There's something really special about sipping a perfectly blended cocktail while you enjoy panoramic views from rooftop bars. There are several rooftop bars, roof terraces and sky bars to visit in Gothenburg, if you prefer hanging out at high altitude. Take the elevator up to renowned hotel bars, award-winning rooftop bars and hidden terraces with spectacular views. Follow our guide to fantastic rooftop bars in Gothenburg.
Gothenburg's best rooftop bars
In this guide
The best rooftop bars in Gothenburg
- Pigalle – Summer cocktails and bistro dishes
- Above – Gothenburg's highest-up roofbar
- OGBG – Ranked one of the best in the world
- Cielo Rooftop Bar – Hang out all evening
- Mei Rose – Fast-paced gastronomic journey through China
- Cuckoo's Nest – Views over the water
- Odins Tak – Nice vibes under the sun
- View – Floor-to-ceiling windows
- Liseberg Grand Curiosa Hotel – Views over a glittering Liseberg
- Dorsia – Stylish design
- Skanshof – Several floors
- Clarion Hotel The Pier – Summery cocktails with views over the water
- Ruby – Summer and winter
The best rooftop bars in Gothenburg
Summer cocktails and bistro dishes
Drop by Hotel Pigalle's charming roof bar Atelier for everything from a delicious breakfast to lunch, a post-work drink or dinner followed by cocktails in the summer night. Relax in a comfy lounge chair and pick and choose from bistro dishes and summery cocktails. If you're in the mood to make a night of it, the terrace regularly hosts summer clubs with various artists and live DJs.
Gothenburg's highest-up roofbar
On the fourteenth and top floor of the Scandic Göteborg Central you'll find Above, Gothenburg's highest roofbar. Influences come from Miami and the Caribbean, and the result is a restaurant and bar where exciting flavours meet music, a relaxed atmosphere and nice vibes. If you want to eat indoors you can book a table, if you want to sit outdoors and drink a cocktail with views over the river you can just drop by.
Ranked one of the best in the world
TaKeT, the rooftop bar at the top of the Comfort Hotel, boasts panoramic views over the harbour and the sea. According to The Rooftop Guide the bar isn't just fun and lively, it's actually one of the best rooftop bars in the world. Their opening hours aren't completely regular, so it's best to keep an eye on their Instagram to ensure you don't miss out on a great night out.
Hang out all evening
Fancy enjoying spectacular views over Avenyn while sipping a glass of bubbles or a cocktail? Head up to the top of the building that houses the Hotel Bellora and you'll find their rooftop bar. Hang out from early afternoon until late evening and take in the laid-back atmosphere, great music and views. Dogs are welcome here, but bear in mind the noise levels can be quite high.
Fast-paced gastronomic journey through China
Eight floors up, Mei Rose takes you on a gastronomic journey through China, with sharing dishes and a wide range of drinks such as Asian cocktails and the Chinese spirit, baijiu. Gather your friends all year round and enjoy the magnificent view of Liseberg and the city's skyline in an urban atmosphere. During the summer months, the rooftop bar is further extended with a large terrace.
Views over the water
High up at the top of Riverside Hotel, with views over the waters of the Göta river, Cuckoo on The Roof welcomes guests to hangout in the sun in urban surroundings. The bar mixes up their own cocktail creations; there's also plenty of wine and bubbles. Lean back in one of the large sun loungers reminiscent of a Mediterranean beach club and relax to some DJ-spun tunes.
Nice vibes under the sun
This sun-drenched rooftop bar is at the top of Hotel Odin in central Gothenburg. Just a short walk from the Central railway station, head up and enjoy medium-dized dishes, cocktails, socialising and nice vibes. Odins Tak is open during the summer months.
Take the elevator up to the twelfth floor of the Hotel Riverton and cruise into View for a meal or award-winning cocktail with spectacular views over the entrance to Gothenburg harbour. Everyone's welcome, whether you're a hotel guest or not. The proximity to the sea is reflected in the menu, where selected West Coast ingredients take centre stage.
Views over a glittering Liseberg
Just a hop and skip from Liseberg amusement park, you'll find the Liseberg Grand Curiosa hotel, whose rooftop bar takes guests on a journey through a neon-lit China. The restaurant serves up flavour bombs in the form of Asian grilled dishes and exciting cocktails - all with stunning views over Liseberg and Gothenburg.
Skanshof, housed in a former bank building, serves a menu based around fish and shelllfish - as well as meat and vegetarian dishes. With views over the Skansen Kronan fortress, Skanshof is spread out over several floors with an outdoor dining area on the pavement, a balcony and a rooftop terrace with a bar. From the rooftop terrace, steps lead down to Skanshof park, which has even more seats.
Summery cocktails with views over the water
Take the elevator eleven floors up in The Pier hotel to the Rooftop Bar, where the views stretch over the waters of Lindholmen all the way to Älvsborg bridge. They take drinks very seriously here, with a cocktail menu that's constantly updated with innovative creations. Admire the panoramic views and sip on something summery made with ingredients such as lychee or yuzu.
Summer and winter
Take the lift up to the seventh floor of the Scandic Rubinen for a gorgeous summer evening, or a chilly winter evening, with spectacular views over the rooftops of central Gothenburg. Meet up with friends here , or why not plan a celebration in the rooftop bar? The bar mixes up seasonal and innovative cocktails.