There’s just something special about sipping a fancy cocktail on a rooftop.  Whether you take an elevator or the stairs to the top, the payoff is a glorious and expansive view of San Jose — cocktail in hand.  San Jose has quite a few views to choose from so here are our top rooftop bar picks!

Cielo Rooftop Bar

Cielo is a gorgeous wine bar that sits atop Santana Row.  Although you have a vast view of the happenings on Santana Row, this space feels still feels intimate.  It’s the kind of spot you might want to find a quiet corner under the heaters to catch up with a friend.  Along with their extensive wine list, they have a wonderful light bites menu with things like cheese plates, hummus, and even an Angus burger!  

Loft Bar and Bistro

Loft Bar is a lively  place to meet up with friends and enjoy a nice little outdoor patio.  They offer quite a wide variety of food as well as cocktails, so you won’t end up hungry!  Later into the evening, the space is transformed into more of a club/lounge atmosphere with a live DJ.  Bring your dancing shoes if you’re up for it!  

Scott’s Seafood

Does a shrimp cocktail with a view on the side sound like your kind of night?  Scott’s Seafood is the perfect place to wine and dine well-all  in a stunning setting.  Patrons rave about Scott’s market catches and their famous calamari appetizer.  Treat yourself to an elegant dinner under string lights, you’ll feel as if you’re on top of the world!

Floodcraft Brewing Company

Floodcraft Brewing Company offers a laid-back environment where you can enjoy a brew on their  incredible open-air deck.  Just a block away from the SAP center, it’s a happening place before Sharks games and other events.  Floodcraft is always rotating between local craft beers, so you’ll get a taste of local breweries and never get bored.