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By Concrete Playground
September 26, 2019
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The Best Rooftop Bars in Sydney

Where to head when you want to enjoy a cocktail skyward.
By Concrete Playground
September 26, 2019
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  • Food & Drink

    Ching-a-Lings

    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.

  • Food & Drink

    Darlo Bar

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

  • Food & Drink

    The Taphouse

    With 1920s inspired décor and eclectic detailing from bar to bathroom, the Taphouse is anyone’s wonderland.

  • Food & Drink

    The Glenmore

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

  • Food & Drink

    Sweethearts Rooftop

    The Cross' open-air diamond in the rough.

  • Food & Drink

    El Topo

    With atmosphere aplenty, character-filled food and an authentic tequila fort, El Topo comes highly recommended.

  • Food & Drink

    The Rook

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

  • Food & Drink

    Strawberry Hills Hotel

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

  • Food & Drink

    The Royal Hotel

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

  • Food & Drink

    Sweeney's

    On top of a fairly dingy pub, this rooftop is a particularly pleasant surprise.

  • Food & Drink

    The Butler

    Feast your eyes at this luscious French-Caribbean terrace restaurant and bar.

  • Food & Drink

    Coogee Pavilion Rooftop

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

  • Food & Drink

    Taylor's Rooftop

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

  • Food & Drink

    Henry Deane

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

  • Food & Drink

    Hotel Steyne

    Manly's lively beachfront go-to pub.

  • Food & Drink

    Ivy Pool Club

    Sydney's super glitzy rooftop pool bar.

  • Food & Drink

    East Village Hotel

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

  • Food & Drink

    Untied

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

  • Food & Drink

    The Fernery

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

  • Food & Drink

    The Cauliflower Hotel

    A sprawling old pub (established in 1838, in fact) which plays host to a rotating roster of bands.

  • Food & Drink

    The Orient Hotel

    The Rocks pub has reopened with a 3.30am licence and a new cocktail terrace.

  • Food & Drink

    Kings Cross Hotel

    As one of the last standing, this pub hosts indie bands, jam sessions and DJs, plus there’s a sunny rooftop to boot.

  • Food & Drink

    Barangaroo House

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

  • Food & Drink

    Fire and Brimstone

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

  • Food & Drink

    Woollahra Hotel

    This eastern suburbs bar boasts a bangin' rooftop and generous daily specials.

  • Food & Drink

    Highfield Hotel

    The multi-story venue features a pizza joint, an American diner, a rooftop cocktail bar and a classic Aussie pub.

  • Food & Drink

    Mrs Jones

    The Orient Hotel's lush cocktail terrace.

  • Food & Drink

    Old Mate's Place

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

  • Food & Drink

    The Rooftop

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

  • Food & Drink

    Imperial Up

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

  • Food & Drink

    Manly Greenhouse

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

  • Food & Drink

    Ess

    A sky-high oasis with sweeping panoramic views and foliage aplenty.

  • Food & Drink

    Slims Rooftop

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

  • Food & Drink

    The Rooftop Sydney

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

  • Food & Drink

    El Camino Cantina Manly

    A colourful rooftop Tex-Mex joint in Manly with giant cocktails and a cactus garden.

  • Food & Drink

    Nick & Nora's

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

  • Food & Drink

    The Burwood Hotel

    This longtime Burwood stalwart is now slinging alcoholic bubble teas.

  • Food & Drink

    Spritz Bar

    A Chippendale rooftop bar slinging a whole menu of spritzes and Sicilian-style bar snacks.

  • Food & Drink

    Green Moustache

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

  • Food & Drink

    The Old Clare Rooftop Bar

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

  • Food & Drink

    Babylon Rooftop & Garden Bar

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

  • Food & Drink

    Duck & Rice

    A Cantonese restaurant on a CBD rooftop with flights of baijiu and a room filled with 250 lanterns.

  • Food & Drink

    Bar Ombre

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

  • Food & Drink

    Websters Bar

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

  • Food & Drink

    The Hellenic

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

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