Miami recently welcomed what may be its best rooftop venue to date, and it’s nowhere you’d expect. Proving the Magic City’s rooftop scene can thrive beyond the twinkle of downtown’s skyline and endless stretches of moonlit beach, Level 6 Rooftop by Ink Entertainment rises above Coconut Grove, delivering sublime views of yacht-studded Biscayne Bay and the lush, artsy neighborhood from six floors up.
The 4,000-square-foot rooftop lounge and restaurant is a feast for the senses, designed by Studio Munge—a firm synonymous with some of the sleekest, most modern design projects across North America. Glass walls envelop a mélange of eco-chic, earth-toned furnishings from three sides, keeping the tropical foliage and placid waters in full view. On the fourth side, a colorful 3D tile wall by artist Ben Medansky speaks to Miami’s multiculturalism and arts scene.
Cocktails lean heavily on fruits and herbs (we recommend the vodka-forward Grovey Beats with strawberry, dragonfruit, and rose syrup) while the cuisine skews contemporary Spanish with a mix of lighter tapas and heartier sharing plates. Menu standouts include the hamachi crudo with jalapeño, basil, kalamansi, bulgur cracker, and yuzu kosho; the verde salad comprised of escarole, frisée lettuce, pistachio, manchego, pickled raisin, and radish dressed in a mouthwatering lemon vinaigrette; and the paella de mariscos, a traditional skillet of Spanish bomba rice, sofrito, Argentinian shrimp, scallops, mussels, and lemon.