Rooftop Bars in Raleigh NC

Raleigh is a beautiful city on ground level, but what better way to take in the beauty of the city than from above? In addition to nearby wineries and local breweries, the City of Oaks is home to restaurants and bars that make use of rooftop terraces and open-air spaces to bring you spectacular views with your drinks. These rooftop bars and restaurants in Raleigh NC treat you to delicious food and bespoke beverages served with breathtaking views of the sparkling city below. 

An evening spent at the Raleigh Beer Garden is just one of the many fun things to do in downtown Raleigh and one of the best rooftop bars in Raleigh NC.

The Willard

9 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh | 3.3 miles from StateView Hotel

The Willard is an upscale rooftop bar in Raleigh, offering unmatched views of the city’s downtown. Guests can enjoy finely crafted cocktails and small plates served alongside stunning views from the heated outdoor terraces and indoor dining space. The food menu at The Willard is split into Little Bites, Bigger Bites, and Sweets, while you can choose wine by the glass or bottle, plus delectable signature cocktails. 

Taverna Agora

326 Hillsborough St., Raleigh | 3.5 miles from StateView Hotel

Taverna Agora is a Greek restaurant and bar offering rooftop seating in Raleigh. Inspired by the feel of small villages in Greece, this restaurant transports you to a Grecian oasis with lush green foliage, potted olive trees, and famously-delicious Greek food. Sit indoors, or venture out to the terrace seating for gorgeous views to go with your unforgettable meal. 


419 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh | 3.6 miles from StateView Hotel

A relatively new rooftop bar in Raleigh, Highgarden is a completely open-air venue in downtown. The rooftop features comfortable seating under cabanas, appointed with fire pits and heaters in the winter months. This rooftop bar in Raleigh serves delicious small bites, wine, draft beers, and bespoke cocktails. 


620 N. Person St., Raleigh | 4.3 miles from StateView Hotel

The rooftop at Jolie, appropriately named le rooftop, is a romantic complement to Jolie’s main dining room. The custom-designed canopy and thriving foliage turn this outdoor space into a tucked-away terrace that lets guests dine outdoors with beautiful views of the city. Guests can choose from the full French bistro menu nightly, and the meals are served by candlelight to elevate the experience. 

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