Fort Lauderdale is a trendy, urban hotspot for beachgoers, tourists, and locals.
The city is a popular destination featuring world-famous beaches, a diverse culture, and some of Florida’s best entertainment.
Visitors flock to the area for the semi-tropical climate, sunshine that lasts for days, and some of the best restaurants.
The city also has some of the best nightlife.
Check out my list of the best rooftop bars in Fort Lauderdale.
837 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
Mcsorley’s Beach Pub is an upscale Irish Pub.
This historic sports bar features a restaurant, game room, and pub on the first floor.
The upstairs sundeck provides the best beach views and ice-cold beer.
The rooftop patio makes a great spot to watch the sunset over the water while having a few drinks with friends or maybe a special someone.
There is dining downstairs at the pub or on the rooftop lounge, great entertainment with a Video DJ on the weekends, and over 30 TVs.
I love that the beer is always cold, and the service is top-notch.
1843 S federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Andy’s Live Fire Grill & Bar is one of my favorite places to have drinks with friends and colleagues.
Chef Kyle and his team always use the freshest ingredients to prepare the best dishes in the Santa Maria-style live-fire grill.
From specialty live fire-grilled steaks to unforgettable American classics, Andy’s offers an extensive menu and a full-service first-floor bar.
When you’re done with the meal, head up to the rooftop bar and lounge for live music and weekly events, like wine tasting and karaoke nights.
Reservations can be made online, and don’t forget you can host your private parties at Andy’s any day of the week.
1401 S Andrews Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
If you’re looking for a restaurant that features a modern take on traditional Mexican bar food, Bar Rita is the place to be.
The restaurant is open for dine-in and take-out seven days a week.
It’s a great place to unwind with colleagues after a long day of work or a relaxing night out with the family.
I recommend starting with Rita’s Loaded Nachos for an appetizer, and the crispy Mahi-Mahi is delicious.
But don’t forget about the rooftop Margarita Bar where you can have some of the best margaritas in town with a spectacular view.
If you become a Rita Regular, you get VIP access to rooftop parties, VIP events, discounts, and more. So don’t pass this one up!
601 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
Located in the Atlantic Hotel & Spa, the SKY bar is the perfect place to relax, unwind, and take in some sun while sipping on the tastiest specialty cocktails.
This upscale waterfront restaurant provides a relaxing coastal atmosphere, beautiful ocean views, and a full-service rooftop bar.
Open daily from 12 pm – 5 pm; the SKY Bar features great food, specialty cocktails, draft beer, and a full liquor bar.
If you’re tired of the beach, I recommend visiting the SKY Bar for a few drinks and a refreshing resort-style experience.
299 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
The Sparrow, located on the top floor of The Delmar Hotel, delivers an intimate rooftop experience.
This rooftop bar features specialty cocktails and a complete bottle service menu with a vibrant, urban vibe.
The open-air rooftop bar offers a quaint, low-key place to hang out with friends, have a few drinks, and enjoy the fantastic Fort Lauderdale views.
I especially enjoy the daily happy hour specials and the live music while having a night out with my friends.
1309 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
The Balcony at Bo’s Pub is one of Fort Lauderdale’s trendiest hotspots and premier gastro pubs.
It not only delivers on the best craft beer and specialty drinks.
But chefs Simon Porter and David Sowers provide guests with a high-quality menu.
The conch fritter and the Bo’s Signature Pub Burger are my two favorite dishes.
The Balcony is open daily for dinner and late-night cocktails with a happy hour during the week and an all-day brunch menu on the weekends.
The patio has a New Orleans-style vibe and offers fantastic views of the city.
1780 Polk St, Hollywood, FL 33020
For a more elegant restaurant experience, the Olivia Restaurant & Roof Top features gourmet Italian cuisine, specialty cocktails, and the finest wines.
Located in Hollywood, Olivia is the perfect place to celebrate a birthday, have a romantic dinner for two, or attend a business gathering.
The open-air rooftop bar provides an exquisite atmosphere while enjoying the fresh air, live music, and downtown views.
Valet and street parking are available, so come dressed to impress and ready to have a fabulous time.
721 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
The Eston Rooftop Pool & Lounge is one of the newest rooftop bars in Fort Lauderdale.
We spent the day in our private cabana while partying by the pool and listening to the guest DJ when we visited.
The drinks are fabulous, the downtown views are picturesque, and the happy hours were top-notch.
Thankfully, I was able to recover while participating in their Sunday yoga sessions.
If you crave an exciting, upscale atmosphere with live music, drinks, and a pool, The Eston Rooftop Pool & Lounge is what you need.
600 Seabreeze Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Bo’s Beach delivers the ultimate beach party dining experience.
This casual, come as you are bar features a two-story oceanside restaurant with some of the best local cuisine, refreshing cocktails, and of course, a gorgeous view of the city.
You can’t go wrong at Bo’s if you’re looking for a casual Fort Lauderdale beach experience.
No reservations are needed, and it can get quite crowded, especially during spring break.