Six Fabulous Rooftop Bars in Toronto
If you haven’t already, it’s time to explore Toronto’s hotel rooftop bar scene. Anything but ordinary, these patios are eye pleasers with a tasty twist. Make the most of autumn’s sunny days by trying new cocktails and eats, elevated by the best views in the city.
Bisha Hotel’s Kōst (80 BLUE JAYS WAY)
Venture up to Bisha Hotel’s 44th floor and arrive at Kōst, its signature rooftop restaurant that overlooks an impressive infinity pool complemented by artsy, tropical vibes. The menu is fresh and aromatic with flavourful cocktails, inspired by California and Mexico’s coastal culture. And with unobstructed views of the CN Tower, it’s the spot to level up your Instagram grid. Update: Kōst is currently open with new safety protocols.
The Spiced Margarita comes by the glass or pitcher (for sharing of course!), with Jalapeño-infused lime juice that gives your taste buds a jolt.
The Beverley Toronto’s Carlotta (335 QUEEN ST. W.)
The Beverley Toronto’s revival of Carlotta snack bar, a cozy Mexican-style rooftop patio, immediately grabs your attention with dreamy lighting, minimalist decor and a Latin touch. Headed by Executive Chef Vittorio Colacitti, the menu includes authentic Mexican street eats and a Tequila selection that won’t disappoint. The cocktails are muy deliciosos as well. Update: Carlotta is currently open with some safety precautions in place.
Keep it classic with a refreshing Mezcal Paloma that pairs perfectly with the fresh ceviche.
The Drake Hotel’s Sky Yard (1150 QUEEN ST. W.)
Need a rooftop patio for boozy brunch or TGIF happy hour that wins you points in good taste? The Drake Hotel’s Sky Yard is a stylish staple in Toronto’s West End that offers more than your typical skyline views. This rooftop oasis is decked out from floor to ceiling, with vibrant murals and funky light fixtures—even the pillows are on point as every detail is accounted for. It’s one of Toronto’s most popular brunch spots, with good reason! The Sky Yard is currently open, with safety protocols in place.
Take a break from pumpkin spice, even if just for an afternoon. Celebrate the start of fall with a spiced and bold Old Fashioned instead!
The Broadview Hotel’s Rooftop Bar (106 BROADVIEW AVE.)
Raise a glass on The Broadview Hotel’s humbly named, Rooftop Bar. You’ll be mesmerized by its stunning views of the Toronto skyline, elegant art deco furnishings—think velvet and gold accents—and ample square footage (great for physical distancing). Treat yourself to this feast for the eyes, palate and soul. Currently, The Rooftop Bar is accepting reservations for outdoor seating as stated in The Broadview Hotel’s health and safety guide.
The Sangria on Tap. Need we say more? Couple it with the well-seasoned Sweet & Spicy Edamame and voilà!
Hotel X’s Falcon SkyBar (111 Princes’ Blvd.)
Have you ever gazed out at Lake Ontario and the Toronto skyline in one sitting? Better late than never at Hotel X’s Falcon SkyBar, where you’ll tower over Lake Ontario’s wavy waterfront and Toronto’s glittering skyline! If you love variety, you’ll love this luxury hotel’s three-level rooftop bar with ample views and a wide-ranging drink menu to match. The SkyBar is currently open with new safety protocols in place.
Luxuriate with a traditional caesar that’s revamped as a Caesar X, made with only the finest vodka and ingredients.
Delta Hotel Toronto’s The Roof at SOCO (75 LOWER SIMCOE ST.)
Plan a relaxed rendezvous of casual eats and drinks at SOCO Kitchen + Bar’s The Roof, found atop Delta Hotel Toronto. Extremely well located in the downtown core (attached to Union Station), it’s easy to get to and even easier to unwind at. This rooftop bar comes with cozy seating, a laid-back vibe and gorgeous CN Tower views. Note: The Roof at SOCO Kitchen + Bar is temporarily closed due to COVID-19, but their street-level patio is open in the meantime.
The Blackberry Basil Bourbon Lemonade. It’s a tasty combination of tangy and boozy, made even better by basil’s fresh aftertaste.