High Note Sky Bar offers some of the most spectacular rooftop views in Budapest. To get to the bar, you will need to walk through the sumptuous, over-the-top lobby of the five-star Aria boutique hotel and take the elevator to the top floor. The panorama is truly stunning: the Liberty Statue, the Buda Castle, and the St. Stephen’s Basilica all appear within arm’s reach, which in case of the church is practically true.
The cocktail menu features eight classics, including Sazerac, Daiquiri, and Martini, each with a small twist. For example, the Sazerac comes topped with bits of dried and smoked figs. They're €8-10, which isn't unreasonable for the swanky interior and sweeping views. Three types of alcohol-free cocktails and an extensive range of Hungarian wines are also available. If you'd like a bite to eat, the charcuterie and cheese platter (€11) will not disappoint.
Although most enjoyable on the outdoor terrace in the warmer months, High Note Sky Bar is open year-round. The dimly-lit indoor section is intimate and comes with a full-service bar. Reservations are recommended.