Do you enjoy socialising and unwinding with a drink in hand? You’re not alone. In fact, a study revealed that Britain has one of the highest levels of alcohol consumption in developed countries. There’s nothing wrong with enjoying a responsible drink or two with good company, however, especially when the backdrop is stunning like those offered by rooftop bars.
The UK is lucky to have hundreds of trendy rooftop bars offering views you’ll not be in a hurry to forget, but which ones are really worth your time? Well, we’ve whittled it down to 8 of our favourites. We’ll ‘cheers’ to that…
20 Stories Manchester, Manchester
If you ever find yourself in the North of England, add this rooftop bar to your list of things to see and do! 20 Stories Manchester offers an exciting terrace area with breath-taking views, a cosy atmosphere, BBQ area, and, for the winter nights, alfresco fireplaces.
Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill, Birmingham
Need something that oozes opulence? Visit an establishment that combines an acclaimed chef, Marco Pierre White, with a dazzling sky-high restaurant… Yes, that equals Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill. Not only will you be able to enjoy a sophisticated drink or two, but you’ll also be able to tuck into a selection of mouth-watering steak dishes.
Dorsett Hotel, London
If you really want the ultimate experience, how about a hotel with a rooftop bar? Enjoy a cocktail and catch up with friends while taking in London’s iconic skyline at Dorsett Hotel’s Jin Bo Law Skybar. Then, when you’re ready to call it a night, you won’t have too far to travel to get to your warm comfy bed!
Nobody does sky-high hot spots quite like Leeds, and Issho is one of our favourites. Not only will images of its beauty turn everybody green with envy on your Instagram page, but you’re bound to have an honest, brilliant time away from the screen.
Red Sky Bar, Glasgow
If visiting Glasgow is on your bucket list (and trust us, it should be) experiencing the famous Red Sky Bar needs to be listed right there under it. Favoured by many as a top spot for sunset drinks and a sensational view, this rooftop bar captivates every patron it has the honour of accommodating.
Goodness Gracious Roof Garden, Liverpool
A fitting name for such an exciting bar… because ‘goodness gracious’ is exactly what you’ll say when you experience the luxury that Goodness Gracious Roof Garden has to offer in the heart of Liverpool. A night out in Liverpool is a rite of passage, and the area was even ranked the 4th best city in England for nightlife.
Ryleigh’s Rooftop Restaurant
Familiarise yourself with Dublin’s finest with a trip to Ryleigh’s Rooftop Restaurant. Settled on the edge of the Docklands, you can brace yourself for remarkable waterside views as you sip on your favourite cocktail and tuck into fresh seafood or succulent steaks.
Cold Town House, Edinburgh
A trip to Scotland’s dazzling capital calls for a trip to Cold Town House, the impressive city centre bar that demands your attention. The ideal spot to host your alfresco weekend fun, the bar promises awe-inspiring views of the famous Edinburgh Castle and will be sure to deliver a fantastic time.