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10 Best Rooftop Bars (East Coast)
It is officially rooftop season and with a good amount of the population vaccinated we can all finally start to feel semi-comfortable being out and about with our entourage while the weather is cooperative. We all love a good rooftop that boasts swanky decor, Insta-friendly cocktails and picturesque views that will pass the vibe check. This list is composed of some of the most popular bars in some of the most popular cities along the East Coast. If you see a spot you are familiar with be sure to comment your opinion , if you don't, shoot us a message about the it. For now, enjoy the list:
Located atop The Kimpton in Tryon Park, Merchant & Trade is a chic hotspot for the professional (both young and old) to wind down and enjoy sensible bites and creative cocktails while taking in the view of uptown Charlotte. Separated by 4 distinct zones (indoor bar, outdoor terrace, private terrace and the lawn) you are able to receive top-notch service at all times. Large groups can be accommodated so bring all of your friends and enjoy the various craft brews from local breweries!
This lush rooftop garden inspired by flowers worn in the crown of muses in classical mythology is located in the brand new JW Marriott building in the newly opened Plant Riverside District. Enjoy botanically based cocktails in an ethereal garden lounge overlooking the Savannah river with views of the Talmadge Bridge. Myrtle & Rose also offers a jazz brunch on Sunday’s from 11 to 3.
Take a visit to the last project from the late Mark Croce, developer of premier spaces in Buffalo. After visiting the rotating bar in the lobby of the hotel Curtiss, take a trip up to the rooftop to enjoy 360 views of Buffalo while dancing to great music and sipping awesome cocktails. The indoor and outdoor space is bright and decorated immaculately. The Vue Curtiss has a mobile enclosure to protect against high wind and retain heat during the harsh winters to make this rooftop habitable for all seasons.
Recently opened, Luna is Portland’s only rooftop bar. Located atop the Canopy Portland Waterfront Hotel, this bar boasts sight lines along the waterfront that stretch as far as Casco bay! Enjoy creative cocktails and small bites that celebrate the products of the brisk Atlantic Ocean.
Located just minutes from the White House, Ellipse rooftop bar is a great escape from the noise of downtown D.C. Enjoy panoramic views of the city while sipping great cocktails. Host a private event for your entourage and enjoy 5 star service from the staff. Enjoy small bites in plush seating in front of a cozy fireplace on Monday where you will be able to enjoy live music.
Located in the Upper King Street district of downtown Charleston, this popular rooftop bar is cozy and offers classic libations and seasonal small plates. Stars is the only rooftop bar with 360° views of the historic district.
If you are visiting the city that never sleeps (but loves to dream), be sure to enjoy the one of a kind views of the Empire State Building at this chic penthouse bar and lounge. The rooftop garden is home to global fare, popular brunch, and live music. During the cold winter season, enjoy the views while keeping warm in the original igloos (the first to do it).
Located in the Envy hotel on Boston’s harbor side, this rooftop lounge offers cocktails, small plates and panoramic views of the city skyline. Enjoy intimate seating and cozy fire pits with in-ceiling mounted heaters for chillier days. There is a beverage only bar which features unique cocktails, microbrews, and wine by the glass.
16 on the Park is a rooftop lounge situated atop the Residence Inn Baltimore at the Johns Hopkins Medical Campus. Sip on signature cocktails and enjoy locally inspired Maryland dishes while overlooking the up and coming Eager Park neighborhood. Enjoy the 16 on 16 daily happy hour from 4-7 where you can choose 3 items from their happy hour menu for $16!
Nativo is an upscale Venezuelan restaurant located on the 25th floor of the brickell hotel. Executive chef Pablo Lamon serves up flavorful dishes that are beautiful to look at and even better to eat. The Latin flavors are met with cocktails helming a tropical infusion that is reminiscent of the sabor de la cuidad that is Miami. Enjoy bar snacks including jerk chicken wings and crispy octopus during a daily happy hour from 5-7.
This list is not composed in any particular order. Many rooftops did not make the list but are equally as impressive.