Budapest is a breathtaking city – especially at night – and you can enjoy it all by visiting one of the numerous rooftop bars that you'll find in town. They come in all shapes and sizes as well as various price points.

    Local rooftop bars all have their own unique offerings, but they share in the beauty of the Budapest skyline that shines whether you're on the Buda or the Pest side of it all. Take a look at some of the best rooftop bars in Budapest that you won't want to miss out on.

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    360 Bar

    Savour the brews and views

    360 Bar offers panoramic views of the city for you to enjoy all year long from its rooftop. The summer sun makes for an unbeatable visit, but the winter months are pristine as well, as this bar features rooftop igloos that let you enjoy the view while staying warm.

    At the bar, you'll find a notably urban and relaxed atmosphere with a variety of special cocktails on offer. The terrace is massive, offering plenty of room to relax, and it's open enough to take in sunlight during all daytime hours. Try it out for yourself in District VI on the east side of the Danube.

    Location: Budapest, Andrássy út 39, 1061 Hungary

    Open: Daily from 2 pm to midnight

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    Pontoon

    Have a drink at a boat-top bar

    Pontoon boasts a unique experience that lets you enjoy a boat-top bar above the Danube for unique views of the city. The boat has several levels, with the bar on the highest, making it just as much of a rooftop as those sitting on top of proper buildings.

    You can enjoy a wide variety of drinks here, including various wines and a large selection of gins. This bar also frequently hosts live music to enjoy during your visit. You'll find Pontoon on the Danube's eastern banks by Lipotvaros.

    Location: Budapest Vigadó 1/A kikötő, 1051 Hungary

    Open: Daily from 4 pm to 4 am

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    High Note SkyBar

    Relish the scenery at a picturesque rooftop garden

    High Note SkyBar is a rooftop garden bar where you'll find an extensive drink list and stunning views that feature the basilica in the forefront. On the drink list, you'll find a wide variety of wines, including many originating from far past the borders of Hungary.

    When you take in the views here, you'll be able to see some of the best the city has to offer. Of course, the St. Stephen's Basilica is one of the most iconic, and this rooftop is one of the best places in town to see it. You can experience it for yourself just south of the basilica in Lipotvaros.

    Location: Budapest, Hercegprímás u. 5, 1051 Hungary

    Open: Monday–Thursday from 4 pm to midnight, Friday–Sunday from 2 pm to midnight

    Phone: +36 20 438 8648

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    St. Andrea Wine & Skybar

    This rooftop bar offers year-round views

    St. Andrea Wine & Skybar is a high-end rooftop bar featuring top-quality drinks and stunning views around Vorosmarty Square. While there's plenty of open terrace space here to enjoy, the bar itself is glass-walled, so you can enjoy it all year long.

    The atmosphere at this bar is positively posh with its comfortable seating and decor designed to satisfy even those with the keenest eye for detail. On the menu, the fine wines and signature cocktails tend to be the most popular options. Experience it for yourself on the north side of the Inner City by the eastern riverbank.

    Location: Budapest Deák Ferenc utca 5 Váci 1. Office Building Rooftop, 1052 Hungary

    Open: Tuesday–Saturday from 3 pm to midnight (closed Sunday–Monday)

    Phone: +36 30 300 3930

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    Leo Rooftop Budapest

    Dinner and drinks with a view

    Leo Rooftop Budapest is a popular rooftop bar that also offers an impressive food menu, making it ideal for a quick drink or a full meal. The menu is international and offers a little something for everyone, from white chicken chilli to beef patties and burgers. Butter chicken and vegetable salad are also quite popular.

    While the food here is certainly impressive, you'll still find plenty of drinks available. Their whisky selection is particularly extensive, but you'll find all sorts of drinks and cocktails available. Try it out in person on the west side of the river, just north of Budavari Palota.

    Location: Budapest, Clark Ádám tér 1, 1013 Hungary

    Open: Daily from noon to midnight

    Phone: +36 70 944 6320

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    Liebling - Hidden Rooftop Bar

    Discover a secret bar

    Liebling - Hidden Rooftop Bar is an often-missed establishment that offers a wide variety of drinks along with tasty treats and live music. One of the most impressive aspects of this location is the sheer variety of vodka, whisky and rum on offer at the bar.

    In addition to the drinks, the bar offers a variety of mains and desserts for you to enjoy. Plus, live music is fairly common here. Keep in mind that the rooftop aspect of this doesn't put you very high, so the views make you feel more like you're in a hideout on the street rather than towering over the city. It's located in District VII on the east side of the river.

    Location: Budapest, Akácfa u. 51, 1073 Hungary

    Open: Monday–Saturday from 6 pm to 4 am (closed on Sundays)

    Phone: +36 1 783 8820

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    Intermezzo Roof Terrace

    Panoramic views await at this relaxing rooftop bar

    Intermezzo Roof Terrace is known primarily for being a great place to relax with a drink while taking in 360-degree views of the city. The tables here are spaced apart quite a bit, allowing guests to enjoy a more intimate and personal ambience.

    On the menu, you'll find a variety of cocktails and wines along with an array of barbecue-like dishes. The views are stunning as well, with sights in every direction, though the Hungarian National Treasury building tends to stand out. You'll find it all in Lipotvaros on the east side of the river.

    Location: Budapest, Hotel President, Hold u. 3, 1054 Hungary

    Open: Daily from 4 pm to 10 pm

    Phone: +36 30 779 4477

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    MemoRise Skybar

    Satisfy your sweet tooth

    MemoRise Skybar is a popular rooftop bar with stunning views, satisfying drinks and a special knack for delicious sorbet. The signature cocktails go a long way to keep people coming back, but their homemade sorbet is one-of-a-kind, so you won't want to miss out on it.

    This bar offers a seasonal menu as well, as the resident chef is committed to only using fresh and local ingredients. While the dedication to quality is absolute, the atmosphere of the bar is notably laid back. Given the view of the west offered here, it's a great place to see a sunset too. It's all located just west of the Palace District.

    Location: Budapest, Bástya u. 33, 1056 Hungary

    Open: Friday–Saturday from 5 pm to 10 pm (closed Sunday–Thursday)

    Phone: +36 1 380 1270

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    Liz and Chain

    Take in the splendour of Budapest

    Liz and Chain is a rooftop bar that's perfect for couples or anyone who's trying to immerse themselves in the majestic ambience of the city. You can expect to choose from an impressive array of drinks here, but the cocktails are just the beginning of what you'll find when you visit.

    The views from this rooftop bar are positively stellar, letting you see a variety of iconic landmarks throughout the city, including the Parliament, Buda Castle, the basilica and the Citadel. Even the bridges of the Danube are clearly visible from this 9th-floor bar. Check it out for yourself on the eastern riverbank in the Inner City.

    Location: Budapest, Apáczai Csere János u. 4, 1052 Hungary

    Open: Wednesday–Saturday from 5 pm to 1 am (closed Sunday–Tuesday)

    Phone: +36 20 444 6169

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    The Duchess

    Drinks as stunning as the surrounding sights

    The Duchess is a high-end rooftop bar and restaurant with luxurious decor and drink options that are complemented by stunning views of the city. The cocktail bar has plenty of different drinks on offer, including unique cocktails that you won't find anywhere else.

    When you visit, you'll find yourself 6 floors up atop a majestic hotel. From the bar, you'll be able to see several notable landmarks throughout the city, including Gellert Hill and Elisabeth Bridge. It's located right in the inner city by the main road, Kossuth Lajos u.

    Location: Budapest, Váci u 36, 1056 Hungary

    Open: Tuesday–Saturday from 6 pm to 2 am (closed Sunday–Monday)

    Phone: +36 1 550 5151

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