Rooftop bars

Highlights

Views from the top

Sydney’s rooftop bars are a highlight summer experience, offering uninterrupted views of the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge and the city skyline - the perfect place to relax and enjoy a chilled beer, wine or cocktail in the sunshine.

  • The Ivy Bar, Sydney
  • Henry Deane, Sydney

Drinks with a view

 Just along the quay, Cafe Sydney’s enviable position on the rooftop of Customs House ensures to-die-for Sydney Harbour Bridge views.

Or enjoy a sunset panorama through the floor- to-ceiling windows from top-floor cocktail haunt Henry Deane at refurbished Millers Point pub Hotel Palisade.

Not far away, in The Rocks, the casual Glenmore Hotel delivers sensational 180-degree harbour and CBD views from its roof and, just down the street, Blu Bar at the Shangri-La hotel commands a lofty outlook from the 36th floor.

Henry Deane, Sydney

Higher still, on the 47th floor of the CBD’s Australia Square, the cocktail bar at O Bar Dining slowly revolves, allowing a 360-degree panorama to unfold.

From its terrace, the Hilton’s Zeta Bar reveals a hidden and stunning perspective on the Queen Victoria Building’s ornate domed roof opposite.

At night, when the dome is lit, it’s an unexpected delight. If poolside cabanas and cocktails are more your speed, don’t miss Ivy’s Pool Club further along George Street in the CBD.

Watsons Bay Hotel, Sydney

For beachside views you can’t beat Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel’s position at the top of the harbour in the east, or the uninterrupted seascape from the Rooftop Bar on level three of refurbished Coogee Pavilion. And the cityscape is breathtaking from Paddington’s new Brigade Rooftop bar atop reinvented pub, The Light Brigade.

Perched more than 100 metres high atop Parramatta’s new $309 million ‘vertical village,’ V, Sky Bar will boast a huge glass wall and outdoor terrace with spectacular views from the Blue Mountains to Sydney’s CBD when it opens in January 2017.

  1. Archie Rose Distillery

    The first independent distillery in the City of Sydney since 1853, Archie Rose distils and bottles spirits by hand to be shared in good company. 18+ onlyThe doors are always open for you to wander...

  2. Sun Masamune Sake Brewery

    Sake is Japan's traditional alcoholic beverage made from rice. It has played an honoured role in Japanese tradition for at least 16 centuries.The Sun Masamune Sake Brewery is based in Penrith and visitors...

  3. The Roosevelt

    Tucked away on a side street in Potts Point is The Roosevelt, a glamorous dining destination for Sydney's beautiful people. Owned by Sydney bar baron Sven Almenning, who also owns cocktail bar Eau de Vie, and...

  4. 4 Pines Brewing Company

    4 Pines Brewing Company is known for award winning beers along with a seasonal menu featuring beer friendly food.With beer being brewed most days there is always entertainment to see. Plus with a...

  5. The Baxter Inn

    How could you not like the old school cool of The Baxter Inn? Good looking fellas in suspenders pour drinks, there are 360 premium whiskies sitting in neat rows behind a fairy-lit bar and a fantastic Australian wine...

  6. The World Bar

    This famous Kings Cross bar covers four historic storeys of Victorian terrace, as well as containing a large outdoor terrace garden. You can relax and explore the rooms, booths and hidden areas of this popular bar...

  7. Young Henrys Brewery

    Young Henrys is a microbrewery in the heart of inner city Newtown, a hotbed of music, arts and culture. Come to the tasting room to try the range of beers that will include seasonal brews and the latest collaborations...

  8. Shirt Bar

    This innovative new small bar is a sleek modern bar which focuses on the things the owners love. During the day Shirt bar is a shirt store and café. When the sun goes down the lights dim and it turns a into a slick...

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