We are fortunate to live in a desirable climate allowing maximum use of time outdoors. Plan date night just right to take advantage of our pleasant year-round weather and enjoy the setting sun over Orlando as you gaze into that special someone’s eyes. These rooftop bars & restaurants in Orlando invite you to nibble and toast your way through date night while enjoying spectacular, starlit views.
And if you’re visiting Tampa Bay and Clearwater, they’ve got some great rooftop bars and restaurants, too!
Illume at JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek
Delicious drinks, wonderful food, and amazing views…what more could you ask for on date night? Illume is Orlando’s newest rooftop bar and restaurant, located at the brand new JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek. Immerse yourself in casual luxury as you sip craft cocktails and dine on fare from the Japanese-inspired menu. This rooftop roost also offers spectacular views of the nightly Disney fireworks, which returned to Magic Kingdom and Epcot as of July 1, 2021. Reservations are recommended and can be made via OpenTable.
The Whole Enchilada
Rooftop dining meets tacos at The Whole Enchilada in Winter Garden. You can expect to find Mexican-inspired eats and fresh margaritas at this newly opened restaurant on Plant Street in Winter Garden. Climb to the rooftop bar to find a covered brick patio bar with plenty of seating and an outdoor area with lawn games. There’s also open-air seating with large wooden benches for friendly gatherings and double dates. Hanging string lights set against an open sky are the closest thing to a ceiling, and lush greenery adorns the outdoor walls. Pair the views with a bright pink prickly pear margarita.
Capa at Four Seasons
Capa is a sky-high steakhouse located on the 17th floor of the Four Seasons Resort Orlando. After a scrumptious dinner of fancy fare, step out onto the rooftop bar for breathtaking panoramic views of Walt Disney World Resort. Time it perfectly and you could end your romantic evening with the nightly Disney fireworks illuminating the atmosphere.
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California Grill is perfectly perched atop the 15th floor of Walt Disney World’s Contemporary Resort, offering unparalleled views of the Seven Seas Lagoon and Magic Kingdom. Of course, gracing this swanky establishment with your presence during the sunset and darker evening hours is a must. You’ll benefit from the charming view of Magic Kingdom’s fireworks display over Cinderella’s Castle. On the menu, expect to find a blend of international dishes and California cuisine.
Tip: If you don’t have a reservation, check in with the concierge downstairs to see if bar/lounge seating is available. Reservations aren’t required for the lounge and the views are still top notch. You can order from the entire menu while seated at the bar.
Disney Springs Rooftop Recesses
The massive Coca-Cola Store at Disney Springs is complete with a rooftop beverage bar. Every evening, guests can choose from a menu of specialty adult beverages. During the day, try a Coca-Cola from around the world, cool off on hot Florida days with a frozen beverage, or come up with your own concoction from the Coca-Cola Freestyle.
Head aboard the iconic steamboat at Disney Springs for waterfront dining that feels a world away at Paddlefish. This seafoodie’s paradise serves up delicious catches from the east coast to the west coast and everywhere in between. You won’t want to miss the opportunity for a romantic dinner on the top deck, where you can relish sunset views while indulging in the full menu. There are ample beverage choices to pair with your tasty morsels. You’ll want to make reservations in advance.
Dining in a dance club atmosphere with savory dishes and an eye-pleasing view?! STK Orlando, located in The Landing at Disney Springs, is fabulously chic with an adult tone. There is a live DJ spinning tunes from today and yesteryear for guests seated in the two-story restaurant. Walk out from the second floor dining area to a rooftop terrace. The neon and Italian lights give this space a big city feel. Expect steakhouse fare and delicious adult beverage offerings. STK is open daily for dinner, and offers a fun happy hour Monday – Friday from 3-6:30pm. Brunch is served on Saturdays and Sundays. Reservations are highly recommended.
There’s no dining experience quite like feasting from a menu designed by a world-renowned Iron Chef! Morimoto Asia is Japanese Chef Masaharu Morimoto’s first pan-Asian eatery that is part of the Patina Group. Delight in exceptional dishes from sushi to traditional Japanese favorites like Peking duck. Aside from the jaw-dropping lighting, decorations, and ambiance, patrons can eat omakase at the second floor sushi bar or kick back on the second floor rooftop patio. Delve into an intoxicating drink menu that includes saketinis, housemade chuhai cocktails, draft beer, wine, and even whisky flights.
Hanson’s Shoe Repair
Retreat to an intimate space with your favorite person at Hanson’s Shoe Repair. Not only is this bar a true speakeasy, it’s rich in history. “Hanson Shoe Repair Shop” was opened in this building in 1894 with the first electric sign in Orlando. The building is thought to be the oldest building in downtown Orlando still standing. To obtain the password, which changes daily, check Twitter (@hansonsshoeshop) or call/text (407) 476-9446.
Take a gander at reviews online and you’ll notice the many that mention the unrivaled views this posh lounge offers. Located in Ivanhoe Village, M Lounge is designed to give you a unique and unforgettable experience. Arrive at the rooftop bar via a glass elevator to find a plethora of drinks and a few bites to keep hunger at bay.
If you head out for the evening and the weather happens to be less than desirable, there’s no need to change your plans. M Bar sits on the first floor filled with classic cars and nostalgic arcade games. Note that while M Bar is a partner to M Lounge, the Bar’s hours do vary from the Lounge’s.
AC Sky Bar
Downtown Orlando’s newest hotel boasts a swanky rooftop terrace with panoramic views of Orlando. The menu at AC Sky Bar includes Spanish-inspired tapas, craft beer and artisanal cocktails for toasting to the sunset together. Dine indoors at the large bar and lounge seating, or head outside to the terrace for incredible views of downtown Orlando as the sun dips below the horizon. Alternatively, visit on a Sunday for brunch.
Tip: While you don’t need to be a hotel guest to dine and drink here, the bar does occasionally close to non hotel guests during select times, like busy holiday weekends. Making a reservation for the bar in advance is your best bet.
SkyLounge at Amway Center
After an entertaining evening at the Amway Center, head to the top to end your evening on a high note at SkyLounge at Amway Center (formerly One80 Skytop Lounge). You won’t want to miss the stunning views of Orlando’s skyline while sipping a drink with your sweetie. This is a chic establishment and stylish dress is required for entry. The lounge is open on all game and event days.