The Canopy Rooftop Lounge
The Canopy Rooftop Lounge


Raise a Glass to Rooftops in Tampa Bay

By Ronda M. Parag


Summer is coming, but now is the perfect time of year to kick back, dine and drink outside. Be cool and casual at METRO’s Top 10 Rooftop Bars in the Tampa Bay area. From downtown Tampa to downtown St. Petersburg and the beaches, we’ve got you covered anywhere you want to find a place for a crafted cocktail, delicious bite and a glorious sunset.


(listed in alphabetical order)

360 Rooftop Bar

360˚ Rooftop

Gather a group of friends and head up to the top of The Hotel Zamora for a stunning sunset on St. Petersburg Beach. Feel VIP with available cabana rentals, or mingle at the bar, or simply grab a seat on the plush lounge furniture. Enjoy both the panoramic views of the Gulf and Intracoastal. 

3701 Gulf Blvd. #101,
St. Pete Beach, FL 33706


The Canopy

The Canopy Rooftop Lounge

Escape the typical bar scene, while gathering with friends to celebrate the evening atop The Birchwood hotel in downtown St. Petersburg. Private cabanas, comfy lounge furniture and fire pits on cooler evenings, create a great ambience with breathtaking views. 

340 Beach Dr. NE,
St. Petersburg, FL 33701


EDGE Rooftop Cocktail Lounge

EDGE Rooftop Cocktail Lounge

Hip and trendy above the Epicurean Hotel is EDGE serving up craft cocktails, local microbrewery beers and small plates. Enjoy lounging in comfy outdoor furniture or grab a seat at the bar. Snack on the delicious Homage to Berns or smoked chicken wings. 

1207 South Howard Ave.,
Tampa, FL 33606



Hurricane Seafood Restaurant

For over 30 years, the Hurricane in historic Pass-A-Grille has been serving up grouper sandwiches and delicious cocktails.  On the third level, known as Hurricane Watch Roof-Top, enjoy a Colossal  Margarita or a Hurricane Rum Runner, while enjoying breathtaking nightly sunsets. 

809 Gulf Way,
St. Pete Beach, FL 33706


Jimmy's Crows Nest

Jimmy’s Crow’s Nest

It is all about the nightly sunset at the rooftop bar located on the 10th floor at Pier House 60 hotel on Clearwater Beach. Enjoy a tropical cocktail and beach fare including burgers, wings, pizza and wraps, with stunning panoramic views of both the Gulf of Mexico and the Intracoastal waterway. 

101 Coronado Dr.,
Clearwater Beach, FL 33767


Luna Lounge At Bulla GastroBar

Luna Lounge At Bulla GastroBar

Sit atop the hustle and bustle of Howard Ave. in South Tampa at the Luna Lounge for delicious Frosé or handmade Sangria. Tasty tapas plates include tuna tartar, flatbreads and various cheeses and charcuterie. Experience live music on select evenings.

930 S. Howard Ave.,
Tampa, FL 33606




The newest rooftop bar is a luxury, deco-inspired lounge and restaurant above Armature Works in the Heights. Overlook the Hillsborough River and views of downtown Tampa. Opens daily at 3:00 p.m. to indulge in curated craft cocktails and tasty small plates. 

1910 N. Ola Ave.,
Tampa, FL 33602


Mole Y Abuela Rooftop Bar

Mole Y Abuela

A great spot to head upstairs after dinner for a night cap under the stars and the views of downtown Tampa. Try one of the popular Mole Margaritas or the Pomegranate Caipirinha. A limited menu is available on the rooftop for satisfying tapas plates. 

1202 N. Franklin St.,
Tampa, FL 33602




It’s not necessary to play golf to enjoy the rooftop terrace at Topgolf in Tampa. Complete with delicious cocktails, a wide selection of beers on draft and a chef-driven menu, relax and have a good time with friends on the rooftop complete with fire pits for a cool ambience, and umbrellas for shade during the day. 

10690 Palm River Rd.,
Tampa, FL 33619


World of Beer International

While it may not be a typical rooftop, the over-sized outside deck of the WOB near International Plaza, fits the criteria with lots of outdoor seating. Enjoy a bottomless brunch and a crazy selection of more than 500+ beers on tap and bottles.

5311 Avion Park Dr.,
Tampa, FL 33607






© Tampa Bay METRO Magazine and Blog by Metro Life Media, Inc.


Previous articleSpa and Wellness Guide: Salamander Spa at Innisbrook Resort
Next articleMETRO PIX: Bollywood Nights—”Cirque du Bollywood”