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5 awesome rooftop bars you have to visit at least once in your life

What is it about a drink with a view? We’re pretty sure a view can affect the taste of a drink, don’t you think?

Though it’s impossible to mention all the epic rooftop bars in the world, here are some of our favourites that you need to visit at least once in your life.

Frank’s Café, London

Franks Café, located at Peckham multi-storey car park in London, has been creating cool rooftop bar vibes for more than 11 years now. What makes this annual pop-up bar great is not only its incredible views of central London, but also the fact that children and dogs are welcome. You can even bring along your own blanket to sit on and soak up this artistic space. Expect fresh, summery drinks such as cocktails, beer, and wine. The restaurant is open every day in summer and there’s also a brunch service on weekends.

Athens 360, Athens

Athens 360’s rooftop bar ticks all the boxes. With the stunning views of Hadrien’s library and the Acropolis of Athens, complemented by a stylish, yet relaxed setup, this is the perfect rooftop bar to unwind after a day of exploration in Greece. Don’t expect drinks to be cheap, but the views and tunes ranging from swing and jazz to funk make it all worth it. Also, make sure to try their local wines!

Ce La Vi, Singapore

If you only stop over in Singapore en route somewhere else, you don’t know what you’re missing. This city is alive and kicking and offers some of the best nightlife scenes in the world. Among the plenty cool rooftop bars, one that stands out is Ce La Vi Skybar. As they describe it: “an outdoor oasis with sweeping city views” (and we’d add: “and with lip-smacking cocktails!”).

Le Perchoir Marais, Paris

If there’s a rooftop bar in Paris that could easily win the ‘best view in Paris prize’, it’s probably Le Perchoir Marais. Situated just a stone’s throw away from the Seine River, in one photograph, you can capture some iconic landmarks of Paris including the City Hall, the Eiffel Tower, and the banks of the Seine river. Simply take it all in as you sip on a cocktail and nibble on some delicious snacks.

5.Kat, Istanbul

Istanbul, certainly one of the most exciting and colourful cities in the world, is a lot to take in. In a good way. But it’s amazing to remove yourself from the chaos on the ground and arrive at a place where you can take a breath and appreciate the city from above. 5.Kat’s rooftop terrace, located close to Taksim Square, offers just that. A bonus is that it’s small and cozy (meaning not too many people in your space) with an incredible view of the Bosphorus.