July 18, 2024


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Best Rooftop Bars & Restaurants in Orlando for Date Night

Best Rooftop Bars & Restaurants in Orlando for Date Night
Best Rooftop Bars & Restaurants in Orlando for Date Night

Take advantage of our pleasant year-round weather and enjoy the setting sun over Orlando as you gaze into that special someone’s eyes. These rooftop bars & restaurants in Orlando invite you to nibble and toast your way through date night while enjoying spectacular, starlit views.

And if you’re visiting Tampa Bay and Clearwater, they’ve got some great rooftop bars and restaurants, too!

Post last updated April 2023

Rooftop Restaurants in Orlando

  • Eleven at Reunion Resort
  • The Whole Enchilada
  • Hollerbach’s Willow Tree Cafe – Rooftop Biergarten
  • Bites & Bubbles
  • BiCE Ristorante at Universal’s Portofino Bay Resort
  • Illume at JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek
  • Capa at Four Seasons
  • California Grill at Disney’s Contemporary
  • Rooftop Bar at Coca-Cola Store Disney Springs
  • Paddlefish at Disney Springs
  • STK Orlando
  • Bar 17 Bistro
  • Hanson’s Shoe Repair
  • AC Sky Bar
  • Altira Pool + Lounge
  • SkyLounge at Amway Center
  • The Space Bar (Titusville)

Keep reading for all the details on each of these awesome rooftop bars and restaurants in Orlando!

Eleven at Reunion Resort

Take the elevator to the 11th floor of Reunion Resort to dine at Eleven, which has been completely renovated from the decor to the menu. Formerly a steakhouse, the new concept now features signature craft cocktails and shareable tapas served in the dining room and on the open air rooftop pool deck. Check out the menu here.

Snag a table outside for romantic sunset views and Disney fireworks sparkling in the distance once the sun goes down. End the evening snuggled up by the fire pit with a nightcap in hand.

Note: Eleven is open for dinner Wednesdays – Saturdays from 5-10pm.

Rooftop cocktails and tapas at Eleven at Reunion Resort - Orlando rooftop restaurant
Cocktails and tapas at Eleven | Image credit: Stephanie Patterson

The Whole Enchilada

Rooftop dining meets tacos at The Whole Enchilada in Winter Garden. You can expect to find Mexican-inspired eats and fresh margaritas at this restaurant on Plant Street in Winter Garden. Climb to the rooftop bar to find a covered brick patio bar with plenty of seating and an outdoor area with lawn games.

There’s also open-air seating with large wooden benches for friendly gatherings and double dates. Hanging string lights set against an open sky are the closest thing to a ceiling, and lush greenery adorns the outdoor walls. Pair the views with a bright pink prickly pear margarita.

The Whole Enchilada in Winter Garden
The rooftop bar at The Whole Enchilada

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Rooftop Restaurants at Disney World

Illume at JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek

Delicious drinks, wonderful food, and amazing views…what more could you ask for on date night? Illume is one of Orlando’s most beautiful rooftop bars and restaurants, located at  JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek. Immerse yourself in casual luxury as you sip craft cocktails and dine on fare from the Japanese-inspired menu.

This rooftop roost also offers spectacular views of the nightly Disney fireworks. And bonus, after about 9:00pm it becomes an adults-only spot.
Reservations are required and can be made via OpenTable.

illume at JW Bonnet Creek - rooftop sunset views
illume at JW Bonnet Creek – rooftop sunset views


Related: Magical Ways to Celebrate an Anniversary, Birthday, or Special Occasion at Disney

Capa at Four Seasons

Capa is a sky-high steakhouse located on the 17th floor of the Four Seasons Resort Orlando. After a scrumptious dinner of fancy fare, step out onto the rooftop bar for breathtaking panoramic views of Walt Disney World Resort. Time it perfectly and you could end your romantic evening with the nightly Disney fireworks illuminating the atmosphere.

California Grill at Disney’s Contemporary

California Grill is perfectly perched atop the 15th floor of Walt Disney World’s Contemporary Resort, offering unparalleled views of the Seven Seas Lagoon and Magic Kingdom. Of course, gracing this swanky establishment with your presence during the sunset and darker evening hours is a must.

You’ll benefit from the charming view of Magic Kingdom’s fireworks display over Cinderella’s Castle. On the menu, expect to find a blend of international dishes and California cuisine.

Disney Monorail Pub Crawl: California Grill
California Grill

Disney Springs Rooftop Dining

Coca-Cola Store

The massive Coca-Cola Store at Disney Springs is complete with a rooftop beverage bar. During the day, try a Coca-Cola drink from around the world, cool off on hot Florida days with a frozen beverage or float, or come up with your own concoction from the Coca-Cola Freestyle.

Note, the Coca-Cola Store Rooftop Bar is no longer serving alcoholic beverages. There are still lots of mocktails, floats, and specialty beverages.


Head aboard the iconic steamboat at Disney Springs for waterfront dining that feels a world away at Paddlefish. This seafoodie’s paradise serves up delicious catches from the east coast to the west coast and everywhere in between. You won’t want to miss the opportunity for a romantic dinner on the top deck, where you can relish sunset views while indulging in the full menu.

a tropical cocktail with a view of disney boats at Paddlefish Rooftop Bar and Restaurant Disney Springs
Paddlefish Rooftop Bar and Restaurant Disney Springs – Dani Meyering


The glorious rooftop deck opens at 5pm. You can enjoy table service dining or try to snag one of the few chairs at the bar. There are ample beverage choices to pair with your tasty morsels. You’ll want to make reservations in advance.

STK Orlando

Dining in a dance club atmosphere with savory dishes and an eye-pleasing view?! STK Orlando, located in The Landing at Disney Springs, is fabulously chic with an adult tone. There is a live DJ spinning tunes from today and yesteryear for guests seated in the two-story restaurant.

Walk out from the second floor dining area to a rooftop terrace. The neon and Italian lights give this space a big city feel. Expect steakhouse fare and delicious adult beverage offerings. STK is open daily for dinner, and offers a fun happy hour Monday – Friday from 3-6:30pm. Brunch is served on Saturdays and Sundays. Reservations are highly recommended.

Related: Our Favorite Disney Springs Happy Hours

Bar 17 Bistro at Universal Orlando

Don’t overlook this hidden gem at Universal Orlando! Bar 17 Bistro is the rooftop bar at Universal’s Aventura Hotel in Orlando, Florida, with spectacular views of Universal’s theme parks. It opens at 5pm, which is the only time you can access Bar 17 Bistro at the very last stop on the hotel’s elevators.

Rooftop Bars in Orlando

Hanson’s Shoe Repair

Retreat to an intimate space with your favorite person at Hanson’s Shoe Repair. Not only is this bar a true speakeasy, but it’s also rich in history. “Hanson Shoe Repair Shop” was opened in this building in 1894 with the first electric sign in Orlando. The building is thought to be the oldest building in downtown Orlando still standing.

To obtain the password, which changes daily, check Twitter (@hansonsshoeshop) or call/text (407) 476-9446.

Best rooftop bars & restaurants in Orlando
Image credit: Hanson’s Shoe Repair

AC Sky Bar

Downtown Orlando’s modern hotel boasts a swanky rooftop terrace with panoramic views of Orlando. The menu at AC Sky Bar includes Spanish-inspired tapas, craft beer and artisanal cocktails for toasting to the sunset together. Dine indoors at the large bar and lounge seating, or head outside to the terrace for incredible views of downtown Orlando as the sun dips below the horizon.
Alternatively, visit on a Sunday for brunch.

Tip: While you don’t need to be a hotel guest to dine and drink here, the bar does occasionally close to non-hotel guests during select times, like busy holiday weekends. Reservations are required for Sunday brunch.

Best Rooftop Bars & Restaurants in Orlando for Date Night
Image credit: AC Hotel Orlando Downtown


Altira Pool + Lounge

Altira Pool + Lounge offers a taste of the chic life with a vibrant atmosphere and views of downtown Orlando. Located at the Grand Bohemian Hotel, Altira has a large bar that welcomes locals and hotel guests alike. Any non-hotel guest will be served in the bar area. Bed chairs and pool/jacuzzi are reserved for hotel guests.

Altira Hours of Operation:

Saturday: 11am – 10pm
Sunday:  10am – 6pm
Monday: closed
Tuesday: closed
Wednesday – Friday : 11am – 10pm

Parking is available for locals to visit Altira or the Bosendorfer Lounge for $15 per 3 hours.

Altira Rooftop Bar Grand Bohemian Orlando
Altira Rooftop Bar Grand Bohemian Orlando – Alayna Curry

SkyLounge at Amway Center

After an entertaining evening at the Amway Center, head to the top to end your evening on a high note at SkyLounge at Amway Center (formerly One80 Skytop Lounge). You won’t want to miss the stunning views of Orlando’s skyline while sipping a drink with your sweetie. This is a chic establishment and stylish dress is required for entry.

The lounge is open on all game and event days. 21+ only

Bonus idea: Toast the Space Coast at The Space Bar

The Space Bar is a hot spot to watch a rocket launch on the Space Coast, but the space themed cocktails and awesome food make it worth a visit anytime. The Space Bar is located at the Courtyard by Marriott Titusville, and perched high on the rooftop overlooking Kennedy Space Center.

With it being just an hour from Orlando this unique rooftop bar is worth the drive.

The Space Bar Titusville – Lounge Seating, Bar, and Rocket Launch View – Dani Meyering


Want more romance? Make plans for a night out at Orlando’s most romantic restaurants, or dine on the best seafood in town.

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