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The Best Rooftop Bars in Malta to Visit Right Now

The Best Rooftop Bars in Malta to Visit Right Now

The best rooftops bars in Malta will give you guaranteed sunshine, breath-taking views, inexpensive and refreshing drinks, and memories to last a lifetime.

4 girls outdoors by the pool drinking cocktails in Malta

Maltas rooftop bars offer waay more than just a view. Some play music, others have pools allowing for a sunset dip. And… some rooftop bars place you in the centre of Malta’s colourful past. 

And I’m super excited to bring you closer to good vibes or help you get an epic instagram pic! 

After a short hiatus following you-know-what, bars in the ever-beautiful Malta have reopened (along with all of its alluring attractions). 

Perfectly timed for the long and hot summer days that lay ahead… 

So let’s get into it.

Keep reading to discover the best rooftop bars in Malta to visit right now!

Skybeach Rooftop Bar

If you are looking for the best rooftop bars in Malta for summer vibes, whilst you drink in uninterrupted Mediterranean sea views, then St Julian’s it is!

Even more specifically the 19th floor of InterContinental Hotel. Which is where you will find the sophisticated Skybeach Lounge and Bar!  

You will want to get dolled up for an evening here. Skybeach is a sleek and stylish venue boasting plush greens seating areas and a stunning infinity swimming pool. 

During the day, SkyBeach Lounge Bar serves freshly prepared Mediterranean seafood dishes. But from 19:00, you are in for a night of glitz and glamour. And there are plenty of cocktails to choose from. 

You will probably (no definitely) want to leave the kids at home on this occasion.

The bar have all but certified their agreement too.

Meaning, unless you are a guest at the hotel, the rooftop bar is a kid-free zone!

Address: St. George’ s Bay Saint Julian’s, STJ 3310

Taza Sky Bar

Away from the buzz of central hub areas such as St Julians and Sliema, is where you will find Taza Sky Bar – an exclusive rooftop bar.

This time in Malta’s Northern Quarter. From 7:30pm to 11:30pm, Taza Sky bar is open to all.

Chill doesn’t mean boring though. There’s a fantastic cocktail selection on offer here from the old classics as well as wines, beers and even coffees should you need a pick me up!

So sashay on up to the 10th floor of the DB San Antonio Hotel in Qawra where you will find one of the best rooftop bars in Malta.

The ocean views are amazing. From up here, you have unobstructed views of the gorgeous St Paul’s Islands and… St. Paul’s Bay itself.

Taza Sky Bar is another rooftop bar boasting an infinity pool. And if you’re a (lucky) guest here’s what you need to know:

  • The pool is only open during the day. 
  • Taza Bar is for adults-only 
  • Should you have an appointed designated driver, Taza Sky Beach offers 3hrs free parking. Get there quick as spots are available on a first-come-first-served basis.
  • Taza Sky Bar also serves delicious Mediterranean dishes to gorge on with prices ranging from €10-€30. 

The cocktail bar benefits from a spacious lounge area for you to enjoy a fantastic evening. And The stylish decor creates an elegant yet relaxed feel.

Taza Sky is the perfect place to sip on your drinks and watch the sun dip into the Mediterranean Sea.  

Address: Triq it-Turisti Qawra, San Pawl Il-Bahar, Malta SPB 1024

Lounge 360

Lounge 360

The Lounge 360 is the rooftop bar in the restaurant, TemptAsian which sits atop the 9th floor of the AX The Palace in Sliema. A seasonal rooftop bar opens from 6pm during the summer months.

Lounge 360 hovers over Sliema and if you haven’t already guessed by the name – offers breathtaking 360° views of Malta.

The modern yet plush atmosphere makes for a relaxed vibe. 

Undoubtedly one of the best rooftop bars in Malta. Sadly, if you want to access the infinity pool on the rooftop you will have to be a guest at AX The Palace.

But theres’s absolutely nothing stopping you from looking at it!  

Address: Triq il-Kbira Sliema, SLM 1542

The Rooftop at Hugo’s Terrace

Hugo’s Terrace is another swanky venue boasting stylish decor and gorgeous views of St. Julian’s and St. George’s Bay.  

Okay so it is only on the 2nd floor, but Hugo’s Terrace is high enough to escape the cacophony of St Julians. For a while at least.

The bar is open from noon each day until late and is also home to resident DJ’s.

Now might be the time to say: the fun vibes and solid drinks on offer make Hugo’s Terrace a mainstay on any list of the best rooftop bars in Malta. 

Picture this… a light summer breeze gently teasing your hair and you…

seated in Hugo’s open-air terrace sipping your favourite cocktail.

By the way, if you get peckish, The Rooftop At Hugo’s Terrace serves delicious Mediterranean inspired dishes. 

All-time favourites include pasta and pizzas.  

Address: Il-Bajja ta’ San Gorg, San Giljan, Malta, STJ 3341

Maritim Antonine Hotel & Spa

There are dreamy rooftop bars and there’s Maritim Antonine Hotel & Spa in Malta.

Located in the picturesque village of Mellieha. The views alone will make you fall in love with the place.

Outfitted with a large rooftop pool adds to the laid back, romantic vibes offered here.

Enjoy the variety of cocktails at Antonine Al Fresco Thai Fusion Restaurant,

as you are wowed with an incredible sunset over Mellieha and sister islands Gozo and Comino. 

Address: George Borg Olivier Street, Il-Mellieħa MLH 1021

Le Cinq Rooftop

World UNESCO site Valletta, houses a few of the best rooftop bars in Malta. The Cinq Rooftop Bar doubles up as a rooftop restaurant. 

Located on the 5th floor of the historic Castille Hotel, Le Cinq offers mesmerizing views of Malta’s capital city. 

Cinq Rooftop is open from 5.00 pm until late for drinks. And is perfect for teaming innovative cocktails with idyllic city views as the sun sets on Valletta.

Should you get hungry, you will be happy to know their food is as good as their cocktail list.

What’s more Le Cinq is open every day – serving sumptuous Mediterranean inspired dishes along with French cuisine and mouth watering desserts.  (Yum!)

Address: Castille Hotel Misrah Kastilja ,Valletta, VLT 1211

Dura Rooftop Bar

Away from the bustling city and central hubs is Dura Rooftop Bar.

Quiet, small and sophisticated, this bar is in medieval town Rabat and overlooks St Pauls Church in the neighbouring village, Mdina.

Dura Rooftop has managed to preserve its historical roots and is in a lovely spot for watching daily life in Malta parade past. 

If you feel a little hungry whilst enjoying your cocktails, they also serve food here.

The seafood dishes here are house favourites. (try the smoked salmon and tuna tartare).  

Address: 9, 51 Bir Ir-Riebu, Rabat, RBT 1609

Skyroom Cocktail Bar

One of the most visited cocktail bars in Malta is the Skyroom Cocktail Bar and Grill. No doubt because of the eclectic range of cocktails to choose from.

Do you know your Pornstars from your Bellinis?

If your answer is yes… you’ll appreciate the innovative mixologists they have here!

If cocktails are not your thing, they also have world-class wine for you to sip on as you watch an epic sunset.

Other than the cocktails, highlights are glass windows, providing you with front row tickets of Sliema. And… the menu masterminded by leading local Chef Marvin Schembri.

Address: 124 Tower Road, Sliema SLM 1605

Hilton Malta’s Quarterdeck Bar

Make your way five stories above frenetic St Julians to the luxurious Hilton Malta.

Original in its design Quarterdeck cocktail Bar sports a nautical theme. Mostly indoor, the classy rooftop bar extends to an outdoor terrace that sits above the Portomaso Yacht Marina.

Choose from an impressive cocktail menu here, serving both classics and other brightly coloured concoctions.

Quarterdeck cocktail bar is perfect for both casual drinks with friends or to hang out with your partner. Or even you’ve just swiped right and scored yourself a hot new date! 

Address: Hilton Malta, Portomaso, St.Julians, STJ 4012

Rooftop Bar @The Embassy Hotel

And finally one of the best rooftop bars in Malta (and the inspiration behind this post) is the elegant Rooftop Bar @ The Embassy Hotel.

Perched seven floors  above majestic capital city, Valletta. The Rooftop Bar offers visitors iconic views of Valletta’s skyline and the surrounding area.

Another rooftop bar in Malta with a pool. But seriously, imagine swimming to the backdrop of Marsamxett Harbour? 

You’ll find Rooftop Bar located in the centre of Valletta on Mata’s infamous Strait Street. 

Did you know Strait Street or Strada Stretta (as it’s known in Maltese), was the happening place back in the day? Soldiers visited for a night of debauchery whilst sounds of jazz music permeated the air! 

If you’re partial to a bit of day drinking, then you’re in luck.

Rooftop Bar is open all day from breakfast through to supper. And the food menu is just as noteworthy as the drinks one.

Along with classic cocktails, Rooftop Bar also serves local and international wines. I know I said you can visit all day. And you can.

But there’s nothing quite like watching the sunset over one of Europe’s prettiest cities as you sip on something refreshing.

It’s almost like being transported to another dimension. 

Address: The Embassy Valletta Hotel 173, Strait Street, Valletta, VLT 1455

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