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The Royal Hotel

Rise to the top of this Five Ways pub for incredible views over the city.
By Natalie Freeland
October 07, 2022
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By Natalie Freeland
October 07, 2022
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The rooftop at The Royal Hotel in Paddington has long been a favourite among pub-goers and Paddo locals for about as long as cold beer's been coming out of taps.

After a decent trek up a few flights of stairs, juggling coldies, you're rewarded with an outstanding view of the city, the bays and the harbour — an impressive setting to watch the dusk wash over Sydney.

You can't eat up here, so you'll have to head downstairs to one of the pubs other large spaces — perhaps the main bar or the verandah bar where you can eat on the wrap-around balcony. The menu features traditional pub food at a decent price with a regular board of specials.

Either way, get in there early, because the rooftop isn't big, and it fills up quickly for summer sun downs.

Appears in: 

The Best Rooftop Bars in Sydney

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