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

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.

Up-close harbour vistas along the length of brand new Cuban-themed Hacienda in East Circular Quay’s Pullman Quay Grand hotel are sure to make the 1950s Miami-inspired space a summer hotspot. Just along the quay, Cafe Sydney’s enviable position on the rooftop of Customs House ensures to-die-for Sydney Harbour Bridge views.

Henry Deane, Sydney

The sunset panorama through the floor- to-ceiling windows from top-floor cocktail haunt Henry Deane at refurbished Millers Point pub Hotel Palisade is incomparable – unless you’re on the bridge of a majestic ship.

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.

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.

Watsons Bay Hotel, Sydney

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.

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.

  1. The Little Guy Glebe

    The Little Guy Glebe

    The little guy, your friendly local in Glebe. A comfortable social environment where friends can meet, strangers can become friends and where neighbours are The Little Guy's best customers. Come on down...

  2. Establishment Bar

    Establishment Bar

    Establishment Bar has all the right elements to win over discerning bar friends - a classically elegant space in a heritage building with a 42 metre long marble bar in the centre of the action. You’ll find an...

  3. Mrs Sippy

    Mrs Sippy

    Double Bay isn't the usual postcode for cool bars but Mrs Sippy on Bay Street is set to change that. With a quartet of owners, all who have impressive hospitality resumes, Mrs Sippy will cover all social...

  4. Hotel Palisade

    Hotel Palisade

    For 100 years Hotel Palisade has occupied pride of place at Miller's Point on the shores of Sydney Harbour. This grand old beauty is steeped in history and if the walls could talk there would be stories about the...

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