The best rooftops bars in Miami right now

Where locals should go to have a drink and catch the views

Mar
01
2023

When we think of the best rooftop bars in Miami, we think of the places that aren’t swarming with tourists.

What do Miami locals want? They want to be close to their own, sipping on cocktails, catching the views, listening to good music, and having some space to move around.

These are the rooftops that would be great for after-work drinks or a good weekend spot. There’s a mix of casual spots and those you’ll want to dress up for. Oh, and if you get hungry, some of these have bar bites while others offer a full dinner menu. We’ll point out what you should know below about each one of these Miami rooftops.

SIPSIP CALYPSO RUM BAR


Neighborhood:Coconut Grove
Address: Mayfair House, 3000 Florida Ave
Cuisine: Caribbean
Good for: big groups, birthdays, clients, working, drinks and bites.

The team behind Lost Boy, Tropezón, and Fox’s Lounge has re-opened the iconic Mayfair Hotel. Sipsip is Mayfair’s Bahamian rooftop pool and Calypso rum bar. You’ll be sipping on classic Caribbean cocktails like daiquiris, punches, and piña coladas. The food menu includes conch frittersfried oyster sliders, and a jerk sandwich. The views are beautiful and you should arrive early to catch the sunset. If you’re looking to play a friendly game of Backgammon, just ask the team. It’s a great spot to score a big table with friends or co-workers in the Grove. 

LEVEL 6 AT AMAL


Neighborhood: Coconut Grove
Address: 3480 Main Hwy
Cuisine: Spanish
Good for: birthdays, clients, date night, day drinking, drinks and bites.

From the team behind Byblos, Level 6 by Amal in Coconut Grove is a new rooftop lounge and restaurant with amazing views of Biscayne Bay. You’re stopping by for some cocktails and a modern take on Spanish tapas like the tuna tartare with avocado, lavosh crackers with truffle and crème fraîche, a classic pan con tomate, and the chicken croquettes. Level 6 also offers brunch on Saturday and Sunday. 

 

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KLAW ROOFTOP


Neighborhood: Edgewater
Address: 1737 N Bayshore Dr
Cuisine: Modern American, seafood, steakhouse
Good for: birthdays, clients, date night, Drinks and bites, special occasions, happy hour, and out-of-towners.

Klaw is the only rooftop in Edgewater with a menu that features a high-quality beef program and sea delicacies.

It’s rare to find a restaurant in Miami with views this nice and where the food is actually good. You have two dining options at Klaw. One is the main dining room and then there’s the rooftop. The rooftop menu is a more condensed version and although you won’t be able to order the tableside Norweigan King crab legs, it’s still worth it.

Order the black grouper crudo with caviar, yuzu kosho, finger lime, scallion, avocado, and leche de tigre; the baby-size crab tacos with spicy dashi butter, avocado, lime, and kimchi; and the stracciatella with grilled black mission fig, shaved speck ham, buttered croutons aged balsamic, toasted walnuts, basil oil, and herb salad. Order the Maine lobster roll and picanha that are only available at the rooftop lounge. 

This elegant rooftop works for a date but also an early client dinner. Happy hour is offered on Monday – Friday from 5:30 PM – 7 PM with $9 cocktails and $12 snacks like 1/2 dozen oysters and beef carpaccio

TERRAS


Neighborhood: Little Havana
Address: 528 SW 9th Ave
Cuisine: Latin
Good for: big groups, birthdays, Drinks and bites, and happy hour.

Terras is a tropical rooftop bar and restaurant overlooking the Miami skyline in Little Havana. This is probably the most chill rooftop bar you will find in Miami and we mean that in a good way. Even though it’s located in a Life House hotel, it’s definitely somewhere locals love.

The menu features Latin American bites such as ropa vieja birria tacos and a fried chicken Cuban sandwich. The cocktails on the menu have been created using herbs, fruits, and spices that are grown on the property. We also love that we can add our favorite CBD Vital Tonics for an addition to any of the cocktails. Happy Hour is available on Wednesday & Thursday from 4 PM – 6:30 PM with $12 cocktails and $9 tacos. 

 

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FABEL


Neighborhood: Wynwood
Address: 50 NW 23rd St #110
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Good for: birthdays, dancing, drinks and bites, and out-of-towners.

Fabel, Wynwood’s newest Mediterranean rooftop, will make you feel like you’re in Mykonos or St. Tropez. The stunning and open-aired restaurant with wooden furniture and beige drapes throughout the space will make you want to dress up and match their color palette. We’d stop by here for a birthday dinner with a spread of appetizers or with friends that don’t live in Miami and want to end the night dancing on the table. 

We recommend keeping it light and sticking with small plates and dips like the Aroa labnehFabel hummus, and the malted baby beet salad with pistachio crumble, tangerine, and whipped tahini. 

 

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MILA


Neighborhood: South Beach
Address: 1636 Meridian Avenue Rooftop
Cuisine: 
Good for: big groups, birthdays, drinks and bites, live music, brunch, and out-of-towners.

If you’re looking to impress out-of-towners with a rooftop in the heart of Miami Beach, stop by Mila. The outdoor terrace has a pond running through it with a beautiful bar set on top for all your cocktail needs. We recommend sitting outside when the weather is nice.

This glamorous spot is just as fabulous for brunch as it is for dinner. Featuring a fusion of Asian and Mediterranean, the menu features small plates that are often theatrical. There’s smoke, there’s fire, there’s music. The brunch menu starts at $95 per person and is a combination of a self-serve buffet and a la carte dishes that are brought to your table. You’ll be well-fed after brunch at Mila. 

If you’re stopping by for dinner, try the truffle cream spaghetti or the decadent bone-in short rib. It wouldn’t hurt to make it a party and order a sushi platter for the table.

HIGHER GROUND


Neighborhood: Wynwood
Address: 2217 NW Miami Ct
Cuisine: Modern American
Good for: big groups, birthdays, working, drinks and bites.

Higher Ground, located on the third floor of Arlo Wynwood. The indoor-and outdoor garden bar is a great spot for a big group to meet for after-work or birthday drinks. 

The cocktails are inspired by ingredients from Colombia, Peru, and Mexico. They use herbal elixirs, exotic infusions, and fresh pressed juices in their signature drinks such as Sunset on La Playa with Mezcal, Strega, and Giffard Banane, swizzled with orange juice, lime, coriander turmeric elixir and a dash of aji Amarillo, garnished with a plantain chip.

If you’re looking for a light bite, Higher Ground offers a rotating selection of raw bar and small plates. Dishes included shrimp cocktailsbeef tartarecrispy duck rolls (with fig jam and pickled mustard seed), and crudités with tahini, za’atar, and salsa macha; and oysters.

 

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