15 Philly Rooftop Bars with Jaw-Dropping Views
Cheers to cocktails and stunning backdrops at these Philly rooftop bars.
There are few things better than the breeze in your hair, a drink in your hand, and the skyline in the distance. Mid-spring through mid-fall, Philly’s rooftop bars come to life for seasonal sips and fantastic views, and they’re perfect for all your main character energy happy hours.
No matter your drink of choice—cocktail, beer, wine, mocktail—Philly’s rooftop bars have got it all and then some. Here are 15 spots to head to right now.
The Detroit-style pizza joint boasts a scenic rooftop, which means pizza with a view over the quaint neighborhood of Queen Village. The seasonal space boasts plenty of seating and a bar slinging cocktails (hello Frozen Pomegranate Margarita), beer, wine, and, of course, plenty of signature square pizza.
Victory Brewing Company
From the great pool of cocktail-centric rooftop bars out there, Victory Brewing Company is an easy pick to put at the top of your list. The craft beer company’s sprawling taproom on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway offers a rooftop patio, hoisting you among the skyscrapers. Over a dozen beers and ciders are on draft, plus burgers and bar fare.
Assembly sits atop the Logan Hotel and looks down at the busy Benjamin Franklin Parkway, open for happy hour and 90-minute seatings every day starting at 4 pm. If you don’t mind springing for a cover charge and maybe popping some bottles, a cushioned seat on the outdoor terrace by the fire pit makes for a gorgeous ambiance.
How to book: Via Tock
Attico is a perfect stop whether you’re on the hunt for weekend brunch with spritzy cocktails, weekday happy hour, or late-night DJs and bottle service. The indoor-outdoor space is outfitted with trendy decor to make it feel like a hot summer getaway, while discounted happy hour snacks and cocktails make it a more affordable one.
How to book: Via Seven Rooms
This beautiful South Philly rooftop, perched on a former vocational school, is open for a full calendar of drag brunches and yoga. You don’t need a reservation to stop by the Bok Building’s rooftop bar and sample seasonal drink options and delicious fare from a rotating cast of food purveyors. Soak in the sparkling, sprawling views of the city—dusk is always one of the best times to go.
The Continental Mid-Town
Stephen Starr’s mid-century modern Continental has the vintage-fitted rooftop dreams are made of, complete with a malm fireplace and conversation pit. Go get some Shoestring Fries and Lobster Mac with your martini—the Continental can be as casual or formal as you’d like, but it always delivers an instantly transportive retro vibe that extends to its food and drink menu.
The Deck at Moshulu
Rooftop seating plus a boat? Seems hard to resist. The Deck at Moshulu offers prime waterfront views on Penn’s Landing, so head over for craft beer cans, seasonal cocktails, sushi, and other seafood-centric small bites, or go all out on the massive Seafood Plateau, complete with shrimp, oysters, tuna tartare, sushi, and crab cocktail.
The upstairs taqueria at Condesa is in full bloom when warm weather hits. A retractable rooftop on the 11th floor means you can dine in any temperature, but it’s especially nice when it’s open and airy among the bistro lights and potted plants. Come to watch the sunset with agave-based spirits and natural wines.
Patchwork offers an elevated al fresco patio on the second floor of the Hyatt Centric, positioning itself as the go-to happy hour spot for sophisticated cocktails and food inspired by the “patchwork” nature of Philly’s eclectic neighborhoods. Stop in for dinner for seasonal menus crafted by executive chef Jonathan Dearden with dishes like Gochujang Brussels Sprouts and the flatbread The Philly Jawn topped with long hots, house whiz, and Italian calabrese.
This delectable French American restaurant features not only a Spritzer bar, oysters aplenty, and fromage plates, but also a very sweet rooftop garden hideaway on the second floor. It’s the ideal backdrop for catching a breeze and washing down your escargot with a French 52, a take on the classic named after the restaurant’s address that employs sparkling rosé and rose water.
An intriguing fixture on the Cira Green rooftop park, Sunset Social always has something good playing on its massive outdoor TV and plenty of frozen cocktails and nibbly bar food to go around. For a low-key outing with your pup, visit for Dog Days of Summer the first Tuesday of every month. If you’re there to move, visit on Thursdays and Fridays for rooftop DJ parties.
Every corner of Revolution House is warm and inviting, from the big oak bar to the tufted couch lounge areas. The real star, of course, is the rooftop, overlooking Market and Second Streets so you can soak up the sun while feasting upon Za’atar Flatiron Steak, Korean Tacos, and Prosciutto Pizza.
This NoLibs mainstay is known for three things: rotating craft beer drafts, phenomenal pub fare, and a laid-back, all-seasons rooftop deck. Canopied over the corner of Poplar Street, the deck is a perfect place to settle in for a pint and the pub’s deloved Standard Burger.
Stratus Rooftop Lounge
Stratus offers a chic, airy setting for drinks and bites atop the Kimpton Hotel Monaco, right in the heart of the historic district. The rooftop menus offer light bites, flatbreads, and even French Macarons, as well as bottle service and an elevated beverage program. If you’re looking for high design and to get all dressed up, this is your spot.
How to book: Seven Rooms
Things get extra lofty at XIX, the restaurant that takes up the 19th-floor domed rooftop of the Bellevue Hotel. The interior feels extra luxurious, with gorgeous architectural details that open up to the rooftop terrace. If you can score a spot outdoors, you’ll find a sparkly view from the heart of Center City, the perfect backdrop for digging into oysters, charcuterie, and other shareable small plates.