There’s nothing more inspiring than sundowners over sunset, a crisp glass of wine looking out to rolling fields and cocktails overlooking a bustling city below. When the view is as important as the company, or the drink itself, only the most exclusive bars will do.
Whether you’re traveling on business, looking for a venue to impress clients, or seeking the perfect venue for a special night out, we’ve uncovered some of the most awe-inspiring destinations throughout Europe’s top capitals, for a drink with a view.
Best Sweeping City Views
Sky Pod Bar, 1 Sky Garden Walk, London, EC3M 8AF
Tourists flock to The Shard, Londoners head to the Sky Garden! This high-rise rooftop bar in the ‘Walkie Talkie’ building commands some of the best views across the city from its giant greenhouse. Located within the sumptuous Sky Garden, the Pod Bar serves refreshing cocktails with a familiar theme. Try a Garden Spritz or maybe a Floral Ice Tea for a refreshing pick-me-up. At 160 meters high, it’s literally one of the top spots for enjoying a thirst-quenching drink with the London skyline as a backdrop.
For a Touch of Oh La La!
Monsieur Mouche, Bateaux Mouche, Port de la Conférence, Pont de l’Alma, 75008 Paris
As the sun sets over The Seine and the Eiffel Tower glows from the deck of the Bateaux Mouche, you would expect a crowd of loved-up couples. Non, say the French! The latest Parisian hotspot, Monsieur Mouche, instead attracts a lively crowd, with great tunes and creative cocktails to keep the party in full swing all night long! Literally translated at Mr Fly, you can see why this bustling rooftop bar has ‘taken off’.
Culture and Cocktails!
Bar 360, Ifaistou 2, Athens
It seems that every inch of Athens offers breathtaking glimpses of its ancient ruins. But none are more magnificent than the view from Bar 360. Overlooking the Acropolis, this is one of the most ‘instagrammable’ spots in the city, especially when day turns to night. Come here for its impressive wine list, for cocktails in tiki heads, and most of all – for good times.
Grandeur and Glamour
Ararat Park Hyatt, Neglinnaya St, 4, Moskva, Russia, 109012
It was hard not to be dazzled by the majesty and grandeur of Russia’s architecture this summer, when images of the city were beamed into our homes during the World Cup. Head to the Conservatory Lounge and Bar Terrace in the heart of Moscow for some of the best views of the Kremlin and to see where the city’s most influential people rub shoulders. It’s also the place to come for Vodka cocktails and ice-cream delights. Na zdorovie, as the Russians say!
For Quirky and Cool!
REM Eiland, Haparandadam 45-2, 1013 AK Amsterdam, Houthavens
Looking for something a bit unusual, quirky, cool? Hop on over to REM Eiland in Amsterdam for dinner and drinks in a setting like no other. This former commercial broadcast station is suspended in the water, offering unique views from a tranquil setting. You’d be wise to book in advance for lunch, dinner or drinks.
To Infinity Pools and Beyond
Soho House, Torstraße 1 Berlin,
The team at Soho House always get it right, and their Berlin venture is one that any self-respecting member should add to their list. Towering above the Berlin skyline, its rooftop bar boasts panoramic views, best soaked up from its heated rooftop infinity pool. There’s nowhere quite as chic to enjoy a Soho Mule in the city.
Head in the Clouds
Tower Park Praha, Mahlerovy sady 1, Prague, Czech Republic
An imposing structure in the Prague skyline and standing proud at 216 metres tall, the Žižkov Television Tower has become the city’s latest drink and dinner hot spot. With a Michelin-star restaurant and teetering observation tower, it’s worth a visit to both en-route to the Garden Bar. Here you’ll find draft beers, cocktails and a worthy wine list to enjoy from swinging hammocks, just don’t look down if you’re scared of heights!