The Happiest Hours are Spent Sipping on the Roof
Rooftop Bars and Restaurants are the best way to experience the Space Coast. Live music, out-of-this-world views, cold drinks, good company, and prime launch-viewing location make for a vacation to remember. Rooftop bars are opening all over this coast. Here’s a quick guide to help you choose your vibe when you’re looking to sip on the skyline during your Space Coast getaway.
The Space Bar | Titusville
6245 Riverfront Center Blvd
Titusville, FL, 32780
Looking for the perfect rooftop to watch a rocket launch, The Space Bar at the Courtyard Titusville Kennedy Space Center, is out-of-this-world. This prime launch viewing location serves up space-inspired cocktails, fun bites and is only 7 miles away from the Kennedy Space Center.
The Mansion | Melbourne
1218 E. New Haven Avenue
The Rooftop of The Mansion is an adults-only venue that serves a full menu, with an extensive list of wines and craft beers on tap. The spacious rooftop can accommodate large groups, so it’s perfect for that girl’s weekend getaway or your kid-free dinner date. The Mansion’s Rooftop is vacation casual, bust out that Tommy Bahama shirt or dress up for your special night out. You’re in for a magical evening of amazing food and even better views of the Indian River Lagoon at this rooftop oasis!
Pineapples | Eau Gallie Arts District, Melbourne
1434 Pineapple Avenue
For great food, live entertainment, and spectacular views of the Indian River Lagoon, you’ll want to check out this three-story tropical-themed restaurant, bar, and concert venue in Melbourne’s Eau Gallie Arts District. Each floor has its own vibe. Have fun exploring them, or just head straight to the top for an EGAD rooftop experience you won’t soon forget. The ground floor offers fine dining and indoor seating. For a more casual dining experience with live entertainment and outdoor balcony seating, head to the second floor. After 8:00 p.m. the 2nd floor transforms into a 21 + nightclub with cool cocktails, hot apps, and a party you’ll remember forever. All the way up, the rooftop bar is a lovely place to soak up some sun and catch a breeze over light meals and specialty drinks. Kids are allowed until 7:30. After that, Pineapples pops off with crafted drinks, live music, and a starlit ambiance with views of the Indian River Lagoon.
The Landing Rooftop at Hotel Melby | Downtown Melbourne
801 E. Strawbridge Avenue, Downtown Melbourne
The Landing Rooftop offers panoramic views of the beautiful Indian River Lagoon and historic Downtown Melbourne in a modern, casual environment. On a clear day, you can also see the Atlantic Ocean over the barrier island. They feature an elevated Southern comfort menu as well as craft cocktails, craft beer, and wines. Open from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily, this is one of the few rooftop restaurants in the area where you can bring the whole family. This Rooftop features an incredible mural by local artist Christopher Maslow, who is the Artist In Residence for Hotel Melby. His contributions give this rooftop experience a sophisticated, cosmopolitan feel. Which is exactly what you want when you’re high above the city overlooking the Lagoon and old-growth oaks below.
Ryan’s Pizza and Pub | Cocoa Village
4 Harrison Street, Suite 100, Cocoa
After spending the day shopping in charming Cocoa Village, kick back and enjoy a relaxing view of the Indian River Lagoon and Cocoa Riverfront Park in this family-friendly rooftop restaurant that even welcomes the family dog. The vibe is very relaxed and sometimes features local live music. In addition to huge pizzas, Ryan’s offers traditional American fare as well as Irish and other Italian dishes – something for everyone! There’s a full bar on the covered patio with plenty of outdoor tables adorned with large umbrellas to provide some much-needed shade fo
BAR Rooftop at Djon’s Village Market | Indialantic
249 5th Avenue, Indialantic
You could get lost for hours shopping in this fabulous market full of fresh pre-made meals-to-go along with amazing fresh baked goods, meats, produce, wines, and more. BAR Rooftop is their 21 + rooftop experience. The typical dress is upscale casual, but you’re in Florida and Beach Casual is OK too! One of the best things about this rooftop bar, besides it’s impeccable wines, cocktails and craft beers, is it’s also a refuge from summer rains and the hot sun with awnings, shades and umbrellas. You’ll find a menu of artfully crafted small plates available to order with your beverage and incredible views of that Atlantic Ocean to the East and Indian River Lagoon to the West.
There may not be many rooftop bars on the Space Coast, but the ones we have are not to be missed. Grab your friend and ride that elevator all the way to the top!