Rooftop bars in Vienna are ideal if you’re after delicious cocktails with incredible panoramic views of Vienna. Here’s a look at the top 3 rooftop bars that are an absolute must if visiting Vienna in summer.

The Atmosphere Rooftop Bar

Located on “the Ring”, just 5 min walk from Stadtpark in central Vienna is posh Ritz-Carlton, Vienna. The Atmosphere Rooftop Bar is perched right at the top of the hotel on the 8th floor. The L-shaped open-air rooftop bar offers spectacular views of Vienna, a delightful Mediterranean food menu and most importantly a generous variety of cocktails. The bar boasts an incredible range of gins and vermouths creative cocktails. This summer hot-spot opens mid-May and keeps until the end of summer. A very stylish and trendy spot, especially at sunset as in the evenings, so make sure to make a reservation and arrive in your elegant summer attire!

For more info: E: vienna.restaurant@ritzcarlton.com or P: +43 1311 88 618.

Juwel Wien

Along the banks of the Danube Canal is Taborstrasse and not hard to spot Spelunke. Head up to the 15th floor, and you’ll find a chic and modern rooftop bar with tropical vibes. Juwel Wein is a cooperation between Spelunke and Perrier-Jouët champagne and undoubtedly one of the most trendy rooftop terraces in Vienna. Expect wild-floral and exotic interiors, a live DJ combining sweet beats with the best views and a fashionable crowd. It’s the perfect summer spot to grab Champagne drinks, gin and tonics, and summer bites for sundowners while enjoying picturesque sunset views of Vienna, so keep your cameras ready! Overall the concept is brilliant, and the bar team is very skilled. It’s advisable to make a reservation in advance and make sure to arrive on time to avoid losing your table.

For more info: E: reservierung@juwel.wien or P: +43 1 2124737.

The Dachboden Bar

Found in the hip 25hours Hotel Vienna at MuseumsQuartier is the Dachboden rooftop bar. The contemporary industrial chic decorations with lots of colour and mismatched furniture give this spot character and its no wonder why it attracts a younger hipster crowd. The indoor lounge is very retro with musical instruments hung haphazardly from the ceiling and looks more like a living room. Leading out from the indoor area is a very spacious rooftop terrace with views over the Austrian Parliament and the park. Beyond the inner city, the views stretch as far as the Korneuburg.  Great selection of creative cocktails and craft beers, such as their famous Raspberry Thyme Smash. The DJs play an exciting mix of Viennese electronica and mellow world music. Unfortunately, they do not accept reservations, so plan to go earlier if you want to secure a comfy lounge spot with a great view.

For more info: E: wien@25hours-hotels.com or P: +43 1 521 51 0.