Top 10 Rooftop Bars In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Also known as Philly, Philadelphia is a buoyant city in the state of Pennsylvania, famed for its beautiful culture and exciting history. Apart from being the largest city in the state, Philly is also the sixth-most famous city in the United States. It serves as a melting pot of beautiful art designs, business, and intriguing entertainment. Iconic features such as the Liberty Bell, the Reading Terminal Market and the famous steps at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, featured in the movie Rocky, make this a major tourist hub. For an exciting experience, check out below, our list of the best rooftop bars in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

1. The Continental Mid-town

Posted by The Continental Mid-town on Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Situated along Chestnut Street, the Continental Mid-town is a fabulous restaurant that is a must-stop for someone looking to enjoy local delicacies with their loved one. Known for its Martinis and tapas-style dishes, this wonderful eatery comes with a modern two-level dining space with a chic roof deck where you can dine from as you enjoy the views. Luxurious features like a swinging basket chair, the cushy sofas, and lovely ambiance, make it even more attractive. From grilled chicken and finger-licking burgers to cheesesteak eggroll, Fattoush, among many other mouthwatering options and refreshing drinks, your taste glands will be left confused.

The Continental Mid-town

Address: 1801 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, United States

Website: The Continental Mid-town

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11:30am - 11pm; Fri: 11:30am - 12am; Sat: 10am - 12am; Sun: 10am - 11pm

2. Balcony Bar

Posted by The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts on Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Looking for a good place to meet with friends and catch up as you enjoy drinks? Found on Broad Street, Balcony Bar is a wonderful place to enjoy a weekend chat with pals. As the name might suggest, this place comes with a lovely outdoor balcony where you can sip on drinks as you process the eye-popping views of the city. This is one of the most popular rooftop bars in the city, which makes Kimmel Center a favorite destination for adventure seekers. It’s a famous spot for sips, mouthwatering grills, and their happy hour specials. Grab a beer and enjoy the vibrant DJ music.

Balcony Bar

Address: 300 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19102, United States

Website: Balcony Bar

Opening hours: Wed: 5pm - 9pm (closed from Thu - Tue)

3. Standard Tap

Are you planning to take your family out for lunch and don’t have any place in mind? Around Philly, there is one food joint that is popular with the locals and visitors who love American cuisines – Standard Tap. Found on 2nd Street, this is an exciting gastropub that comes with a rotating menu and a wonderful variety of local beers on tap. Whether you’re looking to have an office party or planning to treat your family to a happy hour, there’s no better place to satisfy your appetite. With an amazing rooftop, you get to dine as you enjoy lovely views.

Standard Tap

Address: 901 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19123, United States

Website: Standard Tap

Opening hours: 11am - 2am (daily)

4. Attico

Posted by Attico on Thursday, 26 December 2019

Discover one of the hidden gems in Philadelphia, perched at the top of the Cambria Hotel where you can bring your spouse for a late-night dinner. What makes this restaurant so trendy and famous is the charming rooftop lounge, an exciting variety of creative cocktails, and attractive small plates. With basket chairs, small tables, and a lovely ambiance, the fun is taken to another level. Their colorful menu features snacks such as Attico fries, plates like Attico burger, and a variety of sweets. If you have special events like a party, you can also make reservations in advance.

Attico Rooftop

Address: 219 South Broad St Rooftop, Philadelphia, PA 19107, United States

Website: Attico Rooftop

Opening hours: Mon - Wed: 5pm - 11pm; Thu & Fri: 5pm - 2am; Sat: 2pm - 2am; Sun: 2pm - 8pm

5. Revolution House

Posted by Revolution House on Sunday, 18 September 2016

Learn about the local history in this attractive historically themed bar and restaurant that is located on Market Street, right in the heart of the Old City. This is a new and bustling American food joint that comes with a gorgeous second-floor rooftop for you to enjoy the fresh and thrilling views of the street as you dine. This rustic restaurant features a wonderful dining atmosphere and charming interior décor, making it more stylish. They have a variety of handcrafted beers and drinks to choose from. Apart from drinks, the menu also features main dishes, entrees, small plates, sides, and tasty sandwiches among others.

Revolution House

Address: 200 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, United States

Website: Revolution House

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11:30am - 10pm; Fri: 11:30am - 12am; Sat: 10:30am - 12am; Sun: 10:30am - 10pm

6. Assembly Rooftop Lounge

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Posted by Assembly Rooftop Lounge on Friday, 17 January 2020

Are you planning to spend your night having fun with friends but don’t know a good place around Philadelphia? Located along Benjamin Franklin Parkway, there’s a luxurious bar that is famed for its exciting cocktails. The most appealing feature about this place is its cozy lounge at the top that comes with outdoor seating with fire pits and breathtaking views of the city. From assembly cocktails such as maple punch and old faithful to beers and wine, the bar boasts an astonishing variety of drinks to select from. In case you’re hungry, you can try out the small plates like hummus.

Assembly Rooftop Lounge

Address: 1840 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19103, United States

Website: Assembly Rooftop Lounge

Opening hours: Tue - Thu & Sat: 4pm - 12am; Fri: 4pm - 2am (closed on Sun & Mon)

7. Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti

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Posted by Positano Coast on Tuesday, 17 December 2019

If you’ve never tasted seafood but you are always curious to try it out, this is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for. Before your vacation is over, make sure to visit Walnut Street in Old City, where you’ll find a beautiful, cozy Italian restaurant that is dedicated to serving the best, most delicious seafood in the entire city. The restaurant comes with an elegant lounge where you can relax and eat your finger-licking delicacy as you enjoy the sweeping views of Old City. The menu consists of dinner options, a lunch menu, brunch selections, desserts, happy hour, a catering menu, and a wonderful selection of wine.

Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti

Address: 212 Walnut St 2nd floor, Philadelphia, PA 19106, United States

Website: Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti

Opening hours: Tue - Thu: 11:30am - 10:30pm; Fri & Sat: 11:30am - 11pm; Sun: 11am - 9:30pm (closed on Mon)

8. Stratus

Found inside Kimpton Hotel Monaco, along Chestnut Street in Philadelphia, Stratus Rooftop Lounge is one of those places that should be on top of your to-do list if you’re looking for fun and entertainment. For night ravers and clubbing enthusiasts, this classic rooftop joint offers the best scene to have outdoor fun all night long while enjoying sumptuous bites and cocktails. It also features a lovely maple tree that sways boastfully. The bar comes with courteous catering staff and a lovely atmosphere to ensure you have a wonderful time. You can hit the dance floor and enjoy some vibrant DJ music.

Stratus Rooftop Lounge

Address: 433 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, United States

Website: Stratus Rooftop Lounge

Opening hours: Wed & Thu: 5pm - 12am; Fri: 5pm - 2am; Sat: 7pm - 2am (closed from Sun - Tue)

9. Tiki

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Posted by Tiki on Saturday, 19 January 2019

If your loved one is crazy about Asian cuisines, you can surprise them with a romantic dinner date at this beautiful, peaceful bar located along 13th Street in Philadelphia . With a sense of tranquility and a romantic atmosphere, coupled with the eye-catching tiki décor, you get to experience a special Philly vibe at Tiki. Renowned for its South-Pacific inspired cocktails and sumptuous delicacies, the bar also comes with a lovely roof deck which allows you to enjoy your drinks outdoors, and admire the city. If you love dancing, the bar also features some wonderful vibrant music. They also have happy hour and host events.


Address: 102 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107, United States

Website: Tiki

Opening hours: Wed & Thu: 4pm - 11pm; Fri & Sat: 4pm - 2am (closed from Sun - Tue)

10. City Tap House University City

Are you a pizza person? In Philadelphia, there’s a place where you can treat your taste glands to a savory brick-oven pizza and a craft beer to soothe your throat – City Tap House University City. This is a new gastropub found on Walnut Street and it serves more than 60 types of craft beers. Although the joint is usually buzzing with students, you’ll also find other groups, fun-seekers, and even lovers popping in just to enjoy a slice of pizza. With a gorgeous terrace, you can enjoy your meal or drink while still having eye-popping views of Walnut Street. They also host parties and events.

City Tap House University City

Address: The Radian, 3925 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104, United States

Website: City Tap House University City

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11:30am - 12am; Fri: 11:30am - 2am; Sat: 11am - 2am; Sun: 11am - 12am

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Apart from being a melting pot of fashion, art, beautiful history, different exciting cultures, and a whole host of attractions, the vibrant city of Philadelphia also serves as a major entertainment hub in the state. With a variety of rooftop bars with mind-bending views, you’ll definitely have fun.

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