You might have started the day at one of Seattle's seven best coffee shops, and then walked around the city to knock out the top ten things to do to get a taste of the city. Or maybe you relaxed all day in your perfect Seattle vacation rental and want to enjoy an evening out. Perhaps you're a Seattle resident who wants to try a new bar after work.

Whatever your reason for heading to one of these fantastic Seattle rooftop bars, you're making the right decision! These five places are relaxing, unique, and have delicious food. In some of them, you can get photos of the Seattle skyline that you wouldn't be able to capture anywhere else. Without further ado, here are our favorite Seattle rooftop bars!

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Our Top 5 Favorite Rooftop Bars In Seattle



1. Frolik

Frolic (with a k) the night away at one of the only rooftop bars in Downtown Seattle. Find Frolik at the top of the Motif hotel, five stories over 4th Ave. Ping-pong tables, fireplaces and string lights decorate the slick lounge. Check out the incredible views while you sip tasty cocktails, or enjoy some top-notch food. Happy hour all night will keep you coming back for more! Keep on frolicking — it’s hard not to.

Address: 1415 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101



2. Captain Blacks

The nautical rooftop bar of Capitol Hill is oddly, but appropriately, named after a pipe tobacco. Get classic Southern fried food such as chicken and waffles, that go down well with beer after beer. Captain Black’s provides the ideal relaxed hang out to watch the Seattle skyline. Extra hip, Captain Black’s also has DJ’s playing. Try the Captain’s tea, and enjoy the happy hour! Get on board with the Captain, or they’ll have you walk the plank.

Address: 129 Belmont Ave E, Seattle, WA 98102


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3. Inn at the Market

In Pike Place Market, you can find panoramic views at the Inn at the Market. A fancy hotel bar, the rooftop deck is something you should not miss. The Inn’s rooftop is the perfect place to relax, especially after a day exploring Seattle. From the rooftop, watch ferries cross the glittering water at sunset. Check out the views of the ferris wheel, and the “Public Market” sign. Welcome to Seattle’s finest, you won’t want to miss it!

Address: 86 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98101


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4. Mezcaleria Oaxaca

In the Pike/Pine area, Seattle proves that it knows Mexican food. The buzzing rooftop lounge brings the fiesta, while the many margaritas keep it going well into the night. With tacos and carne asada, tequila and mezcal, what more could you need? Add some spice to the typically gray Seattle weather. You’ll come for the views, and stay for the extensive drink menu. The Mezcaleria Oaxaca provides quick service and friendly staff — que bueno!

Address: 422 E Pine St, Seattle, WA 98122


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5. The Pink Door

At Pike Place Market, walk through the magical Pink Door to an evening of rose-tinted debauchery. This Italian bar and eatery, with highlights of trapeze artists and a burlesque show, will enchant your Seattle stay. Head to the terrace for views of Elliot Bay when you need a break from the spinning and twirling. The patio keeps you grounded, although its one of the rare terraces that is reached by going downstairs, instead of up. Hidden away on the patio, you can overlook the water and enjoy more festivities, or a wonderful calm.

Address: 1919 Post Alley, Seattle, WA 98101


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This article was written by Clara Hudson.