By Amanda Gabriele
July 10, 2019
Courtesy of JW Marriott

After drinking on velvet furniture in dark lounges all winter, we’re ready for spritzy cocktails in sunny bars with the best views of skylines and glistening waters. Whether you’re a city person or a beachgoer, we’ve searched high and low for the best rooftops, beach bars and beer gardens to get you in the warm weather spirit. These 15 summer bars around the world are worth a visit this season.

360 Bar — Budapest, Hungary

This Budapest bar offers — you guessed it — a 360 degree-view of the city and surrounding scenery. The 360 Bar drink menu has something for everyone, whether you’re into neat pours, classic cocktails or one of their signature creations. Stick around for a tasty Mediterranean food menu and energetic DJ sets.

The Beach Bar at Stokkøya Sjøsenter — Stokkøy, Norway

If a Scandinavian summer is what you crave, then a trip to these idyllic, beachside holiday residences is in order. The beautiful on-property Beach Bar is light-filled and modern, designed with floor to ceiling windows so guests can catch a glimpse of the Norwegian Sea and nearby Halten lighthouse. Relax with a nice cocktail or glass of wine as you dine on fresh seafood.

Tiki TNT — Washington, D.C.

This sunny waterfront bar is on the picturesque DC Wharf, and it offers colorful tropical decor along with a rooftop deck for those looking for a tiki fix. Tiki TNT owner Todd Thrasher is also responsible for neighboring Potomac Distilling Company where he makes his namesake rum for the bar’s drinks. Think classics like Mai Tais and Zombies, along with signature creations like the Frozen Spiced Rum in Coke.

Bar Moinho — Cascais, Portugal

Situated on the sparkling blue waters of Portugal’s Carcavelos beach, Bar Moinho is the perfect place to spend a day on the shore. The drink to try here is the Morangoska, which is an icy blend of strawberries and vodka. Come in the afternoon for a couple of libations and a snack, and stay for the sunset.

Rooftop at QT — Perth, Australia