USA Today’s 10 Great Rooftop Bars

** Note the Sky Bar at Sky Lodge is no longer open. At the time of the article it was open as Sky Bar. It is now our coveted Haven event space. Haven still has the best rooftop view on Main Street and is available for private events, weddings, corporate getaways and parties.

A wave of rooftop bars and lounges is luring fun-seekers to new heights. And thanks to heaters and fire pits, some clubs keep outdoor decks open into winter. Scott Gerber, who developed The Whiskey at New York’s Paramount Hotel and runs 27 bars and restaurants around the world, says the bars offer ever-changing scenery. “When you get up on these rooftops, the views of these cities are incredible,” he says. As a nightlife trend-setter, he knows the industry, and he shares some favorite rooftop lounges with Larry Bleiberg.

Located on the fourth floor of the Sky Lodge hotel, this indoor-outdoor lounge has a selection of whiskeys, scotches, cognacs and cigars. The deck is kept toasty by a fire pit, radiant heaters and a hot tub. “It’s your quintessential ski town with a main street, and they’ve created this little boutique hotel with a great outdoor bar,” Gerber says. 435-658-2500; theskylodge.com

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