sasha's wine bar on de mun photo by david weis

7 St. Louis rooftop bars and restaurants we love

Ascending to the sky offers a great vantage point to see the St. Louis cityscape. Whether you’re looking for a Sunday brunch spot or a midnight sip, check out these rooftop bars and restaurants to satisfy your cravings and soak in the views.

Come for the craft cocktails and draft local beers, and stay for the city skyline, Sunset + Sips Happy Hour (Thursdays to Mondays from 4 to 6 p.m.) and Friday and Saturday night DJ sets. Feast on a range of dishes that seafood and meat-lovers are sure to enjoy, such as the crawfish cakes or Cuban panini. There are also vegetarian and vegan-friendly options, including a burrata and fig platter along with a grilled asparagus and oven-roasted carrots dish. The bar is situated at the top of Angad Arts Hotel and reservations can be made online3550 Samuel Shepard Drive, St. Louis, 314.561.0033,

Cinder House
Located at the Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis, Cinder House is a stone’s throw away from many iconic St. Louis charms, including the Gateway Arch, Mississippi Riverfront and Citygarden Sculpture Park. Perched on the hotel’s eighth floor, Cinder House specializes in South American-style cuisine utilizing live-fire cooking. Cater to your cravings with the extensive lunch and dinner menus, as well the breakfast and brunch menus. Additionally, the Cinder Bar serves rotating local beers and specialty cocktails. Reservations can be made online. 999 N. Second St., St. Louis, 314.881.5759, 

Sasha’s Wine Bar on De Mun
The rooftop patio of Sasha’s looks out on Concordia Park and is just a few blocks away from Forest Park. Pop by to indulge in a glass of wine (or perhaps a bottle) from Sasha’s extensive wine cellar, stocked with selections from around the world, and dine on some savory crepes and pizzas. Either way, Sasha’s has you covered. 706 De Mun Ave., St. Louis, 314.863.7274,

sasha's on demun // photo by david weis

The Bellwether
Located in Lafayette Square, the Bellwether boasts a 50-seat, plant-lined patio overlooking historic brick buildings. The Bellwether’s elegant brunch and dinner menus have something for everyone – from steak to togarashi fries. Moreover, the specialty cocktails, such as The Rum Diary and Gravity’s Rainbow, and wine by the glass sounds like reason enough to put in a reservation as soon as possible. 1419 Carroll St., St. Louis, 314.380.3086,

Three Sixty
No reservations are required to get one of the most complete views of downtown. Situated atop the Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark, guests are treated not only to the panoramic views of the city, but also to a multitude of dishes and drinks. The bar features wines and brews from local favorites and specialty cocktails including the 360 Old-Fashioned – a namesake staple cocktail. For dining options, there are plenty of small plates and salads to enjoy before feasting on open-flame pizzas and entrees such as burgers and shrimp scampi.1 S. Broadway, St. Louis, 314.241.8439,

From the Element St. Louis Midtown hotel lobby, go to the seventh floor for a rooftop bar set apart from the rest. The patio’s 15-foot fire pit and view of the city set the scene, while the robust cocktail menu and diverse drink flights set the mood. On the food menu, UpBar serves everything from appetizers and boards to sandwiches and salads. 3763 Forest Park Ave., St. Louis, 314.639.0062, 

Vin De Set
St. Louis may not have the Eiffel Tower, but it does have the Arch peeking through the downtown skyline, and the French ambiance of this bistro evokes Parisian cityscape vibes. Choose from an assortment of hors d’oeuvres, cheeses, soups and salads, along with meat dishes and vegetarian options like eggplant Napoleon. As for drinks, there’s everything from wines and beers to liquor and cocktails – primarily focusing on French and Southern Rhone selections. 2017 Chouteau Ave., St. Louis, 314.241.8989,