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The best rooftop bars in Philadelphia with incredible views

Head to the best rooftop bars Philadelphia has to offer for stunning skyline views and ample cocktails, beer and wine

By Brandon Baker and Robin Fradkin Matthews |
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Bok Bar
Photograph: Courtesy Visit Philadelphia/A. Ricketts

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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Best rooftop bars in Philadelphia

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south bowl philadelphia
Photograph: Courtesy Yelp/Patty M.
Sports and fitness

South Bowl

Whitman

This bi-level bowling alley in South Philly boasts 26 lanes, a billiards room, an impressive food menu and full bar. Besides bowling, folks can swing by for everything from pool and video games to live DJ sets. For a deal, check out South Bowl’s $3 Friday games, which start at 3 pm and go all night. In addition to all the fun time inside, there is also a spacious and beautiful rooftop deck, complete with leather couches and a rustic wood floor.

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