The rooftop lounge at the Park Hyatt Hotel has been thought to provide the best view of Toronto. Situated in Yorkville, the rooftop bar offers a variety of cocktails, wines, beers, and noshes. But most of all, the bar offers a unique and elevated atmosphere that sets it apart from other high-end bars. 

The View

Thomas Michael

First thing's first, let's talk about the views. The Park Hyatt offers an exceptional view of downtown Toronto from Bloor Street. You're able to see the Toronto skyline—Lake Ontario, Queen's Park, and the CN tower in all its glory. The best time to experience this one-of-a-kind view is at sunset (preferably in the summer/early fall). Bring a camera along to get that perfect Instagram shot or that scenic Facebook cover photo.

The Drinks

Riddhi Kedia

Since you've probably had a hard day of studying, a cocktail isn't a luxury, but rather a necessity. We ordered the Wild Flower Champagne, Spiced Old Fashioned, a virgin mojito, and a vodka soda. All of the drinks were enjoyable, however the prices were $20-$35 for the artisan cocktails and $10-$20 for spirits. So bring your daddy’s credit card (just kidding). As for the food, expect your typical bar food (i.e. fries, burgers, olives, nuts).

The Service and Atmosphere

The service is great, the waiters are more than happy to take your picture with the incredible view and are not overbearing when it comes to slamming drinks down your throat. It should be known that if you're looking for a hip, young, artsy, bohemian type of place, this is not for you.

The clientele is more mature and seem to be well-established professionals, which allows for you to escape the collegiate vibes and be among people who actually know what they’re doing with their lives (or at least look like they do). The atmosphere is sophisticated and almost looks like a set from Mad Men.

Occasions To Go Here 

This is an ideal place to take your parents when they're in town, or even to celebrate a good mark on your midterm with a couple of close friends. Or if you’re just fancying a drink—a pricey drink and a photo shoot with just you and the 6ix.