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Okay, so rooftop bars have never not been popular – but nowadays it’s easier than ever to find a spot for #drinkswithviews shots and soak up a sunset with your Spritz. So how do you find somewhere that’s worth the hype and the money, where jaw-dropping views are matched with strong drinks and good vibes? That’s where the experts come in. We’ve tapped up local Time Out editors and well-travelled contributors to assemble our definitive list of the world’s best rooftop bars.
Some of the bars you’ll find below are undeniably swanky, but others are surprisingly down-to-earth (despite being a long way from the ground). From the USA to South America and Europe to Asia, you’ll find these awesome rooftop bars on top of car parks, schools, factories, arts centres and shopping malls. We’ll be updating the list regularly to add new spots – because these days, it’s all happening up on the roof.
RECOMMENDED: Check out The DRINK List, our guide to the world’s best bars.
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