Haute Top 5: Best Rooftop Bars in Miami

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As the weather is heating up in the Magic City, so are the summertime festivities. And what’s a summer Friday without a rooftop bar to celebrate? In honor of rooftop season—yes, we can still have rooftop season in Miami—we’ve decided to round up a haute list of the top rooftop bars in Miami, which are now popping up at haute locations throughout the city. Each of these bars offer stellar views of the city, a lively atmosphere and delicious food and cocktails. Here are our top 5 favorites:

1 Ocho Bar at Soho Beach House

The exclusive, members-only Soho Beach House's even more exclusive 8th floor rooftop bar is the ultimate place to sip on some cocktails, enjoy the spot's famous Mexican dishes and take in the view overlooking the pool and beach as the sun sets. Whether you're looking for a Sunday-Funday destination to enjoy beats from a live DJ or just to have drinks with a view in a more private setting, Ocho is the best rooftop bar in Miami for whatever it is you're looking for, complete with beautiful people, a stunning atmosphere and a lively scene.
4385 Collins Ave Miami Beach, FL 33140

2 Watr at the 1 Hotel Rooftop

The new rooftop restaurant and bar opened just about a year ago, and has upped the game of the lively rooftop at the prestigious hotel even further. The spot has it all—a long, beautiful pool to cool off on a sunny day, sun beds and cabanas to relax away from the crowd, and a killer bar and restaurant menu that will satisfy all of your needs on any given day of the week. The posh location has become a go-to for high-profile events such as Miami Music Week, Art Basel and more, and remains just as crowded throughout the season with locals and visitors alike.
2341 Collins Ave Miami Beach, FL 33139

3 Sugar at EAST, Miami

EAST, Miami
Sugar is a must-try destination if you're spending time in Brickell, particularly because it rests in the new haute destination, the Brickell City Centre. The gorgeous 42nd-floor rooftop bar and lounge is one-of-a-kind for a Miami destination, with a trendy and dark Asian-themed design flanked by beautiful lights during the evening, more fitting of somewhere you might find in New York City. But a trendy rooftop bar in Brickell was just what Miami was needing, and Sugar has continued to bring in a consistently great crowd since its opening, with guests eager to try its gourmet Asian bites and signature cocktails after a day at the office.
788 Brickell Plaza, Miami, FL 33131

4 The Gale

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The Gale rooftop has remained one of the top destinations in the city for years, especially for a day at the pool with cocktails. The 5,000-square-foot space features an infinity pool framed by black marble and a smooth wooden dec, the pinnacle of the destination, as well as unobstructed ocean views and an open-air restaurant and lounge that offers a menu from the delicious restaurant downstairs, Dolce Italian.
1690 Collins Ave Miami Beach, FL 33139

5 Pawn Broker at the Langford Hotel

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The newly-renovated Langford Hotel located in the historic Downtown Miami area merges classic history and modern day together to create a hip, lively scene. With its two locations from the Pubbelly brothers, which opened simultaneously—PB Station, the restaurant, and Pawn Broker, the rooftop bar—the Langford has become one of the top locations to head to for drinks or dinner, whether you're coming straight from work to unwind, or getting your night started on the weekend. The speakeasy, prohibition vibe of the hip bar makes it a welcome newcomer to the typical trendy South Beach bars that have come and go over the years. Pawn Broker features some of the favorite bites that you can find on the PB Station menu, as well as an extensive cocktail list that serves up inventive libations—like a cocktail glass shaped out of a bathtub.
121 SE 1st St Miami, FL 33131