Hot pick: Top 5 rooftop bars in Europe

Whether you’re going away for a European city break or a weekend getaway, make sure you stop by these rooftop bars for the ultimate experience.

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A for Athens rooftop bar Photographer: Adrianna Anastasiades
  1. A for Athens, Athens, Greece

As you climb up to the top of A for Athens hotel, you will find yourself in a modern yet sophisticated rooftop bar which is open during the day and night. Enjoy a freshly made cool Mojito whilst sitting in one of the comfortable booths with dimly lit lights, or on a stool looking over Acropolis and the whole city of Athens. Be a true Athenian and try their traditional cold coffee Frappe, whilst enjoying the morning sun and the heart of Monastiraki, by day. This place is a popular and famous rooftop bar in Athens, so it will always be lively. Make sure you book reservations before you go, or you can find yourself waiting for a table to be free. However, the wait is completely worth it. Even though the place is filled with class, the prices are cheap ranging from 3 to 20 Euros.

Address: Miaoulis 4 17255, Monastiraki , Athens Website: http://aforathens.com/ 

  1. Vista, London, United Kingdom

 Why not have a couple of drinks at Vista, before you begin a glamorous night out in London. Enjoy an incredible view of London in the heart of Trafalgar Square, as you spot the London Eye lit up in bright blue little lights and the infamous Big Ben. Vista is the rooftop bar of The Trafalgar hotel, which is decorated in an artistic style of black and white. The bar oozes with style and sophistication and will make you feel like a celebrity. Prices range from £5.50-£25.00.

Address: The Trafalgar, Trafalgar Square, London, SW1A 2TS

Website: http://www.thetrafalgar.com/vista-homepage/

  1. 43 Up On The Roof, Paris, France

Paris is known for its artistic style, so there’s no surprise that their version of Holiday Inn Paris Notre Dame has turned into a refined and trendy hotel with a beautiful rooftop bar. The bar is a hotspot in the summer as it reveals a fabulous view of Paris, which you can enjoy throughout the day and night. The prices range from 5-25 Euros.

Address: 4, rue Danton, 75006 Paris, France

Website: http://www.ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels/gb/en/paris/parnd/hoteldetail

 

  1. Sky Bar, Barcelona, Spain

With a long, endless swimming pool for you to dip into during a hot summer’s day, along with a glass of wine and an amazing city view of Barcelona to accompany with, there’s no wonder why this place always has a lively buzz. This place is so exclusive that there is only limited public access for those who are not staying at Grand Hotel Central, which is where the Sky Bar is on top of. Public access is allowed from March to October, from 8.30pm to 1am. This place is simple yet modern, with big booths for you to get comfortable in and let your night unravel into something exciting and unforgettable. Prices are cheap, which makes this bar even better as prices range from 3-20 Euros.

Address: Vía Laietana, 30, Ciutat Vella, Barcelona, 08003

Website: http://www.grandhotelcentral.com/en/barcelona-hotel/avalon-restaurant/skybar/

 

  1. Campari Lounge, Hamburg, Germany

This bar is popular for its cocktails as it has won the Mixology bar award this year. However, the cocktails aren’t the only thing that has everyone’s mouths open, as the rooftop terrace has an impeccable view of the city Hamburg.  You will find Campari Lounge on top of The George hotel. The bar sets a tranquil atmosphere during the day, but then there is a huge transition in the night. The rooftop terrace has a lively atmosphere for you to enjoy whilst sipping on Germanys’ finest cold beers. Prices range from 10-18 Euros.

Address: 22087 Hamburg, Barcastrasse 3

Website: https://www.thegeorge-hotel.de/in-hamburg/campari-lounge-hamburg-alster/roof-terrace-hamburg-bar.php

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