St. Andrea Wine & Skybar is an upscale, year-round rooftop bar in Budapest's downtown. St. Andrea is a Hungarian success story: from a small winery in northeastern Hungary's Eger wine region, they have grown into a nationally recognized wine label. Recently, they've successfully dipped their toes into Budapest's gastronomy. First, they opened a fine dining restaurant, St. Andrea Wine & Gourmet Bar, and in 2017 came this posh rooftop bar towering over Vörösmarty Square in the heart of the city.

Often the best strategy for a rooftop bar is to simply let the view do the talking and ensure that the drinks are on point. This is exactly what St. Andrea Wine Bar is doing. Naturally, they serve their own wines, which include both white and red varieties. I most enjoy their Furmint (€7 per glass) and the Hangács Egri Bikavér cuvee (€10), both also available by the bottle. There are international vinos and a range of pricey cocktails too.

In the summer months, be sure to visit the al fresco tables in the front and the back, which offer stunning views onto Budapest (though partially obstructed by the grim facade of the nearby Marriot Hotel).