serves cocktails and cuisine inspired by the islands of Polynesia and Japan.

Rinse Off cocktail

Rinse Off at Watr

Ketel One, Green Grapes, Shiso Leaf, Lime, Agave Nectar, Soda Water.

2341 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach (the rooftop at 1 Hotel), 1hotels.com/South-Beach, @the1rooftop

The Cape at Townhouse Hotel

Cape at Townhouse Hotel Miami

The cozy rooftop bar on the fifth floor of the Townhouse, is a beach bungalow inspired oasis with panoramic views of South Beach, complete with a replica of Key Biscayne’s Cape Florida Lighthouse. Behind the bar is The Cape’s passionate head bartender, Steven Sollas, serving up the most excellent cocktails, curated by Brian Griffiths of Broken Shaker fame.

Pancho and Lefty cocktail

Pancho and Lefty cocktail at Townhouse Miami

Jalapeno Tequila, jicama juice, avocado agave, and lime juice.

150 20th St, Miami Beach, FL (at Townhouse Hotel), sbe.com/nightlife/the-cape, @thecapemiami

Rooftop Garden Bar at Juvia

Juvia Miami rooftop

Juvia Miami, a gorgeous rooftop garden restaurant and bar on top of a designer parking garage on South Beach’s famous Lincoln Road.  Enjoy views of the city and the beach alike, while sipping specialty cocktails created by beverage director Zarko Stankovik.

Jalisco Flower

Jalisco Flower at Juvia Miami

Avion Juvia Barrel tequila (especially distilled for Juvia Miami), St. Germain, rose syrup, orange bitters, and Angostura bitters; garnished with a branded orange twist.

1111 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach, FL (South Beach), juviamiami.com, @JuviaMiami

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