The Best Rooftop Bars in Sydney for 2024

Where to head when you want to enjoy a cocktail skyward.
Concrete Playground
Published on January 19, 2024
Updated on January 19, 2024
  • Restaurant

    Martinez Restaurant, Terrace and Bar

    50 Bridge Street, Sydney

    Martinez serves up a view-heavy rooftop bar and a luxe French dining room in Circular Quay.

  • Bar

    Above 319

    319-325 Sussex Street, Sydney

    Sip cocktails high above Sydney's CBD at this bright greenery-filled rooftop bar.

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    Harper Rooftop Bar

    339 Pitt Street, Sydney

    A colourful dog-friendly rooftop bar with impressive bar snacks to be found on top of the Kimpton Margot.

  • Restaurant

    Jacksons on George

    176 George Street, Sydney

    This CBD stalwart is back under the guidance of Maurice Terzini with inventive pub feeds, a European bistro and an expansive rooftop bar.

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    53 Foy Lane, Sydney

    Exciting hotel dining has well and truly returned to Sydney.

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    26 Bridge Road, Belmore

    Led by Bennelong alum, Canterbury Leagues Club's rooftop cocktail bar offers lavish cocktails and plenty of Belmore spirit.

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    Babylon Rooftop & Garden Bar

    Level 7, Westfield, Pitt Street, Sydney

    A luxe kingdom of meze, cocktails, slow-cooked meats and 300 wines atop Westfield Sydney.

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    Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel

    1 Military Road, Watsons Bay

    Stripy umbrellas, schoolyard benches and tres cute Breton-striped waitstaff add to the beachside charm.

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    The Lansdowne Hotel

    2-6 City Road, Chippendale

    The resurrected Chippendale pub has an entire floor dedicated to gigs, plus a huge sun-drenched rooftop.

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    The Glenmore Hotel

    96 Cumberland Street, The Rocks

    This pub in The Rocks has a rooftop with one of the best views over the harbour.

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    The Abercrombie Hotel

    100 Broadway, Chippendale

    Dance the night away at this massive Chippendale venue, which boasts multiple dance floors, a rooftop bar and a bottle shop.

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    Kasbah, The Strand Hotel Rooftop

    99 William Street, Darlinghurst

    This historic pub and hotel is home to a breezy rooftop cocktail garden with top-notch bar snacks.

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    The Royal Hotel

    Five Ways, 237 Glenmore Road, Paddington

    Rise to the top of this Five Ways pub for incredible views over the city.

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    Woollahra Hotel

    116 Queen Street, Woollahra

    This eastern suburbs bar boasts a breezy outdoor area and food from an ex-Chin Chin chef.

  • Restaurant

    Shell House

    37 Margaret Street, Sydney

    Discover a cocktail bar in a clocktower, a ground-floor bistro and a sky-high drinking hole in this historic former hotel.

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    Lady Banks Rooftop

    25 Restwell Street, Bankstown

    This Bankstown rooftop bar boasts 360-degree panoramic views from the Sydney skyline to the Blue Mountains.

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    Marrickville Springs

    98 Sydenham Road, Marrickville

    This sun-soaked rooftop is adorned with a neon bin chicken and serves Philter brews and frozen cocktails.

  • Ivy

    330 George Street, Sydney

    A key player in Merivale's massive CBD precinct, this bar throws one helluva party.

  • Restaurant

    Highfield Caringbah

    22-24 MacKay Street, Caringbah

    Head upstairs to The Botanical rooftop, which offers views of the city skyline, an extensive cocktail list and a seasonal menu.

  • Restaurant

    The Hellenic

    Level 4, Westfield Hurstville, Hurstville

    All of your Greek food favourites — haloumi fries, spanakopita and pitas — done well.

  • Bar

    Bar Ombre

    Level 3, Gateway, Alfred Street, Sydney

    This rooftop bar boasts a dedicated spritz menu, a daily happy hour and views of the Harbour Bridge.

  • Bar

    Websters Bar

    323 King Street, Newtown

    This underrated Newtown rooftop bar serves up wings and whisky aplenty.

  • Restaurant

    Green Moustache

    100 Miller Street, North Sydney

    A foliage-filled all-day restaurant and bar in North Sydney.

  • Bar

    The Burwood Hotel

    121-123 Burwood Road, Burwood

    This longtime Burwood stalwart is now slinging alcoholic bubble teas.

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    The Old Clare Rooftop Bar

    Rooftop, The Old Clare Hotel, 1 Kensington Street, Chippendale

    This hotel pool bar is open to the public for cocktails and snacks.

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    Nick & Nora's Parramatta

    45 Macquarie Street, Parramatta

    Enjoy incredible views, a luxe 30s-inspired fit-out and a covetable Champagne collection.

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    The Rooftop Sydney

    200 Sussex Street, Sydney

    A Hamptons-inspired rooftop bar in the heart of the CBD.

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    Slims Rooftop

    47-49 William Street, Darlinghurst

    A cactus-filled rooftop bar offering stunning city skyline views and tasty Japanese fare.

  • Bar

    Manly Greenhouse

    38 South Steyne, Manly

    The three-level beachside destination will unveil its greenery-filled all-day diner and chic rooftop bar this weekend.

  • Bar

    Imperial Up

    35 Erskineville Road, Erskineville

    An art deco-inspired rooftop space that combines Italian food and cocktail culture with the vibrancy of LBGTQI+ culture.

  • Bar

    The Rooftop

    214-216 Harris Street, Pyrmont

    A Palm Springs-inspired rooftop bar and lounge in Pyrmont.

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    Mrs Jones

    First Floor, Orient Hotel, 1 Kendall Lane, The Rocks

    The Orient Hotel's lush cocktail terrace.

  • Restaurant

    Fire and Brimstone

    273 Old Northern Road, Castle Hill

    The Hills has a new rooftop eatery serving up American-style barbecue.

  • Bar

    Old Mate's Place

    Level 4, 199 Clarence Street, Sydney

    Creative cocktails, Philly cheesesteaks and old-school library vibes tucked away in a Clarence Street office building.

  • Bar

    Barangaroo House

    35 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo

    The jewel in Barangaroo's ever-growing crown, Barangaroo House is made up of three levels — we reviewed them all.

  • Bar

    The Fernery

    719 Military Road, Mosman

    Mosman's greenhouse-inspired rooftop with a gin room and a rosé bar.

  • Bar


    400 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo

    With an oyster bar, Aussie-themed cocktails and a view over the harbour.

  • Bar

    East Village Hotel

    234 Palmer Street, Darlinghurst

    The three-tiered Darlinghurst pub gets a new life with an upstairs sports bar and rooftop terrace.

  • Bar

    The Toxteth Hotel

    345 Glebe Point Road, Glebe

    This Glebe pub straddles old and new with great pub grub and a mixed crowd.

  • Bar

    Hotel Steyne

    75 The Corso, Manly

    Manly's lively beachfront go-to pub.

  • Bar

    Kings Cross Hotel

    248 William Street, Potts Point

    This pub hosts indie bands, jam sessions and DJs, plus there’s a sunny rooftop to boot.

  • Bar

    Henry Deane

    Rooftop, 35 Bettington Street, Millers Point

    The Palisade's luxe rooftop bar is the best place to take in Sydney.

  • Bar

    Taylor's Rooftop

    13 Tank Stream Way, Sydney

    A CBD rooftop bar with a vertical garden, tacos and live tunes.

  • Bar

    Coogee Pavilion Rooftop

    169 Dolphin St, Coogee

    Life's a beach at the imaginative Coogee Pavilion's beachfront rooftop bar.

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    The Butler

    123 Victoria St, Potts Point

    This expansive Potts Point terrace restaurant and bar boasts panoramic views of Sydney's skyline.

  • Bar

    Keg and Brew

    26 Foveaux Street, Surry Hills

    An old school pub filling your schooner with something a little bit different.

  • Bar

    Strawberry Hills Hotel

    453 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills

    If you were a local here before, you won’t recognise it.

  • Bar

    The Light Brigade

    2A Oxford St, Woollahra

    Woodfired pizzas and cocktails, plus a rooftop that's 83 metres above sea level.

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    The Rook

    Rooftop 56-58 York Street, Sydney

    This rooftop bar will have you digging on lobster almost as much as our lobster-obsessed American friends.

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    Sweethearts Rooftop

    33-37 Darlinghurst Road, Potts Point

    Consider this the Cross's openair diamond in the rough.

  • Bar

    Darlo Bar

    306 Liverpool Street, Darlinghurst

    Darlo Bar has long been the inner city lounge room of Darlinghurst locals.

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    133 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst

    Ching-a-Lings is the kind of chilled, unpretentious small bar where you can grab a couch with some good company and while away some very memorable hours.

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