Best Rooftop Bars in Sarasota, Florida

By: Susan Finch

The thriving city of Sarasota, Florida boasts a vibrant arts community, beautiful beaches and upscale restaurants. But why waste your time indoors when you can eat, drink and be merry from Sarasota’s best rooftop bars? Put these Sarasota bars on your must-do list for sparkling views below.

Best Rooftop Bars in Sarasota, Florida! Put these Sarasota, Florida bars on your must-do list - each offers a different nightlife experience and view. Must Do Visitor Guides | MustDo.com
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Sage SRQ

Sage SRQ is housed in a historic building serving global cuisine and seasonal ingredients. A progressive menu like the truffle tagliatelle and specialty drinks pairs with an upscale vibe. The real attraction in the three-level restaurant is the view of Sarasota opening up from the gorgeous rooftop bar. Time your visit with the sunset and watch as the city of Sarasota comes alive.

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Perspective Rooftop Pool Bar at Art Ovation

Get a fresh perspective on Sarasota’s art scene from the rooftop of Art Ovation Hotel. Helmed by local and celebrity chefs, guests dine on inspired dishes while a team of mixologists create hand-crafted cocktails. Art lovers will appreciate the art gallery exhibitions indoors before stepping out to the Rooftop Bar. At this popular rooftop bar guests can enjoy music and mingle with the locals while sipping drinks. Order a Ringling Martini and share a bite with friends or loved ones against the backdrop of the city.

Rooftop bar at Art Ovation Hotel downtown Sarasota, Florida. Photo by Laurén Ettinger. Must Do Visitor Guides | MustDo.com
Photo credit Laurén Ettinger
Rooftop bar at Art Ovation Hotel downtown Sarasota, Florida. Photo by Laurén Ettinger. Must Do Visitor Guides | MustDo.com
Photo credit Laurén Ettinger

The Roof Bar and Eats at The Westin Sarasota

Soak up the panoramic views of Sarasota while sampling the poolside menu and crafted cocktails at the Roof Bar and Eats at the Westin Sarasota. To combat the hot Florida weather, the Westin built a covered bar spilling into an open-air dining area. Some tables also come with umbrellas. Or just cool off with a cold watermelon and basil Martini or Citrus Spritzer along with a selection of wines, beers and other cocktails. 

Rooftop bar at Westin Sarasota downtown hotel. Photo by Laurén Ettinger. Must Do Visitor Guides | MustDo.com
Photo credit Laurén Ettinger
Rooftop bar at Westin Sarasota downtown hotel. Photo by Laurén Ettinger. Must Do Visitor Guides | MustDo.com
Photo credit Laurén Ettinger

The best part about downtown Sarasota’s rooftop bars is that each offer a different experience and view. Make it your mission to see the sunset from your choice of rooftop bars and leave Sarasota, Florida inspired to come back and do it all over again. 

Check out these other nightlife spots in and around Sarasota

Best Rooftop Bars in Sarasota, Florida! Put these Sarasota, Florida bars on your must-do list - each offers a different nightlife experience and view. Must Do Visitor Guides | MustDo.com
Photo credit Laurén Ettinger

Written by: Susan Finch | Author Website

Susan Finch is a travel writer and content marketer for the tourism industry who spends her time obsessing over the latest travel trends, wrangling her small kids, and planning her family's next big adventure.

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