5 Best Rooftop Dining Places in Florida

Rooftop bar overlooking traffic on Brickell Avenue at dusk in Miami, Florida, United States on January 10, 2019. Photo and Caption: Frank Fell Media/ Shutterstock.com

  1. Buddha Sky Bar, Delray Beach
The outdoor private chef’s table at Buddha Sky Bar seats up to 12 people. Photo: Buddha Sky Bar TripAdvisor

Located at 217 East Atlantic Avenue is Buddha Sky Bar. This beautiful restaurant overlooks the Atlantic and features a full dinner service at all seats. Buddha Sky Bar has an Asian concept design inside and cuisine influences rooted in Chinese and Japanese interpretations. A discrete third floor location with off the Avenue access creates an exclusive feel for guests upon arrival. A glass encased rooftop arboretum overlooks downtown Delray Beach. A walk through the kitchen leads to the outdoor “Chef’s Table,” perfect for private events. A reservation is a must if you are planning on dining at the restaurant due to limited space.

To learn more or to book a reservation, please visit the Buddha Sky Bar Facebook page or the Visit Delray Beach website.

  1. Black Sheep Restaurant, Jacksonville

Located in the historic Five Points district of Jacksonville’s Riverside neighborhood, Black Sheep Restaurant is a modern American restaurant that is passionate about incorporating fresh, local ingredients to create beautiful and delicious food and cocktails.

Black Sheep Restaurant. Photo : Black Sheep Restaurant Facebook

Their rooftop lounge offers views of the St. Johns River and the Downtown area. To learn more, please visit the Black Sheep Restaurant website.

  1. Bud & Alley’s, Seaside

Nestled in Northwest Florida is Bud & Alley’s Seaside Restaurant. The restaurant overlooks the Gulf of Mexico on Scenic Highway 30A. This gathering place was founded by luck and chance in 1987 by a couple of young local surfers on their way to catch some waves. The pair named the place after the town founder’s dog and the restaurant owner’s cat.  

As the sun sets, locals and visitors alike gather at dusk on the Rooftop Bar at Bud & Alley’s to celebrate the end of another perfect day in paradise by sounding the vintage bell.

Bud & Alley’s. Photo: www.budandalleys.com

Bud & Alley’s also has a Pizza Bar that serves authentic stylings of wood-fired artisan pizza. They even have a Taco Bar, reminiscent of the authentic taquerias on the Mexican border. This restaurant provides a truly unique fusion of different cultures that mirrors Florida’s own diverse residents.

Visit Bud & Alley’s website to learn more and take a look at the various menus.

  1. Hanson’s Shoe Repair, Orlando
Photo: Hanson’s Shoe Repair Facebook

This speakeasy-style rooftop bar sits quietly in the oldest building in Downtown Orlando. Andrew Hanson acquired it in 1894 for his “Hanson Shoe Repair Shop” which had Orlando’s first electric sign. Learn more at the Hanson’s Shoe Repair website.

  1. Spinners Rooftop Revolving Bistro, St. Pete Beach
Photo: www.grandplazaflorida.com

Located on the 12th floor of the Grand Plaza Resort, Spinners Rooftop Revolving Bistro is the only revolving restaurant in Florida. Fresh seafood is beautifully prepared and available for your dining pleasure. Hand-cut steaks and signature pasta dishes for dinner and specialty sandwiches, fresh seasonal salads and classic burgers are also available for lunch. Learn more at the Spinning Bistro section of the Grand Plaza Hotel website.