St. Andrea Wine & Skybar

St. Andrea Wine & Skybar is a 2017 addition to a growing lineup of year-round rooftop bars in Budapest. St. Andrea is a Hungarian success story: from a small winery in the countryside of Eger they have grown into a nationally recognized wine label, while also successfully dipping their toes into Budapest's restaurant scene, first with a fine dining restaurant (St. Andrea Wine & Gourmet Bar), and now this upscale rooftop bar towering over Vörösmarty Square in the heart of downtown.

Often the best strategy for a rooftop bar is to simply let the view do the talking and make sure that its drinks are on point. St. Andrea Skybar, naturally, serves its own supply of wines, complemented by a range of pricey cocktails. Be sure to also visit the outdoor section in the back, which offers stunning views onto Gellért Hill (though partially obstructed by the grim limestone facade of the nearby Marriot Hotel). In case you're wondering which one to pick, St. Andrea Wine & Skybar is very similar to High Note Roof Bar located few blocks away, but the atmosphere is perhaps a touch more relaxed at St. Andrea.