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Seven of the best rooftop bars in the world

The men behind therooftopguide.com certainly know their rooftop bars – we asked Hans Ebenman to share his absolute favorites with us and tell us why he loves them.

Therooftopguide.com is a guide containing around 1,000 bars, each with its own special charm. Here are the seven bars that Hans Ebenman, co-founder of Rooftopguiden, likes best:

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Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

“By far the best infinity pool you’ll ever see. The rooftop terrace is about 200m high and has an absolutely stunning 360-degree view of the whole of Singapore. It doesn’t get any better than this.”

Marina Bay Sands

10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore

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What to drink: Singapore Sling

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The Press Lounge, New York

“A luxurious rooftop bar with perhaps the best view you’ll find in NYC, taking in both the skyline of skyscrapers and the Hudson River. Fabulous party atmosphere and great cocktails.”

The Press Lounge

653 11th Avenue, New York

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What to drink: Espresso Martini

Sky Bar at Grand Hotel Central, Barcelona

“Comfortable sofas to sink into, good deals on drinks, and a magical infinity pool with views of the whole of Barcelona and the Mediterranean Sea.”

Sky Bar at Grand Hotel Central

Via Laietana, 30, 08003 Barcelona

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What to drink: Cava or beer

SE-STO on Arno, Westin Excelsior, Florens

“The perfect rooftop bar for a long, wine-laden lunch. Here you can enjoy sweeping views across Florence as well as world-class food and drink.”

SE·STO on Arno

Piazza Ognissanti, 3, Firenze

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What to drink: Prosecco

Wooloomooloo, Hong Kong

“A steakhouse in a rooftop bar with views across the whole of Hong Kong, China, in a downtown location.”


256 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hongkong

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What to drink: A classic such as a G&T.

SushiSamba, London

“If you like good food, this is one of the best rooftop bars in the world for you. Amazing Asian cuisine along with fantastic service and Europe’s highest rooftop.”


Heron Tower, 110 Bishopsgate, London

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What to drink: Sake or Champagne

Octave Rooftop Bar at the Marriott Hotel Sukhumvit, Bangkok

“A rooftop bar spread across the top three (!) floors of a skyscraper, offering a superb 360-degree view of Bangkok. There are always plenty of good tables here and the food is delightful.”

Marriott Hotel Sukhumvit

31/2 Ban Kluai Nuea Alley, Khlong Tan Nuea, Bangkok

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What to drink: A fruity cocktail.

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