Philadelphia is a great place to visit for a quick weekend getaway or a longer, stand-alone trip. No matter your reason for being in Philadelphia, carve out some time for relaxation at one of these six rooftop bars. Invite your friends, family, or coworkers for a lovely evening with a view.
6 Beautiful Philadelphia Rooftop Bars Worth Trying
Address: 433 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
On the 11th floor of of Hotel Monaco, Stratus Rooftop Lounge looks over Philly’s most historic block. The rooftop bar maintains a roaring fireplace ensuring it is always the perfect time to be outside. Sit under the swaying maple tree and enjoy the gourmet bar bites and cocktails.
Address: 200 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
This multi-story bar and restaurant is a New American eatery with creative menu options and outdoor seating surrounded by eclectic reclaimed decor. Throughout the restaurant pay attention to the connections to Philadelphia's historic roots. From the rooftop patio take in the view of the Christ Church and the Historic District. You won’t want to miss this gastropub.
Address: 3925 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Voted “Best bar to watch the game” by Philly Beer Scene from 2011 to 2015, the City Tap House has a lot to offer. In this self-described comfortably rustic bar scene, the 120 seat dining room and outdoor seating are perfect for any occasion. The Tap House hosts birthdays, rehearsal dinners and wedding after parties. It also performs Shakespeare at the Bar, where a Shakespeare play will perform you as you sip on one of the 60 craft beers the City Tap House boasts.
4. Standard Tap
Address: 901 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19123
The Standard Tap is a staple gastropub in Philly. This multilevel restaurant and bar brings together local microbrews with gourmet bar food such as chicken pies, mussels with sausage and grilled octopus. The fried smelts and double burgers are a popular favorite but the diverse options have people coming back to check out the rotating menu of delicious food and local beers.
Address: 50 S 16th St, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Located on the 37th floor of Two Liberty Place, the bar maintains unobstructed panoramic views that allow you to see up to 40 miles away. All of Philly is at your feet as you order a variety of American cuisine. You don’t want to miss a sunset, so R2L Restaurant’s website updates you on the time of sunset daily. With 500 feet between you and the rest of the city, it is an end to a successful day.
Address: The Bellevue Philadelphia, 200 S Broad St #19, Philadelphia, PA 19102
On the 19th floor, Nineteen claims its namesake and looks out from on top the Hyatt at the Bellevue. The glamorous space offers panoramic views of the city from their floor-to-ceiling windows. Also, two grand rotundas frame the interior of the restaurant and cafe. The restaurant’s higher level of formality fits well with the 19 foot chandelier dangling from the domed roof. The cafe sits under an equally beautiful stained glass dome. Nineteen serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.
This article was written by Melanie Whyte.