The Best Rooftop Bars in San Francisco

First off, I am so excited that the holiday weekend is finally here!  We are set to head out of town today for some lake time.  With the weather warming up Kevin and I have been stopping by some of our favorite roof top and outdoor spaces in SF and I wanted to share them with you guys.  For those who live here or are visiting I’ll be listing our top 5 favorite rooftop bars in the city.

Favorite Rooftop Bars in SF

620 Jones:  This is one of our favorite go-to spots whenever the weather warms up.  It’s address is it’s name (620 Jones Street) and this place always is bustling.  They have a beautiful outdoor patio as well as indoor seating- and a tasty food menu if you are looking for dinner.  This is also centrally located just a few blocks off from Union Square which makes it easy to check out other places (like Swig, another favorite of ours)!

El Techo:  Located on top of their sister restaurant Lolinda this place never let’s down. In the heart of the Mission District, it has a huge rooftop with some seriously killer views of the city.  They are known for their margaritas and Latin style ‘street food’ (smaller bites).  If you are looking to kick back on a roof with some good tunes and a margarita, this is your spot.

Dirty Habit:  Situated on the fifth floor of Hotel Zelos downtown this is a great spot to unwind.  The outdoor area has couches and fire pits and is fully heated year round.  They have a really yummy food and cocktail list but be sure to make a reservation if you want to eat as this place can get packed!

The View: I have to preference that this is an indoor bar- but properly named, the 360 views of the city make it totally worth a stop.  Located atop the SF Marriott Marquis, this lounge is a great place to stop in for a drink and check out the city!

Top of the Mark:  File this one under: really fancy date night spot.  This is an iconic indoor (top floor) bar and restaurant and is classic San Francisco at it’s finest- old school, over the top and the most beautiful views!  Kevin and I will pop in for a drink if we have events downtown and will occasionally catch a live band.  If you are looking for something really intimate and low key- this is your spot.