Make your evenings even more pleasant with an amazing view, culinary expertise and impeccable services, only at a perfect rooftop restaurant or bar. Hyderabad gastronomic scene has some remarkable rooftop joints that would make you want to head out for an experience. Unwind after a hectic workday, or enjoy a drink with your bae or even plan a romantic date or sometimes even a cosy family dinner. What better spot to enjoy a breezy evening than a rooftop restaurant or bar? Here’s our pick of the best rooftop restaurants in town.
1. TIKI SHACK
Gather your gang and head to Gachibowli for this quirky rooftop bar and restaurant. Tiki Shack gives out an amazing lively vibe, and the rooftop ambience adds to the whole attraction. Having both indoor and outdoor seating, this place is spacious enough. This popular joint is located in two areas, so the city's party animals are flocking both locations for the experience. This bar gives out the popular Goan shack feel, minus the beach. The cane baskets and orange carnival lights hanging from the ceiling to the music and the finger foods all make up for an ultimate night-out. Apart from regular drinks and finger foods, if you wish to try something experimental, opt for the Helmet pop, which is an experience. To top it all, the place is pocket-friendly!
INR 1,000 for two (approx.) with alcohol / Rs. 120 for a pint of beer (approx.) | Open In Google Maps
Exotica – the name sums up the experience you are up for if you happen to visit this rooftop restaurant. Located in Banjara Hills, this place is one of the very first rooftop eateries that introduced the rooftop dining culture to the foodies of Hyderabad. One of the places that offer soothing greenery to your eyes. Though you can enjoy both lunch and dinner here, dinner time is undoubtedly mesmerizing. Being around for quite some time now, Exotica is known for the consistency in flavour it has maintained over the years. They've got a good variety of Mughlai, North Indian, and Chinese dishes on their a-la-carte menu to choose from.
INR 1,800 for two (approx.) without alcohol / Rs. 250 for a pint of beer | Open in Google Maps
3. SO THE SKY KITCHEN
This casual dining place attracts the foodies for its rooftop character that adds to the whole vibe. Peacefully tucked in one of the lanes of Jubilee Hills, makes this a perfect joint for romantic dates or friendly gatherings. Not just the inviting ambience but also the food and soft music playing in the background makes SO The Sky Kitchen one of the most sought after rooftop options.
INR 1600 for two (approx.) without alcohol / Rs. 190 for a pint of beer | Open In Google Maps
4. STONE WATERS – KITCHEN & LOUNGE
Ornamented in a sleek, chic and contemporary interior, Stone Waters is quite the location that offers an 'artsy' take. With a brilliant blend of metal and wood, this rooftop resto-bar would hold you on with its super modern ambience, along with its delicious food and drinks menu. Bring along your bae or a couple of friends for an indulging dinner amidst a mesmerizing night city view under the starry sky. Soulful music, live band performances, vast menu options and the open bar concocting unique cocktails paints the perfect picture.
INR 1800 (approx.) without alcohol / Rs. 199 for a pint of beer | Open In Google Maps
5. SKY GARDEN ROOFTOP CAFÉ
A quirky and modern café that caters to the Kompally side has a rooftop seating arrangement that makes it one of the most happening spots for the young crowd living in and around the vicinity. Unlike the other rooftop eateries, this place has a somewhat more chilled out scene as it's a casual café with a twist. You can binge on their yummy fast food options to your heart's content. From a well-decorated indoor seating to an open-air rooftop place, Sky Garden has something for every kind of food lover.
INR 1100 for two (approx.) | Open In Google Maps
6. MAZZO – MARRIOT EXECUTIVE APARTMENTS
Can you imagine a rooftop restaurant by the pool? Yeah, you read it right! Experience the best of both the ecstatic elements- rooftop and poolside, at the same place, only at Mazzo. This is a fine dining restaurant that offers a chance to immerse your senses in luxury. Seamlessly melded with the five-star luxury, this rooftop restaurant creates a different culinary scene for the epicureans. A simple dinner turns out to be a celebration at this enchanting poolside ambience, with gourmet delights and starry nights. Serving renowned cuisine from around the world at this rooftop restaurant, MAZZO beckons you to indulge in some of the city’s most delectable dishes. So, whatever be the occasion, once you're here, you'll never want to leave.
INR 1700 (approx.) for two without alcohol / Rs.350 for a pint of beer | Open In Google Maps
7. CASBAH – THE WESTIN
Let’s talk about a fancy-shawncy rooftop place that offers a mesmerizing gourmet encounter, which will leave you reeling. Casbah is the perfect place to unwind with delectable finger foods and delicious cocktails in a stunning rooftop setting with a lush courtyard and Mediterranean ambience. Elevate your mood with a scenic view at this vibrant and warm venue. Splurge on an unforgettable experience that this place unravels. The Moroccan lights, the Arabian bright seating décor and the rooftop accessibility, make everything you want to invest in. This place is open for dinner only, so make a reservation to enjoy the best. Dress up in your smart casuals when you head to Casbah!
INR 2500 for two (approx.) without alcohol / Rs. 395 for a pint of beer | Open In Google Maps
8. MUSTANG TERRACE LOUNGE
Another ad-on to the list of rooftop joints in the city is this fascinating retro-looking ambience. Mustang Terrace Lounge gives out these vintage country-side bars, with foot-thumping music along with some great food. This place has all it takes for a perfect bar lounge. Their rooftop area adds to the experience during a perfect breezy evening.
INR 1300 for two (approx.) with alcohol / Rs. 199 for a pint of beer (approx.) | Open In Google Maps
9. ZING SKY BAR
Though you would find a number of resto-bars on this list of best rooftop dine-out options, Zing Sky Bar is one-of-its-kind for sure. Being a part of a star hotel, you can rest assured of the services and hospitality they have to offer. Zing is located in the heart of the city with a 360-degree view that offers the best dining alternative. With cute cabanas, live music, chef's special met counter, rooftop pool, this place is really beautiful during the night-time and a perfect place to chill, enjoy with friends and family.
INR 1700 for two (approx.) without alcohol / Rs. 245 for a pint of beer | Open In Google Maps
10. COCO’S BAR & GRILL
What better than a laid back, cosy evening with your squad at this beautiful rustic looking bar & grill restaurant. Located in Banjara Hills, overlooking the large expanse of KBR Park, Coco's is perfect for your chill scenes over good food, great booze and live music. The place offers a great experience without really burning a hole in your pocket. Along with a varied menu serving Italian, Chinese, Continental and North Indian cuisine, you can also opt for some fancy cocktails.
INR 1700 for two (approx.) with alcohol / Rs. 175 for a pint of beer (approx.) | Open In Google Maps
11. FUSION 9 HITEC CITY
An experience worth every penny! Yeah, Fusion 9, located in Gachibowli, is a place that will soothe your senses for sure. This place also is one of our picks when it comes to scout rooftop eateries. Located in Inorbit Mall, this place has a beautiful vibe that will definitely glue you to it. Over-viewing the beautiful Durgam Cheruvu Lake, this place is a perfect pick for a cosy night out. Some great food with great conversation makes for an ideal dine-out situation. And Fusion 9 is where your search ends. Find yourself enjoying the mouth-watering spread of Continental, Italian, North Indian, Asian, Thai and Sushi, along with some soul-soothing concocted drinks.
INR 2000 for two (approx.) without alcohol / Rs. 225 for a pint of beer | Open In Google Maps
12. UP & ABOVE CAFÉ
An American style café but with an additional attraction of rooftop seating makes Up & Above quite a favourite hangout spots among the youth. Naturally, well-lit during the daytime and cosy carnival lighting during the night hours makes it a perfect place to chill. An ideal space when you wish to have a conversation over some drinks or two. Though we are talking about the rooftop arrangement here, you can't miss out on the quirky interiors done at this place. The indoor is a cosy seating area, done up with open brick walls, vintage stamps, posters, doodles and colourful helmets. Munch on some picks from their menu comprising North Indian, Chinese and of course American fast food. So, for days when you dare to crave some fun, food, and drinks, this is where you must head to.
INR 1100 for two (approx.) with alcohol / Rs. 119 for a pint of beer (approx.) | Open In Google Maps
Celebrated for its culinary scenes, Hyderabad has to offer a lot. Not just from its gourmet platters but also its ambience, the city offers a perfect blend. The city's history and diverse population have led to a plethora of varied restaurants and cuisines. Hence, we take a look over the horizon to the city's best rooftop resto-bars, serving up their menus with a side of city views.