March 05, 2021

20 Tampa Bay rooftop bars with incredibly scenic views

Tampa Bay actually has plenty of rooftop bars, but not all of them are paired with a scenic view. Here are a few of our favorite local watering holes that offer plenty of booze and plenty of views. After all, if you're going to go a bar right now, it might as well be one that's outside, and perched as high as possible. Also, please adhere to local coronavirus restrictions and wear a mask.

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Ember Rooftop Lounge at Cambria Hotel  
15015 Madeira Way, Madeira Beach
The newbie is located within the just-opened five-story Cambria Hotel at the Madeira Beach Marina. Ember is pouring up wine by the glass and bottle, draft and bottled brews, and mixing up tropical cocktails named after local hotspots and beaches. The food and drink menu ranges from $10-$18 per dish.
Photo via Ember Rooftop Lounge at Cambria Hotel

Ember Rooftop Lounge at Cambria Hotel

15015 Madeira Way, Madeira Beach
The newbie is located within the just-opened five-story Cambria Hotel at the Madeira Beach Marina. Ember is pouring up wine by the glass and bottle, draft and bottled brews, and mixing up tropical cocktails named after local hotspots and beaches. The food and drink menu ranges from $10-$18 per dish.

Photo via Ember Rooftop Lounge at Cambria Hotel
Sal y Mar  
3650 Midtown Dr., Tampa
Located on top of the dual-branded Aloft and Element Hotel in Midtown Tampa, the Tulum-inspired spot—with inside and outside seating and 360-views of Tampa Bay—has a tapas heavy menu includes cajun shrimp corn fritters, chipotle-charred chicken, and, most importantly, a mason jar cheesecake.
Photo via Sal y Mar

Sal y Mar

3650 Midtown Dr., Tampa
Located on top of the dual-branded Aloft and Element Hotel in Midtown Tampa, the Tulum-inspired spot—with inside and outside seating and 360-views of Tampa Bay—has a tapas heavy menu includes cajun shrimp corn fritters, chipotle-charred chicken, and, most importantly, a mason jar cheesecake.

Photo via Sal y Mar
SIX at JW Marriott   
510 Water St., Tampa 
Overlooking the hotel’s gorgeous rooftop pool and bay views, SIX creates an IG-worthy backdrop for visitors and hotel guests. Open for lunch and dinner reservations, the menu is an eclectic mix of chef crafted specialties from cocktails to hearty entrees. 
Photo via EDGE’s website

SIX at JW Marriott

510 Water St., Tampa
Overlooking the hotel’s gorgeous rooftop pool and bay views, SIX creates an IG-worthy backdrop for visitors and hotel guests. Open for lunch and dinner reservations, the menu is an eclectic mix of chef crafted specialties from cocktails to hearty entrees.

Photo via EDGE’s website
Santo's Drinkeria at Casa Santo Stefano  
1607 N 22nd St., Ybor City
Located on top of Casa Santo Stefano, this concept from the Columbia Restaurant family has coffee and express, six specialty cocktails, and extensive wine list, small plates, sandwiches and desserts.
Photo via Santo's Drinkeria at Casa Santo Stefano

Santo's Drinkeria at Casa Santo Stefano

1607 N 22nd St., Ybor City
Located on top of Casa Santo Stefano, this concept from the Columbia Restaurant family has coffee and express, six specialty cocktails, and extensive wine list, small plates, sandwiches and desserts.

Photo via Santo's Drinkeria at Casa Santo Stefano
EDGE Rooftop Cocktail Lounge  
1207 S. Howard Ave., Tampa
The Epicurean Hotel’s rooftop bar lets patrons snack on small plates and sip classic cocktails with a view overlooking Tampa. The bar also books local DJs to play Friday and Saturday nights from 7 p.m.-11 p.m. 
Photo via EDGE’s website

EDGE Rooftop Cocktail Lounge

1207 S. Howard Ave., Tampa
The Epicurean Hotel’s rooftop bar lets patrons snack on small plates and sip classic cocktails with a view overlooking Tampa. The bar also books local DJs to play Friday and Saturday nights from 7 p.m.-11 p.m.

Photo via EDGE’s website

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