The best rooftop terraces in Malaga to enjoy the good weather

An essential element of summer nights are the rooftop terraces in Malaga. Here I leave you some of the best proposals to have a few drinks after work or to start the night.

Some of the terraces below are open all year round, so if you’re out of season you might want to take a look. You can see a map with all the rooftop terraces in  Malaga here.

Best rooftop terraces in Malaga

During the long summer months caressing the Costa del Sol, with long nights and warm sea breeze, life takes place in the street, where both locals and visitors enjoy their leisure time and have fun outdoors. An essential element of the nights in Malaga are the rooftop terraces. We give you some of the best proposals for a drink after work or to start the evening.

The streets of the towns are filled with tables and chairs and there are terraces everywhere and for everyone. In Malaga city we can find many of them in the old quarter near the Plaza de la Merced; who prefers to sip a cocktail enjoying the sea breeze can head for Pedregalejo.

But our proposals are “soaring”: all have in common fantastic views of the surrounding, being nearly all the “coolest” and most fashionable places of Malaga summer.

Molina Lario Piscina Lounge rooftop terrace

rooftop terrace and pool in Molina Lario hotel
In front of the rooftop terrace of the Molina Lario hotel you can see the Malaga Palace, with a higher rooftop terrace and the Cathedral of Malaga on the left.

First we introduce you to the Pool Lounge, located on the roof of the Hotel Molina Lario in Malaga city centre.

rooftop terrace with views in Lario Pool LoungeThe Pool Lounge offers a relaxed atmosphere for the most exclusive summer nights in the centre of the capital of the Costa del Sol, with tapas, cocktails and DJ sessions and spectacular night views of the Cathedral and the illuminated Alcazaba.

This pleasant terrace called “The Top”, with a chic atmosphere and chill out decoration, has become the meeting point of the moment.

Rooftop terrace in penthouse of hotel AC Malaga Palacio

rooftop terrace with pool in penthouse restaurant Malaga Palacio
Stunning views of the Port of Malaga, the Paseo del Parque and the Cathedral of Malaga.

rooftop penthouse poolAnother rooftop terrace in Malaga with privileged views is the penthouse located on the 15th floor of the AC Hotel Malaga Palacio.

In this space located between the Paseo del Parque and the Cathedral you can enjoy 360º views of the city of Malaga, in addition to bar and restaurant, cocktails and mojitos, themed parties, DJ and live jazz performances.

  • Open: The terrace is open every day. The opening hours are from noon until one in the morning. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays are open until 4 am.
  • Address: Calle Cortina del Muelle 1.
  • Tip: It is necessary to book and check availability on the phone (0034) 952 215 185

Batik restaurant

Views from batis restaurant rooftop terrace
In front of the Alcazaba with beautiful views of the fortress.

Located just in front of the Alcazaba of Malaga is an ideal place for a good meal or a drink while enjoying the beautiful views from the terrace.

During the night the illumination of this Arab fortress adds a special touch to the atmosphere.

There is a modern cuisine and a wide dining schedule. This restaurant belongs to the Alcazaba Premium Hostel.

Parador of Gibralfaro

Views from restaurant Parador de Gibralfaro

The restaurant in this parador is an ideal place to enjoy a sunset in Malaga while having an aperitif or dinner.

Oasis Lounge

Rooftop terrace Oasis Lounge
A rooftop terrace where you can have a drink at night or during the day in the heart of the old town.

Located in the heart of Malaga, very close to the Carmen Thyssen Museum, you will find the Oasis Terrace. A cozy place where you can enjoy good cocktails while enjoying the views.

Belongs to Oasis Backpackers Hostel chain.

This place also has the possibility of organizing events on the terrace.

Valeria’s rooftop terrace

Rooftop terrace Valeria in Malaga
With the Ferris wheel and the port of Malaga in the background, this is a very recommendable place to relax in the afternoon with good weather.

Room Mate Hotels introduces us to this hotel in Plaza de la Marina with stunning views of the port and the Ferris wheel of Malaga.

The swimming pool of this terrace is accessible only to guests of the hotel.

Terrace B-Heaven in hotel Barcelo

B-Heaven rooftop terrace in hotel Barceló
Beautiful views from an exclusive location in Malaga.

Photo of B-Heaven BarcelóThe prestigious hotel chain Barceló joins the fashion of the rooftop terraces in Malaga and does it in style. From this terrace you can enjoy beautiful views of the city.

There is an outdoor heated swimming pool during the winter and a large relaxation area. There are armchairs and intimate areas where you can even have a romantic candlelit dinner. Perhaps a good place to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Malaga?

Can be booked for special events.

  • Open: The terrace is only open in season.
    Monday to Thursday and Sundays from 10.30 am to midnight.
    Fridays and Saturdays from 11.00 am till 1 am.
  • Address: Calle Héroe de Sostoa, 2

Terrace Club Chinitas

views from Terrace Club Chinitas
Very close to Malaga Cathedral, a relaxing place to have a drink.

This terrace overlooking the Cathedral of Malaga belongs to the Chinitas Urban Hotel.

The terrace has two floors with bars where you can enjoy a pleasant afternoon.

The upper floor can be reserved for events and parties.

Rooftop terrace in El Corte Inglés

Rooftop terrace El Corte Inglés
You can combine a day of shopping in Malaga with a visit to this terrace on the sixth floor.

Great culinary proposals without leaving El Corte Inglés on a terrace with beautiful views where they also serve cocktails and other beverages.

Hotel Soho Bahía Málaga rooftop terrace

Rooftop Soho Lounge
Stunning views of Malaga port.

This eighth floor rooftop terrace overlooks the Alcazaba and the Port of Malaga.

  • Open:
    Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: 6:00 pm to midnight.
    Fridays and Saturdays: 6 pm to 2 am.
    Closed on Sundays and Mondays
  • Address: Calle Somera, 8

Hotel Sallés Málaga Centro

 Hotel Sallés Málaga Centro rooftop terrace
Breath-taking views from this terrace in Malaga.

A place where you can drink cocktails, eat some appetizers or even have a dinner.

There are events and sessions of Jazz or live music.

  • Open: From the end of March to October.
    During the spring: from 12 to 8 pm
    During the summer: From noon until 2 am.
  • Address: Calle Mármoles, 6

Map of rooftop terraces in Malaga

Other rooftop terraces on the Costa del Sol

In addition to those in the city centre there are other rooftop terraces in Malaga with stunning views.

Let’s look at some examples in case you find yourself strolling through one of these places and feel like relaxing with some nice views:

Marbella rooftop terrace

Terrace in Pangea, Marbella
Luxury atmosphere and privileged views of Puerto Banus. What more could you ask for?

Pangea, Puerto BanusProbably at the top of the chicest summer terraces in Marbella is the Sky Lounge in Pangea, one of the most glamorous clubs in Puerto Banus.

The open-air terrace bar offers panoramic views of the harbour in one of the most exclusive meeting places with great atmosphere and international DJs.

Unlike other terraces, its height is not an advantage, but the views of Puerto Banus are spectacular.

Enjoying the best terraces in Malaga all year round

We hope you enjoy the warm nights of our beloved summer in these places. Some terraces are open all year round, so if you are passing through Malaga out of season you can relax over a drink while you marvel at the views.

Raúl G.T

Developer and content editor at Malagaweb.com
Travel blogger, web developer and content editor. Author of many of the travel guides and tips available online about Andalucia, Malaga and Spain.
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