201 W. Broad St.
Second Place: The Hof Garden
Third Place: Kabana Rooftop
Honorable Mention: Graduate Richmond
One of the swankiest downtown hotels, Quirk Hotel’s Q Rooftop offers guests and visitors a fabulous open-air setting to enjoy libations with sweet views of the city while basking in that golden sunset glow, or sitting, perched like the flower you are, in its white outdoor rooftop seating arrangement.
It’s a memorable spot to meet with friends and family while the bar offers specialty craft cocktails, beer and wine on tap as well as what it calls “elevated street fare,” including snapper ceviche and the Ted sliders, likely a favorite of co-owner Ted Ukrop. Also if you’re a wine fan, you’ll want to try the hotel’s signature rosé made with Cirrus vodka, lemon and soda water. We should note that there is no smoking or vaping and you must be 21 or older to join that fancy rooftop party. For details, take a virtual tour of the rooftop online or check out the hotel’s Instagram page.
Oh, and the opportunities for Instagram selfies are endless up in the heavenly Quirk clouds. Prepare to feel oh-so-cosmopolitan as you and your friends escape the constant rat race and traffic of the streets, drinks in hand. Seriously, it’ll be like “Sex and the City” or “Girls” or whatever HBO urban romantic comedy is the currently favored one. And hey, if the weather changes, the festivities simply get moved inside to the lobby bar. Win-win.