I don’t know about you but I’m a huge fan of rooftops. I like rooftop sunning, rooftop dining, rooftop chillaxin’ and definitely rooftop drinking. Having been born and raised in a big city rooftops have played a huge role in defining my weeknight and weekend activities. Good friends, good food, good atmosphere and great drinks can really boost a rooftop experience from fun to fantastic. The following list is a little something I’ve put together to help you enjoy the beautiful rooftop experiences littered throughout the city of Buenos Aires. As fall is well on it’s way I suggest you get your butt’s in gear and head out to enjoy these final days of beautiful outside, warm breezy weather.
Located at the city center, Sky Bar is situated on the 13th floor of a newly completed Hotel Pulitzer. Their rooftop terrace has turned into quite the central hub for those looking to relax after a long day of work. This could be due to several reasons, for starters, the views are spectacular. While there are many lovely rooftop hangouts throughout the city none have quite as splendid a view as Sky Bar. The atmosphere itself is simple but warm. The wooden décor beautifully highlights the natural feel from the surrounding plants and trees. Besides this the drink menu if nothing if not expansive. There signature drink is the ‘Pulitzer Caiparinha’ but if you’re not a rum fan, not to worry, the choices are plentiful. Thursday night it’s quite the hotspot for a local ‘after office’ where local DJ’s come out to help get the party started.
A little taste of Venezuela right in the heart of Palermo Soho, the rooftop at Caracas is the place to be on a Saturday after 2 am. It’s got a backyard vibe with upbeat criollo culture that you just can’t beat. While their downstairs dining area and bar are both modern and hip, up the stairs and behind the red curtain is where it’s at. The outdoor oasis is a comfortable place to go hang out with friends, get your venezuelan rum on and max out on some arepas. Bench seating with squishy cushions line the outer wall and in true hipster fashion stacked palates are used a tables (which from time to time I’ve seen transformed into dance stages because the avant-garde underground music gets your body movin’). As far as drinks are concerned there list of tragos is extensive and very Caribbean ranging from Strawberry Daquiris to Manhattans. Also they have probably the best rum selection in all of Buenos Aires.
For a successful rooftop anything atmosphere is key. Atmosphere ranges from seating to crowds, to music, to well anything in the surrounding area. At Le Bar they’ve got all of this on a top level scale. It’s sleek and modern while still being classic but edgy. Sounds like a strange combo I know but trust me, it’s awesome. On their rooftop terrace you can sink back into beanbag chairs (how 70’s, I know!) OR if you’re like me and you’re a people watcher you can casually spy on the people below through the skylight in the floor. Besides their awesome rooftop Le Bar is widely commended for their selection of music. The schedule itself changes frequently and they’ve got something to offer for just about every kind of music lover out there.
If my Argentinian friends knew I was posting about this place to the public they’d kill me. Jah Bar, one of my favorites for any given night of the week is an excellent option if you’re looking to chill out with friends. Their rooftop terrace is covered so, rain or shine you can enjoy a little bit of outside time. The music from about 9 until 11 is more relax but after 11 it picks up and the DJ’s start spinning serious tunes. They’ve created small seating areas with couches and stools so you can squeeze and many friends around a table as you’d like. As far as drink go, the caipiroska is my favorite here. My only bit of advice would be to head over early if it’s a Friday or a Saturday because it can get quite crowded on the weekends.