Summer is here and the urge to go out, enjoy the weather and hang out with friends in an open-air terrace is bigger than ever. If you are looking for the hottest, trendiest rooftops to chill out in this summer, don’t worry because we've got you covered.
We have discovered 10 of the most beautiful rooftop bars in Portugal, so you can enjoy your sunny days in style.
1. Vincci Porto Hotel, Oporto
Starting in the north of the country, the Vincci Porto Hotel offers breath-taking views of the Douro river, in a setting that once was a fish market. Sunset parties and DJs that play anything from house music to Cuban music or bossa nova. You can even enjoy circus performances and taste the bar’s cocktails or just a simple cimbalino (espresso) on the rocks.
- Address: Alameda de Basílio Teles 29, 4150-127 Porto, Portugal
- Website: www.vincciporto.com
2. Premium Porto Downtown Hotel, Oporto
On the eighth floor of the Premium Porto Downtown Hotel, you will find an amazing rooftop with sofas and chill out areas, perfect for an afternoon with friends. Enjoy a great gin and tonic or a glass of wine, taste the delicious restaurant menu and let yourself be amazed by the astonishing panoramic views of Oporto’s monuments and neighbourhoods.
- Address: Av. de Rodrigues de Freitas 427, 4000-423 Porto, Portugal
- Website: www.premiumportodowntown.com
3. Oslo Hotel, Coimbra
In this historic city, filled with academic spirit, you can find a little gem on the top floor of the Oslo Hotel. Grab a drink and a camera and look out on to the “Baixa” and “Alta” neighbourhoods of the city and the gorgeous Mondego river.
4. Baía Hotel, Cascais
In the Cascais Bay area you can find a dreamy rooftop that is the perfect summer destination. On the roof of the Baía Hotel, you will find a bar with amazing views of the ocean, where you can have a cocktail or enjoy a light fresh meal.
5. Tivoli Avenida Liberdade, Lisbon
On top of the Tivoli Hotel in Lisbon, we can find one of the most beautiful rooftop bars in the country’s capital. Panoramic views, fresh meals, delicious cocktails and a spectacular mural with bright colours and geometric shapes. Enjoy the live music and explore the city, the Tejo river and the Castelo de São Jorge from above.
6. Mundial Hotel, Lisbon
If you ever wanted to get a 360º view of Lisbon and the river, then you must head to the 9th floor of the Mundial Hotel. A famous destination among rooftop fans, it has been distinguished with the award for the Best Rooftop in the country, at the Drinks Diary Bar Awards in 2018. Great music, traditional Portuguese snacks, drinks and cocktails, friends and a breath-taking sunset: all the ingredients for a perfect summer evening.
7. Tivoli Carvoeiro Hotel, Lagoa, the Algarve
Also, in the Tivoli Hotel family, Tivoli Carvoeiro offers a rooftop terrace and bar that overlooks the Carvoeiro beach and the magnificent scenery of the Algarve. Go up to the highest floor of the hotel, order the bar’s signature cocktail and get lost in the views of the ocean to the sound of chill out music.
- Address: Vale do Covo, Praia do Carvoeiro, 8401-911 Carvoeiro, Lagoa, Portugal
- Website: www.tivolihotels.com/carvoeiro
8. Faro Hotel & Beach Club, Faro, the Algarve
In the exclusive Ria Formosa area, you will find a panoramic rooftop with a very exotic environment. The bar and restaurant offer a diverse creative menu inspired by the five continents and several concerts that range from fado to jazz. If you are in the Algarve, don’t waste this opportunity to travel the world without leaving the Faro Hotel’s top floor.
- Address: Praça Dom Francisco Gomes 2, 8000-168 Faro, Portugal
- Website: www.hotelfaro.pt
9. Castanheiro Boutique Hotel, Funchal, Madeira
If you are on one of Portugal’s islands you can also relax and have a drink while enjoying amazing views. In Funchal, Castanheiro Boutique Hotel is the perfect place for history and architecture lovers, given its privileged location in the city’s historic centre. Trust us: with delicious cocktails, great meals, a panoramic pool and views of the Funchal Bay, your summer plans can't get any better than this.
10. Azor Hotel, Azores
The Azores, more specifically São Miguel island, has one of the most spectacular rooftops in Portugal. Surrounded by the ocean, the Azor Hotel’s rooftop bar is the perfect place for cocktails, a glass of wine or one (or more) gin and tonics. Either at sunset or at night, your cell phone will be filled with photos of this amazing place and its gorgeous views.