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Old Nov 20, 11, 11:45 pm   #1
 
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Bars and Restaurants in Skyscrapers

Some of my favorite memories of different places I've been has been having a drink with a friend at the highest bar or restaurant in the city. In Shanghai, that was Cloud 9. In Dubai it was Neos at The Address. In Stockholm, Restaurang Himlen fits the bill. I only recently started doing this, so I wanted to ask the FT Dining Collective: What are the highest bars or restaurants that you know of in each city? I'm looking for places that are perched above a city with great views, preferably as high up as you can get.

Legend:
[T] Communication/Observation Tower, not a Skyscraper
[V] Because of special view (river front, perched on mountain/hill, etc)
[M] Membership required; Members only.
[R] Revolving Restaurant/Bar
[FT] Contributed by FT members
[FT*] Recommended by FT members
[FTX] NOT Recommended by FT members
[In] From an Internet Source. Not mentioned by FT members. May not be vetted.
Feet to floors is calculated at a generic 11 feet per floor.

Example:
[In, T, R, ~150m]: This entry came from an internet source and is a revolving restaurant/bar 150 meters up in a communication/observation tower.
[V, M, FT*]: This entry is recommended by a FT member, but is members only and may be in a low rise with a specific view, such as over a river or of a specific landmark.

DiningBuzz Hive Mind Restaurants:
United States and Canada
Seattle: Columbia Tower Club: 76th Floor [FT, M]
Seattle: SkyCity Restaurant: Space Needle, 55th floor (approx. equivalent) [T, R, FTX]
Seattle: Starbucks: Columbia Tower, 40th floor [FT*]
Seattle: Top of The Hilton: Hilton Hotel, 29th floor [In, Only open until 2PM]
Seattle: R View: Renaissance Hotel, 28th floor [FT]
Seattle: Terrace Garden Restaurant and Lounge: Red Lion Seattle, 5th floor [FT]
Seattle: Hard Rock Cafe: 3rd Floor [FT, V]
Seattle: Canlis: Canlis (Queen Anne): [FT, V]
Seattle: Athenian Inn: Pike Place Market: [FT, V]
Seattle: Cutters Crabhouse: Pike Place Market: [FT, V]
Seattle: Lowell's Restaurant: Pike Place Market: [FT, V]
Seattle: Maximilien Restaurant: Pike Place Market: [FT, V]
Seattle: Place Pigalle: Pike Place Market: [FT, V]

Bellevue (near Seattle): Daniel's Broiler: Bellevue Tower, 21st floor: [FT]

Wenatchee (WA): Rivertop Bar & Grill: Coast Wenatchee Center Hotel, 9th floor [FT]

Portland (PDX): Portland City Grill: US Bancorp Tower, 30th floor [FT*, [Pictures]]
Portland (PDX): Departure: The Nines Hotel, 16th floor [In]

San Francisco: The View: Marriott Marquis, 39th floor [In]
San Francisco: Grandviews Restaurant: Park Hyatt, 36th floor [In]
San Francisco: Top of the Mark: Intercontinental, 19th floor [FT, Note: Perched on Nob Hill giving it a higher effective altitude]

Big Sur: SIERRA MAR: Post Ranch Inn [In, V]

Los Angeles: City Club on Bunker Hill: Wells Fargo Building, 54th floor [FT, M]
Los Angeles: BonaVista: Bonaventure, 34th floor [FT]
Los Angeles: WP24: The JW Marriot at LA Live, 24th floor [FT]
Los Angeles: Elevate Lounge/Takami: 21st floor [In]
Los Angeles: Perch: Pershing Square Building, 16th floor [FT]
Los Angeles: Rooftop Bar at The Standard: The Standard Hotel, 15th floor [FT]
Los Angeles: Yamashiro's [FT, V]
Los Angeles: The Encounter: LAX Theme Building [FT-, R, CLOSED]

Long Beach: Panorama Grill: Holiday Inn LGB, 13th floor [FT]

Santa Monica: The Penthouse: Huntley Hotel, 17th floor [In]

San Diego: Bertrand at Mr. A's: 12th floor [In, V]

Phoenix: Compass Arizona Grill: Hyatt Hotel, 24th floor [FT, R]

Las Vegas: Lounge 107/Top of the World: Stratosphere, 106th/107th Floor [FT* for Lounge 107 + Happy Hour, T, Note: North of Strip]
Las Vegas: Foundation Room/Mix: Mandalay Bay, 61st floor [FT* for Mix]
Las Vegas: Alize: The Palms, 52nd floor [FT, 1 Michelin Star]
Las Vegas: Ghostbar: The Palms, 55th floor [FT]
Las Vegas: The View/Moon: The Palms, 52nd floor [FT]
Las Vegas: Nove Italiano: Palms Fantasy Tower, 51nd floor [FT]
Las Vegas: Mix: THE Hotel, 42rd floor [FT]
Las Vegas: Binion's Steakhouse: Binion's, 24th floor [FT, Note: Downtown]
Las Vegas:.Mandarin Bar/Tea Lounge: Mandarin Orient, 23rd Floor [FT*]
Las Vegas: Effiel Tower Restaurant: Paris, 10th(?) Floor [FT, Note: Table 56 has the prime view of the Bellagio Fountain across the street. Walk-in only for table 56.]

Stateline [NV, South Lake Tahoe]: 19 Kitchen & Bar: Harvey's, 19th Floor [FT*, FT, Yelp]

Honolulu: Top of Waikiki: Waikiki Business Plaza, 18th floor [FT, R]

Duluth: JJ Astor Restaurant and Lounge: Radisson Hotel, 16th floor [FT, R]

Minneapolis: Prohibition Bar: W Hotel (The Foshay), 27th floor [In]

St. Louis: Three Sixty Rooftop Bar: Hilton, 26th floor [In, View of Stadium]

Indianapolis: Eagle's Nest: Hyatt, 20th floor [FT, R]

Louisville: Rivue Restaurant and Lounge: Galt House Hotel, 25th floor [FT, R]
Louisville: Ruth Chris Steakhouse: Kaden Tower, 16th floor [FT]


Houston: Spindeltop: Hyatt, 30th floor [In]

Dallas: Reunion Tower by Wolfgang Puck*: Reunion Tower, ~52nd floor [FT, T]
Dallas: The Joule Poule: The Joule Hotel, 10th Floor [In]

Chicago: Signature Room: John Hancock Building, 95th floor [FT*]
Chicago: Cite: Lake Point Tower, 70th floor [FT*]
Chicago: Everest: Chicago Stock Exchange, 40th floor [FT]
Chicago: ROOF on theWit: theWit (DoubleTree), 27th floor [In]
Chicago: C-View: MileNorth, 19th Floor [In]
Chicago: The Terrace at Trump: Trump Hotel Chicago, 17th floor [FT]


Milwaukee: Blu in the Pfister Hotel: Pfister Hotel, 23rd floor [In]

Detroit: Coach Insignia: RenCen, 72nd floor [FT**]
Detroit: Skybar: David Stott Building, 33rd floor [FT]
Detroit: Iridescence Restaurant: Motor City Casino, 16th floor [FT]

Niagara Falls: Skylon Tower Restaurant: Skylon Tower, ~40th floor [FTX, T, R, ~150m?]

Boston: Top of the Hub: Prudential Building, 52nd floor [FT**]
Boston: Meritage - The Restaurant / Rowes Wharf Sea Grille: Boston Harbor Hotel [FT*, V]

Hartford: OnTwenty: One State Street, 20th Floor [FT]

New York: The View: Marriott Marquis Hotel, 43rd floor [FT, R]
New York: Gaonnurai: 39th Floor [FT]
New York: Asiate: Mandarin Oriental, 35th floor [FT]
New York: Skyroom Times Square: Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott Times Square, 34th floor [In]
New York: Salon de Ning: The Penninsula Hotel, 23rd floor [In]
New York: Top of the Strand: The Strand, 21st floor [In]
New York: 230 5th: 19th Floor [FT*,V]
New York: Top of the Standard: The Standard, 18th floor [FT*]
New York: The Press Lounge: Ink 48, 16th floor [FT*]
New York: Above 6: Thompson Hotel (6 Columbus Circle), ~14th floor [In]
New York: Ava Lounge: Dream Hotel, 14th floor [In]
New York: A60: Thompson Hotel (60 Thompson), 13th floor [In, M]
New York: River Cafe [FT, V]

Pittsburgh: LeMont [In, V]

Baltimore: 13th Floor: The Belvedere, 13th Floor [In]

Philadelphia: R2L: Two Liberty Place, 37th Floor [FT]

Washington DC: Skydome Lounge/Windows over Washington: DoubleTree by Hilton, 14-16th floor [FT, R (Skydome)]
Washington DC: Roof-top Bar at Affinia: Affinia Hotel, 10th Floor [In, Seasonal]

Charlotte: Charlotte City Club: 121 West Trade Street, 31st floor [FT]
Charlotte: Bentley's on 27: Charlotte Plaza Building, 27th floor [FT]
Charlotte: Fahrenheit: SKYE Building, 21st Floor [FT]

Atlanta: The Sun Dial Restaurant Bar & View (Alternative Link): Westin Hotel, 73rd floor [FT*]
Atlanta: Nikolais' Roof: Hilton Atlanta, 30th floor [In]

Miami: El Mirador: Holiday Inn MIA, 9th floor [FT]

Vancouver, BC: Top of Vancouver: Harbour Centre, 55th floor [In, ~167m]
Vancouver, BC: Grouse Mountain: Grouse Mountain, 1125m [FT]
Vancouver, BC: Cloud 9: Empire Landmark Hotel, 42nd floor [In]
Vancouver, BC: Cascades Lounge: Pan Pacific Hotel [FT*, V, Photo]
Vancouver, BC: Sandbar: Granville Island [FT*, V, Photo]
Vancouver, BC: Cardero's [FT, V]
Vancouver, BC: Seawall Bar & Grill: Westin Bayshore [FT, V]
Vancouver, BC: Lift [FT, V]

Victoria: Vista 18: Chateau Victoria, 18th Floor [FT]

Calgary: Sky 360: Calgary Tower, ~46th floor [FT, R, T]

Winnipeg: Praire 360: Fort Garry Place, 31st Floor [FT, R]

Toronto: Canoe: TD Bank Tower, 54th floor [FT*]
Toronto: Panorama Lounge: Manulife Centre, 51st floor [FT*]
Toronto: Toula: Westin Harbour Castle, 38th floor [FT]
Toronto: Stock Restaurant: Trump International Hotel and Tower Toronto, 31st floor [FT]
Toronto: Sky Yard: Drake Hotel, 2nd floor [In]
Toronto: 360: CN Tower, 100th floor [FT, T, ~1,151 ft]

Montreal: 737: Royal Bank Tower, 47th floor [FT]

Asia
Singapore: New Asia (SwissHotel): The Stamford, 71st floor [In]
Singapore: Altitude Bar: One Raffles Place building, 62nd floor [FT*]
Singapore: Ku De Ta: Sands, 57th floor [In]

Kuala Lumpur: Atmosphere 360: Menara Kuala Lumpur, ~93rd floor (276 m)[FT, T, R]
Kuala Lumpur: Marini's on 57: Menara 3 Petronas, 57th Floor [FT]
Kuala Lumpur: Heli Lounge: Menara KH, 34th floor [FT, Unique]
Kuala Lumpur: Luna: Pacific Regency, 34th floor [FT]
Kuala Lumpur: SkyBar: Traders Hotel, 33rd floor [FT*, Pic]
Kuala Lumpur: View Rooftop Bar: GTower, 30th Floor [FT]
Jakarta: SKYE Bar & Lounge: Menara BCA, 56th floor [FT, Picture!]

Manila: SkyDeck View Bar: Baylead Intramuros, 10th-sih floor [FT]

Ho Chi Minh City: Chill Skybar [Official site (down?), YouTube Video]: A&B Tower, 25th floor [FT]

Bangkok: Sirocco: The Dome, 63rd floor [In]
Bangkok: Vertigo Bar: Banyan Tree, 61st floor [FT*]
Bangkok: Red Sky: Centara Grand Hotel, 55th floor [FT]

Tokyo: The Peak Bar/New York Grille: Park Hyatt Tokyo, 52nd floor [FT, "Lost in Translation" Bar]
Tokyo: Ma-Do: Mori Tower, 52nd floor [FT*]
Tokyo: Cafe and Bar: Tokyo Municipal Building, 45th floor [FT, Cafe: South Observatory, Cafe and Bar: North Observatory]
Tokyo: Mixx bar: ANA Intercontinental Hotel, 36th floor [FT*, Ask for Jan]
Tokyo: Nadaman: Shangri-La Hotel, 29th floor [In]
Tokyo: Twentyeight: Conrad Hotel, 28th floor [FT*]
Tokyo: Kozue: Park Hyatt Tokyo, ?? floor [FT*]
Tokyo: The SKY: New Otani Hotel, 17th floor [In, R]
Tokyo: BEIGE ALAIN DUCASSE: Chanel Ginza Building, 10th floor [In]
Tokyo: Ekki Bar & Grill: Four Seasons, 7th floor [In]

Osaka: Tavola36: Swissotel Nankai, 36th floor [FT]
Osaka: Windows on the World: Hilton Osaka Hotel, 35th floor [Indirectly via FT]

Okinawa: The Beach Tower: The Beach Tower, ?? floor [FT]

Beijing: Yin: The Emperor Hotel, 5th floor [FT*, V]
Beijing: Atmosphere: China World Summit Wing, 80th floor [FT]
Beijing: The China Grille: Park Hyatt, 66th floor [FT]
Beijing: Capital M: ~5th Floor [In, V]

Shanghai: Shanghai Lounge: Shanghai World Financial Center, 92nd floor [FT]
Shanghai: Cloud 9: Jin Mao Tower, 85th floor [FT*]
Shanghai: Flair: One Lujiazui (Ritz Carlton), 58th floor [FT]
Shanghai: JW's Champagne Lounge: JW Marriot, 40th floor [In]
Shanghai: Vue Bar: Hyatt on the Bund, 33nd floor [In]
Shanghai: CHAR: Indigo Hotel, 31st Floor [In]
Shanghai: Bar Rouge Shanghai: The Bund, 6th floor [FT, V]

Hauxi: Prince View: New Village in the Sky, 71st floor [In]

Suzhou: Pinnacle Sky Lounge: Global 188, B Tower (Fraser Suites), 55th floor [FT]

Hong Kong: O-Zone: International Commerce Centre (Ritz Carlton), 118th floor [FT*]
Hong Kong: View62: Hopewell Building, 62nd floor [FT, R]
Hong Kong: Sugar: 32nd Floor [In]
Hong Kong: Aqua: One Peking Road, 30th floor [FT]
Hong Kong: Azure: Lan Kwai Fong, 29th floor [FT*]
Hong Kong: Felix: The Peninsula, 28th floor [FT*]
Hong Kong: Sky Lounge: Sheraton Hotel, 18th floor [FT*]

Seoul: Walking on the Cloud: 63 Building, 59th floor [FT]

Pyongyang: Yanggakdo International Hotel, 47th floor [FT]

Ulaanbaatar: Blue Sky Lounge: Blue Sky Tower, 25th floor [FT/In]

Tashkent: Space Restaurant: TV Tower, ~35th floor [FT, T, R, 357ft/120m]

Almaty: PRIMAVERA: Business Center "Koktem", 13th floor [In]

Astana: Kazakhstan Revolving Restaurant: Beijing Palace Soluxe Hotel, 23rd floor [In]

Baku: SKY BAR: Landmark III Hotel, 19th floor [In]
Baku: AZZA FYUJIN: Radisson Blu, 17th floor [In]

Middle East & India
Dubai: at.Mosphere: Burj Khalifa, 122nd floor [FT, Hive mind review: Tea Time]
Dubai: Neo: The Address Downtown, 63rd floor [FT*]
Dubai: The Observatory: Dubai Marriott Harbour, 52nd floor [FT]
Dubai: Vu's: Hotel Tower of Jumeirah Emirates Towers, 51st floor [In]
Dubai: Embassy Dubai: Grosvenor House #2, 4Xth floor [FT]
Dubai: Bar 44: Grosvenor House #1, 44th floor [FT*]
Dubai: Skyview Bar: Burj al Arab, 27th floor [FT*]
Dubai: Al Dawaar: Hyatt Regency, 25th floor [FT, R]

Abu Dhabi: Ray's Bar: Jumeirah Etihad Towers, 62nd floor [FT]

Riyadh: The Globe: Al Faisaliah Center, 66th floor [In, ~200m]

Doha: Strata Restaurant and Lounge: Silhouette Tower, InterContinental Hotel The City, 56th floor [In]
Doha: SKY: Aspire Tower, 51th floor [In, "Opening Soon"]
Doha: Panorama Restaurant: Aspire Tower, 50th floor [In, "Opening Soon"]
Doha: Three Sixty: Aspire Tower, 47th floor [In, R]
Doha: Skybar: La Cigale Hotel, 15th floor [In]

Beirut: Sky Bar: Palm Beach Hotel, 8th floor [In]

Mumbai: Aer: Four Seasons, 34th floor [In]

Europe
London: Rhodes 24 & Vertigo 42: Tower 42 (NatWest Tower), 24th and 42nd floor, respectively. [FT, Britain's highest bar]
London: Duck and Waffle: Heron Tower, 40th floor [FT*]
London: Sushi Samba: Heron Tower, 39th floor [FT]
London: 40|30: The Gherkin, 40th floor [FT, M]
London: Galvin at Windows: Hilton Hotel, 28th floor [FT*]
London: Oxo Tower Restaurant: Oxo Tower, 8th floor [FT, V]
London: Restaurant at Tate Modern: Tate Modern, 6th floor [FT*]

Birmingham: Marco Pierre White Steakhouse: The Cube, 25th Floor [FT]

Paris: Champagne Bar: Eiffel Tower, 80th floor [FT*, T, ~320m]
Paris: Le Ciel de Paris: Tour Montparnasse, 56th floor [FT]

Madrid: THE ROOF: Me by Melia, 6th Floor [In]

Barcelona: Eclipse: W Hotel, 26th floor [In]
Barcelona: Skybar: Grand Hotel Central, 8th floor: [In, V]

Marbella: Pangea: [In, V]

Lisbon: Chapito: [In, V]

Monaco: Le Grill: Hotel de Paris, 8th Floor [In, V]

Stockholm: Restaurang Himlen: "Skrapan", Södermalm, 26th floor [FT*, Pics]
Stockholm: Restaurant Kaknästornet: Kaknästornet, 30th floor [FT]
Stockholm: Gondolen: Katrinahissen, ~10th floor [FT]
Stockholm: Sky Bar: Royal Viking Hotel Radisson Blu, 9th floor [FT, Extremely Central]
Stockholm: Spa Bar: Hotel Clarion Sign, 8th Floor [In]

Oslo: 34 SkyBar: Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, 34th floor [In]

Reykjavik: Perlan: "The Pearl" Water Tower, 8th floor [FT]

Vilnius: The Milky Way: TV Tower, 58th floor [FT, T]
Vilnius: Skybar: Radisson Blu, 22nd floor [FT]

Riga: Skyline Bar: Radisson Blu Hotel, 26th floor [FT]
Riga: Veja Roze: TV Tower [In, T, CLOSED]

Tallinn: Cafe Restaurant: TV Tower, ~22nd floor [In]

Bratislava: Altitude: Kamzik TV Tower, ~20th floor (but perched on hill above city) [FT, 68m, V]
Bratislava: Taste.Restaurant: The New Bridge, ~25th floor [FT, 85m]

Vienna: Donauturm Restaurant: Donauturm, ~44th floor [FT, T]

Salzburg: Restaurant at Hotel Europa: Hotel Europa, 15th floor [FT]

Kiev: Bar on 8: Hyatt Regency Kiev, 8th floor [FT]
Kiev: Belvedere Restaurant: Crystall Hall building, 1st Floor [FT, V]

Moscow: Seventh Heaven: Ostankino Tower, ~107th floor [FT, T, R, ~1180ft/360m, Currently Closed?]
Moscow: City Space Bar & Lounge: Swissotel Krasnye Holmy, 34th floor [In]
Moscow: Sky Lounge: Academy of Sciences building, 22nd floor [FT*]
Moscow: Kalina Bar: Lotte Plaza, 21st floor [In]
Moscow: Conservatory Lounge & Bar: Park Hyatt, 10th floor [In]

Germany: Berlin: Telecafé & Bar: TV Tower, 70th floor [FT, T, 207m)
Germany: Berlin: Puro Sky Lounge: Europa Center, 20th floor [FT, Club]
Germany: Berlin: Rooftop Restaurant at Bundestag: Reichstag [FT, You can skip the line if you have a reservation, V]

Germany: Munich: Restaurant 181: Olympic Tower, 61st floor [In, ~182m]

Germany: Garmisch-Partenkirchen: Forsthaus Graseck [FT*, V, ~855m]

Germany: Travemünde: Über den Wolken: Maritim Strandhotel Travemünde, ~33rd floor [FT*]

Saas-Fee: Drehrestaurant Allalin: Allalinhorn, 3,500m [In, V, On mountain peak, "World's Highest Restaurant"]

Shilthorn: Piz Gloria [FT, V, R, 2970m]

Zurich: Clouds: Prime Tower, 35th Floor [FT]

Prague: DUPLEX: Off Wenceslas Square, 7th floor [In]

Athens: Galaxy Bar: Hilton Hotel, ~12th Floor [In]

Istanbul: Panorama Restaurant: The Marmara Hotel (Taksim), ~25th floor [In]
Istanbul: Mikla: The Marmara Pera Hotel, 20th floor? [In]
Istanbul: Gaja: Swissotel, 16th floor [In]
Istanbul: Istanbul 360: 11th floor [In]
Istanbul: Nuteras: 7th floor [In, V]
Istanbul: 5 Kat: 5th Floor [In, V]


Australia and Oceania
Sydney: Sydney Tower Buffet: Sydney Tower, ~71-73rd floor [FT, R, T]
Sydney: Summit: Australia Square, 47th floor [In]
Sydney: Blu Bar on 36: Shangri-La Hotel, 36th floor [In]
Sydney: Cafe Sydney: Customs House, 5th floor [FT*, V]

Melbourne: Eureka 89: Eureka Tower, 89th Floor [FT, Review]
Melbourne: Vue de Monde: Rialto Building, 55th Floor [FT*, Review]

Gold Coast: Skypoint: Q1 Building, 77th floor [FT*]

Perth: C Restaurant: St. Martins Tower, 33rd floor [In]

Auckland: Orbit Revolving Restaurant: Sky Tower, 56th floor [FT, R, 190m]
Auckland: Vue Restaurant: Mercure Hotel, "Top Floor" [FT, Paul79UF's Photo]

Africa
Johannesburg: SkyeBar: Holiday Inn Sandton, 9th floor [FT]

Cape Town: Top of Africa: Carlton Centre, 50th floor [In, Unconfirmed! Mixed reports about a cafe/bar on the observation deck]
Cape Town: Cape Royale Skye: Cape Royale Hotel, 6-7th floor? [In]
Cape Town: Sky Bar to Grand Daddy Hotel: Grand Daddy Hotel, 3rd floor? [In]
Cape Town: Tjing Tjing: 3rd Floor [In]
Cape Town: Soho Restaurant: The Village Lodge, 3rd Floor [In]

Durban: Gino's Skybar: John Ross House, 33rd floor [In]

Central and South America
Mexico City: Bellini: World Trade Center, 45th floor [In, R]

San Miguel de Allende: Luna Rooftop Bar: Rosewood San Miguel, Low Rise [In, V]

Rio de Janeiro: Juice/Food Bar at the top of Corcovado: Corcovado Mountain/Christ the Redeemer Statue [FT+, V]
Rio de Janeiro: Skylab: Rio Othon Palace Hotel, 30th floor [In]
Rio de Janeiro: Aprazivel [FT, V]
Rio de Janeiro: Enoteca Uno: 10th floor [In]

Sao Paulo: Terraco Italia: Terraco Italia, 41st floor [In]
Sao Paulo: Skye: Hotel Unique, 8-9th floor [In]

Foz do Iguazu: Cuisine Du Ciel Bar: Golden Tulip Hotel, 18th floor [FT]

Montevideo: Restaurante Arcadia: Radisson Montevideo Victoria Plaza Hotel, 25th floor [FT, May be closing? [9/2012]]

Buenos Aires: VISIT Sky Bar, Hotel Pulitzer, 13th floor [FT, Seasonal, Open summer only]
Buenos Aires: Blue Sky Bar: Hotel Madero, 9th floor? [In]
Buenos Aires: Sky Bar: AXEL Hotel, 5-10th floor? [In, "Heterofriendly"]
Buenos Aires: Belushi: Low Rise Rooftop [In]

Santiago: Giratorio Restaurant: ??? [FT, R]

Legend:
[T] Communication/Observation Tower, not a Skyscraper
[V] Because of special view (river, perched on mountain)
[M] Membership required; Members only.
[R] Revolving Restaurant/Bar
[FT] Contributed by FT members
[FT*] Recommended by FT members
[FTX] NOT Recommended by FT members
[In] From an Internet Source. Not mentioned by FT members. May not be vetted.
Feet to floors is calculated at a generic 11 feet per floor.

Example:
[In, T, R, ~150m]: This entry came from an internet source and is a revolving restaurant/bar 150 meters up in a communication/observation tower.
[V, M, FT*]: This entry is recommended by a FT member, but is members only and may be in a low rise with a specific view, such as over a river or of a specific landmark.
Resources:
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Old Nov 21, 11, 12:21 am   #2
 
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Singapore's new Altitude Bar is an amazing rooftop bar. The other amazing rooftop bar is at SwissHotel. IIRC, it's 80 floors to the top. On some nights, they migrate the entire bar to the Helipad.

Kuala Lumpur's (Malaysia) Trader Hotel Sky Bar is breathtaking. It has a perfect view of the world-famous Petronas Towers. I can't remember how many floors up it is, but it's quite a few.

Portland (Oregon) has a terrific view from Portland City Grill. I think it's 30 floors up and overlooks the river and the mountain.

I'll keep thinking about other ones I've been to. Fun idea!
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Signature Room on the 95th floor of the John Hancock Building in Chicago...

Lunch buffet is only $20.
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Old Nov 21, 11, 3:41 pm   #4
 
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Canoe in Toronto (54th floor) is good, really good service, nice food, great wine selection.

360 (revolving restaurant at the top of the CN Tower) not great IMO - although it is a few years since I went and have been told it has improved.
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Old Nov 21, 11, 6:56 pm   #5
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I was at 360 by request of out of town relatives last month, it is not in the same league as Canoe.
However the rotating view is better.
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Cool L.A.

The BonaVista at the Bonaventure in L.A. is a great memory for me! Was there back in 1981, late at night. Had some sort of rum punch and the glass was mine to keep. A large ceramic "Tweety Bird". All these years later I still have it. Was good to plant an aloe in....

Nice to remember 30 years ago when I was a young, cute travelling nurse. Good memories......
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Skyview Bar in the Burj Al Arab Hotel in Dubai. 200 metres above sea level, spectacular views, interesting guests. Great drinks, did not try the food.
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Westin Hotel in Atlanta has a revolving lounge as well as a revolving restaurant. Pretty good view and glass elevators.
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Old Nov 22, 11, 5:07 pm   #9
 
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London:
Private bar and restaurant on top of the Gherkin (awesome views)
Rhodes 24 and Vertigo on top of the NatWest tower
Oxo Tower restaurant, bar and brasserie (lower down)

Vilnius and Riga: Skybar, top of the Reval hotels

Berlin: Bar/ restaurant on top of the TV Tower

Shanghai: Bar and restaurant at the Park Hyatt
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Bangkok: Vertigo bar atop the Banyan Tree. Go for drinks...better (and cheaper) food can be had down on the streets from the hawkers.
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Old Nov 22, 11, 10:40 pm   #11
 
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Berlin: Bar/ restaurant on top of the TV Tower

Shanghai: Bar and restaurant at the Park Hyatt
Dined at the back then East Berlin TV Tower in May 1989. Menu was a mix of German and Soviet Russian and the wines ditto East German Rieslings and Soviet sparkling wine. Must have changed a bit?

At the Park Hyatt, AFAIK, only hotel guests are let in the bar on weekends if no dinner reservation at the restaurant. And there is a minimum spend of around 150RMB on weekdays for non-guests.

But still a good place for a drink or two and selected nibbles. However, I wouldn't venture into the restaurant for taste, more to impress Chinese customers.
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hotel guests have priority reservations

prices before automatic 10% tax and 10% service >
$27-$118 beginning
$41-$61 kitchen
$43-$134 grill
$9 side
$7 sauce
$17-$27 dessert
$7/$8 coffee

$66 afternoon tea (+$16 champagne)

theres also a 12 seat chefs table
+ ritz carlton hong kong has restaurant on 118

~ possible upcoming = kingdom tower jeddah

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Old Nov 24, 11, 12:32 pm   #13
 
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Great thread! I am a big fan of "sky bars" and tend to look for them wherever I go.

My contributions:
-Banyan Tree's Vertigo in Bangkok
-Ritz Carleton's O-Zone in Hong Kong
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Aqua and Felix in Hong Kong are also worth visiting. (my preference goes to Aqua).

And as others have already mentioned the Banyan Tree in Bangkok as well as Swissotel (the Stamford) in Singapore are great for drinks with a view.
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Ritz Carlton Pudong in Shanghai

Flair (58th floor) at the ritz has a real nice outdoor lounge with great views of the Pearl Tower
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