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Friday, November 19, 2010

The World's Best Rooftop Bars

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Tamara Jacobs
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What's better then sipping on a cocktail at the end of an amazing day? Sipping on it on the roof of a stunning building, surrounded by magnificent views. Hotels and restaurants around the world have built rooftop bars into their designs because they understand how much value they add. Here's a list of some of the most extraordinary rooftop bars across the globe... take me, take me!


1. London: The Rooftop Shoreditch House

The Shoreditch House is an extremely cool private club located in trendsetting East London. The House is on a few levels each offering something different. There are dining rooms, bars, fuseball tables, jars of free candy, and of course, the amazing rooftop lounge, where members can eat and drink. Outside of the lounge is an open-air swimming pool surrounded by chaise lounges.

2.Bangkok: Sirocco- 810 ft up, at the top of the State Tower

Sirocco is located on the 63rd floor of The Dome at lebua, and is one of the most sought after restaurants in the bustling city of Bangkok. Guests can enjoy the city's stunning views as well as those of the Chao Phraya River while listening to live jazz music.

3. Istanbul: 360- Amazing panorama views going from St. Antoine's church, across the Hagia Sofia, to the Sea of Marmara.

Istanbul's infamous 360 has a bar, restaurant, and nightclub. The bartenders have over twenty years experience serving the most delicious cocktails. The restaurant's menu offers traditional Turkish cuisine as well as lots of fun mezes to share.

4. Mumbai: Dome Terrace Sky Bar

Enjoy panoramic views of the Arabian Sea and the lights of the Marine Drive from the Intercontinental's Dome Terrace Sky Bar in Mumbai. It's a great place to escape for a cocktail when the bustling chaos of Mumbai has worn you down. Beat the heat and congestion on this stunning rooftop.

5. Los Angeles: The Rooftop Bar- The epitome of an urban night- skyscrapers against a dark blue sky.

Downtown LA's Standard hotel is home to one of the world's coolest rooftop bars. You can always count on Californians to go wild with their d├ęcor and they certainly have here. From a red Astroturf deck, to vibrating waterbed pods this roof has got it all. Complete with delicious food and different DJ's every night; you'd be hard-pressed to find a better place to party.

6. Mexico City: The Rooftop Bar at Hotel Habita

This minimalist masterpiece is centred around a fire pit where guests are invited to sip on tequila cocktails while watching the stunning city and mountain views that surround them. The hotel was built during the city's boutique hotel boom. Surrounded by frosted glass, every feature is modern minimalist.

Mmmm.... writing about all of these fabulous rooftop bars makes me want a cocktail and a view!


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