There are surprisingly few rooftop bars in Valencia, especially considering it’s a city with such a great climate and gorgeous historic center.
But, there definitely are a few rooftop bars in Valencia worth checking out and I visit all of them regularly now that I live here!
The Best Rooftop Bars in Valencia
1. 270 Grados Sky Bar at Barceló Hotel
The Sky Bar at Barceló Hotel is probably my favorite rooftop bar in Valencia. It offers a great view of Valencia’s Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias and a nice, lounge bar vibe.
Although it is part of a hotel it doesn’t have that somewhat dull, typical hotel bar vibe. It really is a good spot to enjoy a nice glass of wine or a cocktail with a great view.
If you only go to one rooftop bar in Valencia I would recommend going to this one.
2. Mirador del Ateneo Mercantil
If you want a good view of the historic center of Valencia then this rooftop bar is your best option. Although admittedly, even Ateneo only gives you a partial view of the city center – it’s not quite high enough for a really spectacular view.
But, especially if you don’t feel like climbing one of Valencia’s old city gates or Valencia’s Bell Tower then this easy elevator ride to a good view of Valencia is your best option.
You do pay 3 Euros per person to go up to the sky bar.
Once you reach the roof, don’t head over to the bar immediately. There are exterior stairs that take you to a platform even higher up, which gives you a nice 360-degree view of the city.
Mirador del Ateneo Mercantil, often just called Mirador del Ateneo and, to make it extra confusing, on Google Maps as Ático Ateneo Lounge, is a modern-looking rooftop bar.
It lacks atmosphere in my opinion but, especially if you go there with a group of people, it’s not a bad place to enjoy a drink with a good view of Valencia.
You can get to the rooftop bar by entering the Ateneo Mercantil de Valencia, located on the Plaza del Ayuntamiento.
Don’t confuse this rooftop bar with Ateneo Sky Bar Restaurant. The latter is also located at Ateneo Mercantil, but not on the roof and it doesn’t have the same views as the Mirador del Ateneo. Unfortunately on some of their own social media and on other websites about Valencia they mix the two, so that makes it a bit confusing.
Tip: keep your entrance ticket and hand it in when you order a drink. It gives you a discount on your first drink.
3. La Terraza de Blanq at Blanq Carmen Hotel
This rooftop bar in Valencia is a bit of a hidden gem. For some reason, travel guides haven’t really picked up on this one yet so please keep it to yourself! 😉
I really like the laid-back vibe at this small bar and restaurant. The terrace looks out over the Turia Park and the Torres de Serranos; one of Valencia’s old city gates. It might not be the most spectacular city view but it’s by no means a bad view.
If you are looking for a rooftop breakfast or for a place to relax after hours of exploring Valencia’s city center then La Terraza de Blanq is perfect.
Note: The rooftop bar is open from 8AM until 12.30AM, weather permitting. They serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There also is a small rooftop pool but this is only accessible to hotel guests.
4. La Terraza VLC Urban Club at Expo Hotel Valencia
I had high hopes for this rooftop bar with a pool but to be honest I was a little disappointed.
Located on the roof of what feels like a standard all-inclusive hotel, the bar felt too much like a standard hotel bar that just happens to be on the roof.
That being said, it’s a nice change from the typical Spanish cafes in the center of Valencia.
The rooftop bar is located just north-west of the center and offers a good view of that part of the city. Although unfortunately, that is not the most interesting or most beautiful part of the city.
Besides all your standard drinks this bar offers a good selection of snacks and typical poolside food: burgers, salads, sandwiches, etc.
La Terraza VLC Urban Club is open from the beginning of May until the end of October.
Tip: this Valencia rooftop bar also has a rooftop pool and it doesn’t say anywhere that the pool can only be used by hotel guests… Just saying 😉
5. Atic at Palau Alameda
Now this rooftop bar in Valencia I really love! The views aren’t incredible but the ambiance and great cocktails make up for that.
Don’t be discouraged by the entrance. Located on the roof of what looks like a dull conference center, you might think you are at the wrong place, but you are not.
‘Cozy’, ‘classy’ and ‘modern’ are the 3 words I would use to describe Atic. It’s a well-designed rooftop bar that just has a really nice feel to it and all the plants they have used offer a nice extra.
Atic has both a bar and a restaurant area. For the restaurant I would recommend making reservations.
When you go here, do check out their list of cocktails; they offer some cool twists on classic cocktails!
6. La Plaça Gastromercat at El Corte Inglés de Colón
No matter what country you are from, you most likely have that one chain of upmarket department stores with their own cafeteria / restaurant… That’s exactly what this rooftop bar is.
El Corte Inglés is Valencia’s main department store and this rooftop bar, although modern and with some atmosphere, does feel very much like that standard department store restaurant that just happens to be on a roof.
So, I wouldn’t go out of your way to visit this rooftop bar in Valencia but if you happen to be in the area and need a break from shopping then this is definitely a nice choice.
La Plaça Gastromercat offers a wide range of food; from small snacks to hot plates and a good selection of sushi.
Note: there are several El Corte Inglés stores in Valencia.
The Corte Inglés at Carrer del Pintor Sorolla 26 has a nice rooftop terrace as well, it just doesn’t have much of a view. And the Corte Inglés next to Aqua shopping center also has a rooftop bar. This last one actually offers a nice view towards the Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias but the bar itself isn’t great.
7. The Roof
If you are looking for a trendy rooftop bar in Valencia with a sea view, check out The Roof!
The Roof is located above restaurant El Camarote in the marina, steps away from the beach.
It’s definitely not your best choice for cheap drinks in Valencia, but if you are happy to splurge a bit and like a trendy vibe, come have a cocktail here!
They have a DJ and regular live music and are a perfect spot for sunset drinks. And with the beach so close and several equally trendy restaurants right next door you can easily make The Roof part of a full day by the beach or a fun evening out.
2 Rooftop Bars in Valencia That Unfortunately Can’t Be Visited Anymore
1. Marina Beach Club Sky Bar
If you are looking for a trendy, upmarket club and restaurant right by the beach, then Marina Beach Club is where you want to go. They also have a nice sky bar but unfortunately that is now only used for private events.
2. Le Petit Bistro
In many Valencia travel guides you will find Le Petit Bistro listed as having a rooftop bar. And yes, the rooftop bar is still there but since August 2017 it is closed to the public.
You can now only visit this rooftop bar when you are staying at their hotel.
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