High In The Sky At Seattle Rooftop Bars

 

Raise a glass and your pinky at the Best  Seattle Rooftop Bars.  Whether you’re looking for just a cocktail or some of Seattle’s Best food we’ve got just the spot for you to take in Seattle’s iconic views.

Best Rooftop Bars In Seattle

There’s no better way to celebrate Seattle than to enjoy a craft cocktail and delicious meal from one of Seattle’s Rooftop Bars.  Perched high above the city skyline you’ll be taking in these amazing views one sip at a time.

Let’s go find that perfect restaurant or bar with a view that you won’t forget.

1. The Nest Rooftop Bar

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With stunning views of Elliot Bay, this rooftop bar on the 12th floor of the Seattle Thompson Hotel should not be missed.  With a tasty selection of craft beer and their unique cocktails, you’ll have a hard time deciding which is better, the view or the drinks.

Once your thirst is quenched they have an assortment of unique small-plate snacks that are just as tasty as the views.  Don’t miss their late-night happy hour for drink and food specials!

Our Favorites:

  • Smoked Salmon $8 –  lemon panna cotta, crispy shallot, fennel slaw
  • Marble Hill $10 –  rittenhouse rye whiskey, carpano antica vermouth, rhubarb bitters, zucca, averna amaro
  • Rainier Beer $2 – For the budget traveler and those who like to keep it classy
  • Happy Hour – Thursday – Sunday 9:30pm-11:30pm
seattle rooftop bars

Keeping it classy at our Favorite Seattle Rooftop Bars

This city is absolutely amazing on a sunny day.  Unfortunately, the sun doesn’t always shine here.  But not to worry, the majority of these places can handle a little drizzle without issues.  The Mbar is a perfect example with its covered outdoor bar.

This city is absolutely amazing on a sunny day.  Unfortunately, the sun doesn’t always shine here.  But not to worry, the majority of these places can handle a little drizzle without issues.  The Mbar is a perfect example with its covered outdoor bar.

This city is absolutely amazing on a sunny day.  Unfortunately, the sun doesn’t always shine here.  But not to worry, the majority of these places can handle a little drizzle without issues.  The Mbar is a perfect example with its covered outdoor bar.

2. MBar – Swanky rooftop perch

seattle rooftop bars
seattle rooftop bars

This swanky 14th story Rooftop bar is part of the Mamnoon family of Seattle restaurants.  MBar offers sweeping views to the north and west including the iconic Space Needle.  The former “Top Chef” contender Jason Stratton serves up a full menu of Spanish and Middle Eastern flavors.  

  • Daily Special $11 – Their daily small plate special is always a good bet
  • Happy Hour – Sun & Mon all day- Tues-Sat 4-6pm at the interior bar & patio 

3. Rooftop Brewing Company

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Rooftop Brewing offers some of Seattle’s finest small-batch craft brews.  The dog-friendly patio is made even better with a rotating selection of the northwest’s finest food trucks.  Running a brewery in the Northwest is competitive as heck and these guys offer a unique style and setting that separate them from the rest.

  • Nitro TapBe sure to try one of their rotating Nitro tap selections
  • Food TrucksThey rock!  What else can I say.
  • Hours – Mon-Fri 3 – 10pm, Sat – Sun 1-10pm 

4. Frolik Kitchen + Cocktails

Frolik is a way of life, a playful energy and vitality that transcends into each moment of the day

seattle rooftop bars
seattle rooftop bars

The edgy yet stylish Frolik is all about maximizing your social experience.  By adding a touch of Pacific Northwest Flair to both their cocktails and entrees you’re sure to please the senses.  With an assortment of fireplace options you’ll have no problem staying cozy on a crisp Seattle evening.

Our Favorites:

  • Mercer Island Iced Tea – grey goose, bombay sapphire, bacardi, cazadores, patron citronge, sour, soda, cola

  • Motif Burger – 6oz grass-fed beef, american cheese, pickles, caramelized onions, arugula, garlic aioli, macrina sodo bun, fries

  • Happy Hour – 3:00pm – 6:00pm – Monday – Friday

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5. Monsoon Vietnamese

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seattle rooftop bars

Whenever we get out of our small town there are two foods that we crave, Thai and Vietnamese.  Monsoon checks all the boxes for great Vietnamese food and a really fun vibe.  Oh and it has a rooftop patio.  Bam! 

While you can certainly get a bowl of Pho or Banh Mi, Monsoon offers a ton more including their rotating Ocean Bar.  Their diverse menu is impressive to say the least.

Our Favorites:

  • Happy Hour Menu – They have a great happy hour menu
  • Caramelized Idaho Catfish Claypot – fresh coconut juice, green onion

  • Sunday – Thursday – 3PM6PM and 9PM11:00PM Exclusively In The Bar
  • Friday – Saturday – 3PM6PM  and 9PM11:00PM Exclusively In the Bar

6. Terra Plata 

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With their four seasons “earth to plate” concept you’re blessed with the freshest of ingredients all locally sourced.  In addition to their seasonally inspired meals they’re doing the same thing with their cocktail menu.  Expect some creative, wholesome, and delicious cocktails out of these guys.

Our Favorites:

  • Cinder & Smoke $13 – dewar’s scotch, chareau, orgeat, peychaud’s bitters, lemon, caraway-mezcal float
  • Mediterranean Mussels Coconut Curry $19 – pickled chilis, fried chickpeas

  • DINNER NIGHTLY 5PM – LATE
  • LUNCH TUESDAY – FRIDAY 11AM2:30PM
  • BRUNCH SATURDAY & SUNDAY 9:30AM – 2:30PM
  • APERITIVO TUESDAY – SUNDAY 2:30PM5PM

7. The Pink Door

My food is built around the Italian classics: simple, fresh and seasonal.
—JACKIE ROBERTS, OWNER

seattle rooftop bars
seattle rooftop bars

Located in the famous Post Alley of the Pike’s Place Market, The Pink Door is spitting distance from the legendary Gum Wall.

The food is terrific, the service is awesome, and the atmosphere can’t be beat whether you’re inside or out taking in the views on the patio.  This truly unique Seattle restaurant blends terrific food with some out of this world entertainment.  While the food is terrific this is also one of our favorite cocktail and chill spots.

How about a trapeze performance above you while you eat?  Be sure to check out one of their shows.

Our Favorites:

  • Lunch – 11:30-3:00 p.m Monday-Saturday

    Dinner – 3 to 5 p.m Monday-Saturday 10 to 11 p.m. Monday-Thursday 11 p.m. to 12 a.m. Friday-Saturday

    Intermezzo – 3 to 5 p.m Monday- Saturday 10 to 11 p.m. Monday-Thursday 11 p.m. to 12 a.m. Friday-Saturday

     

8. Fog Room Sky Lounge

seattle rooftop bars
seattle rooftop bars

Elevate your evening to new heights at the Fog Room.  Centrally located downtown on 2nd Ave, this 16th story view is just blocks from the Pike’s Place Market.

With their modern-chic ambiance, delicious small-plate entrees, and craft cocktails it’s an ideal place for the night to begin or end.

Our Favorites:

  •  BANK STATEMENT – vodka, blanc vermouth, lemon, lychee rose tea, sparkling rose
  • DEVILED EGG $12 – smoked salmon, ikura, dill

  • HOURS – 3:00 PM – 12:00 AM

9. Mescaleria Oaxaca

seattle rooftop bars
seattle rooftop bars

Their classic yet well prepared Mexican dishes paired with their Mezcal is a real treat.  The only catch is you can’t get the full menu up top.  So grab a bite below and work your way up for an evening of cocktail bliss.

Our Favorites:

  • Chica Fresa – A happy marriage of Hibiscus and Strawberry 
    with the subtle smoke of Mezcal and a creamy egg white finish.
  • Molotes – A popular Oaxacan street antojito consisting of a rich Chorizo and potato filling that’s wrapped in corn masa and fried. 
  • Happy Hour – Monday – Saturday until 6 pm

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