Photo: The Roof at the Reykjavik Edition, Reykjavik, Iceland
Spanish bars occupy three of the top ten spots – it’s the place to be for Sangria on the skyline
There’s nothing quite like that holiday ambiance when you step onto a beautiful rooftop and savor a refreshing spritz, right after settling into your hotel. Whether it’s sipping on Aperol on a rustic terrace in Italy, enjoying a port tonic overlooking Porto, or indulging in a glass of sangria while gazing at stunning Spanish terracotta tiles, a rooftop bar embodies the epitome of holiday sophistication.
Thankfully, Enjoy Travel recognizes the significance of these sought-after spots and has curated a list of Europe’s finest rooftop bars. Their recommendations are meticulously crafted, relying on a combination of aggregated social media ratings and the expert insights of their editorial team.
Topping the list is Frank’s Café in London, an elevated gem situated atop a car park that serves up an enticing array of cocktails, delectable small bites, and unparalleled vistas of the London skyline.
Taking the second spot is Azotea del Circulo, an iconic presence in Madrid’s bar scene, offering a timeless experience thanks to its retractable roof. Conveniently located within walking distance of El Retiro Park and Plaza Mayor, it’s the perfect spot to unwind with a glass of wine between sightseeing adventures.
Claiming the third position is The Roof in Reykjavik, a rooftop bar nestled within a hotel, boasting panoramic views and an impressive cocktail selection. The Veni, Vidi, Kiwi cocktail featuring Icelandic basil is a particularly refreshing choice.
Switzerland’s Schweizerhof Flims secures the fourth spot, while Oroya in Madrid comes in at fifth place. Clearly, Spain has a knack for creating remarkable rooftop destinations, as it dominates three of the top ten spots, with Patchwork in Ibiza rounding out the list at number eight.
Here’s the full rundown of Enjoy Travel’s top ten rooftop bars in Europe:
- Frank’s Café at Bold Tendencies, London, UK
- Azotea del Circulo, Madrid, Spain
- The Roof at the Reykjavik Edition, Reykjavik, Iceland
- Schweizerhof Flims, Flims, Switzerland
- Oroya, Madrid, Spain
- 16 Roof, Istanbul, Turkey
- Sky Bar by Seen, Lisbon, Portugal
- Patchwork at Sa Punta, Ibiza, Spain
- Skyline Bar 20up, Hamburg, Germany
- Mama Shelter, Bordeaux, France
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