If we had to choose between a bar that has a rooftop, and a bar that’s firmly on the ground floor, nine times out of ten we’ll choose the rooftop.
In the winter months, the weather is perfect for sitting outside, and some of these top spots offer breath taking views of Manama from above.
Others, not so much. But you can enjoy the perfect temperatures outside, so who’s complaining?
Read on for our five top rooftop bars.
The Alto lounge at the Downtown Rotana is the perfect spot for views over the city. Situated right next to the Manama Souq, you’ll be able to see the Bahrain World Trade Centre from the 25th floor. Head here on a Monday for their swirl and sip night where you can enjoy unlimited grapes and a cheese platter between 7pm and 11pm for BHD12++.
Daily 5pm-2am. Alto, Downtown Rotana, Government Avenue, Manama (1721 0550).
Blue Moon Lounge
For tall building lovers, 25 floors is just not enough. Luckily for you, the Blue Moon Lounge in the Four Seasons Hotel in Bahrain Bay is up on the 50th floor. If you don’t want to break the bank, happy hour is from 6pm to 8pm on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, and from 4.30pm to 8pm on the weekend.
Sun and Tue 6pm-midnight; Wed and Thu 6pm-2am; Fri 4.30pm-2am; Sat noon-midnight. Blue Moon Lounge, Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay (1711 5046).
Hazel Rooftop Lounge
Hazel Rooftop Lounge is the perfect spot to hang out with friends thanks to its huge sushi, tapas and sharing plate menus. Sip on a selection of house mixed drinks and be sure to take a picture from the rooftop.
Mon-Sat 5pm-2am. Hazel Rooftop Lounge, Road 3815, Adliya (1723 1231).
Japanese food lovers will adore Meisei Restaurant, which offers up a number of fusion foods and caters to every diet with different menus for vegans, vegetarians, pescatarians and those who are gluten-free. Head up to the rooftop for live music, and enjoy a salsa night every Wednesday from 8pm. Ladies will be treated to two glasses of sparkling grape.
Sun-Thu noon-3pm, 6pm-late; Fri-Sat noon-late. Road 3830, Adliya (1700 7770).
The Meat Co
If you fancy visiting a steakhouse with a view, The Meat Co in Adliya is your best bet. This spot is undeniably pricey, but it’s definitely a great place for a blowout date night.
Sat-Wed 12.30pm-midnight; Thu-Fri 12.30pm-1am. Road 3809, Manama (1774 2080).