15 Top Rooftop Bars in Orlando to Get Your Drink On!
The 15 Best Rooftop Bars in Orlando
The Best Rooftop Bar in Orlando
The key to finding the perfect rooftop bars in Orlando for you is to decide what you’re looking for. Do you want to relax with a beer at an Orlando brewery? Or, do you want to enjoy dinner with a view at one of the top restaurants in Orlando?
This list of the 15 best rooftop bars in Orlando will help you find exactly what you’re looking for and maybe even more.
1 | Sky Lounge Orlando | Sky high in downtown. Sky Lounge is one of the most well-known rooftop bars in Orlando. It has stunning views of Downtown Orlando. Situated inside the Amway Center, home of the Orlando Magic basketball team, it's a popular open air spot to visit before and after sporting events and concerts.
This cool spot has a relaxed vibe and is both a rooftop bar and restaurant. Grab some good food and choose your favorite drinks from the large drink and cocktail menu. The best time to visit is at night. You get to see the beautiful cityscape of Orlando light up all around you.
WHERE: 400 W Church Street | WHO: 888-913-0180
2 | Bar 17 Bistro | Theme parks from above. If you come to Orlando for the theme parks, you should see the view from Bar 17 Bistro. This special rooftop lounge offers a sweeping view of three different theme parks. As the name hints at, the bar is located on the 17th floor. It's a lot higher than it sounds.
The best time to come is for sunset. The relaxing atmosphere of the bar compliments the beautiful Orlando sunset perfectly. Relax with crafted cocktails as you watch the sky's colors change over the area's theme parks. This one-of-a-kind spot is definitely worth a visit if you want some fantastic rooftop views.
WHERE: 6725 Adventure Way | WHO: 407-503-6000
3 | Elevate Rooftop Lounge | Elevate your evening with fine cocktails. When you’re feeling fancy, Elevate Rooftop Lounge is the place to go. This modern rooftop bar and lounge has panoramic views of Downtown Orlando. The decor may be modern and have an upscale feel, but the environment is still very relaxed. You'll enjoy plenty of that Orlando vacation playfulness here.
Elevate is one of the more intimate, quiet rooftop settings in the area. It's all about relaxing after a day in the sun and enjoying some fun conversation with friends. Let the cocktails, conversation and views carry you through the evening.
WHERE: 2000 N Orange Ave Suite 300 | WHO: 407-743-4898
4 | High Tide | Orlando’s largest rooftop bar. For those who really want to feel like they’re on a tropical vacation, High Tide is just the place. Not only is it the largest of the rooftop bars in Orlando, it also may be the most fun. You’ll get views of Downtown Orlando from the third floor while feeling like you’re sipping crafted cocktails on the beach.
Everything has a tropical vacation theme at High Tide. So, if you're looking for a more vibrant, relaxed place to have some fun at after a day of sightseeing, this is the spot. It’s also a part of a nightlife complex with an arcade and other bars on the floors below it.
WHERE: 33 W Church St 3rd Floor | WHO: 407-649-4270
5 | The Whole Enchilada | Great Mexican cuisine and cocktails. Go south of the border by heading up high in Orlando. The Whole Enchilada will serve you delicious enchiladas and more Mexican fare as you enjoy the rooftop view. Of course, it’s hard to resist ordering one of the delicious margaritas.
This is a fantastic lunch option, as it’s more laid back than other rooftops. Order your food and drinks at a counter and then find a spot to sit and enjoy. The terrace, itself, is filled with lush greenery to create a really relaxing, welcoming atmosphere.
WHERE: 129 W Plant St | WHO: 407-347-9699
6 | Hanson’s Shoe Repair | Classic speakeasy experience. The name of this bar is misleading, but that’s the whole point. Those who take a gamble on it are rewarded with one of Orlando’s hidden gem rooftop lounges. It’s located on the third floor of the Hanson Building, which dates back to the 1800s.
No wonder Hanson’s chose to play into the historical theme of the building and make it into a 1920s speakeasy. Inside you’ll find unique, delicious-crafted cocktails, live music and a charming rooftop terrace.
WHERE: 27 E Pine St | WHO: 407-476-9446
7 | Celine Orlando | Views above, lively entertainment below. There’s always plenty of lively entertainment going on at Celine Orlando. Oh, and a rooftop view! The main floor inside features weekly DJs and other live music. When you need a break from the party, head up to the rooftop lounge.
The rooftop has a more relaxed yet still lively atmosphere. It also has great views of the surrounding Downtown Orlando area. While not physically high up, you’ll feel on top of the world spending a fun evening here.
WHERE: 22 S Magnolia Ave | WHO: 407-801-7005
8 | AC Sky Bar | Modern, trendy spot high above the rest. The AC Sky Bar is a new addition to the Orlando skyline. It’s a very stylish spot with a trendy, modern lounge. With 360-degree views of the city, it’s popular at sunset, early evening and late night spot to grab food and drinks.
There’s also a restaurant just inside of the rooftop terrace with floor to ceiling windows. So, even if you decide to head in for dinner – or a delicious Sunday brunch – you can still take in the breathtaking views.
WHERE: 333 S Garland Ave | WHO: 407-635-2300
9 | illume | Serene and romantic. Illume offers one of the more romantic rooftop experiences in the Orlando area. That’s not to say you have to go with a date. The setting is what brings the romance to this modern rooftop lounge.
Even though it’s very stylish, the roof deck is covered in inviting wood features and plenty of plants. Your eyes will be fixated on the expansive panoramic view of the Lake Buena Vista area. It’s lush with greenery and filled with the sight of the major theme parks in the area.
WHERE: 14900 Chelonia Pkwy | WHO: 407-919-6376
10 | Eleven | Upscale rooftop lounge serving tapas. Located in Reunion Resort, Eleven offers terrace drinks and tapas on the 11th floor. You get to dine with the view of Orlando, as well as by the water, as the bar is right next to the rooftop pool.
Given that the restaurant serves small plate tapas, it’s the perfect spot to come to share in food, drink and conversation with friends. If you’re lucky, you might just catch a fireworks show from one of the nearby theme parks.
WHERE: 7593 Gathering Dr | WHO: 407-396-5397
11 | Aero Rooftop Bar & Lounge | An EDM (electronic dance music) lover’s paradise. Aero is right in the nightclub epicenter of Orlando. Several other bars and nightclubs are buzzing on the floors below it. Still, when you head up to the Aero rooftop terrace, you won’t notice much of a difference.
This rooftop destination is less about “lounging” and more about dancing with the Orlando skyline in the background. It’s definitely one of the liveliest rooftop spots in the city.
WHERE: 60 N Orange Ave | WHO: 407-274-8452
12 | Capa Bar | Capture the magic of Disney. On the 17th floor of the Four Seasons Resort, Capa has a prime overlook onto the Walt Disney World Resort. Yes, that means that you also have a prime view of the fireworks from Epcot and Magic Kingdom.
While you certainly can come here to enjoy drinks at sunset, the restaurant is worth trying. Capa is known for its steak and seafood offerings. Dining with fireworks views isn’t the worst way you could spend an evening in Orlando.
WHERE: 10100 Dream Tree Boulevard | WHO: 407 313-7777
13 | STK Steakhouse | A big steak dinner with a view. The name says it all here. STK Steakhouse is one of the best rooftop restaurants in Orlando for steak. It has fabulous cuts to choose from that taste even better while overlooking Disney Springs.
Of course, there’s more than steak here. In addition to deliciously crafted cocktails, you can enjoy a fresh raw bar and other seafood.
WHERE: 1580 E Buena Vista Dr | WHO: 407-917-7440
14 | California Grill | The place to watch Disney fireworks. Despite the name, this fine dining restaurant is all about the views of Orlando’s premiere attraction: Disney. Located on the 15th floor of the Contemporary Resort, guests look out onto Disney Magic Kingdom and the rest of the park’s properties.
If you’ve come for the nightly fireworks, you’ve come to the right place. The restaurant dims the lights when the show starts. It even plays the soundtrack to the fireworks. It would be hard to find a rooftop to watch the fireworks from that offers a more immersive experience.
WHERE: 4600 World Drive | WHO: 407-934-7639
15 | Coca-Cola Store Rooftop Beverage Bar | Fun experience for families. The Coca-Cola Store Rooftop Beverage Bar is a rooftop that the whole family can enjoy. Stop by here midday or in the afternoon to grab a refreshing beverage. You can taste all kinds of Coca-Cola products from around the world while looking out on Disney Springs.
Not only is the view fantastic, but it’s a fun afternoon break and activity for families. The beverage bar has 100 self-serve soda flavors and tasting flights of drinks from around the world.
WHERE: 1512 E Buena Vista Drive | WHO: 714-781-4636
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Last Tips on Top Rooftop Bars in Orlando
As you’ve read, rooftop bars in Orlando really do have it all. You can find beautiful lounges to relax and unwind at. On the other end of the spectrum, there are bumping nightclubs when you’re looking for a more lively evening.
Either way, make sure that you plan a visit to at least one of these special rooftop bars. Between the views and the experience, rooftop bars in Orlando are truly unique. For more travel tips and guides around Orlando and beyond, visit our Westgate Resorts Travel Blog.
* Westgate Resorts is in no way affiliated with the attractions featured in this article. Items or places listed are current as of the publishing date of this article. Please call or visit the respective website for the most up-to-date offerings and details.
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