The Best Rooftops in Bucharest's City Center

Bucharest skyline
Bucharest skyline | © hpgruesen/Pixabay
Georgeta Gheorghe

With its hectic pace, occasionally maddening traffic and hot summer days, Bucharest is sometimes best admired from above. Early in the morning, for lunch, at sundown or after dark, rooftops are some of the city’s most precious hidden treasures.

Nomad Skybar


Right in the heart of Bucharest’s Old Centre, the party hotspot of the city, Nomad Skybar offers great views and an unmistakably cool vibe. Here, the contemporary materials such as glass and steel and the bar’s spectacular retractable roof mix seamlessly with the building’s original features. The highlight? Try the cocktails, some of the best in town.

Nomad Skybar, Etaj 1, Strada Smârdan 30, București 030167, Romania, +40 735 448 080

Upstairs Rooftop

Located nearby Calea Victoriei, Bucharest’s main artery lined with numerous museums and restaurants, Upstairs Rooftop exudes a relaxed vibe. Its interior, decorated with bright contrasting colours, has the potential to surprise due to the large murals painted on the walls. The highlight? The half-moon tip of the terrace, open year-round, where you can get some fresh air and an eyeful of this area of the city.

Upstairs Rooftop, Strada Sevastopol 24, București 010922, Romania, + 40 723 307 930

Deschis Gastrobar


Located on the edge of the city centre, Deschis Gastrobar is more than a bar. Alongside serving delicious food and a great selection of drinks, it welcomes the city’s creatives and facilitates the exchange of ideas by hosting workshops, screenings and talks with the purpose of building a creative community. The highlight? The early morning yoga sessions held on the rooftop on summer weekends.

Deschis Gastrobar, Splaiul Unirii 160, București, Romania, +40 753 372 447

Pura Vida Sky Bar


Offering some of the best views over the Old Centre, and especially over the copper dome-shaped roof of the National Bank of Romania, Pura Vida Sky Bar sits on top of the hostel with the same name. Visit early in the morning or after dark for the best views and take in the multicultural vibe of the place while sipping some of their amazing cocktails. The highlight? The cosmopolitan crowds it attracts everyday.

Linea/Closer to the Moon

Located on the edge of the Old Centre, this is the best rooftop in town where, drink in hand, you can attempt to and escape gravity by getting closer to the moon. Their cocktails are excellent, so better not head over there on weekdays, unless you’re planning to make an evening out of it. The highlight? The views over the House of Parliament, the colossus that dominates Bucharest’s skyline.

Linea/ Closer to the Moon, Strada Lipscani 17, București 030167, Romania, + 40 757 824 298

Silk Panoramic


Enjoying a privileged position in the very heart of the city, Silk Panoramic offers great views over the area surrounding Universitatii Square, and particularly over the Colțea Hopital, one of the city’s most beautiful buildings. The highlight? The lovely desserts available, because nothing beats admiring the views while delighting in a tiramisu.

Silk Panoramic, Strada Ion Nistor nr. 4, Bucharest 030041, Romania, +40 0722 555 505

SkyBar Dorobanți

One of the first rooftops to open in the city, SkyBar Dorobanți is located in the trendy neighbourhood of the same name. Boasting an aesthetic that can best be described as stylish and futuristic, a visit here can be the perfect way to kickstart a night on the town. The highlight? The ‘river’ that flows just beneath your feet!

Calea Dorobanți 155, Floor 5, București 010564, Romania, +40 724 759 227

culture trip left arrow
 culture trip brand logo

Volcanic Iceland Epic Trip

meet our Local Insider


women sitting on iceberg


2 years.


It's the personal contact, the personal experiences. I love meeting people from all over the world... I really like getting to know everyone and feeling like I'm traveling with a group of friends.


I have so many places on my list, but I would really lobe to go to Africa. I consider myself an “adventure girl” and Africa feels like the ULTIMATE adventure!

culture trip logo letter c
group posing for picture on iceberg
group posing for picture on iceberg

Every CULTURE TRIP Small-group adventure is led by a Local Insider just like Hanna.

map of volcanic iceland trip destination points
culture trip brand logo
culture trip right arrow
landscape with balloons floating in the air


Connect with like-minded people on our premium trips curated by local insiders and with care for the world

Since you are here, we would like to share our vision for the future of travel - and the direction Culture Trip is moving in.

Culture Trip launched in 2011 with a simple yet passionate mission: to inspire people to go beyond their boundaries and experience what makes a place, its people and its culture special and meaningful — and this is still in our DNA today. We are proud that, for more than a decade, millions like you have trusted our award-winning recommendations by people who deeply understand what makes certain places and communities so special.

Increasingly we believe the world needs more meaningful, real-life connections between curious travellers keen to explore the world in a more responsible way. That is why we have intensively curated a collection of premium small-group trips as an invitation to meet and connect with new, like-minded people for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in three categories: Culture Trips, Rail Trips and Private Trips. Our Trips are suitable for both solo travelers, couples and friends who want to explore the world together.

Culture Trips are deeply immersive 5 to 16 days itineraries, that combine authentic local experiences, exciting activities and 4-5* accommodation to look forward to at the end of each day. Our Rail Trips are our most planet-friendly itineraries that invite you to take the scenic route, relax whilst getting under the skin of a destination. Our Private Trips are fully tailored itineraries, curated by our Travel Experts specifically for you, your friends or your family.

We know that many of you worry about the environmental impact of travel and are looking for ways of expanding horizons in ways that do minimal harm - and may even bring benefits. We are committed to go as far as possible in curating our trips with care for the planet. That is why all of our trips are flightless in destination, fully carbon offset - and we have ambitious plans to be net zero in the very near future.


Holiday Sale Offers on Our Trips

Incredible Savings

Edit article