5x best rooftop bars in Miami

Take your night to new heights

Sometimes you actually do want your head in the clouds – and preferably with a small bowl of Greek olives for the table. See the Magic City from a whole new perspective at one of these cool rooftop bars, chosen by us, for you (you’re welcome), for their views, vibes and frankly delicious food and drink offering. While Miami’s best spots don’t come cheap, these will give you more bang for your buck than most. See you up there, citizens.

Level 6 Rooftop

Overlooking the verdant treetops of Coconut Grove’s Barnacle Historic State Park, this sixth-floor lounge is the definition of tropical oasis. The aesthetic is understated luxury, all glazed tiles and expensive wooden accents, which perfectly matches the menu of Spanish-inspired tapas menu. Watch the sailboats bob on the Biscayne Bay waters with a plate of salt cod croquettes. Heaven. 

The Citadel

It’s rare to get a good rooftop recommendation in north Miami, rarer still to get one above a food hall. But The Citadel is something special. Part-food hall, part-marketplace, this bustling family-friendly rooftop in Little River is all about the community. Expect a surprisingly great happy hour, plenty of shaded seating and beautiful south-facing views. Order from one of the food stalls downstairs – there are 12 to choose from – and watch the sunset on the Design District, Wynwood and Downtown. 

Astra

Fancy a trip to the Aegean islands? Try Astra. This 10,000 square-foot rooftop bar is very ‘Miami meets the Med’, from the incredible terrace filled with fragrant olive and lemon citrus trees to the Green-inspired food and drink menu – and yes, we’re talking ouzo. Thanks to its uninterrupted Miami Downtown views, it’s at its best (and most popular) at sunset so book accordingly. Stin iyia mas!

Terras

Little Havana isn’t known for its rooftops, but perhaps it should be. Terras is the neighbourhood’s first open-air, elevated bar and restaurant. Bursting with lush plants, this ‘tropically overgrown’ (their words), Latin American-inspired spot celebrates all things green. Expect a fresh, plant-focused small plates and a herbaceous cocktail menu. It’s open Tuesday to Sunday for dinner, drinks and dancing – seriously, that nu-disco soundtrack is hard to resist.

Night Swim at citizenM Miami Worldcenter hotel

A self-nomination, kinda. The new pool concept on the 11th floor of our Worldcenter hotel is actually hosted by hospitality legends, FREEHOLD, with a proven track record for getting the party started. Treat yourself to a menu of modern Miami classics, with fresh snacks, small plates and sides as perfect for poolside lounging as late-night revelry. The drink selection is equally fun, with local beer, wines and a playful cocktail list, all available in happy hour – running 4.00 PM to 7.00 PM Monday to Saturday and all day Sunday. Bye bye, blues.

Stay in Miami

And there you go, citizens – the top spots to hit Miami’s skies with a drink in hand. Whether you're after tropical vibes, urban chic, or a poolside party, we've got you covered.

Fancy a dreamy sleepover? Stay with us at citizenM Miami Worldcenter hotel for a short journey from sips to sleep. Here’s to high times and easy nights. See you up top and downstairs!

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