Visiting a rooftop establishment is not just for food. The sound of raindrops on the roof is melodic and the view after the rain is breathtaking. We try to give the spotlight to both new and old places. If we miss the place you frequent, let us know in the comments.

This rooftop restaurant on the 9th floor focuses on Thai and Chinese fusion food. They also have VIP rooms if you’re looking for a private space to hang out with your friends.

No 717, Thadar Street, Ward-4, South Okkalapa Township, Yangon
09 8911 27676
9am – 9pm

This paradise of parasols is one of the promising newcomers in Yangon. Now it has partnered up with a Mexican kitchen Tacos Guapos and started serving tacos and nachos. It also has a dedicated cocktail menu.

No 51 Sayarsan Road, Bahan Township, Yangon
09 88 77 88 391
4pm – 11pm

One of the forerunners of the rooftop bar trend is still going strong at the new location. This is also a place to turn to when you wanna experience inventive cocktails. The food comprises typical bar snacks and heavy meals like rice and noodles.

Rooftop, Sayarsan Hotel, Sayarsan Road, Bahan Tsp, Yangon
09 254 272 460
4pm – 11pm

It’s a rooftop bar overlooking the Inya Lake so you can rest assured the view is majestic. The food menu is a blend of European and Asian fusion food. Cocktails are also available.

No 12, Inya View Hotel, B7 Kan Road, 51/2 miles, Hlaing Township, Yangon
09 409 100 900, 09 409 100 800
11am – 10:30pm

The 360 Degree rooftop bar specialises in Inle food – a rare flair in Yangon’s traditional food scene. It serves more usual Chinese food too. If you’re looking for an airy space to escape Yangon’s summer, look no further.

No 142/A, Gandamar Road, 8 Block, Mayangone, Yangon
01 6555 17, 09 774 414499
7am – 7pm

Tucked away on Aung Zeya Road, its floor-to-ceiling glass windows allow you to view the city and there’s also a small outdoor terrace if you want to feel a breeze. The menu emphasises European food.

Floor R, 29 Aung Zeya Road, Yankin, Yangon
09 445 4444 28
10am – 10pm

The name says it all. It’s quickly become a popular place for dating quite understandably for the nice view and airy atmosphere. The menu is a bit all over the place containing popular dishes from Tom Yum soup to burgers.

No 146(G), Shwe Hnin Si Street, 9 Mile, Mayangone, Yangon
09 75 83 53 820
11am – 10pm

Its strategic location affords it the views of Shwedagon Pagoda and Judson Church. Fratello serves a mostly Italian menu, with some Mediterranean fare.

No 587, Pyay Road, The Regency Offices, Kamayut, Yangon
09 952 011 666
3pm – 10pm
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