Party it up: Best hotel rooftop bars in Miami

by Jane Reynolds on August 2, 2010

Miami skyline at night

Rooftop parties are all the rage in the summertime, and Miami is certainly not the type of city to pass up on a trend. With Miami skyline (and sometimes ocean) views, hotel rooftops are the ideal spot to sip a cocktail (or chug, you are in Miami) after the sun goes down. Below, find the hottest hotel rooftop bars in Miami.

Plunge at Gansevoort South

Plunge at Gansevoort South

With ocean views from 18-stories high, a 110-foot pool, and cabanas shaded by palm trees, Plunge at Gansevoort South may take our top spot for best Miami rooftop bars. Plunge, the largest rooftop lounge in the United States, has the same vibe as its exclusive, see-and-be-seen sister bar at Hotel Gansevoort in New York City. The drinks may be pricey, but the feeling of cool you get is so worth it.

Rooftop Lounge at Townhouse Hotel

Rooftop Lounge at Townhouse Hotel

With a great view of the beach on one end and the lights of downtown on the other, this rooftop bar is open to the public every weekend and often used during the week to host private events. There are tomato-red deck chairs to lounge on, and a revamped water tower outfitted with sofas for a more intimate setting.

C-Level Rooftop Terrace at Clevelander Hotel

C-Level Rooftop Terrace at Clevelander Hotel

Open from 9 A.M. til midnight, C-Level Rooftop Terrace at the Clevelander Hotel offers everything you could want for any budget — reasonably priced sandwiches and salads are served for lunch and dinner and the extensive drink menu is available all day long. Sip on spiked punch for just $8.50 or splurge on bottle service — Gran Patron Platinum will set you back $1,170.

Rooftop Pool Bar at Catalina Hotel

Rooftop Pool Bar at Catalina Hotel

The rooftop pool bar at the Catalina Hotel may not be open late into the night (it closes at 9 p.m.) but it’s the perfect jumping off-point for your night of wild rollicking. Watch the sunset or take a dip in the pool with a mojito in hand (or start early–the bar opens at 9 a.m).

Spire Bar & Lounge at Hotel of South Beach

The Spire Bar & Lounge at the Hotel of South Beach is located on a separate deck from the rooftop pool. It boasts stunning ocean and Miami skyline views for you to enjoy while you indulge in a cocktail or a plate from the tapas menu.

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