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The top rooftop bars in St. Pete, and the beaches across Pinellas County

The top rooftop bars in St. Pete, and the beaches across Pinellas County

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Enjoy gorgeous views of Beach Drive | Photo via The Birchwood (FB)

As spring unfolds in St. Pete, the city comes alive with vibrancy. It’s a season where the breezy evenings are perfect for soaking up the coastal ambiance, with every sunset a canvas of coral splashes across the sky. This time of year is the prime opportunity to relocate to the city’s rooftop bars and restaurants, where the views are as sublime as the cocktails. Here’s our top picks of rooftop spots in St. Pete that promise magical spring evenings.

Take in the golden skies at sunset from one of the lounges at the Berkeley Beach Club.
Don’t miss golden hour at The Berkeley Beach Club | Photo via Berkeley Beach Club (FB)

Berkeley Beach Club

109 8th Ave
Now this is the prime place to watch the sun set. Take in the views of the Gulf of Mexico and the Boca Ciega Bay at the Berkeley Beach Club. Their commitment to the “Gulf Primeval” ethos celebrates the nature of the sea, which you’ll see hints of throughout the menu. Cocktails like International Waters and Beach Adjacent make this not only the spot for sunsets and moon risings but also for a beach bar like no other.

Cane and Barrel Rooftop Bar

110 2nd St N
Downtown’s newest rooftop bar, Cane & Barrel brings the colorful energy of Havana nights to life. With an emphasis on all things rum, their cocktail menu is a dream. The Table Side Punch Bowl is a picture-worthy drink choice if you’re with a group. The Cuban-inspired menu is a treat whether you’re inside or outside on their open-air rooftop patio. The brown sugar and cinnamon-covered Buñuelos are a perfect sweet treat. The pork belly tacos are also worth a try.

The Canopy at The Birchwood

340 Beach Drive NE
Overlooking the St. Pete pier, The Canopy Rooftop Lounge offers an escape complete with private cabanas, cozy fire pits, and a selection of the city’s best craft cocktails. Come for the views, but stay for the exceptional drinks. Step into their premier rooftop bar and lounge, where you’re invited to relish in the spectacular vistas of Tampa Bay, complemented by tempting bar bites.

The top of The Bellwether Beach Resort offers full 360-views of the Gulf at sunset.
Both the 11th and 12th floors of The Bellwether Beach Resort offer unbeatable views | Photo via The Bellwether Resort (FB)

Level 11 at Bellwether Beach Resort

5250 Gulf Blvd
Level 11 Rooftop Bar & Lounge is the ultimate destination on St. Pete Beach for cocktails and light bites at sunset. This lively rooftop spot offers unparalleled views of the beach and the shimmering Gulf of Mexico. As daylight fades, Level 11 transforms into a sophisticated haven with live music. Want to take it up one more notch? Head up to the Spinners Rooftop Grille on the 12th level for a rotating floor and full dinner menu. Oh, and don’t forget to the fun to be had at the full moon parties!

Pier Teaki

800 2nd Avenue NE
Welcome to your new go-to destination for every sunset occasion. Positioned at the top of the St. Pete Pier, it offers an unforgettable spot to watch the sun dip below the horizon, framing the St. Pete skyline in a magnificent display. If you happen to get there before the sun sets, cool off with one of their frozen cocktails and lobster empanadas while you mingle.

360 Rooftop at The Hotel Zamora

3701 Gulf Blvd
Open every day, this rooftop offers unrivaled 360-degree views of the Gulf of Mexico, the Intracoastal Waterway, and downtown St. Pete. Relax and enjoy the area’s famous sunsets with a bespoke cocktail or glass of wine in hand, or catch some afternoon sunshine while lounging on one of their plush couches.

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Rooftop views from The Deep End at JW Marriott Clearwater Beach

The Deep End at JW Marriott Clearwater Beach

The JW Marriott Clearwater Beach (691 S Gulfview Blvd) is a stunning addition to one of the most visited vacation destinations in the Sunshine State. Gorgeous waterfront views, delicious entrees and cocktails on the rooftop, a secluded beach with lounge chairs galore, and a 5-star staff await visitors at this new gem.

The Deep End may have the best rooftop views in the region. The cocktails are fantastic, they also serve up mocktails for those who don’t drink but are in the market for a craft beverage. Deep End’s grouper is one of the best I’ve tried in Florida, and the bao tacos are extraordinary. You’ll be forgiven for getting distracted by the sunset views. They’re a marvel. 

This rooftop hot spot is right next to the JW Marriott Clearwater Beach’s rooftop pool and hot tub.


The stylish indoor bar at Moxy Hotel's Sparrow rooftop bar (coming soon).
A look at the Sparrow’s indoor bar. Rendering by Moxy Hotel


1234 Central Ave
Located within the heart of St. Petersburg’s EDGE District, The Moxy Hotel is poised to redefine modern hospitality. Set to open on June 14, this hotel is more than a lodging destination; it aims to be a hub of community and culture in downtown St. Pete. A highlight awaiting guests is Sparrow, Moxy’s retro-inspired rooftop bar and restaurant. Accompanying Sparrow will be an inviting rooftop pool, as well as an outdoor garden and arcade space. Developers have crafted these areas not only for relaxation and enjoyment but also as venues for art, music, and wellness events, promoting a vibrant sense of community and inclusivity.

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