7 Rooftop Bars with Jaw-Dropping Views

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Why enjoy happy hour from the confines of a crowded bar when you can sip your cocktail with an incredible view?

From sweeping oceanfront vistas to jaw-dropping downtown skylines, we’ve compiled the best the seven spots in America to enjoy a rooftop refreshment. If you’re scared of heights, steer clear of this one.

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New York City: The Press Lounge

Photo via thepresslounge.com

Drink in the sights along with a spritzer at this rooftop lounge that offers unparalleld views of Manhattan.  

The patio wraps around the building, giving you a spectacular 360 degree view. Take in the Empire State Building or Times Square as you enjoy the City that Never Sleeps in style.

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Chicago: Cindy’s

Photo via Cindysrooftop.com

Boasting some of the best views of the Windy City, Cindy’s rooftop restaurant and bar has the relaxed feel and decor of a Great Lakes beach house.

The open-air terrace offers a great vantage point looking out over Lake Michigan and Millennium Park, which, for the non-natives, is home to that giant silver bean tourists always snap selfies with.

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Washington, D.C.: The Liaison’s Rooftop Bar and Pool

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With poolside cabanas and bottle service, you’ll feel like you’re at the beach instead of the heart of our nation’s capital.  

Located at The Liaison hotel on Capitol Hill, laze away your day as lobbyists and politician’s staffers scurry on the streets below.

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St. Petersburg, Florida: The Canopy Rooftop Lounge

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Soak in the sun on this posh terrace lined with private cabanas. The Canopy Rooftop Lounge sits atop the Birchwood Hotel on St. Pete’s exclusive Beach Drive. Pick a couch or post up along the perimeter while you enjoy a craft cocktail and stunning views of Tampa Bay.

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Las Vegas: 107 Sky Lounge

Photo via stratospherehotel.com

Billing itself as the highest and sleekest lounge on the Sin City Strip, this dark and cozy venue is perched a dizzying 107 floors up on the Stratosphere Tower. Depending on the day, 107 Sky Lounge offers soothing live jazz or a late-night, nightclub atmosphere with DJs spinning house beats into the early morning hours.

If the panoramic views aren’t enough for you, step out of the lounge and brace yourself for one of the Stratosphere’s notoriously terrifying high-rise amusement rides.

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San Diego: The Wood

Photo via dunawaybedandbreakfast.com

After catching some swells at Pacific Beach, make your way up to the top of this oceanside restaurant and bar to grab a seat and a pitcher of beer. This unpretentious rooftop watering hole overlooks one of San Diego’s most popular surfing beaches.

The crowd is a laid-back mix of surfers, locals and tourists. The Wood is currently being remodeled and we can’t wait to see what the rooftop will look like after its facelift is finished.

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South Beach, Miami: The Clevelander

Photo via clevelander.com

After a strenuous day of sipping pina coladas by the pool and soaking up the sun on Miami’s iconic South Beach, heat things up by heading to The Clevelander’s rooftop lounge.

Treat yourself to bottle service and views of South Beach from six floors up while being entertained by some of Miami’s best DJs and dancers.

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