You’d never suspect the city’s best rooftop view exists on top of a former high school in a quiet Southeast Philadelphia neighborhood, but lo and behold, Bok Bar offers just that. Drinks are limited to beer and wine, but the beer options are plentiful and there are more non-alcoholic options available than is typical of any other rooftop bar—including kombucha. The rooftop is also, by way of being atop a school building, enormous. As such, it offers the most incredible panoramic view of the city—from West Philly all the way to the Benjamin Franklin Bridge. Mosey on over if you just need a place to enjoy a beer and breathe. And get your camera ready. This is one of the most Instagrammable places in Philadelphia.
When it’s warm, happy drinkers in this city clamour to the best rooftop bars in Philadelphia to enjoy breathtaking views of our skyline, bridges and waterways—with a chilly adult beverage in hand, of course. To help you find all the right spots, we’ve compiled this list of the top rooftop bars Philadelphia has to offer, including classy cocktail joints situated in some of the best hotels in Philadelphia and more casual spots located on the roofs of some of the best restaurants in Philadelphia. Taking in a sunset over the City of Brotherly Love is hands down one of the best things to do in Philadelphia, so head out and take advantage of our sweeping city views. Take note that some of these venues—like Bok Bar and Cira Green—are only open during summer. Be sure to check the venues’ listings before heading out.
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