What do you get when you combine great weather and drinking? Rooftop bars, of course. We checked with Columbia’s Community Development department on the exact heights of the five downtown locales. So, whether you prefer a bird’s-eye view or something a little closer to the ground, you can choose the lofty outdoor space for you.

The Roof: 112 feet, 5 inches

1111 East Broadway

Located inside the Broadway Hotel, The Roof is the tallest rooftop bar in Columbia. The outdoor portion is warmed with heat lamps, so bargoers can use the space even when it’s chilly. The cozy yet sleek environment includes comfortable couches, padded chairs and a large glass fireplace.

Good for: A first date

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Pressed: 90 feet

803 E. Walnut St.

Pressed, which opened in October, is one of the newest bars in Columbia. The bar has a great view facing the west side of town. Kelsey Parker, the bar manager, thinks the bar’s trendy ambiance is different from others in Columbia because it gives off a big-city feel.

Good for: Watching the sunset with cocktails and appetizers


The Heidelberg: 15 feet, 2 inches

410 S. 9th St.

Lovingly referred to as “the Berg,” this bar prides itself on being a cool and comfortable place to hang out. “We have a great location and a nice view of campus,” bar manager Richard Walls says. Here, you’ll most likely see the occasional professor or businessperson unwinding with a drink or two.

Good for: Dinner and drinks with family or friends

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Perfect place to spend your summer nights!

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Harpo’s: 13 feet, 5 inches

29 S. 10th St.

Harpo’s, which opened in 1971, is known for its drink specials such as $2 Tuesday. Its Rooftop Skyy Bar is a prime location for the partier who is looking for a place to cool off after spending time in one of the TopGolf Swing Suites.

Good for: Watching baseball games outside

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Campus Bar & Grill: 9 feet, 4 inches

304 S. 9th St.

Campus Bar & Grill has gone by several different names over the years: Sudsuckers, Big 12 and now Campus Bar & Grill. When the weather is nice, you need to get there early to get a coveted table outside. Catch numerous students here on Sundays enjoying the burger deals.

Good for: Enjoying pitchers of beer with a view


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