10 Best Rooftop Bars & Restaurants in Minneapolis

When enjoying a drink in the fine city of Minneapolis, one may desire to marvel at the city’s immaculate beauty. With its towering structures and many lakes, sometimes a venue with a view can make a tasty brew all the more enjoyable. There’s thankfully plenty of spots around town to partake in the glorious gazes. Here are 10 popular rooftop restaurants and bars in Minneapolis to visit.

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Union Rooftop

731 Hennepin Ave #1, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Though low to the ground, Union Rooftop offers one of the finest experiences of dining on the top floor, even if it’s only the second level. The menu at this rooftop bar and restaurant in Minneapolis is loaded with superb drink options such as cocktails and mules. In addition, Union Rooftop also offers a host of delicious appetizers, flatbreads, and steaks. Available for reservations for brunch, lunch, and dinners seven days a week.

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Rooftop at Hewing Hotel

300 N Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55401

One of the best spots to fully take in the Minneapolis skyline is the rooftop bar of the Hewing Hotel. They offer up a comfy experience with their cushy lounge and seasonal cocktails that are perfect for sipping when getting lost in the city’s allure. Open in the evenings Thursday – Saturday.

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Brit’s Pub

1110 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403

For those desiring a bit more of a spacious experience for being so high up, Brit’s Pub has a wonderfully open area for rooftop lawn bowling. With their tempting array of English food and beverage, it’s the perfect rooftop restaurant and bar in Minneapolis for sitting back or taking part in sport. Open seven days a week for afternoon and evening dining with earlier hours on the weekend.

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Uptown Tavern & Rooftop

1400 Lagoon Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408

Centered in Uptown is the inviting grub pub of Uptown Tavern with its stylish rooftop patio. Their deck is an opportune spot for plopping down, dining in for the evening, and watching the sunset. Open seven days a week for evening reservations with brunch hours on weekends.

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Prohibition Bar

821 S Marquette Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55402

Styled as a speakeasy of sorts, Prohibition Bar serves up savory cocktails with a view to boot. This popular rooftop bar in Minneapolis is located on the 27th floor of the W Hotel in the Foshay. Each guest is able to take a glorious gaze when partaking in the delicious menu. Unfortunately, they’re currently closed during the pandemic.

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CRAVE American Kitchen & Sushi Bar

825 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55402

Though there are plenty of CRAVE locations across the Twin Cities, it’s the Minneapolis location with its rooftop seating that has the best view. Located in the LaSalle Plaza, their lunch and dinner menus are bursting with as many delicious options as their abundant drink menu. Open seven days a week for reservations.

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REVEAL Rooftop Bar & Lounge

5075 Wayzata Blvd, St Louis Park, MN 55416

Based out of the decadent AC Hotel by Marriott Minneapolis West End, REVEAL is a refreshing way to enjoy the wider landscape of the Minneapolis area. With plenty of beer, cocktails, and tapas to pursue, there’s as much to take in from the menu as there is from the rooftop view. Open seven days a week during evening hours.

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Stella’s Fish Café & Prestige Oyster Bar

1400 W Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55408

Another immaculate location within Uptown, Stella’s is the best spot in town for fish most tasty and rooftop seating more beautiful. Their rooftop patio offers the perfect setting to enjoy their menu of bass and brew. Open seven days a week for lunch and dinner.

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Amore Uptown

1601 W Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55408

For a taste of Italy within a Midwest landscape, Amore Uptown makes for some sumptuous classic Italian amid the modern Uptown environment. The old-world feel merges with the present-day pleasantry of the outdoor views at this rooftop bar in Minneapolis. Open seven days a week in the evenings with earlier hours on weekends.

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Cowboy Jack’s Downtown Minneapolis

126 N 5th St, Minneapolis, MN 55403

When the more Western desires cross the palette, Cowboy Jack’s gives off the country vibe in the city setting. Take a seat on their rooftop to enjoy some classic Americana delights while indulging in the Minneapolis views atop three stories. Open Tuesday – Saturday for evening service.


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