Updated May 19, 2023 - Things to Do

10 must-try rooftop bars in the Twin Cities

Riva Terrace in the Four Seasons. Photo: Don Riddle via Four Seasons

Did someone say rooftop? Enjoy a drink with a view at these Twin Cities spots as the weather warms up.

🪩 Graze Provisions & Libations: The North Loop food hall has an expansive rooftop with views of the Minneapolis skyline. The space often hosts DJs and events like silent discos.

  • Brit's Pub's rooftop in downtown Minneapolis has a large green space for lawn bowling and occasional cornhole games.

🏙 Riva Terrace: The Four Seasons Hotel's open-air bar and restaurant on the fourth floor serves views of downtown Minneapolis along with its cocktails. It's open to the public and bar seating is first-come, first-serve.

  • The Hewing Hotel Rooftop just a few blocks away is another public, high-end spot with luxe cocktails and skyline views.

🥃 The Lexington: The historic restaurant's rooftop is a summer staple in St. Paul. The long list of cocktails includes six spins on the classic old fashioned.

  • Cossetta's Louis Ristorante and Bar serves small plates and drinks and claims to have the largest rooftop bar in St. Paul.

🌿 RH Rooftop Restaurant: The dining room of the upscale eatery on top of Restoration Hardware in Edina is an Instagrammable glass and steel atrium packed with fountains and plants.

  • 6Smith in Wayzata recently converted its rooftop with Lake Minnetonka views into a private dining space, but occasionally hosts events like wine tastings that have tickets open to all.

⛳️ UpCo. x Beacon: Previously known as Arts + Rec, entertainment complex Uptown Collab has a large rooftop with a food menu and cocktails. Head downstairs for some mini golf.

  • New Italian-inspired restaurant Pinoli's rooftop just four blocks away opens May 22, or grab a beer and a burger now at nearby LynLake Brewery.

What's next: "Country, pop and rock bar" Daisys is building a double-decker rooftop in the old Cowboy Slim's space in Uptown now, the bar confirmed.


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