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Food & Drink

9 Best Summer Rooftop Bars In Seattle

By Emma Colosia

Seattle Rooftop Bars

Seattle offers a perfect array of rooftop bars for the summer season!

From dinner and drinks to buzzy lounges, the city offers a wide variety of outdoor spaces with extraordinary waterfront and skyline views. These places promise to deliver exotic and classic drinks at any time. Cheers!

These are the best rooftop bars you can visit in Seattle:

1. Hard Rock Café Seattle 

Where: 116 Pike St

Hours: Monday-Sunday 11:00 am – 11:00 pm 

Located on the 3rd floor of the downtown restaurant, the Hard Rock rooftop has a year-round touristic vibe. It’s equipped with cabanas, a fire pit and lounge seating. You’ll get a good view of Pike Place and Elliot Bay.

 

2. The Fog Room

21+

Where: 1610 2nd Ave, 16th floor

Hours: Tue-Sat 5:00 pm-11:00pm 

Located in downtown Seattle, with amazing views of Puget Sound. Prepare yourself for a sultry ambiance with hand-crafted drinks and gourmet bites.  

 

3. The Nest

21+

Where: Thomson Seattle Hotel 

Hours:  Wed-Thurs 5:00pm-9:00pm 

One of the most iconic rooftop bars in Seattle. The Nest offers an embracing view of Elliot Bay and Olympic Mountain. Their Executive Chef focuses on delivering hand-crafted cocktails, wine and small snacks based on seasonal produce. 

 

4. MBar 

Where: 400 Fairview Ave, 14th floor

Hours:  Sun-Thurs 4:00pm-11:00pm Fri-Sat 4:00pm-12:00am

The Mbar overlooks the MoPop, Southlake Union and Olympic Mountain. Ideal for a drink with friends, family, or coworkers. Their menu includes Middle-Eastern and Mediterranean food, cocktails, and wine.

 

5. Frolik 

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Where:  1415 Fifth Avenue, Motif Hotel

Hours: Tue-Thurs 4:00pm-10pm Sat 7:30am-11:00am 3:00pm-11:00pm Sun 7:30am-11:00am

Amidst a vibrant and stylish setting, Frolik offers modern food and cocktails with a Northwestern Pacific flair. 

 

6. Monsoon 

Where: 615 19th Ave

Hours: Mon-Thurs 11:30am-9:00pm Friday 11:30am-9:30pm Sat 11:00am-9:30pm Sun: 11:00am-9:00pm

Monsoon is the local’s favorite Vietnamese cuisine restaurant and they have the perfect surprise on top of their Seattle establishment! A rooftop where they serve housemade cocktails, ice-cold rosé and more.

 

7. Rooftop Brewing Company

Dog friendly. 

Where: 1220 W Nickerson St 

Hours: Mon-Fri 3:00pm-10:00pm Sat 1:00pm-10:00pm Sun 1:00 pm-8:00pm

 The best place for beer lovers! They have tents and heaters in case you’re into a cold one during rainy days.

 

8. Mezcaleria Oaxaca

Where: 422 E Pine St

Hours: Tues-Thurs 4:00pm-10:00pm Friday-Sat 4:00pm-12:00am

Margaritas on your mind? This is the place to go. Enjoy tacos, tostadas and a vast selection of mezcal.

 

9. Smith Tower Observatory Bar

Where: 506 2nd Ave 

Hours: Wed-Sun 3:00 pm-10:00pm

The bar with the best view of the city, hands down. Enjoy a refreshing cocktail after a tour through the historic building.