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Sugar at EAST, Miami in Brickell City Centre
Sugar at EAST, Miami in Brickell City Centre
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Miami's 10 best rooftop bars

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Sugar at EAST, Miami in Brickell City Centre
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Miami summer is around the corner, meaning blistering temperatures and soup-like humidity.

Heading to the roof isn't a bad remedy, with a cold drink in hand and a calming breeze sweeping from the ocean or bay at your back. Whether it's from the fourth floor of a boutique hotel in South Beach or the 50th floor in Brickell, who doesn't love a view from the top?

Here are the 10 coolest rooftop bars across Miami, organized by location and starting from the south.

If you think we missed one, please mention it in the comments or send us an email because we'll be updating this map every so often.

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Watch the sun set from one of Coconut Grove's only rooftop bars at the Mayfair Hotel and Spa. There is also free yoga offered on Saturdays at 8 a.m.

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WET Deck

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Formerly known as Club 50 as part of the Viceroy, you won't get a better rooftop-bar view in the downtown Miami/Brickell vicinity than atop the rebranded W Miami.

Area 31

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If you dig wind in your hair and a chill vibe, head to Area 31 at the Epic Hotel in Downtown Miami, where the neighboring buildings and location on the river act as a wind tunnel. Be sure to check out the yachts docked below and excellent city views to the south.

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One of Miami's newest rooftop bars is at the newly opened Langford Hotel in Downtown Miami.

Rooftop at E11EVEN

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If you're a true night owl, the Rooftop at E11EVEN in the heart of Downtown Miami has you covered as it's open lateee.
Located in Brickell City Centre's EAST Miami, Sugar was just named to Condé Nast's 10 Best Rooftop Bars in the United States.

HIGHBAR

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If you're looking for a more lax atmosphere, HIGHBAR is about a block away from the Clevelander at the Dream Hotel.

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For rooftop fiends who want off Ocean Drive, Juvia on the west end of Lincoln Road provides a beautiful--and expensive--alternative atop a designer parking garage.
The rooftop pool and lounge at the 1 Hotel South Beach is definitely the finest of its kind in Miami Beach, offering ocean views and a zen atmosphere.

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Gale South Beach rooftop

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It's not quite as high as some of the others at four stories, but this rooftop offers great views of the heart of South Beach and Lincoln Road.

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Watch the sun set from one of Coconut Grove's only rooftop bars at the Mayfair Hotel and Spa. There is also free yoga offered on Saturdays at 8 a.m.

A photo posted by @yukon922 on

WET Deck

Formerly known as Club 50 as part of the Viceroy, you won't get a better rooftop-bar view in the downtown Miami/Brickell vicinity than atop the rebranded W Miami.

Area 31

If you dig wind in your hair and a chill vibe, head to Area 31 at the Epic Hotel in Downtown Miami, where the neighboring buildings and location on the river act as a wind tunnel. Be sure to check out the yachts docked below and excellent city views to the south.

Pawn Broker

One of Miami's newest rooftop bars is at the newly opened Langford Hotel in Downtown Miami.

Rooftop at E11EVEN

If you're a true night owl, the Rooftop at E11EVEN in the heart of Downtown Miami has you covered as it's open lateee.

Sugar

Located in Brickell City Centre's EAST Miami, Sugar was just named to Condé Nast's 10 Best Rooftop Bars in the United States.

HIGHBAR

If you're looking for a more lax atmosphere, HIGHBAR is about a block away from the Clevelander at the Dream Hotel.

A photo posted by Kirk (@krkrbnsn) on

Juvia

For rooftop fiends who want off Ocean Drive, Juvia on the west end of Lincoln Road provides a beautiful--and expensive--alternative atop a designer parking garage.

Watr

The rooftop pool and lounge at the 1 Hotel South Beach is definitely the finest of its kind in Miami Beach, offering ocean views and a zen atmosphere.

A photo posted by jenniferlevant (@jlevant) on

Gale South Beach rooftop

It's not quite as high as some of the others at four stories, but this rooftop offers great views of the heart of South Beach and Lincoln Road.