Winter in Florida is resplendent. The temperatures are only mildly cooler, the sunsets are still sensational (with that cotton candy cloud aesthetic), and a breezy day at the beach is still a day at the beach. The cooler temps also make it the perfect time to enjoy the rooftop bars and restaurants across the region.
Here’s a quick breakdown of the rooftop bars you need to visit in the Tampa Bay region:
There’s a rooftop bar and restaurant in Clearwater Beach that might just have the best Gulf views in the entire region. Tropico Rooftop Cantina, a concept from Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa, is a resplendent escape offering white sand views, an impressive food and drink menu, and of course a rooftop pool.
Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach is a residential-style paradise just steps from the famous Pier 60. The hotel offers 287 over-sized rooms for you to unwind in.
301 S Gulfview Blvd
Rum old fashioned cocktails. Smoked sage elixirs. Luxury cocktails served in rose gold chalices. Welcome to Rox, Tampa’s tallest rooftop bar with views of Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Clearwater. This inventive bar, with a menu in total dedication to Tampa history, sits atop The Current Hotel. Welcome to paradise, folks.
The Current Hotel, 2545 North Rocky Point Drive
From the experienced innovative restaurateurs who have brought the Bay Ichicoro, Bocaand Ciro’s, M. Bird is offering craft cocktails, VIP bottle service, and composed tapas plates – plus, stunning views of the Tampa skyline.
M. Bird – Armature Works, 1903 Market St
The Attic Cafe is a rooftop coffee shop and bar located in the heart of Downtown Tampa. Serving up a variety of beverages, craft food, and atmosphere is their motto.
The Attic Cafe, 500 E Kennedy Blvd #400
Epicurean’s rooftop bar is an edgy, social drinkery unlike any other in the Tampa area. Guests will enjoy unique handcrafted cocktails while sharing small, savory plates and cheese boards.
EDGE, 1207 S Howard Avenue
The 360° Rooftop Lounge with its panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico and the Intracoastal Waterway is the perfect start to the rest of your day.
Guests can mingle at the bar or cozy up on our plush furniture for a front-row seat to the breathtaking sunsets that St. Pete Beach is known for.
The Hotel Zamora, 3701 Gulf Boulevard
The Canopy Rooftop Lounge is perched atop The Birchwood in the heart of St. Petersburg’s waterfront, complete with private cabanas, fire pits, and some of the finest craft cocktails in the city.
The Canopy at The Birchwood, 340 Beach Drive NE
Pier Tiki is here for all of your sunset needs. Perched atop the Pier you can face west and catch the sun as it sets ver the St. Pete skyline.
This new hot spot has the same local ownership as the nearby Birchwood, one of Beach Drive’s favorites and home to The Canopy, St. Pete’s premier rooftop lounge.
Take in the city lights at the local’s best kept secret! The De Santo Rooftop Bar is our stunning third-story lounge overlooking the heart of downtown St. Pete. With a rich Brazilian Walnut deck, lounge seating, and 30 ft bar specializing in exclusive handcrafted cocktails. This chic space is the quintessential location for a sunset happy hour, outdoor ceremony or celebration for up to 175 of your closest friends! With private space ranging from a semi-private lounge area to a complete rooftop buyout, we are the ultimate spot for your next event.
DeSanto Rooftop Bar, 128 3rd Street South
Berkeley Beach Club is inspired by all that is Pass-A-Grille. indulge in the magic that is their particular brand of Paradise.
Gulf Primeval is essential…it’s raw and primal. It’s everything we are here in Pass a Grille…the purest expression of their gratitude for the gifts of the sea.
8th Avenue St. Pete Beach