Best Rooftop Bars in Toronto
Rooftop bars in Toronto let you kick back with your nearest and dearest while enjoying views of one of the most beautiful skylines and vibrant nightlife scenes in the world. The bars you'll enjoy here run the gamut from elegant cocktail lounges where you can lie back on sofas with signature drinks to vibrant disco clubs spinning the latest hits. You can find a casual spot with craft beers to enjoy with your best friends or an old-fashioned whisky spot like something out of a 1920s speakeasy.
Nightlife options in this city are nearly endless, so grab your friends and get out on the town. Check out some of the best rooftop bars in Toronto to enjoy nightlife with a view.
Grab a signature drink with a hip, stylish crowd
The Rooftop at the Broadview Hotel gives you the option to relax in a stylish indoor lounge or get outdoors, both of which offer eye-popping views of the city skyline. The indoor lounge offers a 360-degree glass window so your view won't be obscured. The bar also serves up a delicious food menu featuring shareable bar-style eats as well as speciality signature cocktails whipped up by experienced bartenders. On draft is a nice selection of craft beers, and you can also choose from a well-curated wine list. It's pretty much everything you need for a night out on the town.
The crowd here is hip and stylish. The hotel is just 15 minutes from city centre to the east.
Location: The Broadview Hotel, 106 Broadview Ave, Toronto, ON M4M 2G1, Canada
Open: Daily from 5 pm to 11 pm
Phone: +1 416-362-8439
Enjoy French cuisine with a beach-club vibe
Lavelle is a stunning rooftop bar that soars 16 stories above the Toronto streets and offers a full luxury experience with a gigantic terrace with a beach-club vibe. During the day you can lie back on loungers by a rooftop pool, then grab a cocktail and head for your own private cabana. At night, the bar is attended by well-dressed members of the foodie scene here to experience the outstanding fine dining cuisine, as well as the chic and beautiful set looking for an elegant drink in the night.
The a la carte French menu here is cooked up by a chef fresh from Michelin-starred restaurants in France. It's all just a 15-minute drive west of city centre.
Location: 627 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1M5, Canada
Open: Tuesday–Thrusday from 5 pm to midnight, Friday–Saturday from 5 pm to 2 am, Sunday from 3 pm to 10 pm (closed on Mondays)
Phone: +1 647-347-9353
3.The One Eighty
Enjoy elegant, upscale food and seasonal craft cocktails
The One Eighty offers a truly soaring view of the Toronto skyline, rising 51 stories above the street and serving up classy, upscale dinner and drinks. The dishes here are classy and fine, yet diverse and approachable, while the seasonal signature cocktails are whipped up by experienced, expert mixologists. The carefully crafted and cultivated wine list allows for the perfect pairing of food and drinks every night. The 2 rooftop terraces are open seasonally, weather permitting, but the indoor lounge also offers spectacular views.
This bar is open for Sunday brunch, which isn't to be missed. It's in Yorkville, just 10 minutes north of city centre by car, or a 25-minute walk.
Location: 55 Bloor St W 51st Floor, Toronto, ON M4W 1A5, Canada
Open: Daily from 4 pm to 11 pm
Phone: +1 416-967-0000
4. The Pilot
Grab a drink at an aviation-themed ba
The Pilot offers a casual cocktail bar and restaurant with a festive atmosphere and an aviation theme, with both ground-level indoor and seasonal rooftop options. The ground floor area is called the Stealth Lounge, and it's open all year long. The upstairs rooftop bar is open seasonally, weather dependant, and is called the Flight Deck. The whole area features simple decor, with the terrace offering a solid view of the rooftop surroundings. Overall, it's a festive place to catch good jazz music, live sports on TV, and trivia nights.
The menu is your standard pub fare. This location is for the casual party crowd, and it's in the Yorkville area, just 15 minutes from city centre.
Location: 22 Cumberland St, Toronto, ON M4W 1J5, Canada
Open: Monday–Wednesday from 11.30 to midnight, Thursday–Friday from 11.30 to 2 am, Saturday from 11 am to 2 am, Sunday from 11 am to midnight
Phone: +1 416-923-5716
Hit up a New Zealand-themed club the writer would love
Hemingway's is one of those bars that everyone in town calls a "must go" and has been a area staple for 40 years with 4 patios and a heated terrace. Here you'll enjoy casual, laid-back vibes with TVs where you can watch local sports, or just grab a beer with your friends. It's got a New Zealand theme, as its owners hail from there and wanted a taste of home. The decor is simple and classic, and each patio has its own vibe. Live music plays here on occasion, and the food is your basic pub grub.
If you're a craft-beer person, you'll love the 24 beers on tap. It's only a 12-minute drive north of city centre.
Location: 13850 Steeles Ave W, Halton Hills, ON L7G 0J1, Canada
Open: Monday–Friday from 11 am to 2 am, Saturday–Sunday from 10 am to 2 am
Phone: +1 416-968-2828
6 .Bar Hop Brewco
Grab a craft brew on draft, in a bottle, or in a can
Bar Hop Brewco is a craft beer heaven with outstanding rooftop views offering a vast selection of local and import beers on draft and rotating seasonal taps. It's a bottle shop as well as a brasserie, so you can also choose from a selection of tins and bottles, and even get a growler to take home with you. There's no worry if craft beer isn't your thing; they also offer an impressive selection of craft cocktails, and the mixologists are solid.
It all comes together to pair perfectly with their menu of burgers and pub food, including a fantastic fried chicken sandwich. They're open afternoon and evening, right in the heart of city centre.
Location: 137 Peter St, Toronto, ON M5V 2H3, Canada
Open: Sunday–Wednesday from 4 pm to midngiht, Thursday from 4 pm to 1 am, Friday–Saturday from 4 pm to 2 am
Phone: +1 647-348-1137
Get your California vibes on in Canada
Kōst rises 44 floors over street level and offers a modern, stylish bar and restaurant with a casual California-style vibe in the heart of the city centre Entertainment District. You can enjoy a brightly coloured, coastal-themed indoor lounge or head for the open-air outdoor terrace where you'll see stunning views of Lake Ontario and the Toronto skyline. The restaurant opens for breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day, and you can even pop in for a midday snack. No matter when you stop in, you'll get fresh, seasonal, and colourful food and drinks.
Kōst is at the top of the Bisha Hotel. One trip here and you'll feel like you've left Canada for the Baja Peninsula.
Location: 80 Blue Jays Way 44th Floor, Toronto, ON M5V 2G3, Canada
Open: Sunday– Thursday from 8 am to midnight, Friday–Saturday from 8 am to 2 am
Phone: +1 437-800-5938
8. The Roof at SOCO
Take in Toronto's sleek and stylish terrace club
The Roof at SOCO is new, stylish, and sleek with a spacious, open-air, seasonal rooftop terrace and an interior bar and lounge offering up outstanding new-cuisine dishes. This foodie destination offers outstanding views of the Toronto skyline, Olympic Park, and the CN Tower from its high perch, and does it with a relaxed, casual vibe that makes for a great stop in the late afternoon for dinner or a few afternoon drinks.
Wednesday through Saturday this destination turns into a nightclub with live DJs spinning all your favourite hits so you can dance the night away. It's all just a 20-minute drive west from the centre of city centre.
Location: 75 Lower Simcoe St, Toronto, ON M5J 3A6, Canada
Open: Thursday–Friday from 4 pm to 10 pm, Saturday–Sunday from 3 pm to 10 pm (closed Monday–Tuesday(
Phone: +1 416-637-5465