10 Best Rooftop Bars in Miami Florida for an Unforgettable Experience

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The best rooftop bars in Miami offer stunning views, refreshing cocktails, and a lively atmosphere that perfectly captures the essence of this vibrant Florida city.

Whether you’re looking for a luxurious hotel rooftop in South Beach or a swanky lounge in downtown Miami, you’ll find plenty of elevated venues to explore.

From intimate gardens to bustling nightlife scenes, these rooftop bars cater to every mood and preference.

Continue reading to discover the ultimate rooftop experiences to elevate your Miami adventure. These rooftop bars in Miami offer unique features, signature drinks, and breathtaking vistas you won’t want to miss!

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Discover the best rooftop bars in Miami for stunning views and cocktails.

You will want to make some memories when you visit a new destination, especially somewhere as iconic as Miami. One of the great ways of creating those memorable moments would be to visit some of the incredible rooftop bars dotted around Miami.

Once you have planned your trip with friends or family and arranged the van rental in Miami to help you get around, it’s time to start thinking about which rooftop bars you want to visit to soak up the atmosphere and maybe enjoy some incredible views of an exciting and vibrant destination.

Visit the 10 Best Rooftop Bars in Miami, FLA

Here’s a look at the best rooftop bars in Miami. Add them to your itinerary to literally elevate your experience!

1. Higher Ground [Wynwood Arts District]

Location: 217 NW Miami Court | Miami, FL 33127

In short, get yourself to Higher Ground. This rooftop bar poised within the Arlo Hotel in Wynwood delivers a sophisticated cocktail bar experience. The space is distinctive, described as an ‘indoor-outdoor’ jungle, and worth a visit.

From happy hours, mixers and social events, and live performances, Higher Ground calls with a premium experience you won’t forget.

2. The Rooftop at the Citadel [Little River]

Location: 8300 NE 2nd Ave. | Miami, FL 33138

How about a classic food hall experience with an exciting twist? North of downtown Miami, Little River’s Citadel on 2nd Avenue is all that and more. It’s a culturally immersive experience with maker-driven retail shops — a model inspired by the great public gathering places of the world.

This experience on high is a refreshingly unique experience, where you’ll sip superbly crafted cocktails and enjoy a dazzling array of artisanal dishes. It’s a must-visit when you’re in Miami!

3. MILA Miami [Miami Beach]

Location: 636 Meridian Ave, Rooftop | Miami Beach, FL 33139

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Sip, savor, and soak in Miami Beach’s best rooftop bars.

MILA and mixology are the perfect combination. If you are a fan of Mediterranean-Asian cuisine, you are in for a treat when you pay a visit to the rooftop MILA restaurant & lounge. In fact, People magazine calls it “the most beautiful restaurant in the U.S.”

Here, you’ll discover some of the most breathtaking views of the city while enjoying great food and bespoke cocktails in a vibrant atmosphere.

4. ASTRA [Wynwood]

Location: 2121 NW 2nd Ave., Wynwood | Miami, FL 33127

The stylish Astra is well worth visiting. Add it to your itinerary to sample some creative cocktails while admiring the stunning sunset views of the city.

The stylish Astra is a hub of comfort, where you can lounge on overstuffed couches, enjoy Greek flavors, and live entertainment, and indulge in cocktails that are truly creative masterpieces.

On top of great cocktails and surroundings, you’ll be treated to 360-degree views of the city from the bar.

5. Giselle Miami [Miami Arts & Entertainment District]

Location: 15 NE 11th St. | Miami, FL 33132

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Elevate your palate and views at Miami’s best rooftop bars.

A unique experience awaits you at Giselle Miami. It begins right from the start when you access the bar via a private elevator and travel through the stunning mosaic-lined tunnel.

When you arrive at the panoramic rooftop setting, you won’t be disappointed.

Voted ‘Best Late Night Dining’ and ‘Best Rooftop Dining’ by New Times Best of Miami, and the recipient of Restaurant & Bar Design Awards and other acclaim, expect a night at Giselle to be a transformative experience.

Whether for cocktails and appetizers or an exquisite dinner, be sure to make a reservation.

6. Serena Rooftop [South Beach]

Location: 915 Collins Court (between 9th & 10th) | Miami, FL 33139

For an open-air rooftop experience in South Beach, head to Serena Rooftop. You’ll discover a Latin and Mexican vibe and a riot of color in an atmosphere as vibrant as the decor. Self-described as ‘channeling Oaxaca’s rooftops’, indulge in al fresco dining on this lushly planted terrace.

You’ll enjoy tasty Mexican small bites or sharable dishes while sipping a stylish cocktail created by mixologist Christian Rubio. Located at the top of the Moxy Hotel in South Beach, it will fast become a favorite for pre-gaming or the after-party.

7. Terras [Little Havana]

Location: 528 SW 9th Ave. | Miami, FL 33130

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Terras is a tropical oasis in Little Havana.

Terras is a tropical wonder in Little Havana atop a boutique hotel, Life House. It offers stunning views of the Miami skyline–and well worth the detour. Think, delicious Latin American-inspired street foods, classic cocktails, and selfies-galore.

Better yet, at the top of a tropical estate filled with art and textiles curated from around the world, this rooftop bar is a more personal, intimate experience where you’ll make unforgettable memories.

If you’re a guest of the hotel, you’ll receive priority seating.

8. Area 31 [Brickell Neighborhood]

Location: 270 Biscayne Blvd Way | Miami, FL 33131

Area 31 offers incredible views of Downtown Miami and Biscayne Bay you’ll want to soak up.

On the 16th floor of the Kimpton Epic Hotel with panoramic views, it’s easy to understand why it is so popular, especially considering the attractive combination of stunning views and great cocktails.

If you stay for dinner, you’ll find the dishes elegant while approachable, specializing in locally sourced seafood and ocean-inspired offerings.

Beyond dinner and cocktails, you can visit this open-air terrace for breakfast or lunch, too!

9. SipSip Calypso Rum Bar [Miami Beach]

Location: 3000 Florida Ave. | Miami, FL 33133

SipSip is a Caribbean-inspired gem. At the top of the Mayfair House Hotel on Florida Avenue, you will find the iconic SipSip Calypso bar. It plays homage to Miami’s deep-rooted Caribbean roots, including a vast selection of delicious, classic rum-based cocktails.

If you are a fan of classic rum cocktails like punches, Daiquiris, and Pina Coladas, this is the place to go! It’s also the perfect place to catch a Miami sunset.

10. Sugar at East [Brickell Neighborhood]

On its 40th-floor perch, Miami’s Balinese-inspired Sugar at East, Miami, is the highest rooftop bar in the city – and yet this garden experience is uniquely secluded.

Step into a lush oasis, which features a hand-carved Balinese bar and original craft cocktails to share Asian-inspired plates with friends and loved ones.

Check the dress code before visiting, and if you’re arriving after 6 PM, dress in your nightlife attire – you’re in for a fun evening!

Final Thoughts on the Best Rooftop Bars in Miami

How many of these amazing rooftop bars will you visit when you come to Miami?

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