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Must-Visit Rooftop Bars in Tampa Bay

  • February 28, 2023
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There are so many things to love about our city, and one of them is the huge list of rooftop bars in Tampa Bay! There are so many to choose from – all with different vibes and cuisines.

Whether you’re looking for a casual or luxury rooftop bar in Tampa Bay, we’ve done the research, so all you have to do is plan and explore. Keep reading to find these spots!

M. Bird at Armature Works

M. Bird is an open-air, rooftop patio bar at Armature Works! Their beautiful view of Downtown Tampa and the Hillsborough River is Instagram-worthy and perfect to catch a sunset. Their decor is aesthetically pleasing as well, with muted green and antique gold accents.

Pro-tip: We recommend ordering the “Out of Towner” cocktail and the “Afterthot” drink – a super strong but fruity drink.  Two of these are enough, but have a third to have a fun night out!

Hours and Location

Monday | 4:00pm-12:00am
Tuesday | 4:00pm-12:00am
Wednesday | 4:00pm-12:00am
Thursday | 4:00pm-2:00am
Friday | 3:00pm-2:00am
Saturday | 12:00pm-2:00am
Sunday | 12:00pm-11:00pm

📍 1903 Market St, Tampa, FL 33602

The Canopy at the Birchwood

The Canopy at the Birchwood is the most famous rooftop bar in St.Pete. Here you can get a 360-view of the bay, Clearwater Pier, and North Straub Park. The Canopy is a great bar and club atmosphere – with plenty of seating for groups, cozy fireplaces, and neon lighting. We recommend reserving a private cabana for any special occasion!

As for food, The Canopy serves lounge food like flatbreads and appetizers – perfect to share.  Grab one of their seasonal cocktails as well, which feature ingredients sourced from the St. Pete area!

Pro-tip: Stop by for Brunch for Lunch on Tuesdays and Sundays, as well as for Ladies Night on Wednesdays at 7:00pm, and for happy hour starting at 4:00pm on weekdays! Check all their specials here.

Hours and Location

Monday | 4:00pm-12:00am
Tuesday | 4:00pm-12:00am
Wednesday | 4:00pm-12:00am
Thursday | 4:00pm-12:00am
Friday | 1:00pm-2:00am
Saturday |11:00am-2:00am
Sunday |11:00am-12:00am

📍 340 Beach Dr NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Pier Teaki

For spectacular views, head to Pier Teaki, one of Tampa Bay’s newer rooftop bars! Located at St. Pete Pier, this modern tiki joint combines refined modern vibes in a tropical setting. Their tiki hut umbrellas, Hawaiian decor accents, and tropical-inspired drinks are the best way to get away from the work week.
We recommend their Popcorn Coconut Shrimp with their Pina Colada dipping sauce.  Pair it with their signature Mai Tai!
Hours and Location

Monday | 10:00am-11:00pm
Tuesday | 10:00am-11:00pm
Wednesday | 10:00am-11:00pm
Thursday | 10:00am-11:00pm
Friday | 10:00am-11:00pm
Saturday | 10:00am-11:00pm
Sunday | 10:00am-11:00pm

📍 800 2nd Ave NE St. Petersburg, FL 33701

The Luna Lounge at Bulla Gastrobar

The Luna Lounge at Bulla Gastrobar is the best view of Downtown Tampa.  Located on the fourth floor of Bulla Gastrobar, Luna Lounge serves the bar menu version of Bulla but with a great view.

We love visiting this spot as the first stop on a night out, using their couch area to enjoy appetizers with a large group. We recommend ordering a bunch of their amazing flatbreads and focusing on their signature drinks.
Hours and Location

Monday | 5:00pm-10:00pm
Tuesday | 5:00pm-10:00pm
Wednesday | 5:00pm-10:00pm
Thursday | 5:00pm-11:00pm
Friday | 5:00pm-11:00pm
Saturday | 5:00pm-11:00pm
Sunday | 5:00pm-10:00pm

📍 930 S Howard Ave 5th floor, Tampa, FL 33606

Hi-Fi Rooftop Bar at the Fenway Hotel

The Hi-Fi Rooftop bar in Dunedin is one of our favorite spots to catch the sunset. With a view of the intercoastal waterway, you get a great view of the sun setting over the water.

Hi-Fi is a mix of modern resort vibes with a Florida twist. Their couch areas are perfect for group dates, but they also have a bar area if you’re looking to mix and mingle!

Order one of their fun cocktails including Purple Rain, Fenway Sunset, and Summer Rhapsody!

Hours and Location

Monday | 4:00pm-10:00pm
Tuesday | 4:00pm-10:00pm
Wednesday | 4:00pm-10:00pm
Thursday | 4:00pm-10:00pm
Friday | 4:00pm-11:00pm
Saturday |1:00pm-11:00pm
Sunday |1:00pm-10:00pm

📍 453 Edgewater Dr, Dunedin, FL 34698

The 360 Rooftop at the Hotel Zamora

The 360 Rooftop at the Mediterranean-inspired Hotel Zamora is a must-visit, with its great views of the intercoastal waterway and the Gulf of Mexico. The twinkling lights surrounding the rooftop and artificial grass make this spot such a chill place to hang out with friends.

Check out their daily happy hour and cabana rentals for busy nights! We recommend ordering their amazing Mediterranean-inspired Sangria.

Hours & Location

Monday | 4:00pm-9:00pm
Tuesday | 4:00pm-9:00pm
Wednesday | 4:00pm-9:00pm
Thursday | 4:00pm-9:00pm
Friday | 4:00pm-11:00pm
Saturday | 4:00pm-11:00pm
Sunday | 4:00pm-9:00pm

📍 3701 Gulf Blvd #101, St Pete Beach, FL 33706

EDGE Rooftop Cocktail Lounge at the Epicurean Hotel

The EDGE Rooftop Cocktail Lounge at the Epicurean is a modern rooftop bar in Tampa.  Located on the top floor of the Epicurean Hotel, this cuisine-focused hotel brings some amazing flavors to your regular bar.

Check out their Epic Mai Tai cocktail – we promise it’s tasty and refreshing. They also have some art installations if you’re looking for some new content for your Instagram! The modern but colorful decor and their artfully crafted dishes are made for the camera.

Hours and Location

Monday | Closed
Tuesday | Closed
Wednesday | 5:00pm-12:00am
Thursday | 5:00pm-12:00am
Friday | 5:00pm-12:00am
Saturday | 5:00pm-12:00am
Sunday | Closed

📍 1207 S Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33606

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Vantage Rooftop Bar at the Karol Hotel

The Vantage Rooftop Bar at the Karol Hotel is a unique tapas bar, with both indoor and outdoor seating. This hideaway spot features friendly staff, artisan cocktails, and even some TVs so you can catch a game! Their stunning view is unexpected, with a clear view of Downtown Tampa.

We love this spot because they offer air conditioning, which is perfect for hot Florida summers. We recommend ordering the Karol Bliss – with Wheatley vodka, elderflower, lime, and raspberry!

Hours & Location

Monday | 4:00pm-10:00pm
Tuesday | 4:00pm-10:00pm
Wednesday | Closed
Thursday | 4:00pm-10:00pm
Friday | 4:00pm-12:00am
Saturday | 4:00pm-12:00am
Sunday | 3:00pm-9:00pm

📍 2675 Ulmerton Rd, Clearwater, FL 33762

Level 11 Rooftop Lounge

Level 11 should be at the top of your list of rooftop bars in Tampa Bay to visit! This is the tallest rooftop bar in St. Pete Beach, offering the perfect views. This modern restaurant offers moody LED lighting, with two floors of space to mix and mingle. We recommend checking out their menu – which features local seafood and local craft brews.

Make sure to visit Spinners on level 12. It is the only revolving restaurant in the Tampa Bay area!

Hours and Location

Monday | 4:00pm-11:00pm
Tuesday | 4:00pm-11:00pm
Wednesday | 4:00pm-11:00pm
Thursday | 4:00pm-11:00pm
Friday | 4:00pm-11:00pm
Saturday | 4:00pm-11:00pm
Sunday | 4:00pm-11:00pm

📍  5250 Gulf Blvd, St Pete Beach, FL 33706

📷 Berkeley Beach Club

Berkeley Beach Club's Rooftop Bar

Berkeley Beach Club’s rooftop bar located in St. Pete Beach is a great spot if you’re looking for a rooftop bar in Tampa Bay with some amazing food. Their luxurious resort-vibe decor is super relaxing and great for a chill night.

We recommend ordering some of their charbroiled oysters or rooftop appetizers to share and taste a little bit of everything. As far as drinks, we love that their wines are categorized by sunset times!

Hours and Location

Monday | Closed
Tuesday | Closed
Wednesday | 5:00pm-9:00pm
Thursday | 5:00pm-9:00pm
Friday | 5:00pm-10:00pm
Saturday | 5:00pm-10:00pm
Sunday | 5:00pm- 9:00pm

📍 107 8th Ave, St Pete Beach, FL 33706

Jimmy's on the Edge at the Edge Hotel

📸 Jimmy’s on the Edge Rooftop Bar

Jimmy’s on the Edge is Clearwater Beach’s largest rooftop bar.  This spot features panoramic views of the beach and a 24-foot-long fire pit. The mood of this spot is super warm and inviting, so we recommend having this as a final spot on your night out.

Be sure to stick around till 9:00 pm when they hand out complimentary Fireball shots!  Their menu is island-inspired with fish tacos and mahi mahi rice bowls. Order one of these great picks and their signature piña colada, and you’ll have the tropical night out that you’ve been dreaming of!

Hours and Location

Monday | 11:00am-12:00am
Tuesday | 11:00am-12:00am
Wednesday | 11:00am-12:00am
Thursday | 11:00am-12:00am
Friday | 11:00am-12:00am
Saturday | 11:00am-12:00am
Sunday | 11:00am-12:00am

📍 505 S Gulfview Blvd, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767

Jimmy's Crow's Nest at Pier House 60

📸 Jimmy’s Crow Nest

High above Clearwater Beach is Jimmy’s Crow’s Nest at Pier House 60. This fun stop is great for a casual night out.  This a go-to place for both locals and tourists, who are all looking for the best shot of the sunset.

Their high-top tables and delicious bites are great for a family day out, as well! Visit their central bar if you are looking to catch a game on one of their TVs while taking advantage of the fresh air. We recommend ordering their Life’s a Peach cocktail!

Hours & Location

Monday | 12:00pm-11:00pm
Tuesday | 12:00pm-11:00pm
Wednesday | 12:00pm-11:00pm
Thursday | 12:00pm-11:00pm
Friday | 12:00pm-1:30am
Saturday | 12:00pm-1:30am
Sunday | 12:00pm-11:00pm

📍 101 Coronado Dr, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767

Sal y Mar

📸 Sal y Mar

A killer rooftop overlooking downtown sounds like the best place to hang out and grab a drink, right? You’re in luck! Sal y Mar Rooftop Bar is a Midtown Tampa gem. Located on the rooftop of Aloft and Element hotel, this indoor/outdoor restaurant and cocktail bar is the place to be.

With unbeatable views you can’t miss, amazing Latin-inspired cuisine, good vibes, and drinks to set the mood? Picture yourself with a Rosabela handcrafted cocktail in hand taking in the experience!

Hours and Location

Monday | 4:00pm-11:00pm
Tuesday | 4:00pm-11:00pm
Wednesday | 11:00am- 11:00pm
Thursday | 11:00am- 11:00pm
Friday | 11:00am- 1:00am
Saturday | 11:00am- 1:00am
Sunday | 11:00am- 11:00pm

📍3650 Midtown Dr, Tampa, FL 33607

Six Rooftop Bar at JW Marriott Water Street

📸SIX Rooftop Bar

JW Marriott’s rooftop bar SIX, is known for its lounge that sweeps a 360-degree view of Downtown Tampa and Hillsborough Bay. Guests come from all over to grab a drink and stay for a sunset view. You have to see the outdoor terrace for yourself!

If you’re looking to spice up your date nicely, this calls for a  perfect rooftop bar date or a gals’ night out. The food is amazing too! Their menu includes various tasty cuisine, tapas, wine, and other handcrafted cocktails.

Hours and Location

Monday | 11:00am-11:00pm
Tuesday | 11:00am-11:00pm
Wednesday | 11:00am-11:00pm
Thursday | 11:00am-11:00pm
Friday | 11:00pm-12:00am
Saturday | 11:00am-12:00am
Sunday | 11:00am-11:00pm

📍 510 Water St, Tampa, FL 33602

Visit Our Must-Visit Rooftop Bars in Tampa Bay!

Thinking about visiting one of these rooftop bars in Tampa Bay this weekend? Let us know your favorite by tagging @StuffToDoInTampaBay on Instagram and Facebook! If you’re looking for rooftop bars in Tampa Bay, you must be in the search of the best spots to catch a Tampa Bay sunset. We totally get it, which is why we created a list of the spots we keep coming back to for sunsets!

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