While San Francisco do look beautiful from above, the city is not packed with open-air and elevated rooftop bars. Much beacuse the summertime cool winds and fog make outdoor experiences a bit, uncertain. But there are some really amazing San Francisco rooftop bars well worth checking out.
So bring a jacket and hope for a sunny day, as this guide will lead you to the best venues, packed with all info you need about each rooftop bar SF: business hours, dress code, pics, loaction and much more. So, which is the best rooftop bar SF. Just scroll down and find the San Francisco rooftop bar best suited for you. Let find out The Best Rooftop Bars in San Francisco below.
The Best Rooftop Bars in San Francisco
Perched on top of the fantastic Virgin Hotels San Francisco in SoMa, Everdene Rooftop is a lively, hot and trendy venue, and really the new destination in town to see and be seen. Named after the fictional character Bathsheba Everdene, the archetype of a strong, independent woman, the rooftop bar does not only pay homage to a city that celebrates strong women, it also offers fantastic views over the same city. The panoramic vistas from the 12th floor terrace includes Nob Hill, downtown, SoMa and Twin Peaks.
The Everdene rooftop bar and restaurant comes with both a luxurious and stylish indoor lounge, as well as a lush and garden like outdoor terrace. Here you can settle down in comfy lounge sofas or by the large, wraparound rooftop bar. Open daily, Everdene Rooftop comes with a lively and vibrant atmosphere, and the DJs usually start playing already in the afternoon. It is a popular venue, and while walk ins are welcome, reservations are recommended if you want to secure a table.
El Techo de Lolinda
Located on top of the Lolinda Steakhouse in the heart of the Mission district, El Techo is a relaxed rooftop bar with latin vibes and stunning 360 degree views of San Francisco. Here you can enjoy Latin American street food along with delicious cocktails 364 days of the year. The rooftop bar menu includes small plates that are perfect to share along with Mexican beers and refreshing cocktails, both in glass and as pitchers.
Weekends also means brunch served on the rooftop terrace. Open air, but equipped with retractacle roof and heaters for those chilly nights, El Techo de Lolinda has a fun and vibrant atmosphere and is a great spot for some relaxing drinks with friends. Visit between 4 to 6pm on weekdays for very good happy hour deals.
B Restaurant & Bar
Set on top of the Moscone Center and Gardens, the contemporary B Restaurant & Bar brings a large slice of countryside vibes right to the heart of San Francisco. While not sky high, the lush rooftop terrace still offers great views over Yerba Buena Gardens, the downtown skyline, St. Patrick Church and Jewish Museum Plaza.
Among fountains, flowers, waterfalls and deconstructed wine barrel stools, you can enjoy a large selection of food and drinks. Creative and seasonal house cocktails and pitchers of beer and sangria are complemented with tasty and fresh comfort food and a raw bar. With plenty of large tables and F&B perfect to share, B Restaurant & Bar is a great SF rooftop for some hours of al fresco fun with a group of friends.
343 Sansome Rooftop Deck
343 Sansome Rooftop Deck is not really a rooftop bar, but a public terrace where you can bring your own food and drinks and enjoy under the San Francisco sun. Located in the middle of the financial district, 343 Sansome terrace offers a nice view among the city’s skyscrapers and main business district.
Rooftop garden in feel, with nice flowers and trees, the 15th floor 343 Sansome Rooftop Deck is open to all and a great spot for a lunch with a view. But be aware, even though the terrace is relatively big there are not an abundance of seats, so come early if you want to be guaranteed a spot.
Rooftop at VIA
Right next to Oracle Park you find one of the very best rooftop bars in San Francisco. And also one of the most exclusive, as the rooftop is only available to those staying at Hotel Via, or by hosting a private event. The private event does not have to be huge, from six people and upwards and you can secure one of the luxurious cabanas.
Once access is sorted, the Rooftop at VIA will great you with fantastic 360 degree views over the San Francisco skyline, including the Bay and Bay Bridge, the South Beach Harbor and Oracle Park, home of the San Francisco Giants. Combining stylish, chic and luxurious indoor and outdoor space, the Hotel VIA rooftop is a great spot for both some sunny drinks, as well as cosy evenings by the open air fire pits.