It’s rooftop time Philly! Spring has officially sprung which means it’s outdoor dining season and we’re loving it, especially when it comes with a side of gorgeous city views! From wonderful waterfront enclaves to leafy paradises, these ten Philly rooftops have it all for your next day or evening of ultimate vibes.
1. El Techo
Tacos, tequila, and a center city rooftop! The perfect combination for a fun and full downtown adventure, El Techo, located on the 11th floor, offers yearlong rooftop dining thanks to its retractable roof. Patrons can enjoy their favorite frozen cocktails and an array of mouthwatering tacos. Salsa lovers can enjoy six different salsa choices from sweet to spicy. Although reservations aren’t required, they are recommend especially during weekend brunch when it can get a little busy.
Find it at 1830 Ludlow Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
2. Bok Bar, Wharton
Philly’s popular Bok Bar rooftop recently announced it would be returning for another season beginning Thursday April 13th, 2023. The bar will be back for an awesome season with over 100 events and pop-ups by some of Philly’s most unique voices. Spanning 30 weeks, the rooftop’s longest run yet, Bok Bar will feature a calendar packed full of events and plenty to explore!
Find it at 1901 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19148.
3. Assembly Rooftop Lounge, Logan Circle
Perched atop the Logan Hotel, this spot is perfect for enjoying some top-notch craft cocktails, charcuterie, and cheese boards while taking in the stunning views of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Assembly Rooftop Lounge offers 90-minute seating and reservations are highly recommended although not required.
Find it at 140 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19103.
4. Sunset Social
Whether its outdoor movie nights or a fitness and wellness class, there always something going on at this sunny spot in Cira Green. Sunset Social offers a wonderful selection of bowls, burgers and fries, plus beer, wine, and frozen and bottled cocktails you can enjoy while relaxing and enjoying the stunning skyline views. It’s always sunny in Philadelphia and this reigns true at Sunset Social. Opening soon for the Spring season, reservations aren’t required. The restaurant is also family and fur baby friendly.
Find it at 129 S 30th St, Philadelphia, PA 19104.
5. Royal Boucherie, Old City
Looking for a hidden spot away from the maddening crowds? Royal Boucherie‘s adorable rooftop garden is the perfect spot for an intimate al-fresco meal with some summery mules and top notch French bites!
Find it at 52 S 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106.
6. Revolution House, Old City
Here’s another great spot if you enjoy rustic rooftops full of greenery! Revolution House, Old City’s only rooftop deck, offers plenty of comfort food and creative cocktails like frosé you can enjoy while soaking up the sun in this beautiful rooftop at the corner of Market & 2nd streets.
Find it at 200 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106.
7. Attico, Center City
The prime city views come with a side of decadent crab melt and tuna carpaccio at the Cambria Hotel’s stylish rooftop bar. Attico’s 16th-floor enclave is open year-round and offers refreshing cocktails and Mediterranean cuisine for groups of six or less.
Find it at 219 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107.
8. The Deck, Penn’s Landing
Breezy waterfront dining and gorgeous skyline views? Yes, please! The Deck in Penn’s Landing combines the best of both worlds for a totally amazing rooftop experience. Wether you choose to go for happy hour cocktails or scrumptious weekend brunches, Moshulu’s boat rooftop bar will not disappoint!
Find it at Moshulu, 401 S. Columbus Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19106.
9. Stratus Rooftop Lounge
Above the street, beneath the stars sits Stratus Rooftop Lounge, a stunning lounge featuring delicious chef-curated small plates and hand-crafted cocktails. Sitting atop the Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia on the 11th floor, allow the stimulating musical vibes and entertainment to take you away while lush green walls and smooth leather couches along with beautiful city views provide an optimal backdrop for social media photo ops.
Find it at 433 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
10. Vango Sky Bar & Lounge
Vango Sky Bar & Lounge is the perfect place to combine a night of dancing, drinks, food, and hookah. The 3rd story rooftop lounge is open all year with a posh setting and amazing views of center city.
Find it at 116 S. 18th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
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