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Rooftop Restaurants in Philly: American Eats Top Picks

Revolution House
JG Skyhigh
Attico
The Continental Midtown
Bok Bar
Assembly
Stratus Rooftop Lounge
Irwin’s
Sunset Social
Positano Coast
Azie
Brauhaus Schmitz
El Techo
The Ram
Standard Tap
Revolution House
JG Skyhigh
Attico
The Continental Midtown
Bok Bar
Assembly
Stratus Rooftop Lounge
Irwin’s
Sunset Social
Positano Coast
Azie
Brauhaus Schmitz
El Techo
The Ram
Standard Tap

The sky’s the limit at these Philadelphia rooftop restaurants and bars offering both stunning views and fabulous food. Here are some great Rooftop Restaurants in Philly to socially distance from the ground!

pepperoni pizza illustrating Rooftop Restaurants in Philly blog
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1. Revolution House

200 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Find a bit of history and a fantastic view in the heart of Old City. Revolution House is set in the original 1798 brick of the former Quaker Friends Meetinghouse. The menu is full of comforting American tavern food, with lots of Italian and pasta dishes as well. The outdoor deck is always comfortable and the perfect Rooftop Restaurant in Philly for enjoying a meal with friends.

a cocktail from revoltion house, one of our favorite Rooftop Restaurants in Philly
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2. J.G. Skyhigh

1 N 19th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

JG Skyhigh on top of the Four Seasons could boast one of Philadelphia’s highest viewpoints for any restaurant. Perched atop the 60th floor, this lounge is a fantastic way for hotel guests and non-guests alike to have an upscale dining experience or simply enjoy a cocktail for a nightcap.

a cheeseboard on a table at J.G. Skyhigh, on our list of Rooftop Restaurants in Philly
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3. Attico

219 South Broad St Rooftop, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Take a seat underneath twinkly lights in a sky high garden when you dine at Attico at the top of the Cambria hotel. There’s plenty of lush greenery and as well as tasty bites such as potato gnocchi, strip steak, and chicken wings. There are heated patio lamps in the cooler weather as well for you to stay warm and enjoy the outdoors all year round.

tasty dishes from Attico, a Rooftop Restaurant in Philly
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4. The Continental Midtown

1801 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19103

The Continental Midtown describes themselves as “a total reprieve from the expected,” and that’s exactly what they’ve achieved with their dining experience with creative menu offerings like Szechuan Shoestring Fries and Jumbo Lump Crab Pad Thai. The interiors have a super fun, retro vibe, and the cocktails are creative and delightful. Their rooftop is more of a cozy courtyard than a high rooftop with swoon-worthy views, but it’s still a fabulous place to grab a drink and enjoy the breeze.

rooftop view from the Continental Midtown
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5. Bok Bar

800 Mifflin St, Philadelphia, PA 19148

This seasonal bar is a favorite in the city for its fantastic views and laid back vibes. The food offered changes with rotating pop-ups. This year with COVID-19, reservations are required. Make one at sunset for a gorgeous and romantic view of the city.

a glass of champagne at Bok Bar, with a fire in the background on the rooftop
Photo: Facebook/AssemblyRooftopLounge

6. Assembly

1840 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Grab a seat by a firepit on their patio this fall and take in the panoramic views in this Logan Square spot. It’s a classy, elevated experience with an inventive cocktail menu, with cozy and spacious seating that invites you to sit back and enjoy life for a while.

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7. Stratus Rooftop Lounge

433 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Located on the top of Kimpton Hotel Monaco, Stratus Rooftop Lounge was revamped and renovated just earlier this year, and it looks sleeker than ever. Snack on tasty bites like their skillet roasted brie served with pecans and warm honey on a French baguette or their truffle fingerling potatoes served with lemon aioli. There’s live music many nights, and the ambiance is always fantastic.

Photo: Facebook/irwinsupstairs

8. Irwin’s

800 Mifflin St Philadelphia, PA 19148

If you never climbed up to the rooftop of your old high school in a fit of teenage rebellion, now’s your chance! Irwin’s is located at the top of an old high school, and their terrace offers one of the most beautiful views of the city. Their terrace is filled with greenery and ambient string lights that make every visit feel just magical. A clear favorite on our Rooftop Restaurants in Philly list! They’re currently closed due to COVID-19, but still available to rent out as event space.

burgers on the rooftop at Irwins.
Photo: Facebook/SunsetSocialPHL

9. Sunset Social

129 S 30th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Cira Green is West Philly’s park in the sky that’s a fantastic place to while away the afternoon with friends. Sunset Social is a rooftop restaurant on Cira Green that’s especially magical, as the name suggests, at sunset. Feel free to bring your pups as the rooftop is dog-friendly, and there are some pretty delicious and no fuss burgers and beers to munch on while you watch your furry friends roam around.

a selection of food from Sunset Social, on our guide to the best Rooftop Restaurants in Philly
Photo: Facebook/PositanoCoast

10. Positano Coast

212 Walnut St 2nd floor, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Take a trip to Italy all without leaving Philadelphia when you visit Positano Coast! There’s a good amount of outdoor street-level seats as well as as an upstairs patio, with beautiful blue tile that brings all the Mediterranean vibes. The seafood board is especially yummy, and they’re open for brunch as well!

Photo Credit: Instagram.com/AzieMedia

11. Azie

217 West State St, Media, PA 19063

Azie brought the New Asian movement to Philly. Their modern twist on Asian cuisine would be a killer destination of the food alone, but their rooftop patio takes them to the next level. Whether you’re celebrating at a wedding party or just grabbing lunch, don’t miss out on the venue with a view.

Photo Credit: Instagram.com/BrauhausSchmitz

12. Brauhaus Schmitz

718 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147

Brauhaus Schmitz is one of the most authentic German bierhalls and restaurants in America, let alone Philadelphia, with over 34 German beers on draft (and over 50 in bottles) as well as favorites like pretzels with farmer’s cheese and apple strudel. While you may not be captivated by the grassy Bavarian landscape, the rooftop is the next best place for you to enjoy the Philly skyline with a pilsner in your hand. While it closes for the winter, start considering renting this private space for upcoming events.

Photo Credit: Instagram.com/ElTechoPhilly

13. El Techo

1830 Ludlow St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

At El Techo, come for the rooftop view…stay for the tacos. Located above Condesa, this taqueria serves up ceviche, authentic tacos, six different salsas, and a grande drink menu! It’s hard not to smile sitting on the roof with a margarita in one hand and a taco in the other.

Photo Credit: RamPerkasie.com

14. The Ram

606 W Chestnut St, Perkasie, PA 18944

When you’ve got “food, drinks, and the best atmosphere in town,” you don’t need to do much more. Not only does the Ram rise above the expectations with their outdoor beer garden and rooftop lounge, but they even up the ante on what could be run-of-the-mill pub grub. While they’ve still got killer chicken fingers, fries, and burgers, they’ve also got unique offerings such as oven-roasted turkey balls, cheesesteak pierogies, sweet chili salmon, and falafel.

Photo Credit: StandardTap.com

15. Standard Tap

901 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19123

Standard Tap opened its doors in December 1999 with a simple goal: create a neighborhood tavern with great beer and wholesome food. Mission accomplished. While it may be one of the best breweries in town, their food is anything but what you might expect from a gastropub: fresh oysters, chicken liver mousse, a crispy tofu sandwich, and poached Maine lobster, just to name a few. Not to mention they serve over a dozen beers on draft with plenty of wine and cocktail options. No matter what you order, it’ll taste that much better on their 2nd floor porch!

Editors Note: This article was originally published on November 9, 2020 and last updated on October 27, 2021. Please refer to restaurant websites and social media pages for the most up-to-date information.