Top 13 Rooftop Restaurants In South Beach, Miami - Updated 2021

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When your heart is desiring the pleasures of a party in the clouds, a dinner with a view or an exciting nightcap to drown the worries of the day, then going to a rooftop restaurant sounds like the noblest decision at that moment. Miami has spectacular rooftop bars, lounges, and restaurants that will always welcome you with open arms whenever you want to have quiet and relaxing times. Irrespective of the time of your visit, you are guaranteed to get thrilled by the experience you will find in these joints. If you are looking for these urban hotspots in the South Beach region, scroll down below for a description of some of the top rooftop restaurants in South Beach, Miami.

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1. Serena Rooftop

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account


Laid-back, elegant, and dreamy all in one is this open-air rooftop restaurant’s theme. Serena Miami aims to channel the relaxing vibe of patio restaurants in Oaxaca and Mexico City. This lush terrace is located at Moxy South Beach Hotel and offers for-sharing plates with Latin and Mexican roots. Uni and crab tostadas and squash blossom quesadillas are some of the most popular dishes served here. Of course, rooftop dining will not be complete without tasty cocktails! Serena serves tastefully crafted drinks by well-known mixologist Christian Rubio.

Serena Rooftop

Address: 915 Collins Ct, Miami Beach, FL 33139, United States

Website: Serena Rooftop

Opening hours: 11am - 11pm (daily)

2. MILA Restaurant, Rooftop Lounge & Mixology Bar

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Posted by MILA Restaurants on Friday, December 4, 2020

Celebrate your arrival in South Beach by partaking in the Mediterranean-Asian fusion offerings at MILA Restaurant Rooftop Lounge & Mixology Bar. This restaurant on Meridian Avenue will delight you with classic Mediterranean dishes with Japanese twists. The food is served in izakaya style, which is an informal Japanese bar offering alcohol and snacks and is similar to pubs. For tapas or appetizers, try the five-spice chicken karaage with saffron espuma and pickled daikon; for signature dishes, indulge in the bone marrow with shiso chimichurri, mezcal-ikura, and sourdough bread. If these don’t have your mouth watering now, we don’t know what will!

MILA Restaurant, Rooftop Lounge & Mixology Bar

Address: 1636 Meridian Avenue Rooftop, Miami Beach, FL 33139, United States

Website: MILA Restaurant, Rooftop Lounge & Mixology Bar

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 5:30pm - 2am; Sun: 11:30am - 2:30pm, 6pm - 2am

3. 235 Rooftop Lounge

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235 Rooftop Lounge may be the most elusive establishment from this bunch. It is a private and members-only rooftop hangout spot that is often the venue of live events. If you want to dive deeper into the high culture of South Beach, try looking into being a member of this exclusive place. World events with a focus on music, dance, film, and fashion are the main programs that are held here. Of course, luxurious food and beverages are included too. It is definitely one of the less crowded rooftop lounges in the area, so become a member if you must!

235 Rooftop Lounge

Address: Penthouse, 235 Lincoln Rd STE 400, Miami Beach, FL 33139, United States

4. Naked Taco

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

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Posted by Naked Taco on Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Is it time for Taco Tuesday already? Well, when you find yourself in South Beach, one of the best places that will help you fix your cravings is Naked Taco on Collins Avenue. This restaurant with a rooftop terrace serves both classic and creative tacos, along with other Mexican dishes that we’ve all come to love. The place is brimming with funky decor and is one of the places you must visit to get the authentic South Beach electric nightlife experience.

Naked Taco

Address: 1111 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139, United States

Website: Naked Taco

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 8am - 11pm; Fri - Sat: 8am - 12am

5. Habitat

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

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Posted by Habitat Miami Beach on Thursday, April 22, 2021

One of the more upscale dining spots in the area is Habitat located at 1 Hotel South Beach. This restaurant with a terrace offers sumptuous Mexican food in a contemporary and elegant setting. It prides itself on using the freshest ingredients and carefully made, handcrafted tortillas. On some days of the week, the restaurant will host live music performances. To get you salivating, some of their best-selling dishes are hamachi aguachile, puebla-style lamb, pork carnitas tacos, and rice a la tumbada.

Habitat

Address: Dummy address

Website: Habitat

Opening hours: Mon - Wed: 7am - 11:30am; Thu: 7am - 11:30am, 6pm - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 7am - 12pm, 6pm - 11pm; Sun: 7am - 12pm, 6pm - 10pm

6. Watr at the 1 Rooftop

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Posted by 1 Hotel South Beach Rooftop on Friday, 21 February 2020

Watr at the 1 Rooftop is a fantastic and luxurious spot perched on the 18th floor of the magnificent 1 Hotel South Beach. It is reputed as one of the most impressive rooftop terraces, featuring breathtaking ocean views, a rooftop pool, and a modern restaurant. At this South Beach rooftop restaurant, you will find impressive offerings of perfectly crafted cocktails, draft beers, and a variety of Peruvian-influenced Japanese cuisines. The ambiance is just out of this world, and with menu items such as sushi, anticuchos, and maki rolls, there is no way you are not going to like the time spent in this restaurant.

Watr at the 1 Rooftop

Address: 2341 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139, United States

Website: Watr at the 1 Rooftop

7. Rooftop at E11 Even

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Posted by e11even on Monday, 10 February 2020

Planning a rooftop dinner in South Beach, Miami? Check this place out! Rooftop at E11even is located right at the heart of the Arts & Entertainment District of the city. Its vibrancy makes it an incredibly popular nightlife destination, not to mention that it is ranked among the finest rooftop restaurants in the city. It boasts lots of space, both on the indoors and outdoors, with plenty of community dining tables and lounge sofas. The ambiance, the beautiful views of downtown Miami and the incredible menu featuring lots of international bites are just what you need to relax a tired mind, body, and soul while you watch the evening pass by.

Rooftop at E11Even

Address: 15 NE 11th St, Miami, FL 33132, United States

Website: Rooftop at E11Even

Opening hours: Wed - Sat: 7pm - 2am (closed from Sun - Tue)

8. The Cape

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Posted by The Cape Miami on Sunday, 26 February 2017

The Cape sits inside the newly renovated Townhouse Hotel. It is a boho-chic Downtown Miami rooftop restaurant well-loved by both locals and visitors for its classic cocktails crafted by the expert mixologist, Brian Griffiths. This is one of the joints to go to if you want to enjoy unique and rare draft and bottled beers. The colorful setting and the epic interior décor will make you feel as if you are in a flamboyant beach bungalow. When you visit, be sure to try the Star Island iced tea and you can also head downstairs for a hot bowl of noodles, gyoza or burgers.

The Cape

Address: 150 20th St, Miami Beach, FL 33139, United States

Website: The Cape

Opening hours: Tue - Sun: 6pm - 12am (closed on Mon)

9. South Beach Hotel

South Beach Hotel
Source: Photo by Flickr user Heather McLaughlin used under CC BY 2.0

If you are looking for an adult-only rooftop pool experience as well as a chance to enjoy fine liquor with great views, then Hotel South Beach is the place to go. The place boasts a 70,000-square-foot deck space with plenty of cabanas and daybeds. With a 360-degree view of the sea, this is a great place to watch the sun go down while you brood over a cold drink. It is also a great place if you need to enjoy quiet times with loved ones without any kids running and screaming around.

South Beach Hotel

Address: 236 21st St. Miami Beach, FL 33139,USA

Website: South Beach Hotel

10. Juvia

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Posted by Juvia on Saturday, 15 June 2019

Juvia is another magnificent rooftop dining Miami Beach experience. The joint is located on the 9th floor within the central parts of Miami Beach, hence, boasting very beautiful views of the city below. Its interior features stylish décor with a wooded decked rooftop terrace and floor-to-ceiling windows for you to enjoy the panoramic views of the Miami Harbor. A vibrant atmosphere, properly dressed guests, great foods and drinks and the soft tunes from the music system are some of the many features that will make you fall in love with this joint.

Juvia

Address: 1111 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139, United States

Website: Juvia

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 6pm - 10pm; Sat - Sun: 11:30am - 3pm, 6pm - 10pm

11. Area 31

Posted by Area 31 on Friday, 24 May 2019

Area 31 is located at the Kimpton EPIC Hotel and it is home to delicious foods, great drinks, and awesome city views. It is a stylish and modern joint loved for its sophisticated vibes. The restaurant serves a variety of innovative seafood as well as an enticing selection of crafted signature cocktails. The restaurant usually remains open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as weekend brunch. Happy hour is on every Monday and Thursday between 5pm and 7pm. Feel free to pop in any time you want to enjoy some delicious foods, great drinks and relaxing live music while you soak in the beautiful views of the city down below.

Area 31

Address: 270 Biscayne Blvd Way #16, Miami, FL 33131, United States

Website: Area 31

Opening hours: 11am - 7pm (daily)

12. Dolores But You Can Call Me Lolita

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Posted by Dolores but you Can Call Me Lolita on Saturday, 8 February 2020

This is a garden-like rooftop lounge found at the heart of Bricknell’s Financial District. This rooftop bar and restaurant features stylish dining tables, comfy couches, and real young palm trees to make you feel like you are in a real garden, but up high in the skies. The menu here is a fantastic fusion of both local and international cuisines, accompanied by an enviable list of refreshing cocktails, and an impressive wine list. When the food and drinks are combined with a fun and friendly South American vibe, you are sure to leave this restaurant with fewer wrinkles than you walked in with.

Dolores But You Can Call Me Lolita

Address: 1000 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33130, United States

Website: Dolores But You Can Call Me Lolita

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

13. Astra

Posted by Astra Miami on Wednesday, 19 February 2020

Astra is an open, vibrant and lush rooftop bar and restaurant, boasting floor space of over 10,000 square feet (929.03 square meters). It features cool and relaxing décor, with unobstructed views of the Miami skyline. It is open every day for dinner, and you can also visit over the weekend for bottomless brunches on Saturday and Sunday. If you want to catch some spectacular views of the Miami sunsets, then this is one of the best places to visit. this rooftop sensation is all about views, great food, and soothing tunes from the live band.

Astra

Address: 2103 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33127, United States

Website: Astra

Opening hours: Mon - Tue: 5pm - 1am; Wed: 5pm - 2am; Thu - Fri: 5pm - 3am; Sat: 11am - 3am; Sun: 11am - 1am

Enjoy great food and a great view

South Beach skyline, sunset
Source: Photo by user Alan Light used under CC BY 2.0

It will always be refreshing to be in the company of these three things, great food, soothing music, and spectacular views. These are exactly what come to mind while dining or drinking at brilliant rooftop bars and restaurants like those in Miami. Check out these top rooftop restaurants in South Beach, Miami, for a smooth and relaxed dining experience.

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