On the hunt for the perfect spot for a nice long mimosa under the sun this spring? Looking to dance the night away under the starry sky? Well, Sydney’s littered with rooftop bars and pubs to help you soak in its glorious weather and its spectacular views. Here are the top 10 rooftop bars Sydney has to offer.
Best Rooftop Bars Sydney Has To Offer
Zanzibar (at Webster’s Bar)
Zanzibar is modern, down to earth, and very Newtown. It specializes in above-average pub food and cocktails. Comprising of three different levels, it hosts a wide range of live performances, and is one of the most popular rooftop bars Sydney’s got. The restaurant delights dieters with gluten free options, vegan food and vegetarian varieties too.
323 King Street, Newtown
The Corridor’s selling point is its cute and cozy vibe. It is known for its medicinal inspired menu and exquisite cocktail and wine selection. It is ideal for the young and the hip, looking for an intimate hideout.
153 King Street, Newtown
One of the true family friendly restaurants and bars out there which still retains a great vibe! It is classic, well presented place with an edge over many othes of the kind. Food is of top-notch and the dining rooms are welcoming. The astro-turfed rooftop lives up to the rest and more, going head-to-head with some of the best rooftop bars Sydney’s got.
580 Willoughby Road, Willoughby
This rustic, hidden-ish small bar has the typical San Francisco vibe. It’s fantastic rooftop and courtyard are well balanced by it’s great tunes and lively vibe indoors.
Level 1, 133 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst
Darlo – uber friend, and sits in that sweet spot between chilled and alive. Its rooftop and cozy garden, coupled with its largely affordable drinks (and delectable Bloody Marys) hits just the right note for a summer evening.
306 Liverpool Street, Darlinghurst
Gaslight Inn brings a surprisingly beachy outdoor vibe – with it’s deck and benches – to this inner-city suburb. Inside, it’s a venue abuzz with the young and the fun; and games of pool, over beers, ciders, and the like.
278 Crown Street, Darlinghurst
The Local Taphouse
This craft beer tavern overs some great gourmet grub to pair their huge range with, as you chat away under the sun in their intimate little garden rooftop. It’s charming, alive with gigs often, and perfect for summertime shenanigans.
122 Flinders Street, Darlinghurst
New Brighton Hotel
The venue has come out looking quite swanky after it’s stylish makeover; and it’s gorgeous rooftop garden bar seals the deal. With stellar views of all that matter in Manly,
While it’s priced to suit its somewhat exclusive vibe during the week; it transforms into a proper nightlife spot, come the weekends.
71-73 The Corso, Manly
SoCal’s beautiful, airy rooftop bar, coupled with it’s scrumptious eats-Americana and cocktails, gives it a true Cali vibe; making it on of our favorites up north. Mind you, it can get busy.
1 Young St Neutral Bay
You do not often hear the word Coogee with the word Pavillion making its way into the conversaion shortly thereafter. With its stellar lux looftop, games area, fab vibe and view, and surprisingly affordable F&B – no wonder. Perfect for day or night, winter or summer (particularly the latter, though); we’re fans – period.
169 Dolphin St, Coogee
Nothing quite prepares you for the jaw-droppingly spectacular views the Glenmore’s Rooftop has in store until you actually walk through. A panoramic, high-rise Rocks vantage point; coupled with airly, lively buzz; makes it our favorite summer spot in the Rocks.
96 Cumberland St, The Rocks
A bar is equal parts vibe and venue, and rooftops are no exception. Taylor’s rooftop offers this combination in the most unique of manners. Themed with amazon-esque greenery; with walls and couches not unlike a swanky, cozy living room; Taylor’s offer cocktail of familiarity and exoticism. Be it bubbles on a sunny afternoon or getting lost in the stellar tunes on a buzzing weekend evening, we’re always craving a repeat.
13 Tank Steam Way, Sydney
Ivy Pool Club
For better or for worse, the Ivy Pool Club exists, and it’s spectacular. It may not always be the friendliest of crowds, but you can’t fault sipping cocktails under the sun, by swanky pool, smack bang in the heart of the CBD.
4/320 George St, Sydney NSW 2000