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The City’s Best Rooftops for Your Summer Hangouts

Summer weekends are all about lounging outside with a cold drink in hand and not a care in the world, and what better place to do it than high above it all with a city view in the background? With warm temperatures rolling in, we’ve rounded up all of Pittsburgh’s best apartment rooftops, from the ones with seriously epic views to the ones with amenities galore. Take a look at where you’ll want to spend summer 2018.

Eastside Bond.

For the crew who prefers an intimate dinner to a full-blown party, this is the place. Eastside Bond’s East End rooftop boasts fully loaded grilling areas where you can prepare an al fresco feast for friends, plus modern concrete dining tables and cozier, lounge chair setups under a seriously cool pergola-style roof. Look out at your sweeping views of East Liberty’s historic buildings and bustling Highland Avenue nightlife while you enjoy that perfect “night in” — just as exclusive as any downtown rooftop bar, but sans the hour wait.

The Clark Building. Looking for views galore? It doesn’t get more quintessentially Pittsburgh than having the skyline’s most iconic buildings so close you can practically touch them, but this rooftop deck becomes even more magical when you get an up-close-and-personal look at the fireworks or night games at PNC Park.  And that’s what you get at this rooftop at the Clark Building. Slap on some SPF for a nap in one of the plush lounge chairs, or tote some wine and snacks up to the roof to just kick back and enjoy the scenery.

The Foundry at 41st. No beach plans this year? No problem — at least when you live at these modern Lawrenceville digs at The Foundry. The resort-style pool at ground level may take up most of the outdoor spotlight, but head up to the roof and you’ll find a more secluded terrace complete with a firepit, lounge areas and sweeping city views perfect for long, lazy days off.

1627 on the Strip.  The city views and cozy lounge areas make this the perfect setup for your next wine night with friends. This Strip District rooftop boasts an outdoor kitchen, dog run, fire pits and a fully equipped clubroom for hosting friends or chilling out with your pup.

Hot Metal Flats.

While there’s no true rooftop at this Southside community, you can still get the full rooftop experience at its second floor garden and patio area. Get away from the commotion of Carson Street by relaxing on one of the outdoor sofas with a good book (okay, and maybe a good beer) in hand.

Kaufmann’s Grand on Fifth Avenue.

Coming this summer: the most luxe rooftop in town. A rooftop restaurant and bar overlooks an pool worthy of any island resort, and the tennis court, running track, lounges, grills and more will make your outdoor space the envy of all your friends. Get booking, because we’re guessing this one will go fast — for obvious reasons.

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