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5 Must-Visit Rooftop Bars in Philadelphia

Summer is here! Sipping refreshing cocktails, basking in the warmth of the sun, and taking in the awe-inspiring views of Philadelphia's cityscape—these are the ingredients for an unforgettable summer experience. Philadelphia, with its captivating history, thriving culinary scene, and vibrant atmosphere, offers a plethora of rooftop destinations that are ideal for creating lasting memories.

Get ready to make this summer your most extraordinary one yet! Here’s our guide to the best rooftop bars in Philadelphia!

Neighborhood: Logan Square


What makes it special: Located in the Logan Square neighborhood, Assembly Rooftop Lounge provides an upscale rooftop experience with breathtaking views of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Enjoy handcrafted cocktails and a delectable menu while taking in iconic sights like the Philadelphia Museum of Art and City Hall.


Neighborhood: Rittenhouse Square


What makes it special: Bringing a vibrant Latin American flair to Philadelphia, El Techo is a lively rooftop bar located near Rittenhouse Square. Dance to infectious beats, enjoy creative cocktails, and indulge in Latin-inspired cuisine while savoring the summer atmosphere under the starry skies.


Neighborhood: South Philly


What makes it special: Perched atop a converted vocational school in South Philadelphia, Bok Bar exudes a unique and vibrant atmosphere. This seasonal rooftop bar invites you to indulge in an eclectic mix of food and drinks, enjoy live music, and witness breathtaking sunsets from this urban oasis.


Neighborhood: Old City


What makes it special: A Mediterranean restaurant located in Old City, offers a delightful second-level terrace for those seeking an outdoor cocktail experience. Indulge in a refreshing libation while savoring a plate of delectable oysters or a bowl of flavorful seafood risotto. For those who prefer sidewalk seating, there are also charming tables available to complete your al fresco dining experience.


Neighborhood: Queen Village


What makes it special: In Queen Village, Emmy Squared serves burgers and Detroit-style pizza at sidewalk tables and on the roof, which is open for dinner daily from spring through fall, depending on the weather.



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