7 great rooftop bars

Hotel Monaco's Stratus Lounge (photo by Chris Molina)

Sipping in sidewalk seating is swell, but why not up the ante at one (or all) of these rooftop bars and restaurants?

Ranging in cuisine and style from the ultra-plush Nineteen (XIX) on the 19th floor of Hyatt at The Bellevue to the cozy, casual Revolution House in Old City, Philly's open-air bar scene has something to offer for everyone.

Nineteen (XIX) and Vango boast some of the best cityscape views around while Continental Midtown carries classic cocktails that are sure to appease the drinker in you.