Dallas' Seven Best Rooftops To Soak in the Amazing Weather

Recently we chatted about some of the best patios in our fine city. Now we've put together a list of some of our favorite rooftops. We hope ... no, rather, insist you find a spot at one of these places very soon. Dare we suggest you imbibe a cold beer in the unobstructed sun under the abating heat, sunglasses on, slightly slouched in a chair on a deck? Life is outside, people.

See also: - Best of Dallas® 2012 - Patio Drunk

The Soda Bar at NYLO Southside (1325 Lamar), a boutique hotel, just opened a couple of weeks ago across from the Cedars Social, but we already think it should be on the regular rotation of places to enhance your vitamin D intake. The Soda Bar sits atop the hotel and offers and totally chill scene and a stellar panoramic view of the downtown skyline.

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Lauren Drewes Daniels is the Dallas Observer's food editor. She started writing about local restaurants, chefs, beer and kouign-amanns in 2011. She's driven through two dirt devils and is certain they were both some type of cosmic force.