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 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
- Friday 4 p.m. - 11 p.m.
- Saturday 1 p.m. - 11 p.m.
- Sunday 1 p.m. - 10 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 cymbals.
2. Hurricane Seafood Restaurant and Rooftop Bar
Location: 809 Gulf Way, St. Pete Beach
- 11:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Daily
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.
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.
4. EDGE Rooftop Cocktail Lounge
Location: 1207 S Howard Ave, Tampa
- Wednesday-Thursday 5 p.m. - 12 a.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 ‘culinary-focused' cocktails, wines, beers and appetizers. Guests can also book a semi-private space for birthdays, anniversaries and company socials.
5. 360° Rooftop Lounge
Location: 3701 Gulf Blvd #101, St. Pete Beach
- Sunday - Thursday 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.
- Friday - Saturday 4 p.m. - 11 p.m.
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.
6. Level 11
Location: 5250 Gulf Blvd, St. Pete Beach
Hours: 4 p.m. - 11 p.m. Daily
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.
7. M. Bird
Location: 1903 Market Street, Tampa
- Monday – Wednesday 5 p.m. - 12 a.m.
- Thursday 5 p.m. - 1 a.m.
- Friday 3 p.m. - 2 a.m.
- Saturday 12 p.m. - 2 a.m.
- Sunday 12 p.m. - 11 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.
Location: 101 Coronado Dr, Clearwater Beach
- Sunday - Thursday 12 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
- Friday - Saturday 12 p.m. - 1:30 a.m.
The next time you're looking for drinks and a view, swing by Jimmy's Crow's Nest -- Clearwater Beach's tallest rooftop bar. This spot sits above the Pier House 60 Clearwater Beach Marina Hotel and provides stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico. Jimmy's Crow's Nest mixes up tasty tropical drinks and delicious eats, so you're able to sip and soak in the view for hours.
9. Sal y Mar
Location: 3650 Midtown Dr, Tampa
- Monday–Tuesday 4 p.m. - 11 p.m.
- Wednesday-Thursday 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., 4 p.m. - 11 p.m.
- Friday-Saturday 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., 4 p.m. - 1 a.m.
- Sunday 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., 4 p.m. - 12 a.m.
Sal Y Mar (which means "Salt and Sea") is inspired by the Riviera Maya town of Tulum, and offers a menu of tapas, entres, cocktails and a small selection of desserts. Some fan-favorite dishes include the Cajun Shrimp Corn Fritters, a traditional Cuban sandwich and the Flan de Naranja, served with an orange caramel drizzle.
This rooftop bar has an outdoor patio with views of Downtown Tampa and an interior restaurant for anyone wanting a more intimate dining setting.
10. Vue 360
Location: 3650 Midtown Dr, Tampa
- Sunday-Thursday 4 p.m. - 11 p.m.
- Friday-Saturday 4 p.m. - 12 a.m.
Enjoy beautiful 360-degree views of Clearwater Beach and the Intercoastal at Clearwater's newest rooftop bar! Vue 360 sits atop the the Courtyard by Marriott Clearwater Beach Marina, and it offers upscale tropical vibes and cocktails. The rooftop bar is currently working on a food menu that they hope to release soon, featuring some dips and small plates to start.
11. Pier Teaki
Location: 800 2nd Ave NE 5th Floor, St. Petersburg
- Monday-Thursday 11 a.m. - 12 a.m.
- Friday 11 a.m. - 2 a.m.
- Saturday 10 a.m. - 2 a.m.
- Sunday 10 a.m. - 12 a.m.
If you're looking to take in the St. Pete Pier, a rooftop bar is the way to do it! Pier Teaki is a tiki bar in the sky, and it sits at the end of the pier on top of Driftwood Cafe and Teak (an elevated casual dining restaurant). Take in Downtown St. Pete's skyline as you sip on tropical cocktails. Teaki Huts overlooking Tampa Bay are also available to rent.