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There are a number of reasons why I love living in Florida, and year-round rooftop bar and restaurant access is one of them. I love getting to enjoy each of these rooftop restaurants and bars in St. Pete no matter what month of the year it is. This post covers the best rooftop bars from downtown to the beach!
Rooftop restaurants and bars in St. Pete
Level 11 at the Bellwether Beach Resort
Level 11 is one of my absolute favorite rooftop bars in St. Pete for sunset! You are right on the beach and the views are unbeatable! Go to Spinners (Tampa’s one and only revolving restaurant) for dinner if you’re there in the evening.
LED lighting sets the mood, and you literally get to enjoy dinner as the room spins (slowly, so don’t fret about motion sickness) giving you 360-degree views of St. Pete Beach. The food and drinks are absolutely outstanding. The menu showcases fresh seafood, expertly sourced cuts of beef, and locally grown produce.
Level 11 also has a food menu, but it’s more for small bites and desserts.
Cane & Barrel
Step into a world of Cuban-inspired flair and flavor at Cane & Barrel, the newest downtown St. Pete rooftop bar. From the moment you arrive, you’ll be transported to the colorful energy of Havana nights, with every detail designed to capture the essence of this vibrant culture.
The interior lounge is a cozy escape that oozes warmth and elegance, with beautiful decor and cozy seating. You also have the option to sip your expertly crafted cocktail on their open-air terrace. And let’s not forget about the food! The Cuban-inspired menu is a delicious journey that you’ll want to savor every bite of.
But what really impressed me was the fact that Cane & Barrel also offers an array of mocktails that are just as delicious as their craft cocktails! Whether you’re avoiding alcohol or just looking for a refreshing non-alcoholic option, you won’t be disappointed.
Overall, my experience at Cane & Barrel was nothing short of spectacular. I highly recommend this St. Pete rooftop bar to anyone looking for a unique and unforgettable evening on the town.
The Canopy at The Birchwood
You’ll find The Canopy right on Beach Drive and equipped with private cabanas, fire pits, and some of the best frose I’ve ever had! Seriously, it’s my fave. Better yet, if you go on a Wednesday when it’s ladies’ night, they have half off frose 😉 Oh, and did I mention the stunning views of the bay, St. Pete Pier, and North Straub Park?!
If you’re looking to enjoy some bites at this St. Pete rooftop you can select from their bar bites menu which includes items such as sandwiches, flatbreads, burgers, and more. It’s a great lunch spot, but if you’re looking for something a little more for dinner you can enjoy a drink at the rooftop bar and then head downstairs to Birch & Vine for a more extensive dinner menu.
You will love the fun, tropical atmosphere that Pier Tiki offers! This is actually owned by the same owner as The Canopy, and I’m pretty sure they serve the same delicious frose!
They also have quite a selection of tropical “I’m on vacay” vibe drinks! Tiki glass and all. The St. Pete Pier is absolutely stunning, and I definitely recommend checking this spot out if you’re in the area!
You may notice a trend with these St. Pete restaurants and bars. They are all mostly bars with a small selection of bar bites but have restaurants with more extensive menus as well. Burgers, potstickers, fish tacos, and sandwiches are some of the items on their rooftop menu but head below to Teak to enjoy steak, seafood, or pasta dishes.
Similar to SiX rooftop bar in Tampa, being at Pier Tiki around sunset and looking back at St. Pete’s skyline gave me one of those “wow, we are so lucky to live here” moments. You will not be disappointed by the views of the bay or the beautiful cityscape.
360 Rooftop at Hotel Zamora
Fun stringed lights and artificial greenery really sets the vibe at this Mediterranean-inspired hotel and rooftop. You will definitely swoon over 360 Rooftop’s panoramic views of the Gulf. They also have cabanas available on a first-come, first-served basis to all guests, which I think is great.
Not to mention they have happy hour 7 days a week 4-6 pm which includes $3 domestic beers, $5 wine, and $6 well drinks.
This St. Pete rooftop doesn’t actually serve food, but a couple of levels down to Castile and you can still have lovely views with a full menu. They even have stone crab in season!
LALA St. Pete
LALA St. Pete sets itself apart from the other rooftop bars and restaurants in St. Pete, and provides an entertainment experience along with dining and cocktails! They offer seven private, themed karaoke rooms where you can eat, drink, and sing. To be clear, the karaoke rooms are inside of the venue, not on the rooftop.
I love their extensive craft cocktail menu which includes several drinks featuring my favorite spirit, mezcal! I actually did their spicy watermelon margarita but subbed mezcal for the tequila, it was delicious!
From upscale Mediterranean-inspired and French-influenced dishes to pub classics and American cuisine, their diverse menu offers something for everyone.
I hope you enjoyed this list of the best rooftop restaurants and bars in St. Pete! From beach views to cityscapes, and casual to special evenings there is a rooftop sure to fit your needs. If you check out any of these spots don’t forget to use the hashtag #guidedbydestiny so I can share it on my Insta!
Be sure to check out some of my other St. Pete posts:
20+ things to do in downtown St. Pete