Elevate your Napa Valley adventure at our rooftop and patio bars, where each sip is enhanced by breathtaking views! Enjoy a meticulously crafted cocktail in the cool, serene evenings after exploring wineries, or relish warm daytime moments between wine tastings. These cocktail bars offer delicious drinks with a perfect backdrop that complements the beauty of Napa Valley.
Below are some suggestions of rooftop and patio bars to enjoy a cocktail with a view!
Sky & Vine Rooftop Bar at Archer Hotel in Downtown Napa
(Pictured above.) Located on the sixth floor of Downtown Napa’s Archer Hotel, Sky & Vine is an expansive rooftop terrace with fire pits and exceptional views of Downtown Napa and the valley beyond. Be sure to make a reservation, and try one of their signature cocktails. Sky & Vine Rooftop Bar’s cocktails on tap and uniquely named hand-crafted cocktails will truly raise your spirits.
Be sure to try: The “On the Rye-zen” cocktail (made with Bulleit rye, charred pineapple, and Strega liqueur).
If you’re a true fan (or even a novice) of whiskey, Sky & Vine also offers a reservation-only seating at their Whiskey Bar, located on the same rooftop patio. This Whiskey Bar has over 150 unique and rare whiskeys, private barrel flights, and a specialty cocktail list built on the private barrel selections.
Mercantile Terrace at Andaz Napa in Downtown Napa
Mercantile Terrace is the quiet, second-floor roof deck at Andaz Hotel. This intimate space is great for unwinding by a fire pit or in a cabana, all while an expert mixologist crafts cocktails using ingredients native to Napa Valley and Northern California.
Be sure to try: The “Corpse Reviver No. 2” (made with gin, orange liqueur, and absinthe rinse), “Mai Tai” (made with white rum, orange liqueur, and orgeat) or “Paper Plane” (made with bourbon, lemon, and Aperol).
Wilfred’s Lounge in Downtown Napa
The only Tiki bar and restaurant in Napa Valley is located in Downtown Napa on the Napa Riverfront. Wilfred's island-inspired cocktails, cuisine, and decor offer a dash of Hawaiian culture, along with views of the Napa River from their rooftop terrace. The expansive cocktail menu, rum flights, and shared cocktail bowls are all great options for the rum enthusiast.
Be sure to try: The “Uma Ube” (made with white rum, pineapple and ube) or the “1944 Mai Tai” (made with rums, curacao, and orgeat).
The Haven Cocktail Lounge at The CIA at Copia in Downtown Napa
A hidden gem tucked away on the second floor of The CIA at Copia, The Haven Cocktail Lounge is a fun getaway with a secret entrance and views of Copia's gardens. Their classic cocktails are crafted with an emphasis on technique, presentation, flavor, and high-quality ingredients. This cocktail lounge is only open Fridays and Saturdays and offers small bites.
Be sure to try: The "Napa Valley Sour" (made with Cabernet Sauvignon floating on a whiskey sour).
Napa Yard - Oxbow Gardens in Downtown Napa
Napa Yard isn’t just a restaurant, it’s a unique gathering spot, with a beer garden and a micro distillery offering sustainable garden-to-glass cocktails. This fun and lively outdoor space is the perfect place to hang out with friends, family, kids, and pets, or an intimate dinner for two. Their onsite gardens inspire the cocktail program as well as the pub food menu. They also offer a large selection of craft beer.
Be sure to try: The “Yard Mule” (made with ginger beer, mint, and angostura bitters), “The Queen Spritz” (made with rosemary-infused white wine spritz and elderflower), and “Jacky’s Sweet Tea” (made with black tea infused Tennessee whiskey, and peach liqueur).
ArBARetum in Downtown Napa
Part of the Napa Valley Distillery, the first distillery to open its doors in the city of Napa since Prohibition, ArBARetum is at the cutting edge of Napa Valley's cocktail and craft spirits scene. With a large folding patio window that allows for seamless indoor/outdoor seating, this bar is perfect for people watching and letting time fly by with family and friends. If you fall in love with one of their premium craft spirits, you have the luxury of purchasing a bottle to take home with you. Be sure to make a reservation, as their patio seating is limited and fills up fast!
Be sure to try: “Distillers Blend Whiskey,” “Lemon Drop Cocktail,” and “Ancho Leon Brandy.”
Cadet Wine + Beer Bar in Downtown Napa
Tucked away on a side alley on First Street in Downtown Napa, Cadet Wine + Beer Bar is a warm and inviting neighborhood spot where wine and beer aficionados can congregate. It's also a happenin’ spot for a fun night out, offering late hours every night of the week. The extensive and ever-changing menu features rare wines, beer in a can, and interesting cocktails.
Be sure to try: The “Spaghett” (made with Miller High Life, Aperol, and lemon juice).
Lucy Restaurant & Bar at Bardessono in Yountville
With a patio and a pool, Lucy Restaurant & Bar is great for relaxing with one of their Pool Cocktails. The patio is also pet-friendly and features Yappy Hour on Mondays.
Be sure to try: The “Bebop” (made with gin, lemon, and St. Germain) or the “Jungle Bird” (made with tequila, Campari, and pineapple).
Brasswood Bar + Kitchen in St. Helena
Brasswood is well known for their wine cellars and 17,000 square feet wine caves, but they also offer a warm and welcoming space for cocktail lovers. The St. Helena estate is a wine and food village offering a little something for everyone – with wine tastings, a bar and restaurant, a bakery, and an art gallery. Sip cocktails with lunch or dinner on the patio overlooking the grounds or inside at the bar. They put their own twist on classic cocktails and create some spicy concoctions as well.
Be sure to try: The “Hunky Monkey” house cocktail (made with rum, pineapple, Gifford banana, and pistachio & JEM maple reduction).
Solbar at Solage in Calistoga
Solbar is a Michelin-rated restaurant at Solage, an Auberge Resorts Collection, featuring a stunning indoor seated area, as well as a sunlit patio overlooking the resort pool. Enjoy a delicious craft cocktail, beer, or glass of wine seated in the outdoor lounge area. On a cool evening (or day), get cozy by the fire pits on the patio.
Be sure to try: “Cali Dreamin’” (made with rye, amaro, and bitters), “Peachy Keen” (made with rye, ginger liqueur, and lemon), and “Ya Papa” (made with papaya Japanese whiskey, orange tincture, and house-made papaya oleo saccharum). Try a zero proof cocktail as well for an alcohol-free alternative.
Picobar at Solage in Calistoga
Also located in Solage, Picobar is a casual, vibrant, full-service restaurant serving contemporary Mexican cuisine and beverages. Executive Chef Gustavo Rios has designed Picobar as a fusion of his two homes: coastal Ensenada, Mexico and its traditions and Northern California’s seasonal wine country ingredients. With stunning views and a patio just steps from the pool, you can relax in the perfect cocktail sipping scenery.
Be sure to try: The “Chaman” (made with El Silencio Espadin, Mexican spiced tea, and agave) for a uniquely mixed cocktail.
TRUSS Restaurant + Bar at the Four Seasons Resort in Calistoga
At the heart of the Four Seasons Resort, TRUSS Restaurant & Bar offers a spacious outdoor area with fire pits overlooking the resort’s pools. Make your day unforgettable with a sunset and a cocktail of choice. This patio bar also offers fun and quirky named cocktails.
Be sure to try: “Must Be the Honey” (made with vodka, honey, and egg whites), “Fennel Wears Prada” (made with gin, green chartreuse, and lemon), and “The Silverado Sling” (made with mezcal, agave, and bitters).
Napa Valley might be known for its wine, but these rooftop and patio bars offer a relaxing evening after wine tasting (or a break in the day between tastings). With uniquely named cocktails and top-notch views, these spots are perfect for mixing and mingling with friends, family, and that special someone.