The Manual Guide to Rooftop Bars Around the World

Summer is the best season for having drinks with friends al fresco. Here’s our guide to some of the world’s best rooftop bars.

Pearl’s Liquor Bar
This rooftop bar on the Sunset Strip has an intimate atmosphere where you can munch on fresh oysters, truffle mushroom flatbread and kale and quinoa salad while sipping on like the Ginger Rogers, a mix of Svedka Vodka, ginger beer, tarragon, lime and bell pepper. Plus, you might spot celebrities like Anna Farris, Ed Sheeran and Mila Kunis.
8909 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles

Head into an unassuming parking garage and up the elevator to Park Rooftop Bar. It has some of the best views of Lisbon and is perfect for catching up for your friends or people watching.
Calçada do Combro 58
+351 21 591 4011

Ace Shoreditch Rooftop Bar
Head to the Ace Hotel, where you’ll find some of the hippest people in London hanging out. Check out a 90-degree view of London’s skyline from the bar’s wrap-around terrace while throwing back some G & Ts.
100 Shoreditch High Street
+ 44 20 7613 9800

02 Lounge
See Moscow’s most famous sights, like Red Square and St. Basil’s Cathedral, from this decadent rooftop bar. Be sure to order the city’s signature drink, the Moscow Mule, which is one of the best we’ve tried.
The Ritz-Carlton
Tverskaya Street 3
+7 495 225 8888

Sky on 57
This bar may be a little cheesy, but we’ve never seen anything like it. Have a drink while sitting 57 stories up, and gawk at the guests swimming in the hotel’s enormous infinity pool with amazing views of the city.
Marina Bay Sands
10 Bayfront Avenue
+65 6688 8857