Whether to enjoy the hot summer nights or to enjoy a sunset, rooftops are trendy and are here to stay. Follow our suggestions for the best rooftops in Lisbon and Porto, the perfect places to enjoy the view of these two charming and photogenic cities, while drinking a cocktail or eating a snack. Some spaces are more focused on cocktails, with live music, DJ’s or selected playlists, while others are more restaurant-oriented, with great menus. With a more relaxed or more sophisticated atmosphere, there are options for all tastes, relax and enjoy the views and the good weather, and don't worry because with these wonderful spaces, vertigo won't be a problem!
Rooftop Flores - Porto
The Rooftop Flores is located on the top floor of the Museum and Misericórdia Church of Porto, which you can enter through the Museum or directly through the garden. Half-hidden, it immediately impresses with the magnificent views over the historic center, with the Cathedral as a highlight. The menu offers snacks and sandwiches, accompanied by a diverse drinks' menu, where cocktails with port wine and sangria stand out. On weekends, there are DJs to liven up the space.
LIFT Rooftop Via Catarina - Porto
Don't be fooled by the location of the LIFT Rooftop Via Catarina, on the 14th floor of the Shopping Via Catarina car park, as this is one of the trendiest spaces in Invicta. Modern and relaxed, it is divided into a restaurant that serves lunch, dinner, brunch and snacks, and a bar, with an extensive menu where cocktails stand out. All this with privileged views over the city center and good music to go with it.
Rooftop Santa Catarina - Porto
Like the previous one, the Rooftop Santa Catarina is also part of a commercial space, this one on the third floor of the Centro Comercial La Vie. With a privileged location, right in the center of the city, it allows you to enjoy the beauty and movement of downtown Porto, in a young and relaxed space. Perfect for a relaxed lunch or to watch the sunset with a cocktail, while enjoying some snacks, always with good music. On weekends, it regularly promotes different events.
17º Restaurante & Bar - Porto
The list of rooftops in Porto has been growing, but we could not fail to mention the 17º, located on the top two floors of the Hotel Dom Henrique, one of the oldest rooftops in the city. Elegant and intimate, with a careful selection of music, it offers fantastic views over the city. At the restaurant you can taste signature dishes that combine Mediterranean flavors with traditional Portuguese cuisine, while at the bar you can choose exclusive cocktails or wine by the glass, accompanied by delicious snacks.
Mirajazz - Porto
As the name implies, Mirajazz is a space dedicated to jazz lovers. Located overlooking the Douro River, to get there you have to climb some stairs in a typical alley, but the views, more than wonderful, make up for it! It is a project by Grupo Musical de Miragaia, providing jazz shows during the afternoons, which end with unforgettable sunsets, with the most iconic view of the city. It offers a complete wine list, with wine by the glass, and snacks to go with it.
Terraço BAHR - Lisboa
It is on the terrace of the Bairro Alto Hotel, in this trendy Lisbon neighborhood, that we find one of the best rooftops in Lisbon, Terraço BAHR. Modern and welcoming, it offers unique views over the Tagus River and the city, wonderfully complemented by Chef Bruno Rocha's interesting international menu. It is the ideal place to drink a cocktail while enjoying the sunset or, on Sundays, for a delicious brunch.
Lumi Rooftop - Lisboa
The rooftops at the top of Lisbon hotels are trendy, and that's good, as they allow us to have stunning views over the city and the river. The Lumi Rooftop is a good example, here you can taste quality seasonal food, made with the best local ingredients, all by the hands of Chef João Silva. In addition to the restaurant, this authentic urban oasis also has a modern bar, where you can have delicious cocktails.
Rossio Gastrobar - Lisboa
Located in Downtown Lisboa, on the seventh floor of the Altis Avenida Hotel, Rossio Gastrobar is a contemporary and intimate space, with a creative menu by Chef João Rodrigues. The views over Praça do Rossio, Castelo de São Jorge and the Tagus River are amazing, making it one of the favorite spots for those who know it and like to watch the sunset, with a cocktail and good music, and with an author's playlist in total harmony with the place.
Sky Bar Lisboa
With an urban-chic atmosphere, the Sky Bar, located on the 9th floor of the Tivoli Avenida Liberdade, is one of the most famous rooftops in the capital city. Sophisticated, but at the same time relaxed, it is the perfect space to enjoy the unique views over the city, with excellent cocktails and music of guest DJs or live music.
Entretanto Rooftop Bar - Lisboa
We end our tour of the heavenly refuges of the urban rooftops at the Entretanto Rooftop, located on the seventh floor of the Hotel do Chiado. The views over the city are astonishing, the drinks list, especially cocktails and gin’s, is eye-catching and the snack menu accompanies it perfectly. If you are visiting in the afternoon, be sure to try the “Chá das Cinco”, a set of sweet and savory miniatures, accompanied by tea and a glass of Madeira wine.