This hotel brings you back to a time of 19th century Parisian decadence, and the rooftop bar is no exception. Grab a carefully crafted summer cocktail from the bar and enjoy the buzzing atmosphere among the flowers on the terrace. And keep an eye out for events on Pigalle’s Facebook page, more often than not there are dj:s and various clubs up here.
Cielo, Hotel Bellora
Named one of the top five rooftops in the world by hotels.com, Bellora’s rooftop Cielo (‘heaven’ in Italian) certainly lives up to its reputation. Cuddle up in one of the couch sections, or venture closer to the edge to enjoy spectacular views of the main boulevard Avenyn and beyond. Skansen Kronan, Sahlgrenska University Hospital and Masthuggskyrkan are some of the landmarks to look for.
Ruby Bar, Scandic Rubinen
Want to maximise the panorama? This hotel terrace stretches across two sides of the building, providing loads of sunny hours and city views in three directions. Ruby often do bar takeovers with various themes, and invite different dj:s to spice up the atmosphere. In town for Way Out West? Check out the lifestyle magazine Nöjesguiden’s legendary parties on the roof.
Radisson Blu Riverside Hotel
Looking for a change of perspectives? Head to the “other” side of the river and the rooftop terrace at Radisson Blu Riverside in the Lindholmen area. It comes with a hot tub, sun chairs, occasional barbecue parties and breathtaking views of the river. Pretty cool, right? You normally need to pay a fee to get in here, but during the summer there are plenty of events with free entrance, so keep an eye on the hotel’s Facebook page. And check out their after work ‘Sunny Thursdays, now also on Fridays’ (yep, every Thursday and Friday!)
Exclusive boutique hotel Dorsia has a terrace to match the hotel’s decadent style. Here you’ll find yourself surrounded by Mediterranean plants like citrus trees, bay leaf trees and olive trees. On a rainy day the cosy little rooms make a perfect escape.
Looking for a classic pub? We’ll double that and give you two options! Grab a pint and/or something to eat on one of John Scott’s cozy terraces, either at John Scott’s Pub on the main boulevard Avenyn or on Kyrkogatan. The bars’ opening hours can vary, but you are always allowed to bring orders from downstairs up to the roof.
Hotel magnate’s Petter Stordalens Stenpiren edition comes, of course, with a rooftop boasting longer sun hours than most. Here you can enjoy views of the river Göta älv and the typical red cranes reminiscent of the time when Gothenburg was still a town of ships and dockyards. There is always something going on here – everything from dj:s of different genres, visiting breweries and even yoga sessions! Keep track on Taket’s Facebook page for an updated schedule.
Clarion Collection Hotel Odin
At Clarion Collection Hotel Odin’s seventh floor you’ll find a rooftop bar that is the perfect summer hangout. Here you can spend a relaxing afternoon or evening in a laidback lounge atmosphere. The kitchen offers a selection of wine, beer and snacks.