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The view from Atmosphere Rooftop Bar

Cocktails Paired With Extraordinary Views

Article by Jeff Ficker 07.30.2019

The Caribbean Sea and Shanghai skyline are brilliant on their own, but a drink in hand and good company transform these stunning panoramas into magical experiences. Discover some of the best views across the globe from which to say “cheers” — whether at sea-level or 118 stories in the air.

Hong Kong: The World’s Highest Bar

At Ozone at The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong, floor-to-ceiling windows dazzle with scenes of sparkling skyscrapers and Victoria Harbour — 118 floors up. Order the Green Village, which combines gin-infused sugar peas with jasmine tea syrup, lime, bitters and egg white for a heavenly experience.

Moscow: The Russian Capital’s Best Terrace

Situated on Moscow’s busiest thoroughfare, O2 Lounge at The Ritz-Carlton, Moscow boasts a panoramic view of the Red Square and Cathedral of Christ the Savior. And while the glass-domed, rooftop lounge itself is an architectural delight, the terrace may be the best spot in Moscow to admire the city — with a premium Russian vodka in hand, of course.

Enjoy the view of Moscow from the O2 Lounge.

Grand Cayman: The Royal Treatment on Seven Mile

Seven Mile Beach is consistently heralded as one of the Caribbean’s best beaches. So how better to appreciate the view than with a classic beach cocktail at Bar Jack at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman? We’d suggest Grand Cayman’s smoothest piña colada or a Cayman Royale: a Moët & Chandon Champagne duet with strawberry purée and Cointreau.

Chicago: The Magnificent Mile from Above

Visit the Rooftop at Torali for sky-high views of Magnificent Mile. The understated modern lounge at The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago offers a secluded respite from the city bustle, complete with handcrafted cocktails and Italian-inspired bites.

Evening view of an outdoor seating area with a fireplace and round metal sculpture overlooked by skyscrapers

Shanghai: Art Deco on the Huangpu River

Climb 58 floors to Flair, Shanghai's highest rooftop bar topping the Art Deco-inspired tower of The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong. Daybed-style seating makes the dizzyingly expansive views of Huangpu River even more restorative.

Southern California: Dockside Drinks at Sunset

Farm- and ocean-to-table dining is at the forefront of Cast & Plow, a marina-side culinary experience. And while you won’t find any sustainable seafood in your Rose Gold Martini — a mix of Belvedere vodka, fresh lemon juice and rose water —  you’re likely to see the day’s catch coming in through the harbor at The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey lounge.

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Vienna: A New View of the City Center

Avoid the tourists but still see Vienna’s best at Atmosphere, the Rooftop Bar at The Ritz-Carlton, Vienna. The eighth-floor terrace showcases the city day and night, with a host of champagne cocktails, tonics, spritzes and more. The Classic One pairs rum with lime and rosemary, while the Sweet One mixes gin, apple, elderflower, lemon and thyme.

The view from Atmosphere Rooftop Bar

Lake Tahoe: Sweeping Vistas of the Sierras

From the snowy scenes of winter to the lush greens of summer, appreciate the Sierra Nevadas all year long at the Highlands Bar at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe. Seasonal cocktails shine at the lux lodge, but guests truly come for the liberal views of Lake Tahoe, visible from every stool and seat in the lounge.

Bar situated between an interior balcony over the lobby and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the mountains