The dog days of summer are here, and we’re spending them with a refreshing cocktail in hand. We encourage you to grab a frosé, a boozy popsicle, local IPA, or specialty cocktail and enjoy sweeping views from these rooftops bars of the Boston, Manhattan, Portland, or Philadelphia skylines. Sit back, relax, and let these mixologists show you how to summer — no matter what zip code you’re in.
Fairmont Copley Plaza
Booze + Popsicle = Boozy Popsicle, a frozen treat featuring ghost tequila, pineapple, and lime on OAK Long Bar + Kitchen’s new patio menu, which also includes bottled classic cocktails. OAK’s bar team crafts the cocktails in-house and then bottles them for patio service outside. Classics like gin & tonic, margarita, cosmos, vodka soda, and whiskey sour are all available, and can even be ordered by the bucket!
Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises
New York, NY
This summer, enjoy an outdoor concert with a nautical twist on Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises‘ Rockin’ the River Music Cruises, a sunset cruise along the Hudson featuring live music. Passengers can sip on a beer or cocktail from the full onboard bar while enjoying the featured band against the backdrop of New York City’s most iconic landmarks. The concert cruise series will be setting sail throughout the summer until August 24. For those looking to work up a sweat before enjoying drinks with a view, Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises has teamed up with Crunch Fitness to put together an innovative cruise series to get New Yorkers in shape this summer with CruiseFit. The specialty series offers fitness experiences, including Pound® and Mash-Up: Zumba® vs. Hard Knocks, led by elite Crunch instructors onboard Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises’ new Bronx Class vessels. Passengers can also indulge in fresh, healthy bites and specialty cocktails before and after each workout, with selections from a specially curated menu.
The Logan: Assembly Rooftop Lounge
Assembly Rooftop Lounge, located on the top floor of The Logan hotel in Philadelphia, overlooks the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and offers unobstructed panoramic views of the city’s art and museum district. Guests and locals congregate around fire pits and drink in views of the city of Brotherly Love. Be sure to try the Lit Redemption, a refreshing concotion of black tea infused bluecoat gin, basil simple syrup, fresh lemon juice, and club soda
West Coast, USA
Rooftop Pool + Grill at Montage Beverly Hills
Los Angeles, CA
Celebrate the summer at Montage Beverly Hills, offering panoramic views of the Beverly Hills cityscape and iconic Hollywood Hills. The hotel’s rooftop boasts a stunning backdrop and is complete with a swimming pool and poolside cabanas. Guests and locals have the option to rent out the rooftop cabanas, each accommodating up to six people and offering special packages. Sit back and relax with a refreshing beverage, like their cocktail of the month, Citrus Express – a complimentary mix of lime, orange, and grapefruit with Altos Blanco Tequila and Cointreau — perfect for the summertime.
The Nines: Departure Rooftop Restaurant
Floating atop the Nines hotel set within the landmark Meier & Frank Building, Departure’s ambitious menu captivates diners with its masterful remix of authentic coastal cuisines. From street food-style starters to meal-sized classics, Departure embraces the bounty of the Pacific Northwest to deliver the fiery flavors of the Far East. Led by Executive Chef Gregory Gourdet, Departure is a high-design escape offering views of the city skyline and the Cascade Mountains. A must try? The Madame Cheng, a bright-tasting blend of Azunia organic tequila, guanabana, lemon verbena, and coconut ash (which gives the drink it’s notable dark color).
Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui
As a part of their ‘Inspire Your Energy’ wellness program, Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui offers healthy menus throughout the resort’s restaurants and bars. In the lobby bar, LUANA, a new skinny cocktail menu serves up low-calorie cocktails that guests can enjoy while soaking up the sun. For extra fun, the end of each day is celebrated with a ‘pau hana’, a social time reserved for enjoying friends and libations. Inspired by the tropics and highlighting the classic style that made tiki a world phenomenon, LUANA’s Tiki Tuesday calls for paper umbrellas, outlandish garnishes, and expertly layered cocktails.
The freshly opened 7th-floor roof deck bar, Rules & Regs, is the perfect spot for sipping on a cocktail with the best view of the city. Fairmont Austin’s Beverage Manager, Andrew Grenz, is the mastermind behind all the cocktail creations at Fairmont Austin. Andrew has been selected as a finalist for Official Drink of Austin 2 years in a row and was recently nominated for CultureMap’s Best Austin Bartender. With a pool, hot tubs, cabanas, and delicious food and drink, Rules & Regs is the perfect spot for those who take their relaxation seriously.
Andaz Savannah Terrace
After recently undergoing a chic renovation to its guestrooms, Andaz Savannah is an urbane oasis, surrounded by the charm of the Savannah Historic District. The hotel’s terrace features an outdoor pool, private cabanas, intimate seating nooks, and cozy fire pits, making the space a fun place to hang outside with friends on summer nights. Guests can enjoy trendy cocktails mixed up by the on-site bar, 22 Square Bar, especially the “That Tequila Spritz Though,” a must-try combo of Reposado Tequila, Crème de Noyaux, pineapple, bitters, and bubbles
Pullman Miami Airport Hotel
Shake things up at Pullman Miami, Le Bar offers carefully crafted cocktails that will initiate outsiders to the true Miami cocktail classics. Pullman Miami Airport Hotel recommends three cocktails in particular that are perfect for summer sipping: Frosé (What’s frosty, pink, and fun to drink?), Matcha Ginger Kombucha Fizz, and Thai Basil Sangria.