Best Rooftops in Orlando to Catch the Sunset

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The sun never sets here in Orlando! Well…maybe it does—so we want to make sure that we have the best views when it happens with a drink in hand. So we’ve gathered the perfect list of rooftops in Orlando to catch the sunset, as well as sky-high lounges to grab a drink!

Keep scrolling to find your next trendy rooftop stop to watch the sunset and snap the perfect Instagram photo!

Perched on the 9th floor of the gorgeous new JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek, Illume is a unique rooftop lounge that serves contemporary Japanese cuisine and creative cocktails. Since the JW is nestled right by Disney property, this rooftop lounge offers 360-degree views of the surrounding area and nightly fireworks from the parks!

With modern, Asian-inspired tapas and sushi, as well as handcrafted cocktails featuring Japanese sake and aged whiskey, you’ll fall in love with the delicious food and amazing ambiance that will keep you coming back to celebrate date night, anniversaries, and more!

Monday | CLOSED
Tuesday | CLOSED
Wednesday | 6PM—12AM
Thursday | 6PM—12AM
Friday | 6PM—12AM
Saturday | 6PM—12AM
Sunday | 6PM—12AM

Leave it to Orlando theme parks and hotels to have the most stunning rooftop bars and restaurants, and that’s where you’ll find Bar17 Bistro! Located at Aventura Hotel at Universal Studios, this upbeat, open-air bar serves amazing cocktails, international bar snacks, and weekend DJs for the ultimate party spot!

Set 17 floors up (hence the name), this rooftop allows you to see all 3 Universal parks and the Orlando skyline in the distance. Enjoy Korean fried chicken wings, Chef’s cheeseboard, signature baos, or the rooftop burger, and wash it down with custom craft cocktails or beer and wine.

Monday | 5PM—12AM
Tuesday | 5PM—12AM
Wednesday | 5PM—12AM
Thursday | 5PM—12AM
Friday | 5PM—1AM
Saturday | 5PM—1AM
Sunday | 5PM—12AM

Do you need your shoes repaired? You probably won’t be able to get them fixed here, but you will be able to enjoy unique cocktails on the rooftop at the oldest building still standing in downtown Orlando! Hanson’s Shoe Repair was built in 1883 as a shoe repair shop, but now it’s an elusive speakeasy in the heart of Orlando that offers incredible views of the city!

Secretly enough, you won’t be able to just walk upstairs into the bar, so be sure to check their social media or call 407-476-9446 for their daily password. Once you’re in, enjoy handcrafted cocktails and 1920’s vibes.

Monday | 8PM—2AM
Tuesday | 8PM—2AM
Wednesday | 8PM—2AM
Thursday | 8PM—2AM
Friday | 8PM—2AM
Saturday | 8PM—2AM
Sunday | 8PM—2AM

Welcome to AC Sky Bar, Orlando’s highest rooftop bar! Located in the modern AC Hotel Orlando, this rooftop terrace gives you a backdrop of boundless city views. The Sky Bar Lounge and Kitchen serves Spanish-inspired tapas and bites, artisanal cocktails, and local Orlando craft brews from 18 stories up.

Since this location is the perfect backdrop for the ideal Instagram sunset, AC Sky Bar highly recommends making reservations for the rooftop. Once you’re at the top, you’ll soon realize why they call it the City Beautiful.

Monday | 5PM—11PM
Tuesday | 5PM—11PM
Wednesday | 5PM—11PM
Thursday | 5PM—11PM
Friday | 5PM—12AM
Saturday | 5PM—12AM
Sunday | 5PM—11PM

With two outdoor terraces and an elegant dining room, Capa Steakhouse and Bar sits on the 17th floor of the Four Seasons hotel right by Walt Disney World and is one of our favorite rooftops in Orlando. This rooftop steakhouse showcases prime cuts of rib, Spanish-influenced cuisine, small plates, fresh seafood and is among the Best 100 Wine Restaurants in the US!

Given its proximity to Disney, you’re sure to see stunning views of the fireworks show every night! They also have a wine and cocktail program that emphasizes regional specialties and global classics. Good food, drinks, and a view? Sign us up!

Monday | 5PM—10PM
Tuesday | 5PM—10PM
Wednesday | 5PM—10PM
Thursday | 5PM—10PM
Friday | 5PM—10PM
Saturday | 5PM—10PM
Sunday | 5PM—10PM

There’s nothing quite like enjoying a cold glass of Coke, that is, unless you’re enjoying it on the rooftop bar! Enjoy amazing views of Disney Springs at the Coca-Cola Store Rooftop Beverage Bar while quenching your thirst with a classic Coke, frozen beverages, smoothies, floats, and 16 different international drinks from around the world!

You can also check out their adult menu with handcrafted cocktails, smoothies, and flights during the evening. For example, try their twist on a Coke float with Bacardi, Kahlua, and vanilla ice cream, or the Simply Rainbow with orange soda, Titos, Blue Curacao, and grenadine.

Monday | 10AM—5PM
Tuesday | 12PM—7PM
Wednesday | 10AM—11PM
Thursday | 10AM—11PM
Friday | 10AM—11PM
Saturday | 10AM—11PM
Sunday | 10AM—11PM

Another rooftop spot at Disney Springs you do not want to miss is Paddlefish! This iconic seafood restaurant, bar, and special events venue is located aboard a modern steamboat docked at Disney Springs! Enjoy incredible views on their rooftop deck with a full menu available.

Paddlefish is known for its fresh seafood from both the East and West coast and is the only restaurant at Disney Springs that serves king and snow crab. Not only do they have outdoor dining for all guests, but they also offer private event spaces on all three of their decks that are perfect for intimate wedding ceremonies, receptions, and rehearsal dinners.

Monday | 12PM—11PM
Tuesday | 12PM—11PM
Wednesday | 12PM—11PM
Thursday | 12PM—11PM
Friday | 12PM—11PM
Saturday | 12PM—11PM
Sunday | 12PM—11PM

Half an enchilada? No, we want the whole thing! The Whole Enchilada was conceptualized by two local brothers with a taste for tacos and a craving for hot sauce and is taking the burrito business by storm with their unique blend of “classic with a twist” menu items.

With four locations around Florida, you can find them in Winter Garden for some fantastic Mexican food, frozen and on-the-rocks margaritas, and a spectacular rooftop patio. So step out onto the rooftop and enjoy fajita burritos, Hasselhoff tacos, enchilada platters, and more!

Monday | 11AM—12AM
Tuesday | 11AM—12AM
Wednesday | 11AM—12AM
Thursday | 11AM—12AM
Friday | 11AM–1AM
Saturday | 11AM–1AM
Sunday | 11AM—12AM

Nestled below the spire of the Amway Center in downtown Orlando, the Sky Lounge is the place to be in Orlando when looking for a luxurious and stylish rooftop party. The Sky Lounge is open all event days and features craft cocktails like the Empress Orlando, Amway Sunset, and Magic Sky.

Previously known as One80 Skytop Lounge, this rooftop bar got a new name and look earlier this year. One thing that hasn’t changed is the stunning views of the city and a great place to grab a drink before or after your event!

Monday | CLOSED
Tuesday | CLOSED
Wednesday | CLOSED
Thursday | CLOSED
Friday | 9PM–2AM
Saturday | 9PM–2AM
Sunday | CLOSED

*Subject to change due to events at the Amway Center

Best Rooftops in Orlando to Watch the Sunset

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Adriana Rodrigues Oswald

Adriana Rodrigues Oswald

Adriana is a City Manager for UNATION and author of the Stuff to Do in Orlando City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Orlando area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinOrlando on Instagram and Facebook.