10 of the world’s most spec­tac­u­lar rooftop bars

Time Out edi­tors across the globe have nom­i­nated the best spots for high-al­ti­tude drinks in 2018.

Time Out (Sydney) - - TRAVEL - By Kyra Han­son

1 Sugar, Mi­ami Shel­tered by lus­cious green­ery, this bar is one you’d never re­alise ex­isted if some­one didn’t tip you off. We don’t mind let­ting you in on Mi­ami’s worstkept se­cret – par­tic­u­larly when there are de­li­cious Asian-themed cock­tails in­volved. 788 Brick­ell Plaza, Mi­ami, FL, USA.

2 Al­fresco 64 – A Chivas Bar, Bangkok

De­signed like a lux­ury yacht and ris­ing 240m above the street, Al­fresco 64 is said to be the world’s high­est whiskey bar. 190 Si Lom, Kh­waeng Silom, Khet Bang Rak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon, Bangkok, Thai­land. 3 Mikla, Is­tan­bul Shim­mer­ing sea views over the Bospho­rus aren’t the only rea­son this rooftop bar is packed out. The menu se­cured it a place on 2017’s World’s Best Restau­rants list and the bar serves a bang­ing Mar­tini. The Mar­mara Pera Mes­ru­tiyet Cad­desi, Beyo­glu, Is­tan­bul, Turkey.

4 Gal­low Green, New York

The Gal­low Green bar with its fairy-lit, flower-wo­ven trel­lises trans­forms into the Lodge dur­ing win­ter months, so you can still catch those stun­ning West Side views with­out catch­ing a chill. 542 W 27th St, New York, NY, USA. 5 AER Rooftop Bar at The Four Sea­sons, Mum­bai As soon as it hits 5.30pm, a well­dressed crowd leaves the bus­tle of Mum­bai 34 floors be­low and bee­lines for AER’s Sun­set Happy Hour, where two-for-one cock­tails and reg­u­lar DJ sets have guests par­ty­ing into the wee hours. 1/136, Dr E Moses Rd, Gandhi Na­gar, Up­per Worli, Worli, Mum­bai, Ma­ha­rash­tra, In­dia. 6 Down­town Méx­ico Rooftop Bar, Mex­ico City Lo­cated on top of one of Mex­ico City’s best bou­tique ho­tels, Down­town’s mix of con­tem­po­rary ar­chi­tec­ture and retro fur­ni­ture oozes laid­back charm. Lo­cals head here for gor­geous views of Mex­ico City’s most beau­ti­ful build­ings. Is­abel la Católica 30, Cen­tro, Méx­ico.

7 Palmz Rooftop Bar, Mel­bourne

At this trop­i­cal-in­spired rooftop above Mel­bourne’s Carl­ton Ho­tel, city-dwellers prop them­selves up on bam­boo-lined ta­bles while sip­ping tiki cock­tails un­der gi­ant palm fronds. The Carl­ton, 193 Bourke St, Mel­bourne 3000.

8 Heli Lounge Bar, Kuala Lumpur

After-work drinks on a he­li­pad? Why not? When level 34 of Me­nara KH isn’t host­ing he­li­copters, it’s serv­ing up stun­ning 360-de­gree views of KL. Lvl 34, Me­nara KH, Jalan Sul­tan Is­mail, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

9 Light­house Bar, Durban

It’s all about those In­dian Ocean views at this coast­line bar atop the star-stud­ded Oys­ter Box Ho­tel. Once you’ve se­cured a ta­ble, or­der an Umh­langa Sch­ling served with fresh pineap­ple for max­i­mum chill fac­tor. The Oys­ter Box Ho­tel, 2 Light­house Rd, Umh­langa Rocks, Umh­langa, Durban, South Africa.

10 Coogee Pav­il­ion, Syd­ney

Want to top up your tan, drink high­ball cock­tails and en­joy blissed-out beach views? Of course you do! Just fol­low the throng of sun-kissed Syd­neysiders to this lovely wa­ter­front venue, where you can bask in the sea breeze thanks to the two fully re­tractable walls. Ge­nius. 169 Dol­phin St, Coogee 2034.

Mikla, Is­tan­bul

Down­town Mex­ico Rooftop Bar

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