bars with rooftops (and incredible views!)

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Alvear Roof Bar

Buenos Aires, Argentina

On the horizon, Río de la Plata. With the spectacular view from the 11th floor at the Alvear Palace Hotel, it’s no surprise that this bar quickly became one of the most popular spots in the city. But don’t expect a luxurious space so characteristic of the Alvear. The more informal rooftop bar is friendlier, cozier, and has the right dose of elegance.

Avenida Alvear, 1891, Recoleta

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Room 09

Santiago, Chile

“I want to visit room number 9.” Just say that after having dinner at the restaurant 040, at Tinto Boutique, to enter this speakeasy on the top floor of the same building. Inspired by the 1920s New York, it offers haute mixology created by Argentine bartender Diego Harris Olivera, the rockstar responsible for the performance behind the imposing copper bar.

Calle Antonia López de Bello, 040, Providencia

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El Fabuloso Bar

Bogotá, Colombia

This effervescent bar in the Colombian capital has huge windows and irregular ceiling. On the 7th floor of a building in Zona Rosa, it invites people who love to dance and see panoramic views to enjoy their pizza, authorial cocktails, and good music until the early morning hours.

Calle 85, #14-05, 7th floor, Zona Rosa

 

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Balmori

Mexico City, Mexico

Behind a simple door and after a staircase filled with mosaics, you’ll find Balmori. Industrial bricks, concrete, and wood were the materials selected to compose this bar in the modern neighborhood of Roma. Among the highlights there are the three-course tasting menu and the cocktail Fresco Balmori, made with mescal, cucumber, basil, and lime juice.

Zacatecas, 139, Roma Norte

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The Pulitzer

Barcelona, Spain

In the city center, the terrace at this hotel is cozy and lively. In the afternoon, live music or sessions by famous DJs transform this space into a reference in Barcelona. To top things off, they serve delicious homemade tapas, gins, and whiskies selected by the bartenders.

Calle Bergara, 8

 

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Esther Rooftop

São Paulo, Brazil

With a varied and colorful bar, Good Heavens stands out for their 1980s-inspired cocktails made with local ingredients and premium drinks. If spirits aren’t your cup of tea, an impressive menu containing craft beer and a selection of wines will make your afternoon. Don’t hesitate to order a cheeseburger or brisket nachos to go with your drink.

79 Bourke Street

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Good Heavens

Melbourne, Australia

Located on the 11th floor of Edifício Esther, one of the main works of modern Brazilian architecture, this bar and restaurant is run by French chef Olivier Anquier. The space, which used to be Anquier’s home, is composed of a dining room, a terrace, and a bar, which connects the settings. From the kitchen, simple – and well-prepared – recipes of French cuisine. The view of Praça da República is another attraction.

Rua Basílio da Gama, 29, Praça da República