Sydney is renowned for its stunning weather (most of the time), making it perfect for the many rooftop bars that it is home to. So whether you’re looking for a venue for your hens’ night or just want to enjoy some drinks in a beautiful atmosphere, here are ten of Sydney’s best rooftop bars.
1. The Ivy Pool Club
The Ivy Pool Club is a luxe paradise of poolside cocktails in private cabanas and partying under an open-air sky. Elegant tunes performed live by DJs and delicious pizzas made by Vincenzo Biondini make for a dreamy oasis, ideal for both day and night.
Monday: 4:00pm – Late
Tuesday – Friday: 12:00pm – Late
Saturday: 6:00pm – Late (Pacha Sydney)
Sunday: 1:00pm – Late (Marco Polo)
2. Café Del Mar, Cockle Bay Wharf
Café del Mar Sydney offers a new interpretation of the original, world-famous bar on the Spanish Isle of Ibiza. The massive sun deck has large shaded banquettes with ample table seating, making it an excellent choice for anything from a quick bite to sipping cocktails while watching the sun go down.
Monday: Midday – Midnight
Tuesday – Saturday: Midday – Midnight
Sunday: Midday – 10:00pm
3. Coogee Pavilion Rooftop, Coogee
Part of the expansive three-level Coogee Pavilion, the rooftop is a local haven of delicious food, stunning views and a chilled-out atmosphere. With four indoor and outdoor bars, you’ll have a variety of choice.
Wednesday – Sunday 12:00pm – Midnight
4. Metropolitan Hotel, Sydney
Located on top of one of Sydney’s oldest and most prestigious hotels, The Rooftop Bar at the Metropolitan overlooks George and Bridge Streets and has a stunning outdoor area. And, the place has a 24-hour license, meaning you can party under the stars all night if you want to.
Monday – Friday: 10:00am – Late
Saturday: 12:00pm – Late
Sunday: By Appointment
5. The Sky Terrace at the Star, Sydney
Atop one of Sydney’s Premier Entertainment Destination’s – The Star – lays The Sky Terrace rooftop bar. With expansive views of Sydney Harbor and the city skyline, a delicious menu and live DJ’s, this rooftop is a great weekend destination.
Thursday: 5:00pm – 10:00pm
Friday and Saturday: 5:00pm – Midnight
Sunday: 3:00pm – late
6. The InterContinental Sydney Double Bay
Exclusivity is the best word to describe the opulent environment that sits atop the InterContinental Hotel in Double Bay. With an infinity pool, private bar and lounge area with cabanas, the space is the ultimate hideaway destination.
Monday – Sunday 8:00am – 6:00pm
7. The New Brighton Hotel Rooftop Garden Bar, Manly
Located on the top level of the New Brighton Hotel, The Rooftop Garden Bar has stunning views of Manly Corso, Manly Beach and even Shelly Beach. The menu showcases the very best imported beers and ciders on tap and, features an array of gourmet finger foods. From the Balinese day beds to the private cabanas, the rooftop is the ideal destination for those who love soaking up the sun and enjoying a drink whilst overlooking beautiful beaches.
Monday- Sunday: 12:00pm – 11:00am
8. Zeta Bar, Sydney
An exclusive escape from the concrete jungle below, Zeta Bar’s chic, outdoor terrace lies in the heart of Sydney’s CBD. Overlooking the iconic Queen Victoria Building, the rooftop bar has hosted the likes of Snoop Dogg, Nicole Ritchie, Jennifer Hawkins and Hugh Jackman to name a few.
Monday- Saturday 5:00pm – Late
9. Aurora Hotel Rooftop Beer Garden, Surry Hills
Overlooking Sydney’s Centrepoint Tower and the iconic clock of Central, The Aurora Hotel Rooftop is Surry Hills largest outdoor beer garden. With a capacity for 200 people, the rooftop can also cater for large functions or corporate events. It’s also very conveniently located right across from Central station!
10. The Glenmore Rooftop, The Rocks
The Glenmore’s rooftop boasts a 180-degree view of Sydney Harbor and the CBD. Ideal for those who want to soak up the sun while enjoying a meal, or those who want to enjoy a nice drink with views of the harbor. And, with a retractable roof, The Glenmore works no matter the weather situation.
Mon – Thurs: 11am – Midnight
Friday and Saturday: 11:00am – 1:00am
Sunday: 11:00am – Midnight
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