11 Rooftop Bars and Dining Experiences Worth Traveling For
11 Jul 2022
From Indonesia’s highest rooftop bar to a sushi omakase restaurant with sweeping views of Tokyo, these sky-high experiences are worth a trip across the world.
Why climb a tower to experience panoramic views of an amazing destination when you could appreciate the same gorgeous skyline with a cocktail in hand? Here's our pick of the 11 best rooftop bars and dining experiences across the Asia Pacific.
After dark, sky-high Henshin lights up. Step out of the elevator at Indonesia’s highest rooftop bar and lounge, situated on levels 67 to 69 of The Westin Jakarta. Up here above the city, soak in unbelievable 360-degree views over Jakarta and savor delicious Nikkei cuisine, a curious combination of the eclectic flavors of Peru and Japanese techniques.
Stand out on the dramatic sky terrace 270 meters above the streets sipping on a Chan-Chan cocktail, a fruity blend of Elderflower syrup, pear-infused rum and banana sake, or try the Pulpo, a mix of Jalapeño-infused tequila and pulpo charcoal powder, topped with baby octopus.
Inside, the stylish restaurant with floor-to-ceiling windows makes for the perfect date spot with fine wines and Nikkei share plates. Afterwards, return to the bar for in-house DJs and great vibes.
Witness a spectacular sunset over the Indian city from this rooftop lounge and restaurant hidden on the 24th floor. The hottest seats in the cultural city, fondly nicknamed the “Oxford of the East”, sit high above the skyline at the JW Marriott Hotel Pune.
Whether you’re after dinner or a drink (or both) you’ll find what you’re looking for. Here skilled mixologists shake up cocktails and drinks to match the North-West Frontier cuisine and panoramic views.
Taste the seasons and traditions of Japan with incredible views over the capital at Michelin-starred Hinokizaka inside The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo. Perched high on the 45th floor, expect traditional yet contemporary Japanese cuisine and stunning vistas.
Hinokizaka is an intimate affair, with the restaurant split into four sections: kaiseki, sushi, tempura and teppanyaki. Each unique space is dedicated to the art of Japanese cuisine and different eating rituals.
Face the Tokyo vista with a seat in the kaiseki or sushi sections. The former is a 600-year-old eating ritual usually a special occasion meal eaten in the evening, but Hinokizaka offers a great value, shorter lunchtime version. For the sushi experience, it’s a traditional affair focused on “edomae style” of sushi, the period when nigiri was created, using fresh raw fish from Toyosu market.
Fly into Songbird, a rooftop terrace at the heart of Perth’s waterfront at The Ritz-Carlton, Perth, for fresh Aussie seafood, creative cocktails and breathtaking sunsets. Look out over the glorious Swan River and Perth CBD while enjoying great vibes and the city’s brilliant climate with a sundowner in hand.
Here, the snack menu is loaded with fresh local seafood and seasonal produce, such as crab tostadas and Western Australian octopus tempura. Meanwhile, the drinks list takes inspiration from Australian birds as bartenders play with native ingredients in unexpected ways. Try the signature drink, The Songbird, mixing tart Davidson’s plum and vodka.
Ozone, Hong Kong
At a dizzying 480 meters above the streets, Ozone offers brilliant panoramic views over the sparkling city lights of Hong Kong (for those brave enough to venture up). This striking Hong Kong rooftop bar, set high on the 118th floor of the luxe The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong, is more than just a breath-taking location.
Snack on small plates, drink through the adventurous cocktail menu and dance the night away with live DJs. Then return on Sundays for the ultimate brunch experience in this staggering location.
Yao Rooftop Bar, Bangkok
This Chinese inspired rooftop bar mixes old and new, taking inspiration from its incredible vista. From up here on the 32nd floor of Bangkok Marriott Hotel The Surawongse, you can soak in Bangkok’s glittering modern skyline on one side, and the historic old town on the other.
Venture here for a pre-dinner snack or late-night bite. Tuck into dozens of plates of traditional dim sum paired with striking drinks like the signature sweet and sour Red Lantern gin cocktail.
Octave’s striking 49th floor terrace is a breathtaking place to watch the sunset over Bangkok. The highest floor of the Bangkok Marriott Hotel Sukhumvit, this unbeatable rooftop features a circular bar, DJ booth with sweet tunes and 360-degree views across the Thai capital.
And that’s just the beginning. Set over four glamorous floors, this impressive rooftop lounge and bar is the place to soak in the sounds, sights and skyline of Bangkok. Cocktails here make the most of local ingredients and fresh tropical fruits, while a bar menu of substantial share plates will keep you kicking from 5pm until late.
Altitude, Batam Island
Set by the water with spectacular views, the tropical resort-inspired terrace at Altitude is a space to kick back and relax. Sit in one of the round booths on the deck, soaking in view of rural Malay settlements. As the sun starts to set over the ocean, Singapore lights up and from Batam Marriott Hotel Harbour Bay you’ll enjoy the skyline across the water.
Pair your signature cocktail, like the Batam Island Iced Tea or the Golden Pandan Fizz, with snacks from the globally inspired tapas menu.
The Bar, Tokyo
If you love the glamor of a sophisticated hotel lobby bar, you’ll love The Bar at The Ritz-Carlton Tokyo. Located on the 45th floor of the Midtown Tower in Roppongi, this bar is all lavish layers of dark wood, glistening marble and floor-to-ceiling windows that frame Tokyo’s skyline.
For a truly decadent drink, order for the Diamonds are Forever Martini, garnished with a one-carat diamond. For something to bring you back to earth, try one of the bartender’s signatures such as the Purple No. 3, a mix of butter-infused dark rum, sweet purple potato paste, cream, sesame paste and cinnamon.
Jann, Kuala Lumpur
Ditch the busy streets of Kuala Lumpur’s Chinatown district for the soaring heights of this cocktail parlour. Taking inspiration from its culturally rich location, Jann is a modern cocktail bar with red burnt bricks, brass tones and a striking jade wrap-around bar at the center.
Step out onto the terrace with a fun, inventive cocktail inspired by Chinatown’s old trades, local cultures and curious history. From up here experience unrivaled views from above bustling Chinatown, looking across old and new Kuala Lumpur, including the famous KL Tower from the Four Points by Sheraton Kuala Lumpur, Chinatown hotel.
The Churchill, Auckland
Auckland’s highest rooftop bar is dedicated to gin. Inspired by the glitz and glamor of the 1920s, this is the place to drop in for a gin cocktail or champagne with panoramic views across the City of Sails.
From the 20th floor of the Four Points by Sheraton, Auckland, choose from more than 200 gins from around the world. That’s a collection that would make even Sir Winston envious.
If you’re a big gin and tonic lover, choose your adventure with the 10/10/10 menu. It features 10 types of gin, 10 artisanal mixers and 10 botanical pairings for you to experiment with.
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