Some of the hottest bars and lounges across the country are smartly focused on consumers’ desire to imbibe alfresco under the stars during the summer months, often with amazing sunset and city views. These cool and inviting outdoor spaces, rooftop bars, and lounges are more like chic living rooms at someone’s house and are often complete with music, socializing, and sipping on sinfully tasty cocktails. What better way to mix, mingle, and revel in the steamiest season of the year? For your reading pleasure, we’ve scoped out some of the most fashionable outdoor bars and lounges across the country.
POV Roof Terrace & Lounge – W Hotel – Washington, D.C.
The 11th floor rooftop terrace bar at the D.C. W Hotel is causing quite a buzz in our nation’s capital with its spectacular views of monuments and historic landmarks as well as the cozy décor complete with daybeds, comfy banquettes, and big pillows. A cool patina of chocolate, red and white puts you in the mood to enjoy the latest seasonal sips being offered at the bar.
Level 9 – Hotel Indigo
San Diego, CA
This stylish boutique hotel delivers an exciting punch for guests and locals alike with its 9th floor terrace bar. Open year round and boasting views of Petco Park and downtown San Diego, this is the ideal space for sunset cocktails and tapas, or perhaps an after-dinner nightcap.
The Empire Hotel Rooftop
New York, NY
Relax with friends while enjoying spectacular views of the Upper West Side and Lincoln Center below. This swanky 8,000 square-foot space features plush seating, specialty cocktails, and small bites along with a live DJ and dancing.
Pavilion Bar – Market Pavilion Hotel
Nestled in the heart of the historic district, the Pavilion offers a mix of old and new South, day or night. Whether it’s a casual lunch poolside or a scenic dinner and cocktails, the view of downtown Charleston and the Ashley River never disappoints.
SkyLounge – Glenn Hotel
A boutique ‘green’ hotel in the heart of the city, Glenn’s rooftop SkyLounge offers panoramic skyline views of downtown Atlanta. It’s an intimate and comfortable lounge with live DJs and dancing. Savor cocktails, sip martinis and nibble on small plates.
Ion Rooftop Pool Bar
Los Angeles, CA
ION Rooftop Pool Bar. LA’s hottest open-air venue is located on the 4th floor pool deck of the sophisticated JW Marriott at LA LIVE, and offers stunning downtown views, cool libations, and appetizers.
mad46 Rooftop Lounge – Manhattan Roosevelt Hotel New York, NY
Located on the 19th floor of midtown Manhattan’s Roosevelt Hotel, this lounge has become the hot spot for the business elite to mix and mingle after work. Expect to see an upscale, professional crowd in this sexy, elegant décor complete with daybeds, comfy benches, and an array of tropical plants. Their signature drink is the mad Mojito – perfectly refreshing for summertime socializing with friends while taking in the grand Manhattan skyline.
39 Degrees – The Sky Hotel Aspen, CO
This ultra-hip, modern lounge heats up the Aspen nightlife during summer months as the party extends from the lounge outside to the spacious patio with breathtaking views of Aspen Mountain. Complete with cozy couches, a DJ, hot tubs, and a poolside bar, America’s sexiest ski lodge takes summer fun to another level altogether.
Fado Irish Pub
Rooftop Garden. A much-loved favorite for those living in metro Atlanta and business visitors alike, this rooftop lounge adds great sophistication and comfort to the Irish pub décor.