1. PHD Lounge and Terrace (New York, NY, USA)
The two locations include PHD Lounge in downtown Manhattan and PHD Terrace in their Midtown location. Both locations exude a classiness of the Great Gatsby with an old-fashioned cocktail flair of Mad Men. The Midtown location gives stunning looks into Times Square, while the downtown location gives amazing views of the Empire State Building and the Hudson River. The Italian leather banquettes and marble tables are perfect to kick back and enjoy both views of the beautiful New York City skyline.
2. Octave Rooftop Bar (Bangkok, Thailand)
The only way to party in Bangkok is by enjoying a 360-degree view of the bustling city from 45 floors up to live DJs and tasty cocktails. The menu includes Asian fusion tapas and seafood, in case you want to enjoy the view to delicious bites over their wood-centric decor bar tops and tables.
3. AER (Mumbai, India)
In a contemporary ambiance of muted black and white abstract furniture, AER leaves the breathtaking views to be the star of the experience. The sights are captivating from 34 floors above and go well with the creative cocktails by their mixologist.
4. Pure Sky Lounge & Dining (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Dubai alone is alluring for anyone that wants to enjoy its modern oasis of shopping, restaurants and attractions in the desert. There’s an option to enjoy brunch or mixology classes, in case you want more excitement than just lounging around over drinks. The view includes the skyline, beaches and the Dubai Ferris Wheel, which becomes even more beautiful over a sunset.
5. Lantern (Marina Bay, Singapore)
The panoramic views of the bustling skyline and Marina Bay are mesmerizing, with a calming backdrop of lush greenery and an infinity pool that makes for a perfect night out in the city.
6. UNIQUE Rooftop Bar & Restaurant (Bali, Indonesia)
Las Vegas isn’t the only city that has pool clubs. UNIQUE is a pool club by day and a relaxing lounge by night. The ambiance is perfect to release your inner zen, which offers sweeping views of the treetops and the ocean. If the views weren’t enough, the bar and restaurant also offers Mexican cuisine, because everyone knows that guacamole makes life better.
7. The Ninth (Ibiza, Spain)
Ibiza is one of the party capitals of the world, with their rooftop bars being no less impressive. The Ninth in Hard Rock Hotel lets you enjoy soaking in the sun and taking in the Mediterranean coastal breeze from the rooftop. It’s no wonder that enjoying drinks at the Ninth makes you feel like you’re on cloud nine.
8. O2 Lounge (Moscow, Russia)
Twelve floors up lies a chic lounge that embodies luxurious lifestyle (we expect no less from the Ritz Carlton). The O2 Lounge is encapsulated within a glass and steel geometric ceiling that allows you to get lost within the night sky. Their menu has high-end items like caviar and seafood, as well as over 400 varieties of vodka. If you’re going to live it large in Russia, this is the place to do it.
9. Sky Lounge (Marrakech, Morocco)
A circular pool is the perfect accompaniment to a panoramic view of the old-world city. Cocktails can be ordered while lounging on the daybed, where you can relax to views of both Ochre City and the Atlas mountains for a balanced blend of city and nature.
10. CÉ LA VI Hong Kong (Lan Kwai Fong, Hong Kong)
Not only does CÉ LA VI don an amazing rooftop bar, it also offers a dance club where you can enjoy the nightlife of Hong Kong. The three-floor venue is on top of the California Tower, where the views include Victoria Harbor and sweeping city views. There is also a jacuzzi on the rooftop, should you want to get toasty in more ways than one.