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Views from Above: Rooftop Hangouts in The Palm Beaches

Here are the spots to have an unforgettable meal with a view or a photo-worthy night on the town.

From tried-and-true to brand new, cool down at these rooftop bars and restaurants in The Palm Beaches. No matter which you choose, the views, the vibes and the drinks won’t disappoint.

Banko Cantina

Banko Cantina is a Tex-Mex restaurant and tequila bar in in a 1921 landmark building in downtown West Palm Beach. The restaurant features Northern-style Mexican cooking, reflecting the region’s desert climate and ranching culture. Techniques like the use of wood fire and outdoor cooking help develop the distinct smoky flavors of the menu’s locally inspired tacos, steaks and mesquite-grilled skewers. Its sleek and spacious rooftop offers immersive views of the city and a festive atmosphere to match the flavorful food.

Tacos and cocktails from Banko Cantina
Tacos and cocktails at Banko Cantina; photo courtesy Banko Cantina

Sky 309 at Roxy’s Pub

Open since 1933, Roxy’s Pub is a downtown West Palm Beach staple celebrated as the place “where the locals hang.” At this Clematis Street restaurant and bar, enjoy the laid-back Irish pub setting on the first floor, then venture to the rooftop, Sky 309, for a tropical alfresco atmosphere with views of downtown. Enjoy award-winning wings and chili, 64 beers on tap and a variety of programming including elaborate rooftop parties for Sunday brunch.

RH Rooftop Restaurant West Palm

Tucked away in The Square on the fourth floor of RH West Palm – the West Palm Beach branch of the high-end, design-forward home goods store – discover a dramatic restaurant space that blends a gallery sensibility, the warmth of home and a secret garden feel. The menu features timeless yet elevated classics for brunch and dinner, as well as a wide selection of wines and coffees.

Treehouse at Canopy

Soaring 13 floors above downtown West Palm Beach, Treehouse is the poolside, rooftop bar at the new Canopy by Hilton hotel. Treehouse offers a sharable menu of fresh, Florida-fusion cuisine sourced locally whenever possible, including some dishes from sister restaurant Banter, also located at the hotel. Pair your food with a handcrafted cocktail and stunning views of the city, Intracoastal Waterway and Atlantic Ocean beyond.

Treehouse rooftar bar at Canopy
Twilight views of West Palm Beach from Treehouse

Buddha Sky Bar

This chic hot spot on lively Atlantic Avenue in downtown Delray Beach serves inventive Asian Fusion cuisine, including sushi, dim sum and traditional robata-grilled meat and seafood. Its immersive décor complements the food, drawing primarily on Chinese and Japanese influences. Buddha Sky Bar’s can’t-miss bonus? The third-floor restaurant has a glass-enclosed rooftop that offers unmatched views of Delray Beach.

Topside at Charlie & Joe’s at Love Street

Charlie & Joe’s at Love Street is a multi-faceted gathering space in Jupiter Inlet Village that includes two restaurants, a rooftop bar and observatory, and a boutique seafood market – all set against unobstructed views of the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse. Founders Charlie Modica and Joe Namath wanted to create a welcoming place to honor Jupiter’s nautical culture and deep fishing roots. Upstairs, Topside is a rooftop tapas bar with extensive tiki-style cocktails and Polynesian-inspired decor.

Spruzzo at The Ben

Located atop The Ben, an Autograph Collection hotel in West Palm Beach, Spruzzo blends vast Intracoastal views, inventive craft cocktails and Mediterranean-style cuisine in a sleek alfresco bar and lounge space. Featuring shareable dishes and small plates, Spruzzo’s menu draws on Italian, French and Spanish influences. An extensive raw bar and signature seafood tower with lobster, prawns, oysters and king crab legs are also offered throughout the day. 

View from Spruzzo
A poolside table at Spruzzo; photo by Shannon Smagala

Elisabetta’s West Palm Beach

On the West Palm Beach waterfront, the 300-seat Elisabetta’s West Palm Beach includes a massive multi-tiered patio overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway – so massive that it includes a regulation sized bocce ball court, a 25-foot-tall fireplace, an indoor/outdoor bar, a 19th century gelato cart, an outside pizza oven and four vintage gazebos. A sister restaurant to Boca Raton’s Louie Bossi’s, Elisabetta’s serves some of that restaurant’s classic dishes, like in-house dry-aged steaks, but also offers expanded seafood, chicken and salad options, as well as house-made pastas, breads, sauces, baked goods and gelato. Wine lovers can choose from more than 70 wines by the glass and a 400-bottle wine list.

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