Summertime and chilled cocktails go hand in hand, and when you’ve just spent a lazy day by the beach, there really is nothing more enjoyable than kicking back and sipping on a delicious sundowner. And if you’re looking for an alfresco evening with breath-taking panoramic views, a rooftop bar may be just the thing for you. In true My Cyprus Insider style, we’ve narrowed down a few of the best around the island…just pick the one that most appeals to you!
1. Barbacoa Rooftop Bar, Limassol
No night in Limassol would be complete without visiting this summer’s biggest hit: Barbacoa Rooftop Bar. One of the hippest places in town at the moment, it commands the perfect spot, located just above the popular Barbacoa BBQ in the seriously cool Limassol old town.
The funky space – complete with a sleek brick wall running across the length of the bar – serves signature cocktails and craft beer, while various DJs get your legs moving with upbeat tunes under the stars. Do arrive here early to claim a good spot, as the small bar tends to get packed later in the evening.
Where? 42 Genethliou Mitela St, Limassol. Tel: +357 25 105999. Open from Wednesday-Sunday.
2. Helicon Roofbar, Larnaca
A brand new kid on the Larnaca block, Helicon Roofbar is a real stunner in the centre of the city boasting magnificent views out to sea and across Finikoudes area. Part of a brand new boutique hotel apartment complex, it may be tiny but it oozes boho-chic cool, and in-the-know locals have already started raving about it.
Serving house cocktails inspired by island tastes, head here just as the sun begins to set for a heavenly summer al fresco experience.
Where? 8 Kosma Lysioti St, Larnaca. Tel: +357 99 811032.
3. The Dome Cocktail & Sushi Bar, Paphos
Fancy an alfresco cocktail, a bite of sushi and puff of shisha in style? This Paphos hot spot lures in crowds looking for a breezy and relaxed night out with views across the town. Whether you’d like to listen to a touch of mainstream pop or Latin beats, there’s pretty much everything on the playlist here, accentuating the outdoor summer magic.
Where? Kato Paphos, Aliathon Plaza, Afroditis Avenue. Tel: 70005787
4. Marina Roof Bar, Limassol Marina
For lovers of the finer things in life, the Limassol Marina cocktail bar should be right up your street, boasting spectacular panoramic views out over the marina and across the deep blue coast.
The Marina Roof Bar has an impressive list of signature cocktails and drinks to enjoy, with a reputation for hosting great roof parties and events.
Where? Limassol Marina, above TGI Fridays, Limassol. Tel: (+357) 25-051500
5. Panoramic Bar, Asterias Beach Hotel, Ayia Napa
As the name suggests, Panoramic Bar within the grounds of Asterias Beach Hotel gives visitors amazing 360 views of Ayia Napa with gorgeous vistas across the deep blue, as lounge music adds to the ambiance. Kick back on one of the comfy couches with a couple of friends or a loved one in time for sunset and you may not want to get up for the rest of the evening….
Where? 115 Nisi Avenue, Asterias Beach Hotel, Ayia Napa. Tel: (+357) 23-201000.
6. Sky Bar, Radisson Blu Hotel, Larnaca
For a nightcap to remember, head up to the 16th floor to Larnaca’s highest point where stunning panoramic views at Sky Bar await. Set within one of Larnaca’s most stunning hotels, the iconic Radisson Blu Hotel, this bar serves delicious cocktails and signature dishes if you’re feeling peckish.
Where? 2 Atlantidon St, Larnaca. Tel: + 357 24 505800