Promotion and incentive ideas - Top 10 rooftop bars
Sarah Vickers
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Promotion and incentive ideas - Top 10 rooftop bars

13th July 2017

Summer is here, bringing with it brighter evenings and longer days. Balmy summer nights call for drinks with a view, so we've put together a list of some of our favourite rooftop bars. With a selection of venues from the UK, Europe and further afield, there's sure to be a location to suit your next event or incentive.


Promotion & incentive prize ideas - our favourite rooftop bars


At.Mosphere | TripAdvisor



At.Mosphere at the Burj Khalifa, Dubai

Although the Burj Khalifa doesn't have a rooftop bar per se, the At.mosphere bar on the 122nd floor is high enough that we'll let this one in as an exception. Located in the tallest building in the world, At.mosphere is the world's tallest vertically rising bar. The bar area itself is very cool and chic but ultimately it's the view that is the real showstopper here. From the 122nd floor, you can see almost the whole of the city of Dubai. The view stretches from the Burj Al Arab in the distance to The Dubai Fountain near the foot of the Burj Khalifa. It's an astounding way to see the city and the views are incredible both during the day and at night.


Madison | TripAdvisor



Madison, London

There are dozens of excellent rooftop bars in London. One that is a little less well-known is Madison, situated on top of the One New Change centre. Madison's rooftop terrace offers unrivalled views of the London skyline, with nearby St. Paul's Cathedral taking centre stage. The terrace is the perfect place to soak up the sun on a hot summer's day and the atmosphere is always buzzing. Inside, the bar itself exudes cool, with a metropolitan, Manhattan-esque feel and an extensive cocktail and Champagne menu. 


Promotion & incentive ideas - Long Island Summer Lounge, Frankfurt

Long Island Summer Lounge



Long Island Summer Lounge, Frankfurt

You might not expect to find a beach club in the land-locked city of Frankfurt but that's exactly what Long Island Summer Lounge claims to be. You'll find this rooftop bar on top of a car park in the heart of the city's stock exchange. It boasts two pools, a luxurious sundeck and fantastic views across the city. With poolside sun loungers, bean bags and palm trees, Long Island Summer Lounge is the perfect place to relax, unwind and catch a few rays.


The Glasshouse | TripAdvisor



The Glasshouse, Edinburgh

The Glasshouse Hotel in Edinburgh is an ideal retreat from the city. The hotel's feeling of calm and tranquillity extends from its rooms to its roof garden. The Snug - the hotel's warm, cosy bar - opens up onto its two-acre roof garden where drinks can be enjoyed al fresco. The roof garden is an oasis of calm with an immaculate lawn and secluded seating surrounded by flora. Be sure to visit for sunset - the view of the sun disappearing behind Calton Hill is spectacular.


The Ides, Wythe Hotel | TripAdvisor



The Ides, New York City

New York is another city which has an overwhelming choice of rooftop bars. Although a lot of these can be found in Manhattan, sometimes venturing further afield gives you the best views of the famous city skyline. We'd recommend visiting The Ides, located on top of the Whyte Hotel in Williamsburg. This rooftop bar has an industrial loft-style feel, a chilled-out vibe and unobstructed views of the Manhattan skyline. It's an ideal location to head to for sunset after a day spent exploring hipster Williamsburg.


Radio Rooftop Bar | TripAdvisor



Radio Rooftop Bar, London

Radio Rooftop Bar on the 10th floor of London's ME Hotel may not be the highest bar in the city but the views of the Thames and the capital's skyline are simply stunning. The bar area itself is striking and sophisticated with clean, contemporary lines. Be sure to sample the bar's creative cocktail menu which offers some really unique mixes - the Thames River Iced ME is always a popular choice. The bar also serves a delicious tapas menu which gives a modern edge to classic Spanish dishes.


Promotion & incentive ideas - 360 Istanbul

360 Istanbul



360 Istanbul, Istanbul

As you might expect from a bar named '360', this award-winning Istanbul bar commands breathtaking 360-degree views over Turkey's largest city. Here you can enjoy Turkish mezze and an extensive wine selection with a view of the Bosphorus strait and the majestic Hagia Sophia Mosque. The 360 Istanbul is also the place to be seen on the weekends when the bar transforms into Club360. Incredible resident DJs take centre stage here. The club even draws big international names including Ministry of Sound acts.


Promotion & incentive ideas - Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

Ce La Vi, Marina Bay Sands



Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

It's no secret that the Marina Bay Sands Hotel has one of the best views of Singapore. The infinity pool is an iconic place to see the city from, but you can't go wrong with a drink at one of the hotel's rooftop bars either. If you're looking for a low-key location, Spago is ideal. This is the perfect laid-back garden space, with cosy cabanas around a centrepiece bar. For something a bit more lively try CE LA VI SkyBar which has panoramic views of the city and live DJ sets every day.


The Perch | TripAdvisor



The Perch, Belfast

As one of Belfast's few rooftop bars, The Perch is the place to be on a sunny day in the city. Situated on the top of a historic building close to the infamous Europa Hotel, The Perch has a beautiful central bar area. The decor is whimsical with brick-clad walls, birdcages and huge vases of flowers. The bar is renowned for being one of the best gin establishments in the city. Its drinks menu includes a wide variety of cocktails, including frozen mixes which are the perfect way to cool down on a summer's afternoon.


Terrace BA | TripAdvisor



Terrace BA, Lisbon

Barrio Alto is one of the best areas for nightlife in Lisbon so it makes sense that one of the city's best rooftop bars is at the top of the Barrio Alto Hotel. The BA Terrace may be small, but it's one of the most popular bars in Lisbon. The view from the bar extends over the city's terracotta rooftops, taking in the 25 de Abril Bridge and the Tagus River. It's also one of the best spots to watch the sunset - but be sure to arrive early to guarantee a seat.


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