Top 10 Rooftop Bars In Sydney, Australia

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After your tired soul can’t sightsee anymore, complete your Sydney adventures after sundown by sitting down and soaking up the city’s vibe. Additionally, keep everything chill with the finest booze and enjoy the unusual night ambiance through one of these 10 fascinating rooftop bars in Australia’s most crowded metropolis. The sparkling paradises for hungry party hunters comes with spectacular views.

1. Taylor's Rooftop Bar

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Set on the peak of the Republic Hotel building, Taylor’s Rooftop Bar offers unbelievably good cocktails, live music played by a charming DJ, and obviously the magnificent city views. On a bright day, your eyes will be pampered with the garden wall overgrown by lush plants. Don’t forget to try the ice cold Peroni beer and Pol Roger champagne whilst enjoying the sight from your window seat.

Taylor's Rooftop Bar

Address: 69-73 Pitt St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

Website: Taylor’s Rooftop Bar

2. Bridgeview Hotel


The freshly restored Bridgeview pub will take you to another pleasing outlook of Sydney in the evening while enjoying some refreshments at the snazzy hotel’s rooftop terrace. Pick your table to get the best spot under the open sky and satiate your thirst with the best selection of chilly schooners of Coopers and Reschs. To appease your appetite, order the falafel burger and steak.

Bridgeview Hotel

Address: 580 Willoughby Rd, Willoughby NSW 2068, Australia

Website: Bridgeview Hotel

3. East Village Sydney

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account


East Village Hotel formerly known as the Darlo Village showcases a medium space on the top floor for weary guests to take a break. The jazzy garden bar comes with a dramatic view of Sydney’s azure sky. Once you get here, try the wine cocktails from the Sherry Cobbler to the seasonal Mimosa. Come on Sunday for the special roast dinner with your love.

East Village Sydney

Address: 234 Palmer St, Darlinghurst, NSW

Website: East Village Sydney

4. The Bristol Arms


The refurbished pub on Sussex Street, the Bristol Rooftop is perfect to tipple with friends. It has cavernous indoor and outdoor spaces apt for reunion, family, and wedding occasions. Besides, you will be impressed by two fabulous sights - the Sydney skyline and the wharf of King Street. Take a seat under the ropes of colorful bulbs and sample the Peroni.

The Bristol Arms

Address: Bristol Arms 81 Sussex St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia

Website: The Bristol Arms

5. Sky Terrace at The Star


Sky Terrace at The Star is where you can overlook the majestic Sydney Harbor and the towering Sydney skyscrapers, as well as the golden sundown over the bustling city. You are highly recommended to taste its delicious sunset cocktail whilst relaxing from the rooftop. Come on the weekend to feel the DJ’s vibe playing the latest tunes and to enjoy the pub’s vibrancy.

Sky Terrace at The Star

Address: The Star, 80 Pyrmont St, Pyrmont, NSW 2009, Australia

Website: Sky Terrace at The Star

6. The Glenmore Hotel


The Glenmore Hotel’s rooftop bar is a kind of offbeat spot to cool down with the captivating views of the Opera House and the Harbor Bridge. Additionally, the place, offering 180 degree glimpses of the Sydney Harbor, is also famous for its lunch - some interesting menu items you could have a go of are the antipasto plate and the pan-fried barramundi fillet.

The Glenmore Hotel

Address: 96 Cumberland Street The Rocks, Sydney 2000, Australia

Website: The Glenmore Hotel

7. Coogee Pavilion

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Getting bored with the skyline view? Go escape to the Coogee Pavilion with its 270-degree beach sights. The stylish rooftop bar with retractable walls has a spacious venue loaded with love seats, cozy benches, and wire-frame couches. Refresh your dry mouth with a spritz of tonic and cold grapefruit juice while feeling the breeze blown from the Pacific Ocean.

Coogee Pavilion

Address: 169 Dolphin St, Coogee, NSW 2034, Australia

Website: Coogee Pavilion

8. The Rook

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account


Considered as one of the most searched rooftop bars, The Rook is great for a break from the Sydney’s hustle and bustle. Aside of its range of high-quality liquors, the up-to-date space to hang out for youngsters is also known for its gourmet burgers and crisp lobsters. Coddle yourself with the gleaming view of the stars and crowded Sydney.

The Rook

Address: Level 7, 56 - 58 York Street, Sydney, Australia

Website: The Rook

9. Henry Deane


Seeking a little luxury while savoring a glass of the finest wine? The recently opened Henry Deane would probably be the answer. The deluxe cocktail bar will delight with fascinating views of the Darling Harbor and Lavender Bay. Take your seat on the cushioned leather couch and gaze at the city sights from the ample glazed windows. To sample chef Merivale’s cuisine, hit the second bar.

Henry Deane (Hotel Palisade)

Address: 35 Bettington St, Millers Point, NSW 2000, Australia

Website: Hotel Palisade

10. Hotel Sweeney's


Another cool spot for having the ultimate relaxing time in Sydney would be the kiosk-type rooftop bar of Hotel Sweeney’s. Catch the best view from the antique window and chill out with the bargain-counter beer - the liquor provided is definitely fresh and delicious too. If you come during the daylight, you will be protected by the shade sails and surrounded by a laid-back environment.

Hotel Sweeney's

Address: 236 Clarence St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

Website: Hotel Sweeney’s

Have the best night out in Sydney

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Sydney indeed has a wider range of attractions for laid back evenings - some of which are the rooftop bars. The city has many fashionable spaces for hanging out, with the best selection of drinks, meals, and environments.

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I am Rofiq from East Java, Indonesia. I am passionate about exploring new places, meeting new people, learning new languages and cultures. I always do solo traveling and backpacking since they are...Read more

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