As downtown continues to fill scary, vacant parking lots with new high rises, its rooftop bar situation is only getting stronger. But one of our favorites continues to be Ace Hotel Upstairs. The industrial rooftop has fantastic downtown views, great cocktails, and plenty of private areas for birthday parties, office parties, and I-don’t-need-an-excuse parties.
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