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9 Best Jacksonville Rooftop Bars

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There’s no better place to take in Jacksonville’s skyline than from one of the many rooftop bars dotting the city as the sun sets. Elevated escapes situated high above the streets provide more than just a bird’s eye view; they also serve up an enticing concoction of atmosphere and drinks. Enjoy inventive cocktails, craft beers, and fine wines at each venue, which offers a distinctive take on high-altitude hospitality, while taking in the breathtaking panoramic views. Rooftop venues in Jacksonville provide the ideal setting for raising a glass and enjoying the city’s glittering nightlife, whether you’re searching for a chic evening spot or a relaxed patio to unwind on. Now let’s head up to these celestial havens where every toast is accompanied by a view.


9. Burrito Gallery Brooklyn

90 Riverside Ave #601, Jacksonville, FL 32202
904-355-4889
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This location is impossible to miss due to the large mural outside. This rooftop bar is the perfect location to rest and relax while enjoying some classic Mexican dishes. I am a fan of Quesadillas anywhere, and Burrito Gallery Brooklyn knows how to deliver. Their happy hour drinks are equally as addictive, too!


8. Cowford Chophouse

101 E Bay St, Jacksonville, FL 32202
904-862-6464
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Known by locals for their excellent and sophisticated use of spices and seasonings, the Cowford Chophouse offers a dinner menu stacked with fish, red meat, and classic starters. The rooftop terrace is elegant and has a perfect view of the river below. The New York Strip from this location may be the best I have ever had, alongside a Flordia Old Fashioned.


7. Hoptinger Bier Garden & Sausage House

1037 Park St, Jacksonville, FL 32204
904-903-4112
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Hoptinger Bier Garden & Sausage House Jacksonville
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A rooftop drink menu is provided and contains a wide variety of cocktails, artisan beers on tap, and cans of wine and beer. Sides like mac & cheese, seasoned fries, and vegetable medleys are available on the rooftop food menu. I recommend peach and watermelon cocktails with a classic or vegan burger – all of which are delicious!


6. Intuition Ale Works

929 E Bay St, Jacksonville, FL 32202
904-683-7720
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This rooftop bar is located on the St. Johns River and offers a wide variety of wine, cider, and non-alcoholic beverages. This location includes a stunning view with a rustic vibe. This restaurant offers vegetarian options with a variety of classic appetizers and entrees. I recommend the Tiki Pale Ale and a set of sauced chicken wings.

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5. River & Post

1000 Riverside Ave Suite 100, Jacksonville, FL 32204
904-575-2366
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The River & Post is a restaurant with a rooftop lounge. The rooftop lounge is rife with nightly live entertainment. Although the River & Post does not open until 11 a.m., the restaurant has many food options. However, the rooftop lounge has a separate menu from the downstairs restaurant. The rooftop menu includes dozens of delicious and elaborate meals and snacks. While visiting, my favorites were the three-cheese oven-bread and the heirloom tomato and summer melon salad. These were perfect companions to the view of the bridge and city skyline.


4. Top Golf – Rooftop Terrace

10531 Brightman Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32246
904-328-2002
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Sports lovers will adore this entertainment location to watch games on the flat-screen televisions lining the walls. The rooftop terrace at this location has several fire pits to keep you warm on chilly nights. The menu at Top Golf has dozens of classic and iconic options for sauced chicken wings, pizza flatbreads, and donuts. Some of the best drinks include Pina Coladas, spritzers, and martinis. The blueberry lemon drop martini is my favorite and highly recommended.


3. Casa Marina Hotel & Restaurant

691 1st St N, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
904-270-0025
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This historic location adds glamour to your vacationing experience. This rooftop terrace gives you some sun and a stunning view of the Northern Florida coastline. This location has been in service for over 20 years and offers some of the best fish dishes. My personal favorites from Casa Marina Hotel have been the shrimp tacos and a Saturn martini.


2. Coop 303

303 Atlantic Blvd, Atlantic Beach, FL 32233
904-372-4507
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Nothing screams modern sophistication like Coop 303 and the rooftop bar atop the building. This rooftop bar has all the classics like burgers and cocktails. Whether you need a vegan or vegetarian menu, Coop 303 can provide accommodations. I recommend the prime house steak and a glass of house-made lemonade with a dash of liquor.


1. O-Ku

502 1st St N, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
904-694-2770
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This modern rooftop terrace has a beautiful view alongside traditional Japanese cuisine. This beachside location offers a perfect combination of the best-seasoned fish dishes and drinks. Additionally, O-Ku uses seasonal and local ingredients that give patrons a taste of markets in Tokyo and Hawaii. Located on the corner of 4th Avenue and 1st Street, this rooftop bar will please fish lovers and those looking for bustling nightlife.

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Why Trust Us?

When it comes to local restaurant recommendations, we pride ourselves on being a reliable and trustworthy resource. Our suggestions are not just based on our personal experiences, ensuring a more authentic and well-rounded perspective, but also on extensive online research. We diligently searched the internet and reviewed 5 credible sites and blogs, including Visitjacksonville.com and Wanderlog.com. 

We compiled all the findings in one location and sorted them by the frequency of mentions to ensure you receive top-notch recommendations. We strive to present you with a curated list of establishments that truly stand out, allowing you to enjoy the best dining experiences possible. 

Interested in the sources we consulted? Check out the list of all 5 sites we referenced below this paragraph, offering transparency and an opportunity for our readers to explore further. Our commitment is to deliver trustworthy and unparalleled recommendations, helping you make informed decisions on your culinary journeys.

https://www.visitjacksonville.com/blog/jacksonvilles-top-rooftop-bars/
https://www.therooftopguide.com/rooftop-bars-in-jacksonville.html
https://wanderlog.com/list/geoCategory/80394/best-rooftop-bars-in-jacksonville
https://www.jacksonville.com/story/entertainment/dining/2022/09/21/jacksonvilles-hoptinger-named-top-ten-rooftop-bars-world/10427132002/
https://www.unation.com/stuff-to-do/rooftop-bars-in-jacksonville/

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Written by Brian Nagele

Brian attended West Virginia University, then started his career in the IT industry before following his passion for marketing and hospitality. He has over 20 years experience in the restaurant and bar industry.

As a former restaurant owner, he knows about running a food business and loves to eat and enjoy cocktails on a regular basis. He constantly travels to new cities tasting and reviewing the most popular spots.

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