When you book a hotel, what are you looking for? A pool? Nice bedding? A bathtub with a view? We look for a good bar—specifically a rooftop bar if we’re sojourning during the summer.
Of course, not all sky-high watering holes are created equal. Some come with a spectacular 360-degree view but an uninspiring bar program. Others make a mean Mojito but are shrouded in shade, overshadowed by surrounding structures. Still others are so packed and clubby, you have to scream your order at the bartender when you finally push your way through the pulsating crowds.
We’re here to help make your next trip an airy, sunshiney, refreshing success—at least where the hotel bar is concerned. Here, five of our favorite hotel rooftop bars.