Now that the summer months have returned, so have the long evenings of drinking and dining in the outdoor bars of cities across Europe and the United States – bars that are so often at their best when they come with a view. We take a look at some of the best and most talked-about rooftop terraces right now, which combine spectacular outlooks with creative cocktails and fine food.
Bōkan, Canary Wharf
A favorite among Londoners looking for cocktails and good food with a panoramic view, Bōkan is well worth dedicating at least an evening or two to during the vibrant summer months. The stylishly furnished ‘lounge in the sky’ features a specialist gin bar, comfy seating areas and daybeds, with a jazz session hosted each Sunday. Taking inspiration from its Canary Wharf setting, and the area’s rich history in trade, Bōkan offers a menu of dishes reflecting a diversity of European cuisines, using fresh and local British ingredients, with cocktails also paying homage the Docklands’ history.
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