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Rooftop Bars Worth Visiting in Lancaster, PA, This Season

Melissa Frost
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There are a handful of rooftop bars in Lancaster City, PA, and the season for enjoying them has just begun. Here are 5 rooftop bars, all located in the heart of the city. I'm starting with the tallest of them all, pictured above.

The Exchange

Located on the 12th floor of Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square, this spot offers phenomenal panoramic scenery of Lancaster city and beyond. The Exchange has all-weather and open-air lounge areas almost 180 feet up in the air, making it an gorgeous spot for a night out.

Plus, if you've been following me, you know they've got amazing desserts, too.

Address: The Exchange is located at 25 S Queen St, Lancaster, PA 17603.

551 West

Music, food and good company is what this place is all about. Since the beginning a decade ago, 551 West has showcased some of the best music talent in Lancaster. In 2019, they undertook a major remodel and added a second floor with inside and outside seating, including a rooftop patio. Here's to the skybar!

Address: 551 West, 551 W King St, Lancaster, PA 17603


At Altana Rooftop Lounge, you are surrounded by historical buildings and churches on all sides, and this rooftop is beautiful, upscale place to spend with family, friends, or for a romantic evening out. Their menu features everything from small bites to fancy cocktails and classy entrees.

Address: Altana Rooftop Lounge is located at 26 E King St, Lancaster, PA 17602.

Tellus 360

Tellus360 is as laidback as it gets. your go-to. Urban and down to earth, still spot is one where you can meet up for casual drinks and street food while enjoying the views of the city. During the summer there are garden beds along the edges and throughout the roof, filled with fresh produce.

Address: Tellus360 is located at 24 E King St, Lancaster, PA 17602.

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