Sipping with a View: The Top 10 Rooftop Bars in Columbus

Photography by Lincoln Social Rooftop

Whether you’re a local looking for a new favorite spot or a visitor eager to explore the city from new heights, these 10 rooftop destinations promise an unforgettable experience. 

1. Mandrake – Visit the Moxy Hotel’s top floor for stunning views of the Short North Arts District, organic tapas, and the famous “World’s Healthiest Sushi.”

2. Stories on High – Columbus’ tallest rooftop bar, 28 stories up, provides unmatched 360-degree city views from its terraces, with crafted cocktails and sophisticated small plates.

3. Goodale Station Rooftop Bar – Enjoy inventive New American cuisine curated by Executive Chef Jonathan Olson on the top of Canopy by Hilton Columbus.

4. Lincoln Social Rooftop – This ninth-floor Cameron Mitchell Restaurant offers cozy vibes and a range of craft cocktails, including no- or low-ABV options.

5. VASO – Atop the AC Dublin, savor Spanish-style tapas with panoramic views of the Scioto River and Historic Downtown Dublin.

6. Brass Eye  – Nestled atop The Junto Hotel, this spot captures Benjamin Franklin’s essence with his “Drinker’s Dictionary,” featuring an eclectic menu and panoramic city views.

7. Lumin Sky Bar and Kitchen  – Enjoy views of Goodale Park and Spanish-inspired tapas atop the AC Hotel Columbus Downtown.

8. RH Rooftop Restaurant – Blurring the lines between residential, retail, and restaurant, this rooftop offers guests a year-round skylit garden escape.

9. Budd Dairy Food Hall – A culinary hub offering chef-driven concepts in a communal setting ideal for family outings or romantic dates.

10. Antiques on High – This rooftop, a sibling of Seventh Son Brewing, serves up tart and out-of-the-box beverage choices.

Cheers to Columbus and its vibrant rooftop scene!