Located on the 12th floor of the Hyatt Place Hotel in the SOMA district directly next door to the Giants stadium, the Kaiyo Rooftop bar offers a stunning view over San Francisco Bay. The spinoff venue from Cow Hollow’s Kaiyō has a distinct tropical vacation vibe with lush greenery, palm trees and vibrant colors throughout. There really isn't a bad seat in the house here and the interior aesthetic, with the large, oversized bar, emerald green tiles, curved arches and hanging woven lanterns completes the experience.
San Francisco has no shortage of places to get an excellent drink, from intimate cocktail bars to award-winning breweries to carefully curated wine bars. But historically, one type of venue was severely lacking: rooftop bars. We're here with good news, though. Over the past couple of years, the city has experienced a boom in sky-high drinking destinations. Now, rooftop bars are some of the hottest spots to grab a drink in the city.
Enjoy fresh air (with heat lamps, don't worry) and cityscape views that stretch from the iconic Bay Bridge to the streets below. Sip on handcrafted cocktails expertly mixed by talented local bartenders as you take in the sights and sounds that define the city. From established favorites to hidden gems, we've rounded up the best rooftop bars in San Francisco that offer a range of options to suit your tastes. Whether you're seeking a laid-back atmosphere to catch up with friends, a romantic setting for a special date night, or simply soak up the city's beauty you'll find it here.