There's a certain entrancing quality to rooftop bars — maybe it's drinking at altitude, maybe it's the fresh air on your face or the sun beating down on your Vitamin D-deficient skin — whatever the reason, these beguiling openair beauties consistently draw us in. Thankfully, Sydney has many. This list is a collection of bars and pubs that have put their rooftop real estate to good use. There are old faces, newcomers and places that we might have forgotten. From a Palm Springs-inspired bar to a plant-filled seaside oasis, these rooftops are pulling out all the stops. And, we're glad: cocktails taste infinitely better skyward in fancy surrounds.
Top image: Slims Rooftop by Kitti Gould
The Best Rooftop Bars in Sydney
Where to head when you want to enjoy a cocktail skyward.