Rooftop bars


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.

  • The Ivy Bar, Sydney
  • Henry Deane, Sydney

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.

Henry Deane, Sydney

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.

Watsons Bay Hotel, Sydney

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.

  1. Ivy Bar

    The Ivy Bar and the Patio are on the first level of the fabulous inner city Ivy venue. This purpose-built bar is cool with intimate corners and room to dance. On the same level is Mad Cow, "a New York-style grill"...

  2. The Rook

    High above the lively bustle of York St, this cosily lit establishment serves freshly caught lobsters, gourmet burgers and a range of bespoke liquors. This is a popular watering hole for city-dwellers, and an ideal...

  3. Zeta Bar

    Zeta Bar is a progressive cocktail bar and exclusive escape in the Sydney CBD. Stylish, sleek and sophisticated, Zeta is widely known as one of the most cutting edge cocktail bars in the Southern Hemisphere. Bringing...

  4. Local Taphouse

    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...

  5. Light Brigade Hotel

    Located on the ground level of Woollahra’s iconic The Light Brigade, Brigade Bar is a great place to catch all major sports games on our big screens while you tuck into a tasty pub classic. Close to the SFS and SCG,...

  6. Hotel Sweeny's

    Hotel Sweeney's brings an old saloon charm to the hustle of Sydney. Whether you’re watching live sports on the Ground Floor, having a drink at Lola’s Bistro on Level One, relaxing in the Clarence Lounge on Level Two...

  7. Websters Bar

    A journey from the past to the present, Websters Bar is situated at the iconic site of the New Town Store. First established by John and Eliza Webster, it was from here the suburb of Newtown took it's name. Paying...

  8. Corridor Bar

    With an old-meets-new approach, Corridor offers an experience that’s sure to impress. Squeeze in past the afternoon rush and head up through a rickety staircase that leads you through neon, candle-lit hideaways, to a...

  9. Darlo Bar

    Welcome to the Royal Sovereign Hotel, affectionately known as Darlo Bar. Explore eclectic and colourful bar rooms. Relax in the comfort of the lounge area with a local craft beer, or sip away on cocktails in the...

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