There are two main things I love in life: Travel and Socialising. I’m one of those people who tends to have a diary packed with work and blog events, evenings out and celebrations packed in week by week. I love to try and have as much fun times as possible, so a packed diary is something I’m never to complain about. When you combine these fun social events with being abroad or in an amazing part of the world, it’s what I’d call perfection. This week, whilst browsing my next travelling or trip experience, I came across an inspiring article on Holiday Hypermarket’s blog Hype, which features the best roof top bars around the world, and it inspired me to put together my personal favourites from my own experience to share…
I may not have explored the entire globe, but there are three key bars that incorporate roof tops or stunning views of cities which I wanted to list for all you travelling types out there too!
1. Manchester: SkyLounge- DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Piccadilly.
The first one which I love is the SkyLounge at Manchester’s Hilton DoubleTree. I’ve attended this venue many times for brand events, and also went to a leaving party which was hosted here, and the views from up high are truly stunning. It’s a small-ish bar, yet holds the most beautiful terrace, with outdoor fires and seating areas that look incredibly luxe. One of my favourites for Summer evenings (image is above from one of the events I attended)
Second choice in Manchester is the Great John Street Hotel Roof top terrace, and my third choice is the rooftop terrace venue at Hotel Football, which I blogged about earlier this week. Both of these with a bit of nice weather deliver gorgeous views and breathtaking views of the city.
2. Singapore – Marina Bay Sands Hotel – Ku De Ta Bar Sky Bar
The first Ku De Ta I visited was in Seminyak, Bali, so when I visited Singapore following my Indonesian trip, I was happy to hear that another Ku De Ta bar was situated in this cosmopolitan city. And in no other hotel than the world’s most talked about Marina Bay Sands! To access the Ku De Ta you have to get a lift which takes you right to the top of the Marina Bay Sands, and the bar is situated away from the infinity pool, yet allows people to sip the array of fantastic cocktails and browse the pool, and the views of Singapore’s bustling business district. Although the skies are often muggy in Singapore and the heat can be unbearable, I loved visiting this bar and enjoying a rose petal cocktail whilst admiring the city from up high.
3. Sydney: Blu Bar on 36- Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney.
So as the majority of you know, I lived in Sydney for a year, which was absolutely awesome. One of my favourite memories was heading to the Blu Bar on 36, in Sydney’s stunning Shangri La Hotel. A classy all window bar, we sat at a low down table leaning against the windows which provided ‘wow’ views of all of Sydney’s favourite hotspots – including The Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Here, we sipped Espresso Martinis from a very high-up height, and admired Sydney’s tourist attractions and all the lights in the evening. A must have drinking experience when visiting this city.
The list I came across first which inspired this post was featured over at Hype, the travel and inspiration blog at Holiday Hypermarket, who have highlighted some amazing places I have now put on my ‘must-see list’. As I am hoping to venture to New York next year, the AVA Lounge Bar that is listed as a super cool roof top bar for views of the New York skyline is also on my list!
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