The Local Taphouse is a European-inspired neighbourhood tavern specialising in craft beer, great food and a warm welcome. The Taphouse is among the most awarded craft beer venues in Australia, and taps 300-400...
Lovely rooftop bars in Sydney are the perfect spot to relax and enjoy drinks with spectacular views of the Sydney Opera House and one of the most beautiful natural harbours in the world. Henry Deane is a charming rooftop cocktail bar for watching a glorious sunset over sparkling blue Sydney Harbour.
Drinks with a view
From rooftops with spectacular views to tranquil roof gardens and beachside terraces, Sydney has plenty of great rooftop bars for a relaxing drink. Cafe Sydney’s enviable position on top of Customs House, near the Sydney Opera House, ensures fabulous views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Nearby in The Rocks is the Glenmore Hotel, a pub built in 1921 and with 180-degree views from its rooftop bar of the iconic white sails of the Sydney Opera House. A short walk away in Millers Point is the beautifully restored Hotel Palisade, with glorious sunsets from its Henry Deane cocktail bar.
In the city centre are terrace bars such as Zeta, which overlooks the grand Queen Victoria Building. The Rook is a hip rooftop bar above bustling York Street and Hotel Sweeny’s cool rooftop bar is near Town Hall Station. For poolside cabanas and cocktails, enjoy Ivy’s Pool Club above George Street.
You’ll find rooftop bars in neighbourhoods, too. In Darlinghurst are the Darlo Bar, East Village and Local Taphouse, which has a roof garden. Enjoy cityscapes in Paddington from rooftops on the Light Bridge Hotel and Royal Hotel Paddington. In Newtown are intimate decks at Corridor and Websters Bar.
The temperate climate makes Sydney a delightful escape all year, with the beautiful beaches and sparkling blue harbour mesmerising. For wonderful seascapes enjoy the rooftop bar at the Coogee Pavilion and you’ll be charmed by the harbour vistas from Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel’s top deck.