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The essential rooftop bars and restaurants in Fort Worth

Check out these eight rooftop restaurants and bars that offer stunning views, delicious food, and strong drinks.

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Atíco is one of many concepts created by chef Tim Love. | Photo by Atíco Fort Worth

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One of the best things about Fort Worth is that we get to enjoy the outdoors mostly year-round, which means it’s almost always rooftop season.

There’s simply no better way to take in the views of the city than on top of a building with the wind blowing in your hair and a cold beverage in your hand.

Maybe that’s why we can’t stop going back to these eight local spots for food + drinks.

FTW-Atico Fort Worth

Atíco is bringing Barcelona vibes to one of the most historic parts of Fort Worth. | Photo by Atíco Fort Worth

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Atíco Fort Worth | 2315 N. Main St.

Step away from the hustle and bustle of the Stockyards and head up to the 6th floor of the SpringHill Suites by Marriott for Barcelona vibes and delicious tapas. Sit in a comfy lounge chair or at the open bar + kitchen to enjoy delicious cocktails, and dishes like salami flatbread, Ibérico ham, and grilled fish.

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The Sinclair’s rooftop bar is the highest in the city. | Photo by The Sinclair, Autograph Collection

The Rooftop Bar | 512 Main St.

Located in the heart of Sundance Square at The Sinclair, this is the highest rooftop bar in Fort Worth with amazing panoramas over the city. The seasonal bar is open during the warmer months (except for hotel guests who can visit year-round) and features menu items like small plates, fresh oysters, specialty cocktails, and desserts.

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Grab a seat indoors or on the expansive patio outside at Reata. | Photo by @crafty.girls.life

Reata | 310 Houston St.

Stop by for breakfast, lunch, or dinner at this upscale Southwestern restaurant nestled in Sundance Square with four stories of dining space. The multi-level top floor has both indoor and outdoor seating with expansive views of downtown. The menu features everything from tamales to blackened buffalo rib eye and chicken chile rellenos.

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The Lot 12 Rooftop Bar has both indoor and covered outdoor seating with incredible views. | Photo by GPF Architects

Lot 12 Rooftop Bar | 2512 W. Berry St.

Game day or not, this rooftop sports bar is the perfect place to hang out with friends. Enjoy happy hour daily from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the open-air terrace with TCU-inspired cocktails and shareable plates. The best part — you can reserve the Topgolf Swing Suite simulator for a virtual round of golf, football, or baseball.

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Play 100+ arcade games downstairs or enjoy a drink on the upstairs patio. | Photo by Free Play

Free Play | 1311 Lipscomb St.

Shake off the work day by playing 100+ authentic retro arcade games before heading upstairs to enjoy a drink on the spacious patio and rooftop deck. Fuel up with handcrafted flatbread pizzas, sandwiches, and check out the impressive list of beers, wine, and cider.

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Take in the breathtaking views of downtown at Rooftop Cinema Club. | Photo by FTWtoday

Rooftop Cinema Club | 200 Main St.

The Worthington Renaissance Hotel is taking entertainment to new heights with a seasonal open-air cinema featuring a state-of-the-art LED screen and hand-picked classics. Elevate your movie experience with award-winning food and beverages from Toro Toro paired with breathing views of the city.

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Sip back and enjoy the views of the Near Southside with barbecue and a cold drink. | Photo by Ginger Food Blogger

Brix Barbecue | 1012 S. Main St.

One of the city’s most popular food trucks is now operating out of its first brick-and-mortar with delicious barbecue and cold drinks. Located in the Near Southside, the restaurant offers both indoor and outdoor seating, a large patio, and a rooftop dining space with a couple of picnic tables.

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Take in the breathtaking views of downtown atop the Sky Lobby. | Photo by @texaseatsfirst

Branch & Bird | 640 Taylor St.

Head to the 12th floor of the Frost Tower for breathing downtown views atop the Sky Lobby. Enjoy a seasonal menu of contemporary American dishes, along with a coffee + tea bar, lunch specials, and happy hour deals Tuesday-Friday, 4-6 p.m. Pro tip: Sit back and relax with live music on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

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