Malaga

ร€tico Bar & Restaurant

Best for: ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿพ๐ŸŠโ€โ™‚๏ธ

Location: On top of the AC Marriott Hotel

View: The whole city

Dress code: ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿฉด๐Ÿ‘—๐Ÿ‘™

Vibe: A bit pretentious in the bar at night but the restaurant is fabulous.

Prosecco price: ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ

Food available? Yes

Booking available? Not for the bar and a must for the restaurant

Smoking allowed? Yes

Last visited /photos taken: 2021

Warm/dry weather only? No

Rooftop review roundup: This seemed to be THE rooftop to go to in the city. Well known and the highest but because of that there’s an entry charge for non guests if you fancy a drink and I’m not sure it was worth it when this city has so many rooftop bars. However I would fully recommend the restaurant – a mountain backdrop and a magical romantic setting.

Address: Calle Cortina del Muelle, 1, 29015 Mรกlaga, Spain

Website: Click here

Rooftop extra tip: If you like this rooftop then you need to have gone to Maddison’s in London.


Atlantis sunset Lounge

Best for: ๐Ÿน๐Ÿธ๐Ÿพ

Location: On the Marina above Amigoes restaurant

View: Palm trees, ocean and Malaga city

Dress code: ๐Ÿ‘š๐Ÿ‘–

Vibe: Chill

Prosecco price: ๐Ÿพ

Food available? No

Booking available? No

Smoking allowed? Yes

Last visited /photos taken: 2021

Warm/dry weather only? Yes

Rooftop review roundup: The prefect post lunch cocktail or as the name suggests sunset drinks over the marina. Very chill and cheap with sofas and a small bar – this is your perfect pit stop (as after the shopping below you’ll need refuelling!) technically unsure it qualifies as a rooftop but it’s on top of the marina so I’m counting it!

Address: P.ยบ de la Farola, 14 ยท In Muelle Uno

Website: (Socials only) Click here

Rooftop extra tip: If you like this rooftop then try Blue Marina in Valencia


La Terraza de Larios

Best for: ๐Ÿฅ‚๐Ÿธ๐Ÿพ

Location: On top of Room Mate Larios Hotel

View: Mountains and the cathedral

Dress code: ๐Ÿ‘–๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ‘š

Vibe: Chill

Prosecco price: ๐Ÿพ

Food available? No

Booking available? No – very hard to find contact details so I risked it and turned up.

Smoking allowed? Yes

Last visited /photos taken: 2021

Warm/dry weather only? No – retractable roof

Rooftop review roundup: Fabulous mountain & cathedral views. Very relaxed and reasonable, cute and a bit quirky feel.

Address: Pl. de la Constituciรณn, 1, 29015 Mรกlaga, Spain

Website: Click here

Rooftop extra tip: If you like this rooftop then you might like


La Terraza de Valeria

Best for: ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿน๐Ÿพ๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿฃ

Location: On top of the Room Mate Hotel Valeria

View: Malaga mountains and marina

Dress code: ๐Ÿ‘š๐Ÿ‘–๐Ÿฉด

Vibe: Chill

Prosecco price: ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ

Food available? Sushi at night and just a margarita pizza by day

Booking available? No

Smoking allowed? Yes

Last visited /photos taken: 2021

Warm/dry weather only? Yes though some cover over the bar

Rooftop review roundup: Gorgeous little rooftop with wow views of Malaga’s marina. I chose to stay here too so could have a little pit stop rooftop drink pre & post dinner on hand. I’m glad I was staying as it gets busy – with private function one night and being full another. Happily as guests they always found room for us. It also makes a perfect flop place after some exploring or shopping on huge sun sofa beds. There’s a very small plunge pool – perfect for an afternoon siesta but there’s a lack of food. Just pizza by day and sushi by night so pretty restrictive if wanted a day hanging. However the hotel was perfect location and great staff so I would recommend if you are wanting to stay and explore. Or just visit for a drink. Read more about the trip here.

Address: Plaza Poeta Alfonso Canales, 5, 29001 Mรกlaga, Spain

Website: Click here

Rooftop extra tip: If you like this rooftop then you may fancy a French rooftop called The Splendid in Nice.


Nusa cocktails Bar

Best for: ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿน

Location: On the corner of the Marina

View: Marina, sea and city

Dress code: ๐Ÿ‘š๐Ÿ‘–๐Ÿฉด

Vibe: Tunes and chill

Prosecco price: ๐Ÿพ

Food available? No

Booking available? No

Smoking allowed? No

Last visited /photos taken: 2021

Warm/dry weather only? Yes

Rooftop review roundup: Much like the Atlantis this isn’t technically a rooftop but it also is – so again I’m counting it as it has all the right rooftop ingredients: views, on top on a building and the cocktails are worth it for them alone… fully recommend the ‘addicted to you’ ๐Ÿน

Address: P.ยบ de la Farola, 6 – CC Muelle Uno Kiosko K-7, 29016

Website: Click here

Rooftop extra tip: If you like this rooftop then you might love the cocktails at the Blue Bar in Crete


Parador de Gibralfaro

Best for: ๐ŸŠโ€โ™‚๏ธ ๐Ÿฝ

Location: On top of the hotel up the hill just on the outskirts of Malaga city by the castle

View: All of Malaga

Dress code: ๐Ÿ‘”๐Ÿ‘–๐Ÿ‘ 

Vibe: Smart

Prosecco price: ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ

Food available? Yes

Booking available? Yes – a must

Smoking allowed? No

Last visited /photos taken: 2021

Warm/dry weather only? No

Rooftop review roundup: A steep climb up from the city to the castle then divert to the right and you’ll find a hidden hotel with the best Malaga rooftop views. The actual rooftop is home to their stunning pool. (Though they have missed a trick with it not being an infinity one but still not too shabby!!) The ‘rooftop’ restaurant is actually located on the floor below so technically isn’t a rooftop BUT I’m making an exception for these views. You have to eat to enjoy the restaurant- they don’t allow just a drink but for one you can to slum it at the bar downstairs… with equal beautiful views. It’s a wonder why anyone actually goes to the castle with this place so close!

Address: Castillo de Gibralfaro, s/n, 29016 Mรกlaga

Website: Click here

Rooftop extra tip: If you love this rooftop then you will love Terazzo 241 in Lake Como


Terraza Aurea Roof Salles

Best for: ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿฅ‚๐Ÿธ๐ŸŠโ€โ™‚๏ธ

Location: On top of the Salles Malaga Centro Hotel – a little further north by the river but still totally walkable

View: The city & mountains

Dress code: ๐Ÿ‘–๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ‘š๐Ÿฉด

Vibe: Fun and flirty

Prosecco price: ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ

Food available? No

Booking available? No

Smoking allowed? Yes

Last visited /photos taken: 2021

Warm/dry weather only? Yes

Rooftop review roundup: Great views all round the city. Lovely pool with fab views. Friendly and fun feel to it which only gets more fun by night!! Home to Picasso restaurant downstairs too. Worth the walk!

Address: C. Mรกrmoles, 6, 29007 Mรกlaga, Spain

Website: Click here

Rooftop extra tip: If you like this rooftop bar then you might love Sky Bar in Crete


Lolita Skyview

Best for: ๐ŸŠโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿฅ‚

Location: On top of the Only You hotel

View: The city

Dress code: ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ‘–

Vibe: Fun

Prosecco price: ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ

Food available? Yes

Booking available? Yes

Smoking allowed? Yes

Last visited /photos taken: 2021

Warm/dry weather only? No

Rooftop review roundup: The rooftop pool commands the actual rooftop with the bar on the floor below (and one on the ground floor) Lively and good vibes. Definitely a fun Friday night place. Plus the pool wins as the only infinity rooftop pool I managed to visit.

Address: Alameda Principal, 1, 29001 Mรกlaga, Spain

Website: Click here

Rooftop extra tip: If you like this rooftop then you might like Sky Beach in Malta


The Top

Best for: ๐Ÿฅ‚๐Ÿธ๐Ÿพ ๐ŸŠโ€โ™‚๏ธ

Location: On top of Molina Lario Hotel

View: Catherdral and mountains on one side and the marina on the other

Dress code: ๐Ÿ‘š๐Ÿฉด๐Ÿ‘–

Vibe: Chill

Prosecco price: ๐Ÿพ

Food available? Yes

Booking available? No

Smoking allowed? Yes

Last visited /photos taken: 2021

Warm/dry weather only? No

Rooftop review roundup: This might be my favourite Malaga rooftop for wow cathedral views. It’s a pool for guests by day but non guests can have a drink and snap that picture!

Address: C. Molina Lario, 20, 29015 Mรกlaga, Spain

Website: Click here

Rooftop extra tip: If you like this rooftop then you will love La Dolce Vitae in Barcelona