If there’s one thing we love most about Miami it’s the views we have access to. From the city skyline to the beach,  there’s nothing better than heading to a sky-high escape and losing track of time eating and drinking until your heart’s content. When the weather is just right, these rooftops are the perfect way to spend time with friends and family. Check out our quick guide to some of our favorite rooftops in town:

New(er) Kids On The Block

ASTRA ASTRA is the ideal rooftop restaurant and lounge to impress as you watch spectacular sunsets, enjoy a Mediterranean cuisine with emphasis on Greek flavors in modern iterations.

Address: 2121 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33127

Cebada Rooftop – Those of you hankering for a fun spot to grab a drink in Coral Gables, your prayers have been answered. Recently opened, Cebada is the historic neighborhood’s very first rooftop restaurant and raw bar and it has seriously changed the game for locals to the area. Head on over for happy hour and a sunset as soon as you can.

Address: 124 Giralda Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134

MILA – Get transported to the shores of the Mediterranean and Japan at MILA. If you’re looking for dinner and a show, pair their thoughtful mixology and a bold food menu with a performance by a fire artist nightly.

Address: 1636 Meridian Avenue Rooftop, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Photo courtesy of MILA

Salvaje – Recently opened in Midtown, Salvaje perfectly marries Japanese cuisine with architecture and breathless views.

Address: 101 NE 34th St, Miami, FL 33137

Serena Rooftop – Serena, an open-air rooftop restaurant and bar at the Moxy Hotel, channels the enchanting rooftop and patio restaurants of Oaxaca and Mexico City. Located on a vibrant, lushly planted terrace, Serena has an expansive menu of shareable classic dishes combined with a modern interpretation of traditional Latin and Mexican cuisine.

Address: 915 Collins Ct, Miami, FL 33139

Photo courtesy of Serena Rooftop

SKY YARD

A welcome addition to Lincoln Eatery, SKY YARD dishes out fantastic views of Miami Beach alongside steakhouse-inspired bites to Asian-inspired raw dishes with a Latin twist.

Address: 723 Lincoln Ln N, Miami Beach, FL 33139

The Citadel Rooftop The Citadel’s Rooftop is truly a Little River gem. From the treetop views to the curated music programming, it’s an ideal place to gather with friends after a long day.

Address: 8300 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33138

Photo by FujiFilmGirl for The Citadel

The Rooftop at Layla – Specialty cocktails, natural wine, Mediterranean eats and weekly programming make The Rooftop at Layla a destination.  From poetry nights and sunset barbecues to brunch and curated music programming, Layla is quickly making an impression on Miami Beach.

Address: 2216 Park Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Gitano Miami – Casa Faena’s Gitano is a Tulum-inspired tropical oasis lush with greenery and gipsy-disco sounds. Sip on a refreshing cocktail and adventure through their Mexican-focused menu.

Address: 3500 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140

Photo courtesy of Faena, Gitano

The Classics

Area 31 – Located on the 16th floor of Miami’s Kimpton EPIC Hotel, Area 31 allows you to take in an incredible panoramic view of the Biscayne Bay and Miami River. Innovative cocktails and a seasonal food menu round out this destination for a lively experience.

Address: 270 Biscayne Blvd Way, Miami, FL 33131

Dolores But You Can Call Me Lolita – Located in the heart of Brickell, Dolores But You Can Call Me Lolita‘s rooftop terrace is not only where the International fusion cuisine dazzles but also where the Miami skyline shines.

Address: 1000 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33130

Photo courtesy of Dolores But You Can Call Me Lolita

Juvia – Surrounded by Lincoln Road’s sizzling, cosmopolitan vibe, Juvia features the ultimate indoor-outdoor rooftop. Take in the stunning Miami Beach views while sipping beautifully-crafted cocktails and exploring their French, Japanese and Peruvian-inspired menu.

Address: 1111 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139

No. 3 Social – Voted one of the best lounges in Wynwood, No. 3 Social is a stylish rooftop bar serving elevated street eats and craft drinks.

Address: 50 NW 24th St, Miami, FL 33127

Sugar – You can’t have a rooftop list and not include Sugar. On the 40th floor of EAST Miami, you’ll find a lush escape primed for watching the sunset. You’ll lose track of time in this secret garden as you relish in their Asian-inspired cocktails and tapas.

Address: 788 Brickell Plaza #40, Miami, FL 33131

Photo courtesy of EAST Hotels, Sugar

Vista – The landmark restaurant of Upper Buena Vista, Vista‘s terrace is one not to miss. A comfortable outpost full of greenery, Vista is also known for its Italian eats and cocktails.

Address: 5020 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33137

Watr at the 1 Rooftop – If you’re looking for a delicious beach escape, look no further than Watr. From the 360-degree ocean views to the Peruvian-inspired Japanese cuisine, its a great place to spend time in.

Address: 2341 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Photo courtesy of Watr at the 1 Rooftop

Coming Soon

AC Hotel Miami Dadeland – Kendall is about to be just a bit sweeter with a brand new rooftop at thanks to AC Hotel Miami Dadeland. Stay tuned for the drinks and tapas that will be coming out of this new location.

Address: 7695 N Kendall Dr, Miami, FL 33156

Terras – Reopening next month, Terras is a can’t-miss Little Havana oasis. The tropical rooftop bar and restaurant serves up some of the best views of the Miami skyline. Take a dive into their food menu inspired by the street foods found throughout South America and the Caribbean.

Address: 528 SW 9th Ave, Miami, FL 33130

Photo courtesy of Life House Hotels, Terras

Cover photo courtesy of KAYAK Miami, Layla