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The Coolest Rooftop Bars in Seattle

Searching for a unique experience in Seattle? You’ll find a variety of rooftop bars to choose from.

Here are the coolest ones:

1. The Nest
110 Steward Street, Seattle

An iconic rooftop bar in Seattle, The Nest offers hand-crafted cocktails, comfortable lounge chairs, and stunning views of the Olympic Mountains, Elliot Bay, and the Puget Sound. The stylish, 3,500-square foot bar, which can be found above Pike Place Market, serves a variety of classic and contemporary cocktails.

2. Frolik Kitchen + Cocktails
1415 5th Avenue, Seattle

If you’re looking for the ultimate rooftop experience in Seattle, Frolik Kitchen + Cocktails has it all. This modern rooftop bar and restaurant in Downtown Seattle boasts of ample seating, great views, and a fun and classy atmosphere. The bar also has ping pong tables, shuffleboard areas, and a giant fire pit to keep guests warm during cold nights.

Frolik offers the regional cuisine of the Pacific Northwest such as Walla Walla sweet onion dip, and a selection of entrees and brunch favorites made from seasonal fruit, veg, fish, and mushrooms. You can also choose a selection of craft beer, wine, and cocktails.

3. Mezcaleria Oaxaca
422 East Pine Street, Seattle

Hailed as Seattle’s most authentic Mexican restaurant, Mezcaleria Oaxaca lives up to its vibrant reputation. Tamales, enchiladas, chimichangas, and fish tacos are some of the delicious Mexican classics you can expect. At the rooftop bar, margaritas, piña coladas, and specialty cocktails are served.

Since Mezcaleria Oaxaca’s rooftop bar only offers light snacks and drinks, grab dinner first downstairs before heading up.

4. Terra Plata
1501 Melrose Avenue, Seattle

Located in Capitol Hill, Terra Plata is a top spot for dining and drinking. Dishes are cooked using the finest and freshest ingredients, with some coming from the restaurant’s own rooftop garden. The restaurant’s “earth-to-plate” inspired menu includes a duck or mushroom veggie hash, black cod, and lamb shank.

5. Mountaineering Club
4507 Brooklyn Avenue Northeast, Seattle

While there is no hiking at this Seattle destination, you’ll still be surrounded by stunning views of the nearby mountains. Mount Rainier, to be exact. The Mountaineering Club on the 16th floor of the Graduate Seattle Hotel offers delectable food, playful drinks, uninterrupted views, and an overall great time.

6. Mbar
400 Fairview Avenue North, Seattle

Mbar’s location 14 floors above Kai Market (its sister restaurant) gives restaurant-goers scenic views of downtown Seattle. Capitol Hill, Lake Union, Queen Anne, and the Space Needle can also be seen from the rooftop.

The restaurant’s diverse menu is a fusion of Middle Eastern, Italian, and Spanish cuisine, with dishes such as pappardelle pasta with Syrian beef ragu and Lebanese-style fried romanesco. Mbar’s extensive drinks menu includes beer, wine, champagne, and its signature cocktails.

7. Monsoon
615 19th Avenue East, Seattle

A charming bar behind the Capitol Hill neighborhood, Monsoon offers traditional Vietnamese cuisine with a modern touch. Aside from its mouth-watering five-spice pork ribs, steamed pork buns, and crispy imperial rolls, Monsoon also has a selection of craft cocktails to choose from.

The popular restaurant and lounge’s unique rooftop bar features comfortable patio furniture, lounge-worthy seats, and planters filled with colorful geraniums.

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