Breezy Rooftop Lounges

When this old world starts getting you down, there’s only one place to go: up on the roof. And not just any roof will do. Two new open-air spaces offer the chance for you to rise above it all.

If you’re looking to get away from the daily grind, things are looking up! Check out these rooftop bars that’ll put you in another world.

First up — Sugar in Brickell’s East Miami Hotel.

Laurent Fraticelli, Sugar: “We are very upbeat, but chill music, cool music. It’s a very nice, relaxing atmosphere here.”

It’s like a private little island 40 floors above the lobby.

Laurent Fraticelli: “It’s a lush garden, so we really put a lot of emphasis on having this garden.”

And you can’t beat the views of Biscayne Bay and the Miami skyline.

Laurent Fraticelli: “They enjoy the view themselves and they all point, ‘This is where I live,’ ‘This is where I work,’ ‘This is where I hang out.'”

The cocktails are light and colorful, and they match up perfectly with the small plates on the food menu.

Laurent Fraticelli: “And here we serve Asian food, Asian tapas.”

Sugar is a sweet place to unwind from the workday blues.

Laurent Fraticelli: “After a hard day at work, you want to have a nice time, and we thought it was the perfect idea to do a rooftop lounge.”

When Saturday rolls around in Hallandale Beach, the action’s happening on top of Hyde Beach Kitchen & Cocktails at the weekly By The Sea rooftop party.

Erika Calderon, Hyde Beach Kitchen & Cocktails: “We have three local DJs, great specialty cocktails and amazing food.”

With the ocean and beach as a backdrop, it makes for a special night.

Erika Calderon: “What makes the experience here so unique is that you have these breathtaking views. It’s kind of like an escape from the South Beach crowd.”

You can kick back with some food and drinks and hit up a hookah with your friends, groove out to the DJ’s beats or just stare out at the waves.

Erika Calderon: “Where else can you go on the beach where there’s no admission? You can come up and enjoy a beautiful party.”

Things get a little more funky when the sun sets.

Erika Calderon: “It’s more dancing. People getting a little more loose, getting to know each other, buy you still have the wonderful breeze coming in from the ocean.”

Whether you’re perched above the water or sitting high on top of the city, it doesn’t get any cooler than a rooftop bar.

Yossi Bibas: “A rooftop bar makes you feel good. I mean, you have an amazing breeze, you have an amazing view. You feel like you’re on top of the world.”

FOR MORE INFO:

Sugar at East Miami Hotel
788 Brickell Plaza
Miami, FL 33131
(305) 712-7000
http://www.east-miami.com/en/restaurants-and-bars/sugar

Hyde Beach Kitchen & Cocktails
111 South Surf Rd
Hallandale Beach, FL 33009
(954) 699-0901
http://www.sbe.com/

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