5 cool rooftop bars from around the globe

Drink with a view: 
cool rooftop bars around the globe

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See the world from a whole new perspective and raise your glass at these amazing locations

A tasty beverage is one thing, the right atmosphere is another. Both together can make for a perfect evening, and what’s more beautiful than having a drink in hand with either the whole city or the ocean in view? 

It’s possible at these spectacular rooftop bars.

  • Flair, Shanghai
  • Heaven’s Nest, Hamburg
  • Rock Bar, Bali
  • Shangri La, Paris or Sydney
  • Sky Bar, Bangkok

Flair, Shanghai

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel in the Pudong district of China’s biggest city is a luxurious address, but Flair on the 58th floor will take your breath away. The spectacular view extends for miles across to the Pearl Tower and the Huangpu River. If you manage to find a spot before nightfall, you’ll get to see how the skyline is completely transformed as the lights begin to flicker. 

Heaven’s Nest, Hamburg

Heaven’s Nest is located on the roof of Clouds restaurant at the beginning of the German port city’s famous Reeperbahn. Spanning 235 square metres, the glass-enclosed rooftop terrace on the 24th floor has enough space to enjoy the panoramic views which extend far beyond the hip St Pauli district. Depending on the night, you’ll experience both boisterous rooftop parties with DJs and light shows, and relaxing after-work chill-out music sessions.

Rock Bar, Bali

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Rock Bar Bali, Jimbaran, Indonesia. 28,850 likes · 1,019 talking about this · 114,980 were here. 360-Degrees Of Sheer Glamour, On The Rocks.

Perhaps Rooftop is the wrong word for this venue, ‘rocktop’ is better. The Ayana Resort and Spa’s Rock Bar on the Indonesian island of Bali was built on a rock which is located directly on the Indian Ocean coastline. A unique sunset is waiting for you 14 metres up. And after nightfall the bar boasts tasty drinks, and hopping DJs.

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Shangri La, Paris/Syndey

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If you’re ever on a romantic trip to Paris, take your other half to the Shangri La. They will thank you forever. Get a place on one of the sofas on the 100 square metre roof terrace of the Palace Hotel, and you can enjoy spectacular views of the Eiffel Tower. Another rooftop bar from this hotel chain is located at the other end of the world in Sydney. This is no less spectacular: the harbour and the famous Opera House are virtually at your feet.

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Sky Bar, Bangkok

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Sky Bar Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand. 3,168 likes · 226 talking about this · 11,661 were here. Atop the State Tower Building on the 63rd Floor in Bangkok's...

Thailand is home to many impressive rooftop bars, but none come close to the Sky Bar at Sirocco restaurant in the Lebua hotel. The producers of cinema success The Hangover Part II even used the bar on the 63rd floor, 230 metres above the roofs of the capital, as a filming location. The Hollywood hit was the inspiration for a specially created cocktail of brandy, green tea, apple juice and Martini Rosso. 

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09 2016 The Red Bulletin

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