What are the best rooftop bars in Budapest ?
Where can you enjoy panoramic views over central Budapest and its iconic monuments ?
We have selected 7 rooftops (‘roof terraces’) in the Hungarian capital where you can have a drink, eat, and in some, enjoy concerts and live DJ’s! From fancy rooftop restaurants on top of 5 stars hotels, to charming rooftop gardens, just scroll down and find the rooftop Budapest best suited for you.
Here is our selection of the best rooftop bars in Budapest in 2023 !
White Raven Skybar & Lounge
The White Raven Skybar & Lounge is a unique rooftop located on the roof of the 5 star Hilton Hotel in the Castle District of Buda. This rooftop is a real gem and offers without a doubt the most beautiful view of Budapest: not only do you have an incredible view of the Danube, its main bridges, the Hungarian Parliament and Pest, but you are also in the heart of the Fisherman’s Bastion and a few meters away from the beautiful Matthias Church. At such a height you can admire like never before its unique Zsolnay roof with its 150 000 colored tiles!
Creative cocktails, champagne, wines and gastronomy (dishes, snacks, desserts) are waiting for you at this terrace of the Hilton luxury hotel, a place full of elegance with a refined decoration and lighting, attentive service and its cosy atmosphere.
Our advice: we recommend a visit in the evening when the already exceptional panorama becomes grandiose when the parliament, the bridges and the adjacent Matthias church are illuminated!
This exceptional rooftop is only open during the warmer season, between the end of April and October. For dinner or a drink, reservations are strongly recommended.
Address: Hilton White Raven Skybar & Lounge, Hess András tér 1-3, 1st district, Buda – map – open during the summer season every day from 2pm to midnight – website – Tel : +36 30 676 2620.
BAR 360 rooftop of Budapest
Bar 360 is located in Pest on the prestigious Andrássy Avenue. Its very large terrace can accommodate hundreds of visitors who will enjoy a drink or meal in a unique setting. In the evening in high season, the terrace is always full. Bar 360 is a great place to have a drink and listen to lounge music whilst waiting for the sunset, close to the center of downtown.
From the rooftop bar you can order great cocktails at decent prices and choose from a solid wine list and a food menu with classic bar food.
Booking a table for the evening via their website is highly recommended. In addition, concerts are often held here (see the program on their FB page).
From mid-November, the Bar 360 opens its IGLOO GARDEN during the winter to enjoy day and night of this terrace, warm in your translucent igloo!
Discover this unique Igloo Garden on this video.
Address: Bar 360, Andrássy út 39, 6th district, Pest – map – website.
Opening hours: from 14:00 to 24:00 from Monday to Sunday (till 02:00 from Thursday to Saturday). Check the variable schedules according to the season on their Facebook page.
High Note Skybar – Aria Hotel
The High Note Skybar is located on the roof of the Aria Hotel Budapest, a luxury hotel in Pest, 100m from the basilica St. Stephen at 5 Hercegprimás street. You enter the hotel and reach the large terrace by an elevator located on the right of the ground floor.
You can then enjoy a drink with a unique view of Budapest and the basilica.
The indoor and terrace areas of the SkyBar can be visited from 16h00 from Monday to Thursday, from 14h00 from Friday to Sunday. The High Note SkyBar is a full-service, lushly landscaped rooftop garden which was named as one of the Top 10 Best Rooftop Bars in the World by Condé Nast Traveller in 2018.
The skybar offers fine-drinking cocktails, an exciting barfood selection and an extensive wine list, all while granting a breathtaking view of Budapest.
Address: High Note Skybar, Hercegprímás 5, 5th district, Pest – plan – website.
Open hours: 16:00 to 24:00 from Monday to Thursday, from 14h00 to 24h00 from Friday to Sunday. Price: €€€. Bar menu (snacks) is available every day until 10:30 pm.- Tel: 00 36 20 4388 648. (reservations after 17h00 highly recommended and check events calendar as it closes some evenings for private events).
The Sky Garden Rooftop – Mystery Hotel Budapest
Situated on the roof of the Mystery Hotel Budapest, the Sky Garden rooftop welcomes you on the 7th floor in a ‘chic country setting’. Located next to the beautiful ‘Nyugati’ train station designed by Eiffel, this great garden on the rooftops of Budapest offers not only a wide range of cocktails and snacks but in the distance you can see iconic places of Budapest as the Castle of Buda, the Fishermen’s Bastion and Gellért Hill!
Don’t hesitate to book in advance your table as the Sky Garden has a capacity of only 50 people. The Sky Garden rooftop is open from Spring until end of September but always check on their website as private events can book the whole rooftop.
Address: Mystery Hotel Budapest, Podmaniczky u. 45, 6th district, Pest – map. Facebook page – website – Menu. Open everyday from 16h00 till midnight. Tel: 00 36 1 616 6000. Price: €€
Located on the roof of the Clark luxury hotel on the Buda side of the Danube, the Leo bar/restaurant offers you an impressive view of Pest, the Chain Bridge (‘Lánchid’) and the Buda Castle overlooking it. Expect a great view, one of the best in town definitely. and a perfect to end a night after a delicious dinner.
Prices are high for Budapest and you have to book several days in advance as the restaurant is always full. Our tip: make sure that you book the rooftop area and not just the regular restaurant as it is not completely clear when booking.
The evenings are animated by DJs from Thursday to Sunday. Leo Budapest is only open from May to September.
Address: Hotel Clark LEO Budapest, Clark Ádám tér 1, 1st district, Buda – map –
Opening hours: daily from 12.00 to 01.00 from May to September.
Tel: 00 36 708827777. Facebook page. Website. Price: €€€.
Saint ANDREA WINE & SKYBAR
St Andrea Wine & Skybar is located on the corner of Vörösmarty Square and Váci pedestrian street. The entrance is 20m on the right of the Hard Rock Café on Deák Ferenc Street where a hostess awaits to give you access to the elevator.
The Skybar is located on the top floor of the UNESCO World Heritage Váci 1 office building on Vörösmarty Square, with terraces overlooking Budapest’s downtown, Gellért Hill, the Buda side and the Ferris wheel.
This large elegant terrace with panoramic views is ideal during the day in addition to your visit to the city center or in the early evening to enjoy the sunset and drinks. Evenings are also recommended if you like fine wines, fascinating cocktails, light bar food, live music or DJ with vinyl, lively service and exciting recommendations from a qualified sommelier.
Address: St Andrea Wine & Skybar, Deák Ferenc u. 5, 5th district, Pest – plan – website.
Open hours: from 11:00 to 24:00 from Monday to Saturday (closed on Sundays)
Tel: 00 36 1 397 9903. Drink menu. Price: €€€.
THE DUCHESS – Matild Palace
The Duchess is located on top of the magnificent Matild Palace, a Belle Époque palace built by Marie Clotilde, Archduchess of Austria, restored and transformed in 2021 into a luxury hotel along the Danube in the city centre on the Pest side.
The Duchess aims to offer a world of decadent luxury, high above the rooftops of Budapest. This cocktail bar has an elegant indoor lounge, which leads to a terrace surrounded by beautiful views of the city near the Elisabeth Bridge. Here you can enjoy unique cocktails, spirits and wines as well as snacks.
Address: The Duchess, Váci utca 36, 5th district – map – website – FB. Price: €€€.
Open Monday to Saturday from 17:00 to 01:00. Sunday closed. Tel: + 36 (1) 550 51 51.