View of church tower from Quince Rooftop in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

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7 Best Rooftop Bars In San Miguel de Allende Not To Miss

Searching for the best rooftop bars in San Miguel de Allende? Then you have come to the right place as I will share with you the top bars in San Miguel de Allende where you can sit back, relax, take in exceptional views, and sip on the yummiest mezcal cocktails.

I made it a point to visit one to two rooftop bars each day I was in San Miguel in the quest to find the ones that had a jaw-dropping effect on me.

Each of these San Miguel de Allende rooftop bars overlook the historic city center, colorful buildings in abundance, and the remarkable La Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel church.

View of the historic district, church towers and colorful tree lined streets from one of the best rooftop bars in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

At each of these San Miguel de Allende rooftops, the pastel pink church resembling a wedding cake will capture your attention as it can be seen from different vantage points no matter where you are in town.

Although all of these rooftop bars serve as restaurants, I primarily focused on the view, ambiance, and the quality of the drinks in making up my decision. A peek at the menus suggests that the food selections look pretty good too but that’s not the focus here!

After enjoying a drink on one of these dreamy rooftops, discover what else there is to do in one of the prettiest towns in Mexico!

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Tips: Towards the bottom of this post, you’ll find a handy map with each San Miguel bar marked for easy reference.

A whimsical neon message on a wall that says, "appreciate everything around you before moments turn into memories" at one of San Miguel de Allende rooftops.

Best Rooftop Bars In San Miguel de Allende

1. Cielo Rooftop

Steps from the main square or Jardin Allende in a pretty pastel yellow exterior is Cielo Rooftop San Miguel de Allende. Enter the corner building and make your way up the stairs until you reach the top.

A covered rooftop patio lined with tables paired with black and white striped chairs add to the chic décor.

If you are fortunate enough, grab a table closest to the edge. But even if you don’t the views are great wherever you sit.

Once seated, your eyes can’t help but fall on the beautiful La Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel and the tree-lined Jardin in front of it.

The yellow exterior of the building for Cielo Rooftop in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.
Sitting a table at Cielo Rooftop bar with views of the pretty pink church and main square in San Miguel de Allende.
A close up view of La Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel church in the heart of colonial San Miguel de Allende.
A delicious Carajillo cocktail on ice made with espresso giving it a dark color with a foamy top layer at Cielo Rooftop bar.

If you need a cocktail with a little kick, order a Carajillo. It is the yummiest coffee cocktail made with espresso, Licor 43, over ice and just the tiniest bit of foam topped with an espresso bean.

Carajillo’s have become my favorite afternoon cocktail when in Mexico and a drink I highly recommend!

Serve Food: Yes. And although I didn’t eat here, the menu looked pretty good too.

Hours: Open Monday – Thursday from 9:00 am to 11:00 pm, Friday & Saturday from 9:00 am to midnight, and Sunday from 9:00 am to 8:00pm.

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2. Luna Rooftop Tapas Bar

Of all the best bars in San Miguel de Allende on this list, Luna Rooftop is the furthest from the historic center but so worth visiting.

The Luna Rooftop tapas bar can be found at the luxurious Rosewood San Miguel, about a 15-minute walk on a slight downhill from the main square.

And if you happen to be staying at the Rosewood hotel you are in for a treat as it is an upscale oasis within the city. With its colonial hacienda architecture, it is without a doubt one of the nicest hotels in this part of Mexico.

Walking on the rooftop bar at Luna Rooftop Tapas Bar in San Miguel lined with green plants and decor in colors of rust and tan.
Looking out over the historic colonial town of San Miguel de Allende with church towers in the distance from the Luna Rooftop Tapas Bar.
Enjoying a refreshing mezcal cocktail at Luna Rooftop at the top of the Rosewood Hotel in San Miguel de Allende in Central Mexico.

The sweeping views of San Miguel are breathtaking giving you a great vantage point to see the entire city with its church bell towers standing tall. And the pink Gothic architecture of La Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel is hard to miss.

If you are looking for some mouthwatering artisanal cocktails, you will be delighted to try one of many creations by top mixologists.

I enjoyed a very easy to drink mezcal cocktail that was both refreshing and hit the spot on a warm day.

Serve Food: Yes, a full menu ranging from tapas, lunch, and dinner.

Hours: Open daily from 12:00 pm to 11:00 pm.

3. B’ani Terraza

B’ani was the first rooftop bar I visited during my stay in San Miguel de Allende and let’s just say I had a wow moment at my first glimpse of the colonial town.

Located three blocks west of La Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel and one block south of the bright yellow colored Church of the Immaculate Conception, the views are mesmerizing.

Enjoying a cocktail at the top of B'ani Terraza rooftop bar with views of the historic center of San Miguel de Allende.
Holding a glass of wine looking out at the beautiful pink La Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel church in San Miguel.
View of the beautiful pink La Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel church in lit up at night from the rooftop patio of B'ani in San Miguel de Allende.

There is a really relaxed vibe having a meal and drinks at B’ani especially when the sun starts to go down. All the surrounding buildings and church towers have a warm glow to them.

Serve Food: Yes! I had dinner here and all the food I sampled was delicious from the tacos to the guacamole & chips, and other appetizers.

Hours: Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday from 9:00am to 10:00pm, Friday from 9:00 am to 11:00 pm, Saturday from 9:00 am to midnight, and Sunday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.

4. Rooftop At Selina

The Rooftop at Selina San Miguel de Allende is a gorgeous rooftop bar in San Miguel de Allende with several different vantage points depending on where you are sitting which adds to the appeal of getting a table here.

It is one of the few bars in San Miguel where you really can take in a panoramic view of the city.

As you are walking up the series of steps, you will be greeted with views of La Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel, a lovely courtyard, and art mural before stepping up to the rooftop terrace.

Sitting at a table on the Rooftop at Selina in San Miguel looking out over the city and church towers.
Sipping on a tasty Carajillo coffee cocktail looking out over the city with pink chairs and umbrellas at Selina Rooftop Bar in San Miguel de Allende.
A gorgeous art mural in pink, green, yellow and white of a hand extending, birds, and flowers at the Rooftop at Selina in downtown San Miguel de Allende.
Walking down stairs from the Selina rooftop bar looking out at the church towers and facade of La Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel.

Spending the afternoon here as sunset approaches is quite spectacular with happy people sipping delectable cocktail creations and chill music vibes.

It makes for the perfect spot to kick back, take in the entire city, various church towers, and realize why this city is always ranked as one of the best cities in Mexico to visit.

And if you are looking for a hotel with close proximity to all the attractions, you can stay at the Selina San Miguel de Allende below.

Serve Food: Yes, you can get breakfast, lunch, and dinner here.

Hours: Open Sunday – Thursday from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm, Friday & Saturday from 8:00 am to 11:00 pm.

5. Quince Rooftop San Miguel de Allende

Of all the best rooftops in San Miguel de Allende, you can’t get a closer view of the pale pink towers of La Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel. You are eye to eye with the elaborate details that went into this masterpiece.

Quince has even been referenced as on of the best rooftop bars in the world in addition to the best rooftop restaurant in San Miguel de Allende.

I admit, it is an amazing rooftop bar to experience but not sure if it is the best in the world. I’ll leave that up to you to decide!

Sitting at a table with umbrellas looking at the lovely La Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel church at the upscale Quince Rooftop bar and restaurant in San Miguel's historic center.
Drinking an awesome mezcal and mango cocktail with the gorgeous church towers behind on the rooftop at Quince in San Miguel de Allende.
Standing on the edge of Quince Rooftop admiring the wonderful Gothic architecture of La Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel.

If you enjoy sampling creative cocktail creations, Quince has some top mixologists serving up handcrafted drinks.

I ordered the Mezzy Mango and couldn’t have been happier with it! Mezcal mixed with fresh mango pulp and lime juice is a cooling cocktail to sip on a warm afternoon.

Note: This was the only rooftop bar that required a reservation ahead of time. The afternoon I went they were full, but I made a reservation for the next day. You can book via the OpenTable app or in person.

Serve Food: Yes, the menu features upscale cuisine combining Mexican and Global flavors for breakfast (weekends), lunch, and dinner.

Hours: Open Monday – Friday from 1:00 pm to 10:45 pm, Saturday & Sunday from 10:00 am to 10:45 pm.

6. La Azotea San Miguel de Allende

La Azotea is another rooftop bar in San Miguel de Allende that has a great vibe about it albeit small compared to the other rooftops in this post.

From most seats, you can get a glimpse of Church of the Immaculate Conception with its distinctive shade of yellow.

This is one of the San Miguel de Allende rooftops I went to based on a recommendation to try their shrimp tacos.

What makes these tacos different is instead of a tortilla, you get a white tortilla shell made of jicama!

Sitting a table near sunset on the La Azotea rooftop bar in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.
A delicious shrimp and leek taco in a tortilla made of jicama at La Azotea rooftop bar.
Drinking a mezcal cocktail in a unique small bowl on a tripod stand near sunset at La Azotea rooftop bar.

I wasn’t sure about them initially but after biting into a taco, I became an instant fan. Don’t miss out on ordering them if you do come as they are absolutely delicious…

Sticking with my love of mezcal cocktails, I couldn’t pass up on ordering the Mezcal Tropical.

Hence its name, it is made of fresh tropical fruit juices of pineapple, strawberry, and passion fruit blended with mezcal.

What made this tasty drink so unusual was the vessel it came in. There was definitely an art to drinking it without spilling as it came in a small bowl balanced on a tripod-like stand!

Serve Food: Yes! You can order elevated Mexican fare for lunch or dinner.

Hours: Open daily from 12:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

7. Bekeb

About four blocks from Jardin Allende is Bekeb known for its artisanal mixology cocktails.

At the top of the Hotel Casa Hoyos, Bekeb is a space with a serene setting that is an beautiful rooftop in San Miguel de Allende.

Focusing on using top quality ingredients and the use of ancestral Mexican spirits such as mezcal, tequila, and pulque this bar is the place to go for cocktails.

And of course, as with all the rooftop bars in San Miguel, no view would be complete without the lovely La Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel front and center.

Serve Food: Yes, you can enjoy an array of small plates and snacks.

Hours: Open Tuesday – Thursday from 4:00 pm to midnight, Friday & Saturday from 4:00 pm to 1:00 am, Sunday from 4:00 pm to 11:00 pm, and closed on Monday.

Church towers lit up beautifully at night on a rooftop bar in San Miguel de Allende.

Best San Miguel Bars To Watch The Sunset

Of all the San Miguel de Allende rooftops listed here, these are my favorite for catching a beautiful sunset!

  • Luna Rooftop
  • B’ani Terraza
  • Selina Rooftop
  • Bekeb Rooftop

Map Of Rooftop Bars In San Miguel de Allende

Map courtesy of Wanderlog, the best trip planner app on iOS and Android
Looking out at the Jardin Allende, church towers and bright colored buildings from a San Miguel de Allende rooftop bar.

Top San Miguel Food & Drink Tours

If you want to continue your quest for the best drinks and Mexican cuisine, look no further than these top tours.

Taste of San Miguel Lunch Tour – Explore a variety of top Mexican dishes on this yummy lunch food tour.

Tacos & Tequila Walking Tour – Who doesn’t enjoy tacos and tequila? Sample delicious tacos and tequila cocktails at top spots in San Miguel de Allende. You can book with either: GetYourGuide or Viator.

Traditional Mexican Drinks Tasting – Sample Mexican mezcal, tequila, wines, and more paired with tapas!

Evening Food Walking Tour – Sample the best of culinary delights on this evening walking tour! You can book with either: GetYourGuide or Viator.

Wine Tasting In San Miguel de Allende – Discover the best wineries offering spectacular wines of Central Mexico on this private tour!

The beautiful stone facade of a church with domed towers and green plants seen from a rooftop bar across from it.

Where To Stay In San Miguel de Allende

All of these hotels are a prime location within walking distance to all the main sights in San Miguel de Allende and upscale amenities to match.

Hotel Matilda

Rosewood San Miguel de Allende

Casa No Name

Hotel Casa Hoyos

Hotel Casa 1810 Boutique

Church towers in the distance with a pretty green plant in the foreground at a rooftop bar in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

Before You Go…

If you want to know what to do in San Miguel de Allende besides visiting awesome rooftop bars, read my post, 33 Fun Things To Do In San Miguel de Allende in preparation for your trip!

Plus, all the info you need to on tours, how to get there, and how long to stay.

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Vanessa Shields is the founder of Traveling Ness helping people with trip ideas, itineraries, travel planning, and boosting confidence for female travelers to take a solo trip. She has been a travel writer and content creator since 2019.

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  1. As someone who lives near San Miguel de Allende, this is a fantastic list of rooftop bars! Your food and drink pics looked amazing! And thank you for including the views.

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