Like many other cities in Florida, Fort Lauderdale is a popular tourist destination, with its fair share of beaches, nightclubs, bars, and vacation rentals like Vrbo and Airbnb. Therefore, it is not unusual for travelers to come for a refreshing drink and enjoy the fresh tropical air, no matter if they come for pleasure or business. Rooftop bars provide the best of both worlds in terms of refreshment and the available view, and Fort Lauderdale provides some of the state’s best rooftop bars. If you’re planning to visit a bar after indulging in the attractions that Fort Lauderdale has, consider adding flavor to your vacation by checking out the following list of the best rooftop bars in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Scroll down to learn more.
1. Andy's Live Fire Grill & Bar
Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account
For a little kick and oomph in your dining experience in Fort Lauderdale, try Andy’s Live Fire Grill & Bar. This restaurant with a rooftop is its own entertainment in that guests can watch the skilled chefs prepare scrumptious food on an open fire. Donning a modern interior, this place to eat is a bit more upscale than your typical dive bar but it maintains its casual environment. Try the live fire grilled octopus mixed with lemon olive oil and red wine vinegar which is one of their bestsellers.
Andy's Live Fire Grill & Bar
Address: 1843 S Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316, United States
Website: Andy’s Live Fire Grill & Bar
Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11:30am - 9pm; Fri: 11:30am - 10pm; Sat: 4pm - 10pm (closed on Sun)
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This bar is located on the 25th-floor of Dalmar hotel, and it provides an expansive list of homemade cocktails. Half outside and half inside, its indoor lounge and patio bar also offers a tasteful blend of city and ocean views. Sparrow is furnished in such a way that connects West Coast style to an East Coast atmosphere, with decorations such as a coral gray palette, vaulted ceiling, greenery and wood elements, providing visitors with unexpected yet pleasant discoveries on the way. This rooftop lounge in Fort Lauderdale is the best place to enjoy a drink and the beautiful views that the city has to provide. Even if it is raining, do not fret! The rooftop bar has a retractable roof to shelter you so that the rain won’t dampen your night.
Address: 299 N Federal Hwy Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Opening hours: Thu: 5pm - 12pm; Fri - Sat: 5pm - 2am; Sun: 11am - 4pm (closed from Mon - Wed)
3. Rooftop @ 1WLO
This outdoor bar in Fort Lauderdale is a lounge-and-light-bites open-air patio concept located on the One West Las Olas building’s seventh floor. The rooftop garden is surrounded by stunning views of Fort Lauderdale’s amazing downtown skyline and the bar features rich natural décor in a stylishly luxurious and relaxed atmosphere. Visitors have an enjoyable time sampling the hand-crafted, ingredient-focused creations made by professional mixologists and with lite bites that are also based on seasonal ingredients, it will definitely bring new experiences to every visit. The facilities combined with the atmosphere make it the perfect spot for a casual hangout with friends or to mingle around.
Rooftop @ 1WLO
Address: 1 W Las Olas Blvd #700, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Website: Rooftop @ 1WLO
Opening hours: Tue & Wed: 4pm - 12am; Thu & Fri: 4pm - 2am; Sat: 4pm - 3am; Sun: 2pm - 10pm (closed on Mon)
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4. SKY Bar
The sky's the limit! Join us at SKY Bar on the 5th Floor Pool Terrace for a robust selection of delicious dishes, from appetizers and salads to sandwiches and burgers, and of course, drinks! #StayAtlanticPosted by The Atlantic Hotel & Spa on Tuesday, 20 August 2019
Situated on the fifth floor of the Atlantic Hotel & Spa is the SKY, a rooftop bar that made its debut on America’s Independence Day. Like other waterfront restaurants, the dining scene in this rooftop bar also delivers spectacular water views. Sky Bar in Fort Lauderdale serves creative, thirst-quenching specialty cocktails as well as draught beer and a full liquor bar, thanks to their partnership with SKYY Vodka. A diverse menu is also available to satiate your hunger, from starters and salads to bitings such as sandwiches and burgers. The bar is fashioned in a coastal, relaxed style with teak features and lively colors, and it can seat up to 40 people at the lounge with 16 extra at the bar itself.
Address: 601 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
Facebook: SKY Bar
Opening hours: Mon - Wed: 11am - 5pm; Thu - Sat: 11am - 7pm; Sun: 10am - 7pm
5. McSorley’s Beach Pub
Call it the calm before the storm Join us TODAY along with @lvlup_evnts on our oceanfront rooftop starting at 3pm!...Posted by McSorley's Beach Pub on Sunday, 21 July 2019
An Irish pub located just steps away from the beach, you’ll enjoy panoramic views of the beach from its rooftop sundeck. It’s a mix of an upscale lounge bar and a beach experience, so if you’re looking for a nice drink to enjoy after a day at the beach, this is the place for you! There is even entertainment available in the form of a game room on the first level, where you can have a good time with the pool table, dartboard with steel-tip darts and three tables to play beer pong. There are also 30 HD flat-screen TVs, with HD projection screens that will feature various sports channels such as NFL, NHL, NBA and MLB, as well as with WiFi. Like other beach bars, this place also features live bands on certain nights. The upper level features a lounge with a full-service bar, offering a wine list from which you can choose.
McSorley’s Beach Pub
Address: 837 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
Website: McSorley’s Beach Pub
Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 11am - 2am; Fri - Sat: 11am - 3am
6. Pelican Landing
Sitting on the water, looking at this view and eating a great dinner with friends. This is the life. Join me tonight?Posted by Pelican Landing, Fort Lauderdale on Wednesday, 14 August 2019
This bar, which is connected to the renowned Pier Sixty-Six Hotel & Marina, will give you a unique perspective on rooftop bars. The view of the exclusive yachts on the beautiful Intracoastal water and the sunsets from this place are unrivaled. Its rooftop restaurant focuses on bold flavors from local cuisines and makes use of freshly caught seafood with touches of the tropical style. The amazing collection of specialty drinks include house wines, domestic beer as well as cocktails. The bar is an ideal spot for hanging out with friends.
Address: Pier Sixty-Six Marina, 2301 SE 17th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Website: Pelican Landing
Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 11am - 10pm; Sun: 10am - 10pm
7. The Balcony
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Located in Las Olas Boulevard, this bar is more of an upscale two-story restaurant rather than an actual rooftop bar. The interior and exterior have a unique style. The decorative tiles, attention-grabbing chandeliers, ceilings made of tin and red booths are all carefully structured to create elegant and welcoming vibes. Its restaurant blends Amerindian, French, Spanish, West African, German, Italian, Irish and Vietnamese styles and ingredients in their New Orleans-style cuisine, so it is the perfect place if you like variety. On the ground floor, the restaurant features live music, a full bar with televisions, decorated with brick barrel vaults showing off branded wine barrels. On the upper floor, it features an airy-rooftop with a weather-sensitive shuttered roof and a central bar that serves all of its signature cocktails.
Address: 1309 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Website: The Balcony
Opening hours: Sun - Wed: 11.30am - 1am; Thu - Sat: 11.30am - 2am
8. The Muse Rooftop Bar & Lounge
Nestled on the 12th floor of the Circ Hotel lies this amazing little rooftop bar, which is Hollywood’s newest gathering spot by the skyline, featuring an extensive drinks menu with bar bites as an option if you’re hungry. Not only do you have the choice of refreshing drinks, but you can also take a dip in their rooftop pool, or hang out on their woven lounge chairs or cabanas. If you feel like socializing, you can join in the crowd dancing to the songs that the DJ is playing or join a group chatting and leaning against the rails that overlook the neighborhood. Just let your mind drift to wherever the moment takes it.
The Muse Rooftop Bar & Lounge
Address: 1780 Polk St, Hollywood, FL 33020
Website: The Muse Rooftop Bar & Lounge
Opening hours: 11am - 11pm (daily)
9. Olivia Restaurant and Bar
We invite you to pull up a chair and touch down in Italy at #OliviaAtCIRCPosted by Olivia At CIRC on Thursday, 15 August 2019
At the ground level of the Circ Hotel is the Olivia Restaurant and Bar. Technically, it’s also an Italian restaurant, which means you will be able to order a meal as well if you’re feeling hungry. The bar features an impeccably curated selection of wines in an atmosphere that is ideal for dates, featuring high ceilings, columns and wall tiles made from marble, wooden floors and panels, with dramatic lighting fixtures made of copper. The place also serves Italian food, if you wish to sample them, such as pasta, beef carpaccio, risotto, minestrone and more. In the center of the room is the mozzarella bar where cheeses are created in a wood-burning oven.
Olivia Restaurant and Bar
Address: 1780 Polk St, Hollywood, FL 33020
Website: Olivia Restaurant and Bar
Opening hours:Sun - Mon: 7am - 10pm; Tue - Sat: 7am - 11pm
10. Bar Rita
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This is the perfect place to go if you are fond of Mexican food. It is a modern version of a Mexican bar, with a margarita bar on the rooftop. The restaurant serves its own unique version of street corn and guacamole as an appetizer, serving it chilled and garnished with cotija and Parmesan cheeses, special truffle crema, and charcoal-grilled de-cobbed corn, all of them piled on top of Bar Rita’s signature guacamole with seasoned, homemade tortilla chips. The dining area is a colorful setting with a painted facade, with a casual but chic atmosphere, playing music to serenade you while you dine. The place is known to be very cozy and is the perfect spot for a casual outing with friends.
Address: 1401 S Andrews Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Website: Bar Rita
Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11.30am - 11pm; Fri - Sat: 11am - 12pm; Sun: 11am - 10pm
A wonderful night out in Fort Lauderdale
Whether you want to have a relaxed time hanging out with friends, a romantic date with a significant other, or just a great place to grab a drink or two, Fort Lauderdale provides that and even offers extras such as food options, quality service and spectacular views. So, visit one of the recommended options for a nice night out. While you’re at it, do check out the best sports bars and piano bars also found in the area!
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