Handpicked by a Malaga Local Expert, we bring you our guide to 'All of Malaga's rooftop bars'.

Malaga has at least twelve different venues where you can drink, eat and party on high. Extraordinary views, great cocktails, cool places, live music and a scene completely invisible from street level. Use our complete guide to find your way up to Malaga's best and most open secret.

Hotel Larios Roof Terrace

One of the best established and well known roof terraces is found at the Hotel Larios, on the main street Marques de Larios and overlooking the Plaza de la Constitucion. This classy and relaxed roof terrace looks over the rooves of the old town in all directions. It has a sterling view of the cathedral with its missing tower. It is closed in winter.  ...

Hotel Molina Larios Rooftop Bar and Pool

The very central Hotel Molina Larios has a splendid three level roof terrace that also features a swimming pool. It offers views over the port, the cathedral and the Paseo del Parque. Open from May to September.  ...

Valeria's Terrace

The Hotel Valeria boasts a roof terrace in cheerful Andalucian style where you can chill out, sip cocktails, and even take a dip in the pool in summer. The terrace affords spectacular views over the port, Plaza Marina, the Alcazaba and Gibralfaro. It's open all year round, and is one of the larger terraces in town and one of the few with uninterrupted views, thanks to its position right on th...

Hotel Bahia Terraza del Soho

The Bahia Malaga boutique hotel is a custom built modern boutique hotel in the Soho arts barrio of Malaga, with a smallish but funky roof terrace with views over the roofs of Soho toward the port and the sea. There are cocktails and a wide range of drinks, and plenty of seating while still feeling intimate. It's a cosy terrace, and feels like a well guarded secret. It's open all year round to...

Oasis Lounge Terraza

The Oasis hostel smack in the centre of the old town has a wonderfully hip and relaxed roof terrace where you can take a drink, cocktails, find a DJ or a party in full swing.  ...

Parador de Gibralfaro Terrace

The Parador de Gibralfaro has an extensive terrace which affords probably the best views of the city from anywhere. They have live music on summer weekends. This is a more classical old school terrace, as befits the more sedate and established Parador state hotel chain. It's terrific at any time of day, but on warm summer's night, there's no more romantic and genteel a place to have drink.  ...

Alcazaba Premium Hostel roof terrace

This premium hostel right under the walls of the Alcazaba Palace has a terrific, hip roof terrace with legendary cocktails. Very stylish, great views and very central, its a really cool hangout after a long hot day.  ...

Terraza Chinitas

Terraza Chinitas is a newer arrival on the rooftop scene in Malaga. It is located as its name suggests, above the Chinitas passage where famous tapas bars huddle in the medieval streets. It is a just a few meters down the passage off the Calle Larios, on top of the hostel of the same name. There's no lift so be prepared for a healthy walk up the narrow stairs, and don't have too many cocktails for...

Hotel AC Malaga Palacio terrace

One of Malaga's largest hotels boasts a large roof terrace open all year, including pool, bars and lounge area. The views over the Paseo del Parque and the Cathedral are exceptional.    ...

Hotel Sales Roof Terrace

A spacious and stylish roof terrace overlooking the river Guadalmedina in the centre of town close to the Corte Inglés. Open all year, this is a lively terrace popular with locals and tourists alike.  ...

Terrace Lob @ El Corte Ingles

While the Corte Ingles is justifiably renowned for shopping, they always have a restaurant. In Malaga this takes the form of a roof terrace offering a multinational gastronomy where you can see the chefs at work, and there is an ample drinks and cocktail menu. Its on the 6th floor and is a welcome escape from the busy shopping store which is enormous.    ...

Terraza de San Juan

La Terraza de San Juan is located right in the heart of the old town on top of the charming boutique Premium Hotel Málaga. The roof top terrace is surprisingly large, with three distinct areas, plenty of seating, two fully equipped bars and fantastic views over the rooftops of this very old part of town. The bar is dominated by the tower of the ancient church of Saint John the Baptist which looms...

Mariposa Hotel Roof Terrace

The Mariposa Hotel Roof Terrace is one of the latest terraces to open in Málaga. It is on top of the stylish boutique hotel of the same name, located very centrally in Soho Málaga. The terrace is laid back and pleasantly designed with natural woods. It is quite spacious compared with some, with one half of the roof being a dedicated sun deck with loungers, and the other half is the bar terrace. ...

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