Nothing says summer like cocktails on a rooftop! Whether you’re relaxing on the weekend with friends, meeting up with a colleague for a post-work sip, or vying for the perfect Instagram shot, these rooftop bars, approved by the Hawkins International team, are sure to provide a refreshing respite!
Located in downtown Portland, OR, the Nines rests atop the landmark Meier & Frank Building and is a contemporary homage to the structures storied past both in its striking decor and impeccable service. Travelers and locals can take full advantage of the summer season at one of the only rooftops in PDX, Departure – the hotel’s in-house restaurant and a Portland-favorite. This summer, guests can sip on refreshing cocktails and satisfy their cravings while also enjoying beautiful sunsets and impressive rooftop views. From street food-styled starters to meal-sized classics and unique cocktails such as the Madame Cheng – black in color and bright in taste – Departure embraces the bounty of the Pacific Northwest to deliver the fiery flavors of the Far East.
The Logan Hotel is a modern luxury Philadelphia hotel that captures the independent spirit and history of its proud city. Travelers can revel in afternoon and sunset views atop The Logan at The Assembly rooftop lounge with breathtaking panoramic views of historic and vibrant downtown Philadelphia. This summer, guests can “Frosé All Day” or refresh with the new summer must-have frozen Aperol Spritz. On a cooler summer evening, guests can comfortably lounge around Assembly’s fire pits, overlooking the City of Brotherly Love.
Set on its own private island in the Venetian lagoon, JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa is the ideal place to sit, relax, and enjoy a summer cocktail. Set beside the resort’s rooftop infinity pool, The Sagra Rooftop Restaurant Bar offers unparalleled views of the Venice skyline. Guests are encouraged to indulge in an aperitivo (Aperol Spritz anyone?) or a signature cocktail such as the Century Negroni, Fosco Negroni or Marco Polo Spritz, and soak up the sunset while snacking on bites like the “Sagra” – a typical festival of food and the namesake for the restaurant.
Set in the heart of Florence and only steps away from the Ponte Vecchio, La Terrazza Rooftop Bar located at Continentale Hotel and part of the Ferragamo-family owned Lungarno Collection is a sophisticated spot to sip a cocktail. Overlooking the Arno River and romantic buildings, this rooftop bar is the place to escape the busy city and overlook Florence below. Just in time for the centennial summer of the Negroni, mixologist Diego Rampietti introduces “Il Moro” combining prickly pear liqueur, tamarind, olive oil gin and basil for a twist on the iconic Italian cocktail.
Overlooking the forests of Valle de Bravo, Mexico – the Hamptons of Mexico City – CINCO Hotel’s RUF bar offers unobstructed views of the village’s colonial architecture, lake and surrounding forest. The rooftop bar boasts a menu of locally-influenced crafted cocktails, perfect for battling the warm central American sun. Signature drinks like the “Culichi,” combining Green Ancho Reyes, lime juice, simple syrup, cucumber and Jamaican salt and signature bites like quesadillas del comal with quesillo, guacamole and epazote, give guests a taste of pure Mexican flavor.
In the center of the vibrant golden triangle of Los Angeles, Montage Beverly Hills combines the glamour of old Hollywood and the sleekness of modern luxury at The Rooftop Grill. Filled with fresh flavor from local Californian ingredients, and well-known for its endless mimosas, The Rooftop Grill is the perfect oasis in the center of a busy city, offering visitors unobstructed views of the Hollywood Hills and skyline of Los Angeles. When not soaking up the views, guests can sip a cocktail while splashing in the rooftop’s mosaic-tiled, saline pool and lounging in the curtained cabanas.