Top 11 Rooftop Bars in Southampton: Ultimate Review

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Southampton, the heart of the south coast, is known for its maritime culture, vibrant nightlife and a slew of fantastic dining options. But when the sun sets and the city lights come to life, the rooftop bars in Southampton offer a unique way to experience this coastal gem. 

Today I’m taking you on a journey through the city’s rooftop bar scene, from the bustling Bedford Place to the serene Ocean Village and everywhere in between. Get ready to discover the perfect place for craft beers, cocktails, live music and panoramic views – all under the open sky! 

Top Southampton Rooftop Bars

Revolution Southampton Rooftop Terrace

Revolution Bar’s Roof Garden on Bedford Place is a fantastic spot to unwind with friends. With its wood-fired pizza oven, it’s a great space for enjoying good food and signature cocktails. The contemporary venue and private room options make it perfect for corporate events or group gatherings. 

Located right in the heart of Southampton city centre, Revolution Southampton boasts an unrivalled atmosphere with its rooftop terrace. It’s the perfect location for a happy hour with friends or a night out on the town. The retractable roof ensures a good time even on less sunny days, while their cocktail lounge serves up some of the best drinks in town.

HarBar on 6th at Nyx Hotel

Perched on the top floor of Nyx Hotel, HarBar on 6th offers panoramic views of the city. With a contemporary twist, this rooftop bar is the perfect spot for a bottomless brunch or an evening of signature cocktails. The stunning contemporary interiors and friendly service make it a must-visit for any trip to Southampton.

It’s a great place to sip on their famed Cherry Espresso martini, enjoy a bottomless brunch or explore their creative cocktail menu. 

The Jetty at Southampton Harbour Hotel

For a more relaxed atmosphere with a touch of marine culture, head to The Jetty at Southampton Harbour Hotel in Ocean Village. 

This spectacular rooftop destination bar offers great food, including pork belly and seafood delights. The rooftop terrace is breathtaking, providing unparalleled views of the Solent. The terrace, with its maritime charm, is a great spot to sip on their signature cocktails while enjoying the sea breeze. The Jetty’s rooftop is a serene and elegant escape, whether you’re visiting for a romantic dinner, a leisurely lunch or simply to relax with a drink! 

Orange Rooms Southampton Rooftop

Located in the heart of Bedford Place, the Orange Rooms rooftop bar offers a little bit of everything – from craft cocktails to craft beers. Its bold decor and outdoor seating make it a unique rooftop sky bar. With outdoor seating, it’s the perfect spot for savouring a drink. 

Plus, the live music and pool table add to the vibrant atmosphere. They also do bottomless brunch on Saturdays from £20 per person and bottomless cocktails from Sunday-Friday also starting at £20. It’s a sought-after destination for group gatherings on sunny afternoons, making it one of the best rooftop bars in Southampton!

Pitcher & Piano

Pitcher & Piano stands out as an inviting destination and its rooftop terrace is a hidden gem. Located in the heart of the city, Pitcher & Piano’s rooftop terrace offers a great spot for group gatherings. 

The rooftop terrace boasts views of the skyline and its chic yet relaxed ambience is perfect for daytime relaxation and night-time revelry. Enjoy their award-winning restaurant and signature cocktails with friends and you’ll wonder why you never stopped by before! 

Turtle Bar Rooftop Bar

Turtle Bar’s rooftop bar on Above Bar Street is known for its Caribbean vibes and delicious food. Located on Above Bar Street, this rooftop is a delightful escape from the everyday. With a tropical ambience, it’s the ideal spot to unwind with friends while sipping on their signature cocktails and enjoying live music.

The rooftop at Turtle Bay allows you to see the city from a unique perspective, making it perfect for a relaxing day in the sun or a lively night out. Whether you’re savouring jerk chicken or enjoying their famed run cocktails, Turtle Bay’s rooftop bar adds a touch of the Caribbean to Southampton’s bar scene. 

Funky Flamingo 

Funky Flamingo Bar is a vibrant and dynamic addition to the city’s nightlife scene. Nestled in the heart of Bedford Place, this bar has quickly become a local favourite for those seeking a unique and lively rooftop experience. The bar’s bold decor and contemporary twist create an atmosphere that’s both trendy and inviting. 

What truly sets Funky Flamingo apart is its rooftop terrace, with panoramic views of the city skyline. It’s the perfect location for a relaxed evening with friends or a special celebration. With craft cocktails and a diverse cocktail menu, it’s a haven for those who appreciate finely crafted drinks. Signature cocktails like the “Bling Bellini” add a touch of glamour to the night! 

Buddha Lounge 

Right in the heart of Southampton’s bustling city centre, is a true gem among the city’s dining and nightlife establishments. This stylish and sophisticated venue seamlessly combines elements of a trendy cocktail lounge, an upscale restaurant and a chic nightclub, making it a versatile destination for all occasions. 

As the night progresses, Buddha Lounde’s rooftop bar comes to life, offering incredible views of the skyline. With live DJs spinning tunes that keep the dance floor alive, this rooftop oasis is the perfect place to dance the night away. 

Revolución de Cuba

Nestled in the lively Oxford Street area, Revolution de Cuba is famous for its Cuban-inspired cocktail menu. It’s a lively venue that brings the spirit of Havana to the city. 

This rooftop bar is the best place to enjoy the lively atmosphere, with live DJs and delicious food. Don’t miss their classic Cuban mojito on a sunny day. The rooftop offers a unique outdoor terrace experience, where you can savour delicious Cuban-inspired cuisine and signature cocktails. 

The Dancing Man Brewery

Last but not least, The Dancing Man Brewery on Town Quay is a stunning rooftop destination for craft beers and a range of craft cocktails, all with a backdrop of Southampton’s maritime charm.

It’s the best spot for craft beer enthusiasts and cocktail lovers alike. The brewery’s own creations are a highlight and with a beer garden, it’s an ideal place to soak up the sun on sunny days. With its relaxed atmosphere and backdrop of historic Southampton, the Dancing Man Brewery’s rooftop bar is a must-visit for anyone seeking a unique blend of scenic charm and craft beer!

Accommodation in Southampton

Planning a trip to Southampton?

Here are a few cute and unique places to stay!

  • Ashby’s Accommodation & Spa – £194/night for a stay at this quaint spa in Portsmouth.
  • Wight Waves Holidays – £85/night for a cute summer home near Whitecliff Beach! The perfect spot for a couple but can host up to 4 people.
  • The Forge Barn – £272/night for this cozy barn in Hordle, featuring a hot tub in the garden and a lovely terrace.
  • Northlands Farm – £446/night for the entire home in Chichester with a lake and garden view. Bring up to 6 people and enjoy a night or two on the farm!
  • Seafront 3 Bedroom Apartment – £346/night for this gorgeous apartment in Portsmouth, right on the water! It’s nautical decor really adds to the beach vibe.

Activities in Southampton

There is SO much to do in Southampton outside of visiting the best bars in town. Here are some cool activities you could do while you’re there!

Which Bar Will You Visit First?

So there we have it – the best rooftop bars in Southampton! With so many to choose from, you might need a bit of work to work your way through the list.

If you’re looking for other UK recommendations, read these posts next!

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