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Check out these amazing rooftop bars in Tampa Bay

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Posted at 12:30 PM, Jun 19, 2019
and last updated 2021-07-30 15:45:02-04

TAMPA, Fla.—If you’re looking for delicious cocktails and great views, check out these seven rooftop bars around the Tampa Bay area.

1. Hi-Fi Rooftop Bar
Location: 453 Edgewater Drive, Dunedin

  • Monday-Thursday 3 p.m. - 11 p.m.
  • Friday 3 p.m. - 12 a.m.
  • Saturday 1 p.m. - 12 a.m.
  • Sunday 1 p.m. - 11 p.m.

Hi-Fi offers beautiful views of St. Joseph Sound with Caladesi Island and Honey Moon Island in the background. It is located on top Fenway Hotel, which opened in 1927 and has since been restored.

The hotel was home to the Bay Area’s first radio station, and the musical influence can still be seen throughout the hotel and the rooftop bar. Hi-Fi got its name from the high-fidelity of sound reproduction. Every evening guests at Hi-Fi can celebrate the sunset by channeling the rhythm of the Fenway with a countdown and clashing of the music symbols.

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2. Hurricane Seafood Restaurant and Rooftop Bar
Location: 809 Gulf Way, St. Pete Beach

  • Sunday–Thursday 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Friday-Saturday 7 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Experience the crown jewel of historic Pass-A-Grille – the Hurricane Seafood Restaurant is in the heart of the Pass-A-Grille historical district. Located just across the street from the Gulf, with rooftop twin bars that offer spectacular sunset views, the Hurricane has become a world-renown restaurant for both locals and vacationers, serving the St. Pete Beach community for over 40 years.

Offering the finest in fresh, wild-caught seafood in a tantalizing array of appetizers, entrees, drinks, and desserts, the Hurricane dazzles with three levels of dining and complimentary views, seven days a week.

Hurricane Seafood Restaurant and Rooftop Bar | Taste and See Tampa Bay

3. DeSanto Bar
Location: 128 3rd St S, St. Petersburg

  • Thursday 5 p.m. - 12 a.m.
  • Friday-Saturday 5 p.m. - 2 a.m.
  • Sunday 5 p.m. - 11 p.m.

DeSanto Bar is located on the top floor of Red Mesa Cantina. Guests can enjoy Miami vibes and tropical house music as they gaze at Downtown St. Pete and Red Mesa Cantina’s interior courtyard. DJ’s and live music are often featured at the rooftop bar.

Most of the seating is open to the fresh air on all sides, and adjustable shades can be lowered to block out the worst of the sun’s glare. In addition to mouth-watering cocktails, guests can also enjoy Red Mesa Cantina’s full food menu from the rooftop.

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4. EDGE Rooftop Cocktail Lounge
Location: 1207 S Howard Ave, Tampa

  • Tuesday-Thursday 5 p.m. - 11 p.m.
  • Friday-Saturday 5 p.m. - 1 a.m.

EDGE showcases great sunset views of SOHO Tampa from on top of the Epicurean Hotel. The lounge’s vibrant murals and energetic atmosphere create a great experience for customers. Enjoy happy hour from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. every day that the lounge is open—try $8 ‘culinary-focused' cocktails, $5 select wines and beers and $6 appetizers.

Starting July 16, EDGE will have a permanent awning to offer a little more shade, in addition to fans and heaters depending on the season to keep guests comfortable.

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5. 360° Rooftop Lounge
Location: 3701 Gulf Blvd #101, St. Pete Beach
Hours: 3 p.m. - 10 p.m. Daily

Enjoy panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico and the Intracoastal Waterway at the 360° Rooftop Lounge. Guests can mingle at the bar or cozy up on the plush furniture for a front-row seat to the breathtaking sunsets that St. Pete Beach is known for. Get some VIP treatment in one of the cabanas, available for rent.

360° Rooftop Lounge | Taste and See Tampa Bay

6. Level 11
Location: 5250 Gulf Blvd, St. Pete Beach
Hours: 5 p.m. - 1 a.m. Daily

*Editor's Note: Level 11 is temporarily closed; it will reopen August 2021

Perched high above the white sand and emerald waters of St. Pete Beach sits the area’s hottest destination; Level 11 Rooftop Lounge. Offering more than just incredible views and a historic location, Level 11 brings a fresh, classy take to the rooftop experience. Do yourself a favor and take the elevator up to the 11th floor of the Grand Plaza and enjoy an amazing meal, a delicious drink, a beautiful sunset, and slip into a magical evening you won’t soon forget.

St. Pete Beach's tallest rooftop bar | Taste and See Tampa Bay

7. M. Bird
Location: 1903 Market Street, Tampa

  • Monday–Friday 3 p.m. - 12 a.m.
  • Saturday–Sunday 12 p.m. - 3 p.m.

M.Bird is Tampa’s premier rooftop destination perched high above the historic Armature Works in the Heights. This luxurious, deco-inspired lounge offers unparalleled, waterfront views of Tampa’s ever-growing cityscape. M.Bird is the perfect setting to indulge in tropical curated cocktails and shareable small plates. M.Bird is rentable for large groups and private functions. You have to be 21 & older.

M.Bird Rooftop Bar at Armature Works | Taste and See Tampa Bay