The Best Rooftop Bars in Europe

Europe is home to some of the most beautiful cities in the world and after a day spent getting lost in their winding streets, sometimes it’s nice to admire them from afar with a tall drink in hand. These best rooftop bars in Europe boast unparalleled city views, amazing drink menus and fantastic live music, allowing you to soak up all the magnificence of the city without leaving the comfort of your plush chair.

Best Rooftop Bars in Europe: Sip a cocktail and enjoy incredible views from O2 Lounge in Moscow
Sip a cocktail and enjoy incredible views from O2 Lounge in Moscow: Photo Mispahn / CC 2.0

The Best Rooftop Bars in Europe

O2 Lounge at the Ritz-Carlton in Moscow

Set under a contemporary glass and steel dome which screams 21st century design, the O2 Lounge treats visitors to incredible city views which stretch across the whole of Moscow. This stunning dome isn’t just for show – it’s also remarkably practical and means you can soak up the iconic sights of the city’s charismatic churches and historical buildings – including the Red Square and the Kremlin – whatever the weather. Not just a place to see and be seen, the O2 Lounge is best known for its sushi bar with quality ingredients sourced from Tokyo’s top fish markets, an extensive cocktail menu and one of the world’s largest vodka selections.

Want to experience the O2 Lounge first hand? Book a hotel in Moscow and start planning your visit now!

Best Rooftop Bars in Europe: Snap photos of the Eiffel Tower from Seventh in Paris
Eiffel Tower from Seventh in Paris: Photo Flickr, Escapio / CC 2.0

Seventh at Terrass Hotel in Paris

Forget about heading to the Eiffel Tower to take pictures of the iconic monument – if you want the best views of the captivating structure, you need to take a step back from it and get up high. The Seventh rooftop bar is located in Montmartre several miles away, but the view of the Eiffel Tower in the distance will surely take your breath away. Even if you forget about the wonderful views, the bar itself is captivating, with grassy flooring, shrubs, trees and table-top plants making you feel more like you’re in a park than a hotel bar. Due to its immense popularity and small seating capacity, advance reservations are highly recommended if you don’t want to risk being turned away.

Enjoy a little bit of green paradise in the centre of the concrete city by booking your accommodation in Paris and visiting the bar during your stay.

Best Rooftop Bars in Europe: Hit the after-hours parties following an evening at Q Lounge in Oslo
Hit the after-hours parties at Q Lounge in Oslo: Photo David Malouf / CC 2.0

Q Lounge at First Hotel Grims Frenka in Oslo

If you’re looking for a cool place to hang out in Oslo, Q Lounge is definitely worth a look. Although Norway might not seem to be the best place for an outdoor bar, Q Lounge combines sleek Scandinavian design with a tempting champagne menu, live DJ sets on the weekend and jaw-dropping views which extend for miles, encompassing the Akershus Castle and Oslo Fjord. What’s more – the rooftop bar regularly partners up with local nightclubs and provides free entry for guests into exclusive after-hours parties at neighbouring venues so the fun never has to stop.

Want to be part of it? Book yourself a hotel room in Oslo and head for Q Lounge. Don’t forget to wrap up warm!

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About Nicola Quinn


Nicola is a travel and food writer living in the Canary Islands who loves exploring far-off places, pushing herself to the limit and trying local eats wherever she goes.

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