With a year-round vacation climate and a cityscape offering spectacular views, Miami has recently developed an impressive number of rooftop bars. This is a city where it really all comes together for outdoor drinking venues, and people of all ages and style can find a watering hole at skyline level to suit their tastes. Hotels play an enormous role in the city’s nightlife scene and when it comes to rooftop bars, many of Miami’s best are located right on hotel premises. Here are some of the best:
Area 31, Downtown Miami
Area 31 is on the top of the EPIC Hotel and is often rammed with around 200 visitors on weekend nights. Stare at the city from this amazing spot on the 31st floor with a drink and you’ll feel on top of the world. Area 31’s signature drink is the Plankton. Enjoy its fruit-flavored kick while sitting by the pool or dancing to the hot summer beats.
Watr at the 1 Hotel, South Beach
This venue at the 1 Hotel is aptly named, as you will indeed be surrounded by water. Not only can you enjoy a view of the ocean, you can also swim in the hotel’s huge infinity pool located on the 18th floor. This place is essentially a beach club in the sky, offering stunning views of the Miami skyline on one side and South Beach on the other. The menu is eclectic, with organic cocktails and beer on tap.
Juvia, South Beach
In an unlikely location, Juvia is perched atop the huge 1111 Parking Garage. Don’t be fooled by the odd choice of venue though – this is an ultramodern space with an ivy-covered wall and an interior that has even won design awards. In fact, the venue offers such great ambience with a view that it makes for one of the best date spots in the city. Their best known drink is the Purple Juvia which is a mix of blackberry, lemon juice and Belvedere Chambord.
E11even, Downtown Miami
On top of the E11even restaurant is a bar which is just as cool as its name. Downtown nightlife is walkable and visible from here and coupled with the sea breeze, it guarantees a great time and a perfect spot from which to enjoy an ice cold sunset beer to start your evening. After 7 pm, the place transforms into a nightclub with a live DJ spinning summer-inspired jams against a backdrop of LED screens.