10 Awesome Rooftop Bars In Philadelphia

City Tap House Philadelphia

Philadelphia, while it has its own historical American charm, may not be the first city to come to mind when you think of stellar skyline views. But when you’re chowing down at some of their finest rooftop establishments, you might just think otherwise.

The folks over at Zagat came out with a list of 10 hot rooftop bars and restaurants in Philadelphia. They’re bursting with charm, flavour, and fun, and they’re perfect for summer. 

Stratus Lounge

433 Chestnut St.

Stratus Lounge sits on top of an early twentieth century building in the Historic District of Philadelphia. The rooftop bar of the Hotel Monaco, Stratus Lounge owes its expertly crafted cocktails to resident mixologist Bess Gulliver, who gives the drinks a global twist.

The Corner

102 S. 13th St.

Thirteenth Street is a busy hub of excitement in centre City, and is also home to The Corner restaurant and bar. Just like the name implies, you get a great overall view of downtown Philly while dining on exquisite American bites like pork belly sliders and duck pastrami.

Continental Mid-town

1801 Chestnut St.

In the summer, enjoy fabulous cocktails in this place's park-like outdoor patio. Day or night, the view from this rooftop bar is to die for.

City Tap House

3925 Walnut St.

There's no better place to enjoy beer in the great open air of Philadelphia than at City Tap House. With nearly 60 craft beers on tap, you can cozy up at the bar or by the fire pits--either way, you get a true American tavern feel.

Revolution House

200 Market St.

When you sit on the patio at Revolution House, you'll feel like you're sitting on your own patio at home. The only difference is a spectacular view of Old City, killer drinks, and piping hot wood-fired pizza.

Standard Tap

901 N. Second St.

In the hip Northern Liberties neighbourhood, you can kick back with a local draft beer and greasy, good-for-the-soul pub fare in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. It's the perfect place to host a private event, with ample seating and a friendly wait staff.


1116 S. 18th St.

Vango gives patrons an upscale, urban experience with dazzling nighttime views of the skyline and specialty cocktails. For those looking to party in style, bottle service can be brought to you out under the open sky.


1400 S. Columbus Blvd.

The other draw to Warmdaddy's, aside from the view, is perhaps the great Southern cooking and live jazz music. Listen to the evening line up or, if you're a musician yourself, join in the open blues jam session every Tuesday.


2624 Brown St.

Trio brings a fresh, pan-Asian flavour to the up-and-coming Fairmount neighbourhood. The restaurant is BYO, so take along your favourite wine to their second-floor balcony and make the perfect food and wine pairing without restrictions.

Cavanaugh's River Deck

417 N. Columbus Blvd.

Between the raucous weekend evenings of loud music and dance parties, Cavanaugh's River Deck offers unparalleled views of the bridge over the Delaware River. And because of the location, you know that their wide variety of seafood dishes are always fresh and locally sourced.

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