Nothing provides a romantic ambiance quite like a rooftop terrace with stunning views, delicious cocktails and scrumptious food. Take date night up a notch by visiting some of the best rooftop venues in the Tampa Bay area of the sunshine state.
EDGE SOCIAL DRINKERY
The EDGE Social Drinkery has a newly reimagined rooftop at the Epicurean Hotel in South Tampa. Enjoy an enchanting evening of ambiance, romantic lighting and deliciously crafted cocktails. edgesocialdrinkery.com
CANOPY AT BIRCHWOOD
The canopy is open both day and night on the roof of the Birchwood Inn, providing cabanas, fire pits and an outdoor living room feel. They serve appetizers, flatbreads, sandwiches and signature cocktails. However, if you desire a wider selection of menu offerings, you can dine downstairs at the Birch and Vine restaurant.
During the day visitors are treated to gorgeous views of Baystreet and Tampa Bay. At night the rooftop transforms into a happening place to see and be seen. thebirchwood.com/thecanopy
ULELE ROOFTOP LOUNGE
Most locals know about Ulele’s riverside views, but not many are aware of the rooftop terrace overlooking the beer garden. This is a beautiful outdoor space at the Tampa Riverwalk restaurant known for a menu inspired by indigenous people of Florida and using fresh locally-sourced ingredients whenever possible. ulele.com
TOPGOLF TAMPA BAY ROOFTOP TERRACE BAR
For a fun night out, check out Topgolf Tampa’s Rooftop Terrace Bar. There is a beautifully lit bar on the rooftop complete with seating, fire pits and a stage. You can order from their full menu of delicious eats and enjoy live music on the roof on select nights. topgolf.com/us/tampa
ARMANI’S LOUNGE ROOFTOP TERRACE
Take in breathtaking views of Old Tampa Bay while enjoying the cozy yet sophisticated atmosphere of this outdoor terrace. The Armani’s Lounge at the Grand Hyatt Tampa is known for an antipasto bar and craft cocktails that will really wow you. tampabay.grand.hyatt.com/en/hotel/dining/armanis.html
HURRICANE WATCH ROOFTOP DECK
This fun outdoor deck has 360-degree views of Pass-A-Grille and St. Pete Beach. The claim to fame of this well-known rooftop hotspot is the unimpeded views of daily sunsets. After the sun has gone down, get ready to enjoy live entertainment and casual beach fare. If you prefer a laid-back and come as you are feel, this is the place for you. thehurricane.com/nightlife.php
Looking for other date night ideas in the Tampa Bay area? Check out Intimate Night In with Tampa Takeout and Delivery and Six Unique Tampa Bay Dates!
Feature photo credit: EDGE Social Drinkery
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Lauren Gay is a Tampa area travel blogger, photographer and foodie with a passion for adventure, all things water and glamping. Find her online on her blog Misadventures of an Outdoorsy Diva and Outdoorsy Diva on Instagram.