Somewhere perched high between Anaheim’s clouds and the magic merriment on the ground are three rooftop bars bursting with excitement to finally welcome guests. Whether you’re in town for an Angels game or here for when Disneyland reopens on April 30th, here are three spots to soak up the evening vibes, safely.
The FIFTH Rooftop Restaurant & Bar has been a local’s favorite since its opening a few years ago, and it’s easy to see why: the bar boasts 5,000 square feet of elbow room to safely stretch out with a great drink and admire the views. The open-air space offers a front-row seat to Disneyland; so close you can sometimes hear the screams from nearby rides. The Fifth’s menu features small bite shareables, but don’t leave without indulging on an order of drunken donuts, complete with your choice of booze: Tequila lime, orange, or coffee liqueur. Most nights offer events, such as a live DJ, Tiki Tuesday, Wine Down Wednesday, Trivia, or even hilarious comedy nights. Open Monday through Saturday from 5 to close. 1650 S. HARBOR BLVD., ANAHEIM, 714-772-0899 Reservations via Yelp
You wouldn’t know it by looking at the gorgeous tall new Radisson Blu Anaheim that a legit Spanish Basque Country culinary adventure awaits up top. Blu SkyBar is the vision of executive chef Edgar Beas, who honed his skills next to three-star Michelin Star Spanish chef Martin Berasategui. While relaxed on the rooftop, it’s recommended to start with Quesos (cheeses) or Pintxos (tapas-like “pinches”) paired with a craft beer or wine…some local, some imported from Spain. But the real star of the show is the Spanish-style gin tonics, which are just as floral and refreshing as an Anaheim sunset. Open Wednesday and Thursday 5-9, Friday and Saturday 5-11. 1601 S. ANAHEIM BLVD., ANAHEIM Reservations via OpenTable.
Candle-topping the tallest rooftop hotspot in the resort is the Parkestry Rooftop Bar at Orange County’s first brand new JW Marriott Hotel. Not only is the bird’s eye view of nearby Disneyland breathtaking, on a clear day the vista can open up glimpses of Catalina Island and downtown Los Angeles off in the distance. After the elevator ascent, you’re treated to a posh garden party atmosphere with plenty of cushy chairs that huddle firepits, making it ideal for a cozy date or a special occasion. Executive chef Amol Agarwal’s menu transports you through a mix of delectable flavor and color combinations. A must-try is the Asian chicken bakso comprised of fresh coriander, ginger, vegetable slaw, and spicy plum sauce…perfect for sharing! Open Wednesday through Saturday 5-9:30. 1775 S. CLEMENTINE ST., ANAHEIM 714-294-7800 Reservations (required) via OpenTable
Try the new Anaheim Sip, Savor, and Shop pass which has special offers at all three of these places and more: VisitAnaheim.org