Do refreshing drinks, sweeping waterfront views, and a fun atmosphere sound right up your alley? If so, you need to experience one of the best rooftop bars in Fort Lauderdale! Here in “The Venice of America,” there’s no shortage of incredible nightlife. For more local tips and suggestions, don’t forget to claim your free Fort Lauderdale Vacation Guide! It’s packed with all of our best restaurant, bar, and excursion recommendations.
4 Outstanding Rooftop Bars in Fort Lauderdale
Rooftop @ 1WLO
If you’re looking for a truly “intoxicating” rooftop bar experience, a visit to Rooftop @ 1WLO is a must! This swanky spot was Fort Lauderdale’s first official rooftop bar and its popularity reflects that special honor. Expect a luxe experience at this Las Olas bar as you take in sweeping views of the city from the plant-filled rooftop. You’ll love noshing on light appetizers and choosing from the extensive craft cocktail menu here!
McSorley’s Beach Pub
Equally loved by guests is McSorley’s Beach Pub, a casual sports bar experience featuring stunning beach views from its sundeck. This two-story joint offers great drinks (no food—you’ll have to venture next door if you’re hungry), an arcade, and a nautical vibe. McSorley’s also occasionally offers live music!
If you’re both hungry and thirsty, one of the best rooftop bars in Fort Lauderdale to try is The Balcony! This local hangout offers a menu full of tasty New American bites (including but not limited to seafood) and classy cocktails. If you’re more of a cold beer person, you’ll find that there’s plenty of that, too! The second floor for which the bar is named overlooks Las Olas Boulevard and the Intracoastal Waterway.
Olivia Restaurant and Bar
For an elegant experience in nearby Hollywood, Florida, venture out to Olivia Restaurant and Bar! While not quite a rooftop bar, this sophisticated restaurant is located within Circ Hotel, which offers a 12th-floor rooftop. After a decadent date-night or special-occasion dinner, why not slip into the elevator and admire the sparkling city sights?
Whether you prefer a relaxed evening with your partner or a festive night out with a group of friends, visiting a Fort Lauderdale rooftop bar is one of the best things to do in Fort Lauderdale at night. No matter what you choose to do here, you’ll need a place to rest at the end of the night! At Fort Lauderdale Stays, we offer the most beautiful vacation rentals and best service in the city. Book one of our exceptionally maintained homes and you’ll be close to all of the city’s best attractions. You’ll also have access to premium amenities and spectacular views that rival nearby rooftop bars! Our Las Olas and Fort Lauderdale Beach properties offer access to plenty of waterfront nightlife. You’re sure to fall in love with one of the best places to stay here in “The Venice of America!”