Summertime is great for al fresco dining, but ground-level seating limits city views. Relish scenic new heights and a cool breeze while sipping refreshing beverages on one of Missouri's rooftop patios.
Feel like you're in the big city in downtown Columbia. Step out of the elevator and into a modern, metropolitan bar with a curated beverage list as well as tasty, small plates perfect for a before- or after-dinner nosh.
The Roof, Columbia
The rooftop of The Broadway (hence the name) offers panoramic views of Columbia's skyline and a perfect place for sipping local craft beer and handcrafted cocktails. Local DJs spin a sick beat on Friday and Saturday nights.
Mark Twain Brewing Company, Hannibal
Enjoy Twain-inspired brews like Huck's Habanero Apricot Wheat and Clemens Kolsch while watching the beloved Mighty Mississippi roll by. While you're in town, tour Twain's boyhood home, located across the street.
Keller's, Cape Girardeau
A few hundred miles down the Big Muddy from Hannibal, Keller's sits atop the Isle Casino and offers a breathtaking river view and southern-inspired food, including brunch on Sundays.
Percheron Rooftop Bar, Kansas City
This spot, named for the famed horses of the Pabst Brewery, is a nod to the Pabst distribution center that once occupied what is now the Crossroads Hotel. With twinkling lights, delectable shareables and an extensive choice of beer and wine, Percheron is adorably charming and perfect for early cocktails or late night antics.
The Well Bar, Grill and Rooftop, Kansas City
Newly added lawn games and comfy, outdoor couches make The Well Bar in Waldo a relaxing spot to revel in the summer sun for happy hour, lunch, dinner or brunch.
Vin De Set Rooftop Bar and Bistro, St. Louis
Take in the sights of Lafayette Square from above while eating seasonal, French-inspired fare. From pommes frites to fromage, the delectable dishes will leave your eyes and taste buds dazzled.
Cardinals Nation Rooftop, St. Louis
Purchase an all-inclusive ticket and experience your next Cardinals game from the "Bird's Nest," which includes an all-you-can-eat buffet, full-service bar and complimentary admission to the Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum. Oh, and insanely amazing views of the game.
Written by Amanda Long