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Some of the best rooftop bars in Santiago sit above some of the city's finest hotels. Three of my favourites are Noi Vitacura, The W and San Cristobal Tower.
San Cristobal Tower is on the north side of the Mapocho River in Providencia. A popular pick with businessmen due to its proximity to the airport, TwentyOne Bar (yes, you guessed it, on the 21st floor) has incredible views across the city. Whilst the rooftop bars at Noi Vitacura and The W are al-fresco and within the city, there's something about seeing the city with a bit of perspective that really takes the biscuit. Try their honey Pisco Sour and watch the sun turn the mountains pink. This is one of the only places where the moon rise is as impressive as the sun set - try and go around full moon and you will see the moon slide up from the mountains and into the night sky.
One of the best things about the rooftops at Noi Vitacura and The W, on the other hand, is that they both have swimming pools. So, guests can go for a dip with a view across the city to the Andes. The W has an infinity pool so you literally feel like you're on the edge.
And last but not least, if you want a rooftop bar with a view of the street for some good people watching then the terrace at Restaurant Casa+Lastarria in the Lastarria neighborhood is a great spot. Order some PIsco Sours and a ceviche to share - the portions are so generous you may find it's quite enough for both of you.