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Vaughn Lowery, 360 MAGAZINE

5 awesome rooftop bars to check out this holiday season

The US is amazing enough from the ground but is taken to another level (quite literally) when you go 15 stories high and visit a rooftop bar. This holiday season, enjoy the beautiful views of your favorite places, cocktail in hand, from the top of the very best venues. Here are five awesome rooftop bars to check out this holiday season. 

Altitude Sky Lounge

Any rooftop bar with the word ‘altitude’ in its name has to be good, right? The Altitude Sky Lounge found in San Diego is a knee-knocking 22 floors up and flaunts a birdseye view of the city. If you’re one for dressing up and enjoying the festive season in style then this dress-code bar is perfect for you – it’s uber classy and perfect for Instagram pictures. The lounge also overlooks Petco Park, so is the best location to watch a ball game for free. Be warned, though, this rooftop doesn’t have a cover – so avoid snow days unless you’re well prepared!

Terrace 16

If you’re looking for a great rooftop in Chicago then Terrace 16 has it all, according to Cool Things Chicago. This bar is perfect for all weathers with floor to ceiling windows and stunning views of the Chicago skyline.  If you’re wrapped up warm enough, however, the bar also offers a quaint patio garden with comfy seating and a whole range of foods to enjoy alone or with friends. Terrace 16 can be found at the top of Trump International Hotel and Tower and promises not to disappoint. 


Percheron is Kansas City’s first rooftop beer garden, found at the top of Crossroads Hotel. The bar’s hotel pays tribute to the past with a wide selection of craft beers, ciders, and frozen cocktails. This lively bar with both indoor and outside space hosts live DJ sets on     Sunday afternoons and weekday evening drinking sessions until 10 pm. Local food and drink options are common at this venue, too, if you fancy supporting smaller businesses in the run up to Christmas.


Found on floor 40 of the EAST, Miami, this Asian-influenced venue full of Balinese furnishings and exotic plants is amazing for cocktails. The Tiger Lily is a favorite here: sip on Zapace 23 rum, hibiscus, passion fruit, ginger beer, and lime juice while taking in the views of the slowly-growing skyline. Try visiting in the weekday before the crowds to grab the very best seat in the house.

Drai’s Nightclub and Beach Club

One of the best rooftops in Vegas is Drai’s Nightclub and Beach Club, according to Vegas for All. While other bars offer customers the chance to sit back and relax, Drai’s definitely brings the Vegas vibe with the ultimate parties. Located 11 stories above the strip, this nightclub and beach club is found on the top of the Cromwell resort and is perfect for a late-night swim, a few drinks, and plenty of great music to dance the night away. If you’re looking for a rooftop bar where the party simply never ends, this is it. 


By Krishan Narsinghani × Vaughn Lowery

Driving up the mountains of Burbank, California, 360 Magazine joined Castaway for their grand re-opening and media tasting. The venue welcomed drinkers and diners for an evening where every guest feels like a Hollywood star. You are greeted by friendly valet and walk past a beautiful waterfall centric landscape before entering one of LA’s hottest new spots. The restaurant offered signature handcrafted cocktails and food for all. Try their sensational vegan platters for mixed balances of savory and sweet. Seafood does not disappoint as the Charred Octopus is cooked to perfection with crispy potato chips, squid ink vinaigrette, and plum tomatoes that have been dehydrated for 24 hours.

Consider a stroll and enjoy the ambiance of the patio and dining area which overlooks the city of Burbank and San Fernando Valley. With a ten million dollar renovation, guests can also regard the collection of wines at the cellar, peak into the butcher’s ground or reserve the chef’s table for a private dining experience. By the way, if you are doing a renovation too but don’t have a big budget, you can install an acrylic splashback as this is the most economical route to transforming your kitchen.

The non-stop service continued as the group sat down and made their own charcuterie board and devoured the entrees. Chefs explained the courses in grave detail, creating a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere. Sitting down and hearing from CEO of Specialty Restaurants Corporation, John Tallichet, discussed how much the company is invested in learning about the industry and care about their guests’ experience. Out of the four steaks tried, one of 360’s top picks is the American Wagyu Steak for its succulent and juicy taste. Another show-stopper was the Roasted Tricolor Cauliflower that will have your tongue bouncing with dashes of hazelnut and cinnamon. For dessert, an array of sweets was placed on the table and the Chocolate Lava Cake did not disappoint. Each dessert was individually fabricated from scratch.

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